Summer holidays are finally here, and plans to jet set off for some rest and relaxation are in the works; be it for a vacation, a destination wedding or just a weekend away.
Travelling can be very unglamorous with the long hours, exhaustion and dehydration. Planning is crucial in making travel stress free and fun. From stylish sunnies to the best sunscreen, here are a few of the things I’ll be packing in my cute carry on to ensure a fun and relaxing vacation.
Having a good carry all bag is essential on a long trip. My favorites are the ones that have a compartment for your laptop + ipad, with plenty of pockets to keep everything organized. Michael Kors makes a great Mac Book Tote, as does DVF which also comes in matching luggage.
I like my beach bag to be foldable, so I can roll it up in my luggage and unpack it at my destination. I’ll be bringing this super chic tote designed by Rag & Bone, exclusively for Holt Renfrew in support of Right to Play. It’s the perfect size to fit a beach blanket, a bathing suit, a book and all your other beach essentials.
Available at Holt Renfrew stores across Canada.
TOMS has recently launched their eyewear collection. TOMS is a One for One company, using business to improve lives. For every pair of TOMS sunglasses purchased, TOMS helps to restore sight to people in need. Together with Sight Giving Partners, they’ve helped restore sight to 200,000 people in 13 different countries.
TOMS sunglasses are available at TOMS.ca and at retailers across Canada.
The DKNY cashmere cozy is the ideal piece to have on a long trip. The name says it all, COZY ! Perfect to use as a sweater / blanket while in transit, and to layer over your summer clothes in the evening. The cozy is available in every colour & print imaginable. Even if you aren’t planning a trip this summer, it’s a must have in any fashionistas wardrobe.
Once you reached your sunny destination – a summer hat is required. I love these ones from JCrew - beach ready and oh so chic.
Airplanes, long travel days, and new climates can easily challenge your immune system. Taking an Emergen-C helps you stay healthy & hydrated.
One of my favourite things about being on vacation is catching up on my reading list. I can’t wait to dive into The Vacationers & #GirlBoss. Available at Chapters Indigo.
THE ONE AND ONLY
In her eagerly awaited new novel, beloved New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin returns with an extraordinary story of love and loyalty-and an unconventional heroine struggling to reconcile both.
An irresistible, deftly observed novel about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca.
The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashionit was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance.
NOT THE KIND OF GIRL
From the acclaimed creator, producer and star of HBO”s Girls comes a hilarious, wise (and extremely frank) series of dispatches from the frontlines of that epic struggle known as “growing up,” confirming Lena Dunham as one of the brightest and most original writers working today.
We recently got Skull Candy‘s Air Raid on the go speakers and they are fantastic! The Air Raid is designed with water resistant blue tooth speaker and 360 Degree sound. These portable speakers are ready to rock everywhere you go thanks to it’s wireless connectivity and drop-proof design. They are small, portable size doesn’t hinder the excellent sound quality. It also features a rechargeable battery (included) and lasts up to 14 hours on one charge. Perfect for camping and days by the lake.
Summer vacations call for sunscreen. Ombrelle is by far the best sunscreen on the market. It’s patented Mexoryl technology is the #1 recommended filter by Canadian Dermatologists. Ombrelle has a non-greasy and fast absorbing formulas that provide broad spectrum photostable protection against UVA & UVB rays.
Whatever you do this summer, whether you are globetrotting, road tripping or enjoying a simply staycation, have fun and enjoy the sunshine!