Carefully selected,

passionately curated

Mikele Ugarte, Founder and General Manager of High Tide Trading LLC, was born and raised in the Philippines from an American Mother and Spanish Father. Mikele started her career in London, UK, working in public relations (PR) for a number of fashion and celebrity clients before moving to Dubai in 2007, where she continued working in PR for hospitality and tourism clients including Hyatt Hotels, Visit Britain and The Singapore Tourism Board. 

Living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country with beautiful white beaches, endless five star hotel offerings and sunny weather all year round, Mikele found a gap in the market for upscale beach accessories and resort wear, which prompted her to create High Tide Gifts Trading LLC (HTGT) in 2015. HTGT provides distribution, sales and marketing services for select luxury fashion and lifestyle brands from tropical destinations around the world.