Top 5 Pool Essentials For Your Vacation


The last few years didn’t quite work out as planned because of the Covid pandemic. 2022 offers the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. You can now getaway to the hotel you dreamed of, with that beautiful pool bathed in sunshine. The question is, do you even remember what to pack?

In this article, we review the top 5 pool essentials for your next vacation. If you’re struggling to remember what you need, here are our top 5 picks:

1. Ripa Ripa

One of the best luxury swim short brands in the world is Ripa Ripa. Born in Milan, Ripa Ripa is the brainchild of Oliviero and Anna Laura who found it difficult to find what they considered to be stylish swim shorts and they now produce some of the most stylish swim shorts in the world.

The Italians are, of course, known for their style, and these shorts showcase the best in Italian style. My husband and son swear by these shorts as one of their top pool-side choices when we stay at magnificent luxury hotels like Four Seasons Cap Ferrat.

2. Coverup

Kaftans or light shirts are perfect to protect your skin against the sunshine. More recently, Anna and Oliviero of Ripa Ripa launched their interseasonal, handmade, Camica Capri linen shirt which can be worn both during colder weather with a sweater and can be paired with a swim short in summer to protect.

The casual design is based on a vintage cut from the 1960’s, famously worn by Gianni Agnelli during his summers in Capri. This half-way cross between a polo and a shirt is perfect for a day by the pool or at the beach. The shirt is cut in light, high quality 100% Italian linen that grows softer with the passage of time.

Interseasonal in its nature, the Camica Capri shirt finds its spot on diverse occasions – whether it is paired with swim shorts in summer or accompanied by a sweater on a crispy day.

If you are female, Heidi Klein‘s coverups are what you need for warmth as the sun goes down and to protect against the sun’s rays. A nice light Kaftan will convert your most stylish swimsuit into the perfect early evening attire.

3. Shoes

Our poolside essential pair of shoes are flip-flops which are easy to wear, and easy to pack, but if we want to be a little more glam poolside, we pop on our heels. They make your legs look longer!

4. Sun Tan Lotion

Seriously don’t forget this. You don’t want to look like a shriveled-up raisin when you hit 50!

4. Mosquito Spray

If you’re heading to a pool surrounded by greenery, it’s always wise to spray on some strong formula mosquito spray. Mozzies hidden in the foliage around the pool often catch us out so it’s worth having a can in your bag.

I wish every one of our readers wonderful travel experiences in 2022 wherever you go. It’s been too long!

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