Alissa Hansen is not only a beautiful ‘gazelle’ who models in her spare time but she’s also a gymnast, dancer, actor, yoga teacher and reiki healer.  This well-rounded lady is a beauty inside and out and this month’s photographer, Milan Elliott captures a bit of her heart, soul and and stunning form in the below photos.  We also caught up with her to ask her more about her career transitions, her favorite travel destinations and much more. Continue reading →



At Roses & Waves, we are starting our Bikini Babes to Follow series. Why? Well what’s more powerful on Instagram than hot traveling babes in fashion-forward bikinis that we can live vicariously through?  The first edition of our Bikini Babes to Follow series is our ‘Bad Ass Bikini Babes’.  These women all have that je ne sais quoi quality about them and just scream SEXY!  They are wild, fun, confident and don’t apologize for who they are. Continue reading →


With On a sunny day in Sarasota, Florida, Roses & Waves met up with NFL cheerleader, Kelsey Heather of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheer squad to interview her on diet and fitness tips, her beauty and style regime, future travel plans, her favorite aspect of living in sunny Florida, and much more.  In addition, we met up with Victor Quintana, a Miami-based photographer (among other creative talents), who captured Kelsey’s light and spirit on the beautiful beach of the west coast of Florida.  Read and see the magic below.

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If you are like us, you’re welcoming Spring back with open arms.  And what a better way to kick off the upcoming end of Winter than with some bikinis in cool shades of pinks, blues and soft florals to manifest  upcoming vacations and beach days.  Showing off our new Stone Fox Swimwear is our Vancouver-based model: Billie-Rae Grant.  Continue reading →