Meet Pandora, Our Mersur Muse of the Month of January

We caught up with this hot goddess and our January Twenty-Nineteen queen muse Pandora over the phone where she parlayed glorious and tiltillating details about her trip to ancient Ischia and Georgia! We were drooling….scroll down to see why.

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Stage Name:  Pandora

Real Name:  Irene

Instagram:  @ tandorene227

Tagline: "The greek goddess of burlesque"

Occupation:  Actress and Burlesque Dancer



1.Bikini or One-Piece? Definitely I'm a bikini girl. I do like one piece, but if it’s a one piece, I have a lot of the vintage Jantzen swimwear.  The 1950's ones or in the style of Rose Marie Reid. She was a famous swimsuit designer of one pieces from the 50's. I’ll wear those. Usually I'll go to a bikini because I want my stomach to tan. That's really a simple stupid reason. I'm drawn to the one peice, but if it is a one piece, it's definitely 1950's Jantzen or Rose Marie Reid style.  I'm actually wearing them to walk through the small towns of Italy (with some pallazzo pants) probably not to swim in or to sunbathe because then I won't be evenly tan. So that’s my mindset between either a bikini or a one piece.

2. Mini or Maxi? I'm definitely a maxi dress kind of girl. Yeah definitely. I do like the mini, but I don't tend to wear those anymore. I like the maxi dress. I'm a taller person and I like the way they fit me. I'm a tall girl so I feel more comfortable in the maxi as opposed to a mini dress.

Do you think with your statuesque figure that you can pull them off?

Yeah pretty much. A lot of those maxi dresses are really long and require a taller person for the silhouette to look really nice. They can work for petite girls too, but I think a lot of petite girls think “No way that makes me look so much shorter.” So ya I love the silhouette definitely because I'm a taller person. I think it compliments my figure.

Solid or print?

I definitely like prints. I love leopard print or the one I took with me on my travels. You have a long beautiful maxi one that has a gorgeous print to it. Yes, the Stella. I love that kind of print. Those kinds of prints for me are really vibrant and I think they really represent me as a person because I totally have an eccentric personality. I'm not your run of the mill kind of girl. I don't really wanna pat myself of my back, but I'm an actress. I did this character named Edie from  Grey Gardens and I did me as me and I definitely am drawn to a more vibrant type of print rather than a solid because it goes with my personality so to speak.



3.Beach or Poolside? Oh Beach 100%. I’m Greek. I'm a daughter of immigrant parents first generation. Oh god. The sea is in my blood. Bottom line. Yes beach all the way. Yes I’m very drawn to the beach probably because I am Mediterranean. I love it. I don't think I spent enough time at the beach this this summer. But yeah I’m 100% the beach. I'm a Pisces as well and the Pisces is the water sign.




4. Snail Mail or Text Message? Oh Snail mail!! Yes! Oh you’re asking the vintage queen here. Yes of course. My whole life is like I'm surrounded constantly by vintage fashion, vintage books, vintage everything! No doubt. Snail mail all the way. I think it's something discounted these days and it's not even used anymore. Like a postcard or letter saying thinking of you, remembering you, hoping you're well. Oh goodness yes. Even to send someone a birthday card. Those things are not done anymore and it really kind of sad and makes me nostalgic of the past.

Did you send any postcards from your trip? I did!  When I was in New Orleans I bought these beautiful vintage postcards I sent to friends or beautiful vintage memorabilia that I could send to them.



5. Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset definitely. Possibly because I'm not usually awake at sunrise and  if I am that’s because I’m running to go teach an early morning pilates class and I am not a happy camper so I would not say I’m a sunrise person. But sunset, oh yes absolutely. Especially if you’re at the beach it's such an amazing thing to see. Yeah, I think last week I was helping a friend because she was part of the fringe festival. I was helping her set up and we were on our way upstairs and they had this beautiful view. The sunset. It was pink and purple and sky was really vibrant and I was like “Stop Stop!” We just have to experience this for a moment because I feel like a lot of people don't. You get caught up in everything you do all day long. And you don't stop to enjoy the sunset really. I know that sounds corny, but it's true. People get so caught up that that dont stop to enjoy nature.

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6. What do you live to do for fun? Well I definitely love going to the opera I definitely like going to the ballet, I’m a swing dancer so I love swing dancing, going out for jazz night were they play swing music  so I can swing Lindy and Charleston. So that's exactly what I like to do. And take ballet classes. I love that.




7. I'll bet you love to travel. What destinations are lighting up your vision board this year?

Oh my god! What destinations I already did? Yes! I do love to travel. I’m actually a world traveler. So let me just tell you some destinations I went to this year because they were fascinating and amazing and it was a trip of a lifetime. I also lived in New Orleans for the earlier part of this year for five months which was a fantastic experience. There's nothing like New Orleans in the US and maybe not even in the world. The cuisine, the jazz music, and the culture. There's just nothing like it. That was an experience in of itself. Just living in another city besides NYC.. I was born and raised here. Also my friend helped along this trip. She has an apartment in Georgia. Georgia the country not the state. So I devised this whole tour around ending up in Georgia. So we started in Ischia which I went to last year and I went again and  brought my beautiful Mersur Caftans to Ischia. We went on to stay in Naples. We stayed in this amazing castle that was actually on Air BnB believe it or not. Naples was very vibrant and kinda reminds me of New York City in the 80’s. It was a little more gritty which is great. Then we went to Istanbul, Turkey. We went to the grand bazaar. We did dinner out at night. Istanbul again is a fantastic city. I'm sad I didn't get to spend more time there. You need a lot of time in Istanbul. You can't just go for a couple days. You really need to stay a week or ten days because there's just so much to see and do, but either way that was a fantastic and a beautiful exotic destination. We went off to Felice, Georgia. We toured around the country of Georgia. We went to the vineyards in Kaheti. Then we also went to the Kazbegi Mountains and that's between Russia and Georgia so they speak both Russian and Georgian. These mountains were just insanely gorgeous. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I was like “This is the most amazing destination I have ever seen. Probably the most amazing destination I've been to in my life so far because it was bordering Russia at this point. They had wild horses running around. You’re constantly around animals all the time. The sheep and the pigs were walking around just like everybody and the horses were running around. They did not keep them in stalls or anything they just had wild horses. Which is insane to think of. Can you imagine wild horses running around Manhattan? Probably not! But yeah! In these mountains the wild horses would just run right past you! I was like “What?!” And then a pig would walk down the mountain and then a sheep would come up right behind you and you’d be like “Huh?! Who do they belong to?” They're all just farmers’. It is a popular destination in Georgia. In Delibilician Capital we went to the Turkish bath houses. They're very famous in Georgia for the Turkish bath houses. We went to so many beautiful museums. We also did a kind of very renegade Soviet tour. So we went around to different parts were the Soviet Union had influenced parts of Georgia. That was pretty interesting as well. Yeah I love to travel. That's the extent of the destinations I've been to this past year alone.

Is there anywhere you desire to go in the near future? Yes! Mexico City. I think your caftans would go perfect in Mexico city. Those are so Frida Kahlo. She would have loved your Mersurs. That’d totally be here! Frida Kahlo is my idol. No I’m not her reincarnation, but I wish!




8. What is your favorite beach destination? Ischia, Italia. I do have one in the US oddly enough. In the US I’d have to go with Fort Tilden in Rockaways. It's very secluded and private. It's kind of off the beaten path.  People know about it, but not really. Not too many people know about it. They skip it and go to Jacob Riis Park or go to the other side of Rockaways, but that little little section is so picturesque and so beautiful. So I love Fort Tilden in the Rockaways. I have many more beaches to see, but I’d definitely have to say Ischia and where my parents are from. Corfu Island, Greece has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world as well. It’s right by Italy. Corfu Island is insanely gorgeous and insanely beautiful. Their beaches are just very beautiful. So Corfu Island and Ischia I’d say.




9. Did you grow up in Astoria?

No. No my father would never do that. He was like “Why do I want to be around Greeks? I came to this country to escape them.” No he just wasn't into it. So I grew up in Gravesend, Brooklyn. bordering Bensonhurst. Nope my father was just not interested in Astoria, Queens.




10. What's a must have in your carry on bag? My beautiful bakelite bracelets. I feel very comfortable knowing they're there and I can slip them on with any outfit I wear. They (bakelite bracelets) top the outfit off perfectly. That's exactly what I do because yeah if Im not in the best of outfits but if I wear my bakelite bracelets it looks fine.  It looks good. Like okay very nice. It’s ridiculous thing I do! Everyone is like “Oh moisturizer of course” and I'm like screw the moisturizer that's not going to help me. No, that doesn't help! What’s that going to do? That doesn't help me! Every time I do go I pack them (bakelite bracelets) and I wear them. I get off the plane and I put them back on and I'm like “I must be nuts!” Who thinks to do this? The last thing they want to do is put on bracelets!” I don't know…. It's a habit of mine. It's what I do all the time. I pack them because I’m like oh well you'll look polished even though you've been on a plane for ten hours. There you go. And everyone is like “No! You have to carry a spritzer to spritz your face to keep the dryness blah blah blah.” Whatever. I went to London as well. I was returning from London to New York I was wearing the bracelets I had bought at the Grand Bazaar in Turkey so that was really nice. So this time I switched it up and wore what I bought on my travels.





11. If you could take a course in something (without having to be good at it) what would you like to learn?

Oh of course yes. There's so many things I want to learn! I definitely want to do aerial hoop class.  Like the aerial silks and the hoop. That's what I’m thinking to do.





12. What do you want to be said about you at your 75th birthday party?

Definitely “No apologies”. Never been apologetic for being me. For being eccentric and over the top, the loudest, they just appreciate me and enjoyed being around me and in whatever form that is because sometimes I can be a lot. It was okay to be unapologetic to be who I am. Also that I hope they enjoyed the ride. Not necessarily that life ends at 75, but you know. Probably wouldn't be the same at the age I am now.




OMGoddes thank you - More women need to hear that. Were always so apologetic about who we are. We’re always apologizing. I love that anwer.  
(Sarah Shirley)




It’s funny that you say that. I'm doing my own one woman show and the reason I chose to pick “The Ladies of Grey Gardens” is because she was so unapologetic and she was ridiculous! So over the top. She wore the craziest shit! And you know the Hamptons is very lacquered and polished and conservative. They looked at these two like a bunch of nut jobs, but they weren't apologetic. They did what they did best, and that's be themselves, not hinder anything or inhibit themselves from living their best life. So that's what I want people to say. Never swapping yourself for what others might think or how they’ll react. Or a lot of people fear that no one is going to talk to them and no one is going to want to be around them. I get that. It's a huge risk, but you stop yourself from being who you are naturally. And that would be sad.




13. What's your favorite guilty or not so guilty pleasure?I have a couple of those. I do love cookies. Do they have to be food? You're going to laugh at me! My guilty pleasure would have to be McDonalds Chicken nuggets. It's embarrassing even saying that, but it is! But you asked me so I’m going to tell you! The secret is out now! I do hide it, it’s embarrassing! It’s like a kid’s happy meal. Why would I be eating that? But yes I do love those things. I like the barbeque sauce. But you have control unlike me! I’m like “I’m going to go eat them and hopefully no one sees me!” So yeah I would say that and it pretty much sums it up.





14. If you received a gift from a secret admirer, what would you like to receive and from who? What I would love to receive is a beautiful 1930’s gown, because that’s what I’m in need of these days. They are rare to find and they usually go to shreds after the first time you've worn them or like usually you're not the first person that’s worn it, but they don't last that long and that would be a gift I would want.




15. What do you love about wearing your new Mersur? Oh I definitely love the one with the parrots is the one you have me. Oh it's so versatile. You can wear it at home, after you took a bath, just put it back on, put it on again and just lounge around in it. I love it. I mean I even went picking figs with it! So hey, you know me, I can do anything with it! I love that it’s versatile. You can go to the grocery story with it and still look really polished and go out with it and still look wonderful and make an evening look as well. Yeah you can do anything with it! Even pick figs with it! They should be my tagline! How would you turn that into a tagline? Oh! You could say “Mersur caftans are, so versatile, you can even pick figs in them!”

Yes! And you could even put my picture there.

Oh, I’ve got one “Have caftan, will travel!”




16. Do you have a question you want me to ask you? Yeah! “Would you wear your kaftan to one of your performances?” Because I am a performer.

And yes I would! Especially my one woman show has to do with little Edie. I could totally see her. Oh my god, yes! Frida and Grey Gardens! Little Edie would do your kaftan accurately.

Can you describe your custom made personal kaftan made especially for you?

Little Edie and I like to wear things over our heads like a little head scarf so oh my God I would love a beautiful long kaftan and it would have a hood, but beautiful long ties to it so you could wrap it around your head as well.

Would it be full length or a head scarf and neck scarf kind of thing?

It could be full length, but it would be attached to the top part of the kaftan. So like a cape almost? Like a cape! Yes! It would be all connected to one, but it would be the hood on top with your beautiful hair and like you could have longer ties around your neck so it could wrap around your head and the neck. Oh I would love that. I’d look so beautiful.




17.What makes you feel like a Mersur Muse?

You definitely appeal to my nostalgia for the past and so your brand and your designs are quite timeless and all the women that are my own muses I think would appreciate your kaftan and it goes with their personality as well. So it would be attractive to them. Like Frida Kahloor Little  Edie those are all my muses. I could see all them in it as well so I think that's what is attractive to me as well.

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Join Us for Our First Annual Fun Raiser Retreat

Join me for our first annual Mersur Fun Raiser Retreat.

 

Vacation with the #MersurMuses at the Mersur FUN RAISER RETREAT in Miami, Florida this Feb 8th -11th.

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Come have fun with me, Sarzy your cruise director and chief mersur muse  as we celebrate pleasure like no other.


 Your pleasure price of admission is $1777.00 and Includes:

 Peruse the proposed pleasure plan:

Friday, Feb. 8th

11 am Arrive at Roam Miami for three nights in a single or shared room (shared room in a queen or king bed is $100 less per package per person / Cafecito / Select Mersur from our secret stash of one of a kind pieces.

12 pm Desire Walk around Brickell Key

1:30 pm Welcome Lunch at the SLS in Brickell

3-6 pm Free Time- Pool Time

6:00-7:00 pm Group dream manifesting session Friday and Champagne Toast in the Co-Working Space.

8pm – Depart for Dinner at Los Fuegos the sexiest restaurant in all of Miami at the Faena Hotel  (8:30 pm reservation, dress sultry, flirty and fun!


Saturday, Feb. 9th

8 am - Yoga in the Oval at Roam, Miami

9 am – Light Breakfast at Roam, Miami

10 am – First Departure to Spa

12 pm – Second Departure to Spa

1:30 pm – Ocean Side Spa Lunch at Le Cote as a Group. Wear Mersur for our Group Shot.

Desire Walk on the Beach

7 pm – Leave Fountain Bleu-

7 pm - Free Time – we can have a group dinner, go clubbing, rest, costs not included in

Ideas Liv, Dinner at Lincoln Road, Wynwood, Coconut Grove.

Sunday, Feb. 10th

9  am – Yoga or Water Aerobics

10 am -11 am - Buffet Brunch at Roam with Cuban Pastries, Fruit, Coffee, Tea, Juices and Hard Boiled Eggs.

12 pm -5 pm -Boat Ride/ Sailing Trip or other fun activity includes lunch.

7 pm depart for Salsa Class at Mango’s on Ocean Drive in Sobe. -  7:30 pm - Mixer includes a drink,   8pm- 10pm  lesson, 10pm – 5 am stay in the club with free admission, practice your new salsa moves, flirt and listen to the live salsa band, (additional tapas and drinks not included). You can depart when ever you desire after the lesson. You can explore South Beach by Night.

 

Monday, Feb. 11th

6:30- 8:30  am – Sunrise Desire Walk and Sun Salutations Yoga on Key Biscayne. (Take Uber)

9:15 am - 10:30am  – Final Farewell Breakfast and Fun Session Favorite Frames and Take Home Guide

12 noon – Room Checkout  but can stay on property all day and use pool, co work, kitchen, store bags, etc

12 noon- Remaining 1:1 coaching sessions that we did not work in.

12 noon- Formal Retreat Ends  

Your Fun Raiser admission Includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation at Roam, Miami in a private room with bathroom or share with a friend in a queen or king bed(less $100 per person per package)

  • 3 yoga classes taught by Sarah Shirley, 200 hour certified YTT

  • 1 private 1:1 dream scaping fun map pleasure plan and colour aura reading with Sarzy

  • 1 group dream manifesting session

  • 1 group salsa class with drink and live band, club entry after class. (Sunday Night)

  • 1 champagne toast (Friday)

  • 1 full day at the spa, spa lunch at Le Cote over looking the beach, spa treatment  and one entire day at the Fountain Bleu Hotel use of pools, spa and beach chairs  (Saturday) 10am -6 pm  Approximately 6 hours

  • 1 Mersur caftan tunic or dress (select upon arrival)

  • 1 dinner out at Faena with wine

  • 3 lunches Friday, Saturday at Spa, Sunday

  • Snacks

  • Boat ride or Sailing  (Sunday) Subject to weather

  • Ubers/ Lyfts to and from activities if you depart with group from FountainBleu, Boat Ride, Key Biscayne or SOBE to watch sunrise and some from depending on if you depart with group.

Schedule Subject to Change based on weather and availability.

Not Included:

  • Flights

  • Transportation to and from airport in your home city

  • Transportation to and from The Airport and Roam, Miami.

  • Ubers from some activities if you don't leave with the group

  • Dinner on Saturday Evening

  • Dinner on Sunday Evening

 

 

1 payment of $1777.00 Due upon booking (Last Day to book is January 25th)

2 payments of $925.00 Due upon booking and Feb 1st

Contact me directly with any questions or to set up a call sarah@mersur.com I'd love to help you with your selection and bring this wonderful oppourtunity to life. Join me in this movement #mersurmovement. 

 

We have just 6 spots so email me directly here (link to sarah@mersur.com) if this sounds like a YES or to receive more juicy details.

Meet Joanna, Our Mersur Muse of the Month (December 2018)

You know what time it is goddesses! It's time for our Mersur Muse of the Month of December! This month we get to highlight Jojo who happens to be one of our best mersur muse friends. The best part is I personally got to interview Joanna while sitting across from her while sitting on her couch in Long Island City, Queens. Read further for some fun and laughs!

Joanna bumming around Bimini, Bahamas in the Lana from Mersur.

Joanna bumming around Bimini, Bahamas in the Lana from Mersur.

Name: Joanna Beer

Instagram: @jojonyclic

Tagline –

1. Bikini or One Piece? Bikini! 

2. Mini or Maxi? Mini! 

3. Beach or Poolside? I love both! Specifically a heated pool by a calm beach like the Mediterranean.

4. Snail Mail or Text Message? Text

5. Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset!

Jojo on Turtle Beach, Ohau Hawaii in the Linen Stripe Scarf from Mersur.

Jojo on Turtle Beach, Ohau Hawaii in the Linen Stripe Scarf from Mersur.

6. What do you love to do for fun? I love to hang out with dope bitches. Read great books.

7. I’ll bet you love to travel. What destinations are lighting up your vision board this year? Hawaii!

8. What is your favorite beach destination? Tel Aviv

9. If you could take a course in something (without having to be good at it) what would you like to learn? I would love to learn Chinese

10. What do you want to be said about you at your 75th birthday party? Wow, she looks great! No wonder she is sexually active. 

11. What's your favorite guilty or not so guilty pleasure? The Bachelor

12. What's a must have in your carry-on bag? Tinted lip gloss

13. If you received a gift from a secret admirer, what would you love to receive? Anything romantic.

14. What do you love about wearing your new mersur? I love the compliments! I also love the colors.

15. What are three words that coming to mind when you slip on your Mersur? Dope, gorgeous, Rich AF

The Lana in Protea Sunset never looked so good! Oahu, Hawaii.

The Lana in Protea Sunset never looked so good! Oahu, Hawaii.

It was an honour and pleasure to feature our friend and mersurmuse Joanna in this months profile. Happy Holidays everybody and be sure to follow @jojonylic adventures on IG.

Meet Allaya, Our Mersur Muse of the Month (September 2018)

We loved catching up with this yoga goddess after her travels to Bali. Meet Allaya below and read her full interview to find our what is lighting up her vision board this year, what shows she is binge watching and what she wants people to say about her at her 75th birthday party. This is one goddess you need to know. Keep scrolling!

Yoga Goddess Allaya in the Lulu Tunic in Peaches and Dreams…..Full Pigeon Pose never looked so good. Photo Credit  @_dcampbellphotos

Yoga Goddess Allaya in the Lulu Tunic in Peaches and Dreams…..Full Pigeon Pose never looked so good. Photo Credit @_dcampbellphotos

#MersurMuse of the Month, September

Name: Allaya Cooks-Campbell

Website: www.yogawithallaya.com

Instagram: @yogawithallaya

Tagline:  I'm not cool, but I do a lot of cool stuff. 

Who says you have to practice yoga in yoga pants…..the Kiki caftan in Lurex Stripe works well…  Photo Credit  https://www.instagram.com/_dcampbellphotos/

Who says you have to practice yoga in yoga pants…..the Kiki caftan in Lurex Stripe works well…

Photo Credit https://www.instagram.com/_dcampbellphotos/

Mersur caught up with Allaya upon return from Bali where she was teaching yoga and doing an impromptu photo shoot with her photographer husband!

1. Bikini or One-Piece? Ooh, I love bikinis—they’re super cute and perfect for the beach. But I’m starting to cultivate a collection of flattering one-pieces now that I’m taking my daughter to swim class. 


2. Mini or Maxi? Maxi all the way! It’s effortless and elegant. Name me one place that you can’t wear a maxi dress!!! And nothing beats getting dressed in two seconds. 


3. Beach or Poolside? I love the beach, especially at night. There’s nothing more soothing than looking out at the horizon and the sky above. Plus, I love all the things you can do on the beach—paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking or just lounging on the sand. 


4. Snail Mail or Text Message? Text messages. I used to love mail, but now it just piles up all over my house. 


5. Sunrise or Sunset? Sunrise. I’m a morning person, and being awake for the sunrise makes me feel like I’m making the most of my day. 


6. What do you love to do for fun? I love to read and my husband and I are always binge-watching some new show—the more interesting the storyline, the better! I also love to sing and dance with my three-year-old. When I need to relax, you can always find me on my yoga mat. 


7. I’ll bet you love to travel. What destinations are lighting up your vision board this year? I just came back from Bali, which I absolutely loved. Ubud has got to be one of the best places in the world! In the next year, I’m hoping to visit the Mediterranean, Taiwan, the Maldives and maybe pop over to New Orleans just to pig out. 


8. What is your favorite beach destination?
Thailand! Of all the places I’ve visited so far, the islands off Phuket are the prettiest beaches I’ve seen. If I wanted to take an extended trip, I’d hit the beach resorts in Koh Samui. 

Off to practice in the Kiki from Mersur. Photo Credit  @_dcampbellphotos

Off to practice in the Kiki from Mersur. Photo Credit @_dcampbellphotos


9. If you could take a course in something (without having to be good at it) what would you like to learn? So many things! I’d like to learn to do impressions and accents. I think I’d also like to learn magic tricks, how to sew, and how to do basic auto repairs. 

10. What do you want to be said about you at your 75th birthday party? I want people to say that I’ve led an interesting life, been a positive influence on the people around me, and that I was true to myself and what I believed in. I want to be a phenomenal and supportive mother, successful in my career, and the happiest person I can be. 


11. What is your personal mantra right now? 
I tend to try to do everything for everyone, and I struggle to prioritize my own self care. So when I have the urge to do something for someone that would be draining for me, I remind myself of something a friend told me recently. She said “You can be a good friend without having to be the best friend.” It helps to remind me that I can be supportive without being a martyr. 


12. What's your favorite guilty or not so guilty pleasure? Bananas and double chocolate chip Haagen Das while streaming my latest TV obsession (currently Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). 


13. What's a must have in your carry-on bag? Socks, snacks, and a bunch of new books on my Kindle app. I also always keep a change of clothes in case of delays. 


14. If you received a gift from a secret admirer, what would you love to receive?
Chocolate-covered strawberries from Godiva and a pair of Tieks ballet flats. 

15. What do you love about wearing your new mersur? I absolutely love the fabrics. They’re weightless, super soft, and perfect for travel. The creases from my suitcase blew right out of my dress as soon as I stepped on deck, like it was just waiting for a sea breeze. 

This is the perfect beach gown for Apres Yoga……The Elle in Deep Blue Ocean Crepe de Chine.  Photo Credit  @_dcampbellphotos

This is the perfect beach gown for Apres Yoga……The Elle in Deep Blue Ocean Crepe de Chine.

Photo Credit @_dcampbellphotos

I want people to say that I've led an interesting life, been a positive influence on the people around me and that I was true to myself and what I believed in. Allaya Cooks-Campbell

Meet Erin, Our Mersur Muse of the Month (May2018)

Mersur Muse Erin wearing the Lulu in Hibiscus Sunrise and her signature leather wrist wraps. Get one today!    

Mersur Muse Erin wearing the Lulu in Hibiscus Sunrise and her signature leather wrist wraps. Get one today! 

 

1. Bikini or One Piece? One piece. I love the 50’s style suits. 

2. Mini or Maxi? Maxi

3. Beach or Poolside? Beachside any day! I am completely at peace at the beach. It’s my happiest place. 

4. Snail Mail or Text Message? It depends. i love to send & receive snail mail but i obviously love the convenience of text. 

5. Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset, every damn day. 

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6. Do you believe in Mermaids? Only at Disney - Otherwise, i believe women stand on their own two feet & kick ass doing it. 

7. What do you love to do for fun? I love to hang with my besties, sipping prosecco & telling great stories or going to concerts or traveling together. But my most fun is had with my husband. He’s a musician so i love to go see him perform. and he’s such a badass human, that whatever we do together is the best fun. 

8. I’ll bet you love to travel. What destinations are lighting up your vision board this year?  Oh! travel is the greatest thing on earth. it makes me sooo happy! this year are small trips... a bestie is turning 40 so we’re going to celebrate at the Gorge in Washington, seeing 3 phish shows. i’d definitely like to get back to Nashville becasue well, you cant have more fun than Nashville. And we’ll be spending a lot of time at the beach this year. We just bought a place, and I can’t wait to dig into it. Next year, is our 20th anniversary & we’re going to Italy for a month to celebrate. I’m like  a "4 year old on Christmas Eve" excited about that! 

9. What is your favorite beach destination? The most beautiful, I think would have to be Alexandria, Egypt. that was breathtaking.  But probably my favorite destination is Aruba... that’s one happy island or the Riviera Maya, Excellence Resort. ahhh beach.

10. What's a must have in your carry-on bag? Always a wrap scarf, hand sanitizer, doTerra console roller, my Danielle Laporte planner, sunnies & business cards. 

11. If you could take a course in something (without having to be good at it) what would you like to learn? Welding.  i’ve always wanted to learn how to weld. 

12. What do you want to be said about you at your 75th birthday party? This chick loves fiercely... in really great jewelry. 

13. What's your favorite guilty or not so guilty pleasure? Pizza. 

14. If you received a gift from a secret admirer, what would you love to receive? Cartier. More specifically, a Cartier love collection yellow gold bangle. 

15. What do you love about wearing your new mersur? Wearing Mersur makes everything fun. There’s nothing “ho hum” about a mersur & sometimes, it’s the kick that a day needs, to go from boring to brilliant & happy.  

 

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Erin Ohmming it out in her healing house! I've been there and it's so peaceful and calming! 

It was so fun featuring Erin as our May Muse of the Month. I've know Erin since I was four years old when we met in nursery school. However, reading Erin's answers we've learned so totally new things like her preference for 50's style swim suits and long dresses. Erin see you in welding class and thank you so much for your badassery. I've been  totally tapping into my inner bitch this past month and wondering if I ask her nicely (lol),  will she make me a custom 11:11 that says BADASS BITCH. Check out Erin's fierce leather wrist wraps right here

Meet Brittany, Our Mersur Muse of the Month (April 2018)

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Mersur Muse: Brittany Carel 

Instagram: @brittanycarel

Tagline: "You only live once so take a chance"

Brittany in Mersur's relaxed chic Kiki kaftan in white lurex stripe cotton. 

Brittany in Mersur's relaxed chic Kiki kaftan in white lurex stripe cotton. 

1. Bikini or One Piece? One piece

2. Mini or Maxi? Maxi

3. Beach or Poolside? Beach

4. Snail Mail or Text Message? Text message

5. Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset

6. What do you love to do for fun? Working out, ether kickboxing or Pilates depending on the day or spending the day at the beach with some good music, company and of course snacks.

7. I’ll bet you love to travel. What destinations are lighting up your vision board this year? I would love to travel to Europe! 

8. What is your favorite beach destination? That’s a hard one, Dania beach would have to be my favorite. I grew up going there and it’s so low key. Pure bliss. 

Let's have a kiki............

Let's have a kiki............

9. If you could take a course in something (without having to be good at it) what would you like to learn? How to speak another language. Most likely Spanish 

10. What do you want to be said about you at your 75th birthday party?  Brittany took chances while she was young, she chased her dreams. She chose happiness over money/material things. That she treated people with kindness and always tried to make someone smile. 

11. Do you believe in mermaids? Only at Disney......

12. What's your favorite guilty or not so guilty pleasure? 

               Guilty pleasures: Anything covered in dark chocolate or ice cream. I have a big night time sweet tooth.

              Not so guilty: I’m a huge cat lady and not ashamed of it. 

13. What's a must have in your carry-on bag? Favorite pair of sunglasses. 

14. If you received a gift from a secret admirer, what would you love to receive? Tickets to a concert.

15. What do you love about wearing your new mersur? It’s so perfect to wear all day. Every piece can be easily dressed up or down for any occasion.

From our 2018 e-commerce shoot. This is the Lulu in Mariposa Magic. 

From our 2018 e-commerce shoot. This is the Lulu in Mariposa Magic. 

Brittany is not only our muse of the month but she is our 2018 model for our new collection. We so enjoyed working with Brittany at our Miami photo shoot. Brittany is no novice to mersur. She also walked the runway in our Nikki Beach, What Women Want Fashion Show in January 2017. We chose Brittany because she represents a strong, body positive woman. We loved that she kick boxes, plays volley ball and  has a strong athletic body and stands tall at 5'7. Thank you Brittany for allowing us to get to know you as our April Mersur Muse of the Month. 

Meet Nate and Our All New MerSir Muse of the Month (March 2018)

Confetti drop.....Drum Roll... Let's put your hands together..............................for our March Mersur Muse of the Month. Let's welcome Nate to the style spotlight and our all new Mersur Muse of the Month format. That's why we've had a little break from profiles for the past few months as we were deep in our mersur design labs creating an all new series of questions (just in case you were missing them)......so let's welcome in the first day of spring 2018 and our MerSir (Male Mersur Muse) Muse of the Month...........Nate, a fun friend we met in Miami at endless summer camp.  

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Name: Nate 

Instagram: @nateinmiami

Tagline: We don't give a f$&#!!!!

1. Budgy Smugglers or Boardies? Budgy Smugglers

2. Long shorts or short shorts? Short Shorts!

3. Beach or Poolside? Beach!

4. Snail Mail or Text Message? Both!

5. Sunrise or Sunset? Sunrise!

6. What do you love to do for fun? I love anything that lets me be silly. Day to day life can be so serious most of the time. I jump at any chance I get to just embrace the absurd. Despite most people still not getting it, self-parody and satire is one of my specialties! I love being outside. The beach. The mountains. Laying in the sand or hiking up a trail. I like a good debate, and I've been known to quietly stir things up a bit from time to time! Most of all, I enjoy the company of others who aren't afraid to just be themselves, embrace their inner silliness and don't really care what anyone else thinks!

7. I’ll bet you love to travel. What destinations are lighting up your vision board this year? I was all over the place in 2017: Caracas, moving to Miami, New York a few times, my hometown in Pennsylvania, New Orleans, LA, Italy and even rural, northern Idaho! This year, I'm actually looking forward to being still. I spend hours staring at a map, thinking about where I'd like to go, but I can't think of anything better at the moment than just biking over to Miami Beach for the day. I do miss the mountains, and would like to get one good hiking trip scheduled sometime this year. And I have a wedding coming up in Chicago to attend. I've started thinking about Tel Aviv or maybe Japan or Iceland. But no where when it is cold! It's actually the first time in a LONG while that I don't have a big trip planned, and I'm actually OK with that!

8. What is your favorite beach destination? Los Roques, Venezuela (although I sadly I can't recommend that anyone visit the country at the moment because of the crisis going on there. Such a shame!)

9. If you could take a course in something (without having to be good at it) what would you like to learn? Hip-Hop dancing

10. What do you want to be said about you at your 75th birthday party? You're one crazy mofo! You never let anyone hurt you too much, but when they did, you took it with class. You never hold a grudge, for too long that is. You give with an open hand, never asking or wanting anything back in return. You're never afraid to do what's right or say what needs to be said. You spend more time laughing than stressing. You hate the rules, but you respect them, well most of them, when it's for the greater good. Your're quiet sometimes, but always thoughtfully so, and you've never hid who you truly are. You're kind and fair, even if that means sometimes taking way to much crap from people. You never give up on anyone you care about. You're a loyal friend. You're a trend setter, and always slightly ahead of what's next. You've got your finger on the zeitgeist! You're a good listener, and an even better story teller! And above all, you're fun and carefree! And great news, this pill we're presenting you is brand new. Not only will it restore your body to your former 35-year-old self, but it also means we'll all be back here in another 75 years for your 105th!

11. Do you believe in Mermaids or Mermen? Look here to find out.

12. What's your favorite guilty or not so guilty pleasure? Turkey pepperoni.

13. What's a must have in your carry-on bag? Sun block!

14. If you received a gift from a secret admirer, what would you love to receive? a Cartier love bracelet... (Basic, I know!). But I'd settle for a sweet love letter, hand written on cute paper!

15. What do you love about wearing your new Mersur? I love color. And I love light, breezy fabrics. Whether around my neck or wrapped around my waist (or playing dress-up), my Mersur scarfs always brighten my day!

 

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Thanks Nate for allowing us to peek into your life. We'd love to join you on a trip to Japan. Looking forward to receiving the invite for your 75th birthday bash at the Fountaine Bleu! Thank you for loving what we make.