Nick & Amy Penna’s Spring Break Essentials!

March 10, 2015

Everyone needs a break from this year’s wickedly weary weather and SalonCapri’s Nick and Amy Penna are no exception! We caught up with our favorite local on-the-go duo for the first installment of His & Hers, a new series you’ll be seeing every so often on the blog. Read on to find out what each of them has to say about their top getaway locales, on-site activities and en-vogue packing essentials.

The location:


HIS PICK: Costa Rica! We love renting a home near the beach, surfing in Playa Avellanas and lounging at our favorite local hang, Lola’s.

HER PICK: The stunning Four Seasons Hotel in Santa Barbara.  Scheduling a day trip to Los Almos for lunch and wine tasting is a must – it’s the perfect mix of warm weather, beautiful beaches and delicious wine…I’m in heaven when I’m there.

Don’t leave home without…


HIS PICK: Inner ear wireless Beats by Dre. I love putting together curated playlists for the salon, so I’m always searching for new tunes.

HER PICK: My running shoes.  I love to run in the mornings while on vacation because it makes me feel like a local and it’s a great way to explore and find new places to eat!

Favorite pre-vacation shopping stop…

Thier Style Pics

HIS PICK: James Perse – I am a self-proclaimed cotton T junkie and this brand makes the best basic t-shirt.

HER PICK: James Perse as well! I can’t resist the soft tanks, lounge-wear and maxi dresses, but when it comes to packing the perfect vacation outfits, it all depends on the activities you have planned!

For example, my Santa Barbara beach outfit would consist of an L Space Mirage Strap Back Top and Estella  Bottoms, LemLem’s  Rucha Patio Dress, Vince Emilia espadrilles, a straw fedora and tortoise shell sunglasses from Oliver Peoples.

For a winetasting outing, I like chic, comfy-casual items like this crisp white  Ilana Kohn shirt from Covet + Lou, these James Perse soft drape pants in Peet Pigment, Cyprus sandals from  J Crew, and this gorgeous Gucci Reversible Ramble carryall for toting little gifts I pick up for friends during our travel.


The must-pack hair product you’d recommend for the ladies…


HIS PICK: Kérastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil – it’s like lip gloss for hair.

HER PICK: Kérastase Spray à Porter. It gives my hair the perfect messy, beachy waves.


Current beach read…


HIS PICK: Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell & Patrick Robinson

HER PICK: Yes Please by Amy Poeler – I think she is hilarious!


Best beats of the spring season…


HIS PICK: Milky Chance. I currently love their new single, “Stolen Dance.”

HER PICK: I usually listen to whatever Nick is listening to but right now, I am really into the upbeat vibes of London Grammar. Their album “If You Wait” is a fabulous energizing workout soundtrack.


Favorite vacation activities…


HIS PICK: Surfing.  I love both long and short boards; it’s all about picking the right board for the right wave.

HER PICK: Energizing morning runs and relaxing afternoon massages. Bliss!


Vacation morning must-have…


HIS PICK: Iced coffee with soy milk

HER PICK: A tall glass of freshly-pressed green juice. When we’re in Santa Barbara, I love getting pressed juice in Montecito – it’s the best I have ever had!

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