Still procrastinating your summer travel plans? Or are you just dragging your feet when it comes to packing your bags? Regardless, Thorsun’s George Sotelo is here to help you out. This swimwear designer has made a name for himself, featuring buzzy prints on his smart swim trunks, all of which have an international flair to them. While the élan of these trunks are obvious, function is a hidden, but welcome, secret: each style features two exterior pockets and one interior one, which will come in handy on the international shores of Thailand and Brazil.
As a regular globetrotter, we thought it would be fitting for Mr. Sotelo to pick out the five best beaches around the world. Naturally, he chose locations where his swimsuits would feel right at home…
1. Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos
2. Surin Beach in Phuket, Thailand
3. Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“Obviously this is one of my favorite beaches in the world. There are so many reasons I love this beach. First of all, the scenery is so dramatic. Every posto, or numbered lifeguard tower, has a different culture and you can usually find me hanging around posto 9 1/2, which is a mixed cool crowd with some of the most beautiful people I’ve ever seen. To make a bold statement, I would wear this white wave print, because you want to be noticed on Ipanema Beach. Oh and the sunsets are magical especially after a few Caipirinhas!”
4. La Fontelina in Capri
“The Luna print would be perfect for La Fontelina, which is one of the chicest places I have ever been to. The location is not easy to get to, but is beyond perfect and well worth the trek. You have to hike down the side of a mountain for about half a mile, which is pretty intense, but once you arrive, you are truly in paradise. You lay on your mat, drink sangria, eat the most amazing Italian food at the Fontelina Restaurant and take a dip in the water. The scenery is breathtaking, it never gets old.”