Summer-holiday

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Who else is planning their summer getaway from the frosty winter weather? Whether it’s a holiday to Hamilton Island or a big European adventure, it’s important to pack the essentials on any trip. We have partnered up with our friends at THE ICONIC to bring you some of the best options for summer travel. Don’t forget – orders over $50 are free. Happy shopping!

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June 19, 2015

10 Essentials For Any Summer Holiday

If you’re planning a getaway this summer, there are a list of things that you mustn’t forget for your travels – and no, we’re not talking about your passport or your boarding pass (although that’s also important!). Make sure you add the following items to your checklist before boarding the plane!

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SPF

It goes without saying that SPF is absolutely necessary, even if it’s not summer! The higher protection, the better. Try for an SPF 50+ since this means you won’t have to apply it as regularly throughout the day, plus you will avoid burning.

Moisturiser

The chlorine and sea water can dry-out even oily skin and leave it looking rough and flakey. Keep your skin hydrated every morning and night with a lightweight formula that sinks easily into the skin.

Razor

If you haven’t already waxed your legs before leaving, a razor is necessary for those touch-ups. Choose a small, travel-sized razor which fits into your carry-on luggage and will last the entire trip.

Face wipes

Keep your face feeling hydrated with a pack of face wipes in your beach bag. Not only are they great at removing excess dirt and makeup, but you can also clean your hands with them – without the use of water.

Sunglasses

Protect your eyes from the sun (and glare from the water) with a pair of stylish sunglasses. Don’t invest in an expensive pair since they’re likely to get scratched, lost in transit, or stolen!

Hat

A baseball cap or a wide-brim hat is a must-have to protect your face, neck and décolletage from the suns rays.

Swimsuit

Pretty obvious! Pack a few different swimsuits in your beach tote to have some variety in your outfits each day. This also means that you don’t have to wash your swimsuit every day after the beach.

Cover-up

A cover-up or loose dress for the beach is necessary for commuting back and forth all over town. Choose a dress which protects your skin from UV rays – it’s crucial!

Thongs

Thongs, flip-flops or sandals are essential if you’re travelling to and from the beach. Pebbled beaches are painful to walk on and you might need to swim in your sandals. Don’t get annoyed if they get wet from the sea water!

Cosmetics bag

Pack a small cosmetics bag into your tote and store your essentials such as makeup, phone and iPod. Most cosmetic bags are actually waterproof and won’t destroy your precious items inside.

Have we forgotten any other must-haves for the beach?

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June 15, 2015

Wanna go on a summer holiday with Brad and Jen?

Wanna go on a summer holiday with Brad and Jen?


Beauty in Gozo
It seems the popularity of the new Brad Pitt blockbuster movie Troy is giving an unexpected boost to tourism on the Mediterranean island of Gozo, Malta. Apparently Pitt and his Friends’ star wife Jennifer Aniston have been reported as visiting the island which is close to Malta where the soon-to-be-released Troy was filmed. Visitor numbers to Gozo have leapt nearly 30% in the last six months, pushing Malta/Gozo to fifth place in the top 10 villa holiday destinations table compiled by the Meon Villas holiday company in the UK. “Leisure breaks by the famous can really put a destination on the map. Just look at the impact of visits to Tuscany by Tony Blair and his family,” said Meon Villas managing director Jane Sheppard. Corfu topped the villas’ top 10, followed by Portugal’s Algarve area and France. Cyprus, which has experienced a 19% growth over the last year, has moved into the top 10 for the first time.

The top 10 villa holiday destinations, with 2003 positions in brackets, are:



The majestic island of Corfu
1.(1) Corfu, Greece – known for its hordes of celebrities in summer

2.(2) Algarve, Portugal – Cliff Richards has bought property in this beautiful area of the world.

3.(3) France – Just across the English Channel is this world of wine, cheese and secluded chateaus.



Glorious Menorca
4.(4) Menorca, Spain – Miles of pristine beaches.

5.(6) Malta/Gozo – Brad & Jen’s fave holiday location.

6.(5) Majorca, Spain – A favourite for Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffiths

7.(7) Lanzarote, Spain – Party central in the Canary Islands



A Tuscan villa
8.(8) Tuscany, Italy – Sting has his own vineyard in this beautiful area of Italy

9.(-) Cyprus – Third largest Mediterranean Island

10.(10) Crete, Greece – Jewel of the Greek Islands

Quick, book now as July and August are peak season in Europe and if you and 10 of your closest pals fancy a villa next to Brad and Jen?s then you?d better get a hop along!

May 25, 2004