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Best Summer Holiday Must-Haves


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Get holiday ready for the summer with our seven best holiday must-haves. From endless evenings on the beach to sophisticated dining in a historic city. Whatever your holiday dream, don’t forget to take these must-have items with you. Wow, your family and friends, and remind them how chic you are when the weather warms up!

1. DELA ÉVA Accessories

Ninja D. Evangelista is an award-winning Austrian Fashion Accessory Designer and Artist based in London. She has worked hard to create DELA ÉVA, the epitome of herself, her experiences, and her visions. The brand creates timeless designs for wardrobe staples, including the loveliest vanity sets you can imagine. All items have a little twist to them and are handmade at her Shoreditch, London Atelier.

Each design offers something new, something old but never borrowed, and definitely something that makes you stand out from the rest. They are accessories that you can cherish for a long time and possibly pass on to the next generation, and due to the exclusivity of materials used, the quantity of handbags produced in one particular style is strictly limited, making every DELA ÉVA bag a rare treasure. Win one of these unique pieces from our luxury travel auction.

2. Shawl From JENNY Cloth

JENNY Cloth is the label from Jenny Caron Hall, the textile artist based in rural Suffolk UK, who creates a collection of hand-woven shawls and blanket scarves for the A/W 22-23 season, available at one of London’s most highly celebrated fashion and lifestyle destinations from this September. They create my favorite warm travel shawl, ideal for keeping warm on cooler evenings while maintaining your stylish look. The feel of the fabric is delicate and warm on your skin. You can feel Jenny’s shawls are made with care and love.

Hall formed JENNY Cloth three years ago as a vehicle for her handmade textiles in local Suffolk wool, Mulberry silk, local Alpaca, Normandy Linen, and the softest Merino. Prices start at £500, sold either via IG @JennyCaronHall or @JennyCloth.

Many of her yarns are spun by hand on her two spinning wheels. “I admire the unrivaled, sustainable qualities of wool as a material. Hand-spun has an additional beauty that commercial yarn cannot replicate. It’s exhilarating to make a warm winter scarf from a sheep that’s grazing happily in the field outside my studio.”

Jenny Caron Hall is half-French, and the daughter of the late theatre legend Sir Peter Hall and Hollywood musical comedy legend Leslie Caron. Her half-siblings include the film actress and BAFTA-nominated director, Rebecca Hall. Jenny learned to weave, aged 11, like a schoolgirl. One of her first weaving projects as a 16-year-old was a grey herringbone lambswool rug for the film director Jean Renoir in Los Angeles. Jenny is also an actress, and in addition to JENNY Cloth, she now runs SHAKE Festival, a multi-disciplinary festival celebrating Shakespeare near Aldeburgh in Suffolk.

3. Acqua di Parma

For a luxury summer fragrance, Blu Mediterraneo Mirto di Panarea cannot be beaten. In fact, this fragrance has a rather fun summer planned, based on the delicate flight of butterflies and dragonflies that decorates the packaging of this bottle.

This summer Acqua di Parma and forte_forte will take over the Alpemare Beach Club in Forte dei Marmi. The flight of butterflies and dragonflies design, which characterizes the collection, is printed on beach towels and the soft pillows that decorate the refined tents on the beach.

The design created by forte_forte for Acqua di Parma is also visible in the scented candles scattered in the lounge areas, the garden, and the restaurant. You can see the magical pictures in the slider above. I have the fragrance and it smells lemony and divine and it comes in the prettiest turquoise packaging that I have ever seen.

4. Michele Benjamin’s Bee

If you are looking for a cute gift for yourself or your loved ones this summer, maybe an intricate silver or gold pendant inspired by nature that will put a smile on your face in the morning… Michele Benjamin Jewellery offers just that. I chose to feature these sparkly pendants simply because I love their substantial size and the fact that they are handmade.

Michelle’s designs are inspired by the love of fine art and the natural environment, including bees, butterflies, angelfish, hummingbirds, tortoises, dragonflies, starfish, seahorses, and more. All of these forms add beauty and significance to the enrichment of the human experience. Michele equates forms found in nature to the timeless art that she observes in the great museums of the world. The bee, the company trademark, represents activity, industry, and creativity. Animal-themed designs in the collection contain symbolism that refers to strong, positive, earth origins.

All her jewelry is produced in New York City and is distinct in artistic quality because each piece is handcrafted with care in her studio. The jewelry gets noticed from a distance and people often remark about the “fun factor” of wearing the designs.

5. Louboutins

Poolside shoe essentials tend to be 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!

A nice pick are the latest brightly coloured pumps by Christian Louboutin such uplifting and pretty designs. The dizzying selection of bold colors, fabulous prints, are both carefree and elegant.

6. Heidi Klein Bikinis

It is no secret that Heidi Klein is my favorite swimwear brand. It is a combination of the cut and the quality that attracts me, as well as the ultra-stylish designs.

I consider myself a bikini connoisseur. It’s a funny thing to be an expert in, but a perk of traveling so much is the requirement to visit hotel pools looking stylish and not always wearing the same thing!

Heidi Klein’s bikinis are better than all my other bikinis because they fit so well. The fabric is cut on a real woman, is thick, so nothing embarrassing shows through or hangs out. Honestly, you can dive in or even slide into your resort pool wearing Heidi Klein, and your bottoms won’t be wooshed off, your top will stay secure, and you have no worries about the material ripping, marking, or pulling when you sit on a slightly uneven or rough pool edge (or rock on the beach, etc.).

Heidi Klein’s bikinis are reassuringly expensive and last a long time, forgive me if I want them to last more than one summer! Whatever you choose, be assured that you are buying one of the best, most stylish, and most robust bikinis on the market. Look cool by the pool in Heidi Klein!

7. Kid-safe headphones

A must-have for your holiday is headphones which are kid-safe that protect little ears from increasing tech exposure. These must-have headphone sets are the BuddyPhones® Cosmos+ wireless ANC kid-proof, kid-safe headphones. They come in Cool Blue, Rose Pink, Sun Yellow, Grey Matter, Deep Blue, and Snow White.

The new Cosmos+ wireless active noise-canceling headphones are great for kids to use from remote learning and in-school computer lessons to gaming, listening to music and watching videos, and, of course, taking on holiday!

With children now using technology for education as well as entertainment, the Cosmos+ provides a new level of protection for children’s hearing. Although noise-induced hearing loss cannot be reversed, it can be prevented by ensuring young ears are suitably protected. The best way to protect children from progressive hearing loss is to equip them with a pair of headphones that limits how loud the volume can go. Using a built-in, always-on sound-control circuit to cap the volume at levels recommended for children by the World Health Organization, BuddyPhones® are tailor-made for kids to be the toughest, safest sound solutions available.

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