Last year, celebrity chef and Food Network host Giada De Laurentiis went to Bora Bora for her special, “Giada in Paradise,” where she explores food and culture from her favorite worldwide vacation destinations. The episode originally aired on January 15th, 2012, but don’t worry if you missed it because we have a few clips and recipes from the show! Also, the Cooking Channel is still airing her adventures, so check your local listings and you may catch a repeat. Read more
Just like GUESS, Roxy recently photographed their Summer 2013 collection in Tahiti; and once again, we have your first look! The campaign was shot by photographer Scott Soens and features surfers/models Sally Fitzgibbons, Kelia Moniz, Bruna Schmitz, Monyca Byrne-Wickey and Justine Mauvin (Lili Fint). Below are some Instagram pictures taken by the crew during the shoot. Read more
Last week we told you about the Guess photo shoot in Bora Bora and gave you a first look at their 2013 Spring/Summer campaign. Today, we have an awesome behind-the-scenes video featuring model Gigi Hadid to share with you. Here’s what she said about the experience: “Shooting in Bora Bora was one of the best things I’ve ever done… It was really fun and I learned a lot… I love Bora Bora, it was beautiful.” Watch and see what she’s talking about! Read more
This Saturday, January 26th, Tahiti will host its annual New Year’s celebration known as Le Tere Fa’ati. It includes a festive tour aboard the traditional open-air “le truck” with multiple stops around the island. Each bus is decorated with colorful flowers and carries a local band to provide musical entertainment during the ride. This is an unforgettable way to see the island of Tahiti, so don’t miss the bus! Read more
The surfers out there will love today’s photo. This picture of Danny Fuller, taken by photographer Zak Noyle, continues to get the most attention on Pinterest so we thought we’d also share it on the blog. Don’t forget to follow our boards for daily eye candy and inspiration from the islands of Tahiti!
Set your DVRs! The island of Moorea will be featured on HGTV’s House Hunters International on Wednesday, February 6th at 10:30 p.m. E/P. The episode follows Paul and Suzanne Sloan as they pack up and leave Los Angeles for French Polynesia. In an interview with Islands Magazine, Paul said the discussion to move “only took three minutes.” Surely the process of moving wasn’t quite as easy, but be sure to watch and find out! Read more
Guess continues its tradition of creating sexy ads featuring exotic locations—and this time they chose Bora Bora! The island is featured as the beautiful backdrop to the brand’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The campaign was shot by photographer Yu Tsai and features images of models Gigi Hadid, Stephan Lambert, Natasha Barnard and Gonçalo Teixeira as they vacation on the breathtaking beaches of Bora Bora. Grab a copy of the latest issue of Guess Magazine to see the full collection and read exclusive interviews with the models about the destination. Here’s a look at some of the gorgeous photography! Read more
With the Golden Globes and the Oscars right around the corner, award season is officially here! But while the rest of the world focuses on Hollywood, our attention is on Tahiti and the South Pacific. Each year, Tahiti hosts the annual Pacific International Documentary Film Festival (FIFO). This year’s event, which marks its 10th anniversary, is scheduled to take place from February 11th to the 17th at the Maison de la Culture in downtown Papeete.
Happy New Year to our friends and followers! This time of year is all about creating resolutions and achieving your personal goals. If those happen to include running a marathon and visiting the islands of Tahiti, guess what… you can achieve both at the same time! The 25th annual International Moorea Marathon is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 16th, and it’s a great way to enjoy the beautiful island of Moorea while starting off 2013 on the right foot!