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Music: The Pura Vida Playlist

As the last remnants of summer leave us, with the warmth of the setting sun and the falling leaves, so too does the music become darker. And this playlist contains all those darker vibes and videos. Here’s what we’ve been listening to this month at Pura Vida HQ… Sucker for Pain - Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons w/ Logic & Ty Dolla $ign ft X Ambassadors The title track from Suicide Squad (and lesser known from the movie Southpaw), though not one of the newer tracks, is still tearing up my workout playlist. Sucker for Pain - Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons w/ Logic...
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The Pura Vida Playlist

June is about evenings spent on the terrace watching the sun set late. It is about long days and music - and this month there is a whole lot of new music on the scene. So the Pura Vida Playlist is bringing you an eclectic mix of some of our favourites. Because who says summer has to have one sound? Here are the tracks we've been listening to this month: Cassius ft. Cat Power and Pharrell Williams - Go Up You may remember the French dance duo’s track Cassius ‘1999’… Well they’re back with their first LP in 10 years - ‘Ibifornia’, aptly named because it was made between the two sunshine...
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The Pura Vida Playlist

This month I’ve been doing a lot of driving, and there is nothing better than a great playlist to enjoy the windy country roads, the freedom of the open road and discovering new places. Though we could create an amazing driving playlist from all sorts of classics, this playlist is about the new (or newish) music out there at the moment, besides the Throwback Track obviously! So find yourself an open road and play it loud. Wishing you a great drive. Here's what we've been listening to on the long drives this month... Aurora - Conqueror I was listening to this as I was driving from one end of...
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The Pura Vida Workout Playlist 2016

So your NYE hangover has finally abated, and you’re facing the reality of actually having to implement your new year goals, and somehow keep your motivation pepped past day three. One of our biggest allies in the motivation battle is music. A banging playlist has the power to change your mood, incite a battle cry, and help you push through your workout with all the kick-ass-ery required of a respectable January resolution (research backs this up too, by the way). The music that gets us powered up, gives us goose bumps and gets us focused is very personal, like most music tastes. But it feels...
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The Pura Vida Playlist: Winter Warmers

Glitter, bubbles and twinkling lights. There is a frisson of excitement in the air as December arrives. Perhaps because it heralds love, hope and playfulness! No matter what you’ve gone through this year - the break-ups, the new jobs, and even the repetitive routines - it is a time of reflection and taking stock on how far you’ve come - a lot can happen in a year! And before new possibilities arrive on the horizon, it feels like it is a small moment suspended in time, like December in a snow globe... A chance to celebrate and appreciate, before the pace and busyness of a new year kicks in...
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The Pura Vida Playlist: Autumn Audio

There is something magical about autumn. It is all about the longer nights, pumpkins on doorsteps, the sound of kids trick-or-treating; long walks and kicking through leaves; warm drinks in cozy pubs; and music... Slightly melancholy with the change of season, but no less magical… Autumn.jpg 'I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze, the sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves...' I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze, and this is what it is dancing to... Nothing But Thieves - Honey Whiskey One of my favourite bands at the moment, and it is definitely whiskey weather. Nothing But...
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The Pura Vida Q&A... with Bianca Fermi

Get to know more about the people and the passions behind Pura Vida… Pura Vida is all about people and their passions. It’s about travel and music, fashion and food, fitness and cocktails. It’s about style with soul! So where did the influences for Pura Vida come from and what quirky and interesting stories can the people behind Pura Vida share with you? The curator of Pura Vida, music-lover and new golfer (new hobby alert!), opens up her photo album and shares her vision for Pura Vida, her love of a good cocktail and her secret desires for when she grows up… Not forgetting the quotes that...
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The Pura Vida Playlist: Summer Nights

The last of the warm evenings still linger (just), and there is nothing better than chilling outside with friends on a summer’s night with some great music playing in the background… Fairy lights, bonfires, sparkling sky, in a courtyard/garden/patio/beach or wherever you may find yourself! Summer Evenings.jpg Here are the tracks we’ve been listening to on the last of these summer nights… Josef Salvat - Open Season Maria introduced me to this Australian singer songwriter about a year ago now, and he is definitely one of our favourite new artists. And this track keeps sticking in my head… The...
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The PuraVida Q&A... with Maria Murumets

Get to know more about the people and passions behind Pura Vida… Pura Vida is all about people and their passions. It’s about travel and music, fashion and food, fitness and cocktails. It’s about style with soul! So where did the influences for Pura Vida come from and what quirky and interesting stories can the people behind Pura Vida share with you? Here Maria, the originator of Pura Vida (and cat-lover as you might have noticed from her Instagram and Twitter feeds!), tells us about her nomadic life, her favourite way to spend a Saturday, reveals her quarter life crisis and her off-beat...
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The Pura Vida Playlist: Summer Sounds

Our long overdue Pura Vida Playlist is all about the summertime and inspired by some of our favourite ways to spend it: sultry Ibizan nights dancing until dawn; lounging by the pool with a cocktail, what we like to call ‘Villa Vibes’; long evenings spent along the river with friends in London; and of course, festival season… Here are some the hottest new tracks we’ve been listening to so far this summer… Jamie xx ft. Romy - Loud Places This was one of the tracks we played many a time by the pool in Ibiza. Equally suitable don't you think, for watching the sun set along the Thames or feel good...