Keep things chic and breezy to keep you cool while looking hot
Amalfi is one of our favourite destinations. Boasting great weather, beautiful scenery and an innate sense of style, it has everything you could wish for in a holiday escape.
With temperatures soaring in the summer months, you'll feel most comfortable in loose-fitting, lightweight clothes. Also, leave the heels at home and opt for sensible sandals as you'll be doing lots of walking up and down steep hills. So, whether you're lounging by the sea or enjoying an espresso on the patio terrace of the stunning Hotel Santa Caterina, you're certain to look the part.
We're loving online boutique Bear & Bear, which features a curated selection of unique products across gifts and accessories within Home, Tech and Travel.
With a wide variety of products to choose from including backpacks, bags, travel accessories, hammocks, sunglasses and camera accessories, among other treasures, it's a fab place to find a wealth of stylish items...
With the summer season in full swing, we can't wait to get our hands on Bear & Bear's cool and uber functional camping products and accessories (see above). Clockwise from left to right: Nano Hammock by Grand Trunk £60; Timeless Sunglasses by Han Kjobenhavn £110; Mosquito Netting for Hammocks by Grand Trunk £60; Smith The Rollpack by Millican £110; Tree Slings Hammock Hanging Kit by Grand Trunk £25.
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As I'm off on a Mexican holiday in a few days time (*champagne corks popping*), I thought I'd share my top travel picks that are perfectly portable, making them great travel essentials for your carry-on luggage.
Clockwise from top:
Lilley Tan Woven Ballerina Pump from ShoeZone, £9.99
As an woman knows, ballerina pumps are a travel must, especially if you plan on doing a lot of walking and don't want to worry about blisters and chafing from stylish, but uncomfortable heels or flip flops. These pumps look fab and I've had several people ask me if they're from Pretty Ballerina, but they're a mere snip at under a tenner.
Conde Nast Traveller Magazine
My favourite magazine for destination inspiration. Available at most quality news agents or via subscription, which I'd recommend as it's a great read for any travel lover (myself included). You can also view their top picks online at http://www.cntraveller.com.
Speizia Facial Starter Travel Set, £24.99
To travel, to try, the Facial Starter Set offers five of the best Spiezia facial skin care products in a handy 100% Organic cotton bag. Everything you need to sample the delights of the facial range and small enough to take away on weekend breaks and holidays. As each of the items is only 10 ml, you'll have more room for shoes!
Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Hand Cream, £13.00
I am totally obsessed with this hand cream, which smells good enough to eat! Scents of vanilla and caramel make this sweet, ultra-nourishing hand cream hard to resist. Plus, it's only 50ml, so it hardly takes up any space in your carry on luggage. I slather mine on regularly throughout the flight whenever my hands are in need of hydration.
Molton Brown travel sized toiletries
The photo above contains a mish mash of some of my favourite travel sized Molton Brown travel toiletries, however, I'd recommend the Little Luxuries Collection for Her, £25, which contains all of the essentials you'll need on your next holiday.
Hawaiian Tropic Satin Protection Ultra Radiance SPF 30, £6.30
My favourite travel sized sun protection lotion by far. The coconut fragrance is always what makes me feel like I'm on holiday as soon as I apply it. SPF 30 ensures great sun protection, so you don't fry when soaking up the rays to top up your tan.
Peruvian Wool Shoulder Tote
I purchased my Peruvian Wool Shoulder Tote with llama detailing at a market in New Zealand, however, I've sourced a similar and equally fab tote from http://www.shamansmarket.com, which sells a variety of textile products and other items from around the world.
The slouchiness of the bag makes it great for stuffing in all of your necessities.
We hope you enjoyed our picks and that you have a fab time on your next travels!
What to Pack
One of the most difficult decisions I make before jaunting off on my holidays is deciding what to pack.