Bettina's Take: Trina Turks and Caicos Swimwear Collection

The February blues make us long for the tropics at this time of year, despite the unseasonably warm winter we've been having on the East Coast. A resort complete with warm sunshine, calm, clear blue water—and its own, super flattering swimwear line—sounds like the perfect cure for those who suffer from SAD, or are simply sick of wearing winter clothes.

Grace Bay Club in Turks and Caicos has all of the above, thanks to its collaboration with upbeat, optimistic designer Trina Turk, who created Trina Turks and Caicos, a nine piece capsule collection in a sunny turquoise and coral pattern, which includes several different bathing suit styles and cover ups.

“I was thrilled when Grace Bay Club tapped me to design an exclusive print for the resort” says Trina Turk, CEO, Trina Turk. “I drew inspiration from Turks’ translucent blue waters, white sand beaches and the terracotta Mediterranean-style architecture, and the result is a captivating print that embodies the brilliant color palette and unmistakable optimism found in both the Caribbean and California beach locales.”

Ideally one would travel to Grace Bay to pick up an item or two from this limited edition collection, but if it's absolutely impossible to get there (shame!), it's available online at

Photo: Offerings from the Trina Turks and Caicos Swimwear Collection