Island Style


Whether you're lounging on the sands of Tobago, or stuck in an office back on the mainland, island lovers can always find a way to incorporate a bit of island style into their day. We love discovering individuals and innovative companies that embrace island living, and appreciate beaches, oceans, and a carefree attitude.


When we Island Runaways come across an "island style" company that also does some good, like employing local artisans or giving back to charity, then we get even more excited about supporting their endeavors.  Like Pura Vida, for example, which sells bracelets hand-made by Costa Rican employees, thus ensuring that they have a decent quality of life.


As this blog continues, we're always on the lookout for new stuff, whether it's cool board shorts or a pair of nautical earrings. If you come across a beach accessory or clothing line that you think embodies the "Island Runaways" vibe, we hope you'll visit out Guest Island Expert page and send us a tip!

December 21, 2018

When I was a young child in Australia, my parents decided a sailboat would be a good way to have a common interest for the whole family. I think my mum just thought we would go for little sails every weekend on the local lake, and back to normal life during the week. H...

September 22, 2015

When we ran across a coastal clothing company called Bayview Prep, something definitely caught our eye. The cool baseball caps pictured on their Facebook page had an unusual, some might say rare bird on the logo. It's a roseate spoonbill, in fact, jauntily wearing a bo...

March 11, 2015

As our fellow island lovers know, we Island Runaways are crazy for anything and everything "island style." Board shorts, jewelry, flip flops, you name it, we're always on the lookout for good looking products that really say "island." So we were really intrigued when w...

February 19, 2015

For years I saw people wearing Guy Harvey t-shirts and wondered what it was all about. Relatives of mine, boaters in the Florida Keys, strangers in a beach bar: they all seemed crazy for these cotton t's with the dramatic fish swirling on the backs. Why, I wondered. Wh...

November 27, 2014

Sometimes you just can’t top a classic. I’m not talking about classic cars, in this case, but that California surf brand called SUNDEK. If you were alive in the 1970’s, and ever went to a beach, you might remember the iconic rainbow stripe that ran across the backside...

October 23, 2014

Sometimes, when it’s grey or rainy, a little beach-y memento can brighten what otherwise might be a glum and dreary day. That’s why we Island Runaways were excited to discover a company called Pura Vida, which celebrates a life of sand, sea, and freedom from cares. The...

October 10, 2014

So, let's say you've bought your tickets. Your traveling companion, ready. Your sights, set: the island of your dreams. You don't want to pack a lot. Maybe a pair of flip-flops, sunscreen, a few essentials, bathing suit, stuff to throw on so you can...concentrate on ha...

September 19, 2014

One alternative name for this blog was going to be "Flip-Flop Paradise." (Whad'ya think...?)


But despite the fact that we liked the ring of it, the whole flip-flop thing felt just a tad bit limiting.


By that I mean to say, running away to an island doesn't always invol...

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