BIO

Vanessa Rivers grew up on a ranch on the Central Coast of California and attended college at UC Santa Barbara, where she fell in love with surfing. Surfing led Vanessa around the world and it was on one of these trips that she decided to combine her love of the ocean and nature to create an eco-friendly swimwear line, Summer Love Swimwear

Vanessa is also the founder of a popular female travel community We Are Travel Girls (on Instagram @WeAreTravelGirls). Vanessa is currently based out of London, and spends much of her time traveling, documenting her adventures on We Are Travel Girls and on her own personal travel blog, Glitter&Mud 

Vanessa is a proud new mom to a little travel girl in the making called Sadie. And she also comes from a long line of Hollywood lineage. Vanessa is the daughter of rock singer Johnny Rivers, step-daughter of movie producer Todd Fisher and actress Catherine Hickland, niece of the late Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), and granddaughter of Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds, and claims one of her biggest accomplishments is managing to be semi-normal despite her crazy celebrity family.

Just testing out the tub! =) Ohla Hotel, Barcelona, Spain

INSPIRATIONS

“Well behaved women rarely make history.” -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

“Hollywood is a place they will pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and 50 cents for your soul.” -Marilyn Monroe

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” -Winston Churchill

“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming – “WOW – What a Ride!” -Anon

“Never, never, never give up.” –Winston Churchill

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain