I’ve always dreamed of going on Yacht Week. The idea of posting up with 10 of my best friends and drinking in the lap of luxury while wearing a bikini for 7 days straight is my idea of heaven. Sadly, because I am a struggling writer/blogger/hustler who doesn’t exactly have $2,000 to shell out on 7 days of drinking in paradise (… or to pay for anything beyond food and beauty products), I kissed those dreams goodbye a lOoOoNg time ago.
Then, someone told me about Sailo — the AirBnB of boats, and I got to have a taste of the #goodlife for a few hours.
The site allows you to rent a boat in pretty much any city in the world (yeah, in the US too) — and has some pretty LEGIT options. The prices are a pretty solid range, and you can schedule your trip for 2 hours or like, 2 weeks. So, in honor of my ~SeXiii~ BF’s birthday, we rented a 42-foot YACHT (yeah, I said yacht), grabbed 16 of the most photogenic people we know, and set sail down the Tagus river at sunset. For 2 hours, sadly not for 2 weeks.
We popped bottles, then took photos in which we legit looked like models, and now I know what Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid must have felt like when they were promoting #FyreFestival (RIP). I also provided a generous plate of meats and cheeses (of which I ate exactly 3/4 of), and James blew out the candles on a decadent chocolate cake. It was heaven in the purest and bougiest sense.
I wish I could take full credit for how amazing the night was (still waiting on my “girlfriend of the year award,” FYI), but Sailo and it’s amazingness was a huge part of it too. Here are some photos of us living our best lives, and fulfilling all of our wildest #PortuGOALS.
Photos by the talented Jay (Dred) Harrison, who makes all of look like models on a reg basis.