A Model Traveler Talks Bali & Conservation

Summer Crosley Photo by: Suzi Zoltin

This week, Summer Joy Crosley, a model based in Miami Beach, fill us in on some of her quick travel favorites.

Summer Crosley is not only a international model, she also happens to be a vocal Ocean Conservation Advocate.  We like her because she keeps conservation in mind when she jaunts around the world modeling and doing the local travel thing.

So what’s her favorite destination?

Bali, Indonesia.

Her favorite hotel in Bali? Surf Ulu

Her favorite Balinese restaurant: Mazaic

While she’s traveled to some of the top beach destinations in the world with her fiance to help raise awarness to help protect the oceans.  As there is an overwhelming amount of trash and pollution on the beaches and our world’s scared oceans are in danger, she helps the cause by selling candles and jewelry made out of sea urchin shells from Bali, with all proceeds from the sales going to Ocean Conservation.

You can check out her nifty products here: www.coralcandles.com

When not traveling for work or Ocean Conservation efforts Summer is busy riding her beach cruiser, visiting local farmers markets, hiking and just relaxing to a good movie. Her future trips include Fiji and New Zealand.

So get your gorgeous rump to Bali and keep an eye out for Summer. She’s one hot season!

A Flair Necessity: Organic Accessories


Necklaces of Cardamom and Lupine?

When we say travel light, this is exactly what we mean. Reclaimed natural elements incorporated into a beautifully designed set piece. Jenny Nelson first caught our attention when we saw her interesting work and learned a bit about her life… chock full of equally inspiring experiences. Raised on the coast of Maine, inland from the mystical sounding ‘Mount Desert Island’ (where she currently resides), Nelson was completely surrounded by wild gardens, colorful flowers, and just the sort of woods filled with creatures who sing and buzz.

This idyllic childhood was the perfect setting for outdoor adventures… hiking and kayaking all around her forests, islands and little trees. With a passionate love of nature and words, she went on to study at a prestigious Creative Writing program straight out of high school (because they have such things in those magical Northern lands). In the years that followed, she lived ‘beautifully and randomly, hauling her snowboard around the Alps, teaching skiing and snowboarding, working at small and incredibly fun bakeries, poetry cooperatives, organic farming…’ until she happened upon a very well known jeweler in Northeast Harbor who soon became her mentor. She’s been a full time bench jeweler for her for the past five years, as Nelson says, ‘learning from someone who is a master at what they do.’

Talk about your regular, run-of-the-mill, renaissance Jauntophile.

“Inspired by a childhood spent in gardens and antique shops…’ she beautifully writes, ‘Embarking on countless adventures in the outside world, full of seedlings resting in organic soil, freshly cut wood, and salty ocean wanderings,’ she carries those scented memories into her hand-crafted line.
The only impact her work leaves on the environment? Beauty and substance. Working only with organic materials, found objects, salvaged metals and conflict-free stones, adorning yourself – whether jaunting to the kitchen or the Kasbah – has never felt, or looked, so damn cool. What’s more? You won’t show up to the same party with the same necklace as someone else. She customizes her pieces and each one is unique.

Just like you.

Now buzz off and get some work done already.
Don’t worry, you can come back later.

Pieces range from $65-$325.

http://www.wylde.moonfruit.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5451268

Tell her Jaunt Magazine sent you.