WANDER & WONDER @ GRAN CANARIA by Larissa Bruin

Palm trees, flower trees and cacti. If you wander far enough in this world, you’ll find places where all of these beautiful plants come together and form wonderful backgrounds. The Canary Islands are such a place. I, Larissa Bruin, visited Gran Canaria and found out how the Spring/Summer 2022 collection was a perfect match for this wonderful environment.

Rhinestones sandals: 75.844 taupe

Gran Canaria is one of the seven Canary Islands. It’s the third largest and second most populous. Although the island is of volcanic origin, it is now mainly characterized by dry landscapes, including a desert like sand plain, natural hot springs and caves. Besides, in the capital Las Palmas one can find several cultural sights and museums. And every town has it’s own character. So let’s explore…

left: woven mules 33.486 orange / right: woven mules 33.486 gold

squared woven mules: 33.488 peach

chunky mules: 75.841 beige

squared mules: 33.501 green

It is recommended to hire a car as public transport is inconvenient and taxi’s aren’t cheap. I traveled down to the southside of the island to visit the beautiful marine of Puerto de Mogan. This coastal town is referred to as ‘little Venice’ and is known for it’s markets on Fridays where loads of tourists come to visit. We were there on a Wednesday and thus had many of the cute little corners to ourselves. How idyllic are these little streets? It 100% compliments my colorful sandals.

left: slipper with beads: 75.453 orange / right: sandal with big rhinestones 75.838 tan

left: 'croissant' mules 33.505 black / right: slipper with multi beads 75.451 green multi

From Puerto Mogan it takes 1,5 hour by car to get to the Northern side of the island where one can find natural hot springs around Agaete and Gáldar. This is so worth the ride! When the sun hits the rocks and the water turns even deeper blue, you might think you’ve found a little piece of paradise in front of you. Just wandering and strolling around these beautiful waters is so peaceful! I chose to go with a comfy maxi dress and my embellished sandals. These boho and happy vibes go perfectly with my mood!

embellished sandals: 75.472 tan

chunky sandals: 75.829 pink

 
left: squared woven mules: 33.488 apricot / right: plateau sandals 75.812 brown
 It makes you wonder, where to wander next?