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Your summer checklist: what to take on your next day trip

Summer’s tantalisingly close and our thoughts are duly occupied with all things sun, sand, and seaside. With our best-of beach basics, you’ll be well and truly prepared for a day at the beach (naturally), the lake, or by the poolside. All you’ll need is the reading material.

A day at the beach

Start with a nautical-striped Comilla Beach Bag (1) to invoke the carefree vibes of a holiday on the French Riviera. (Congratulate yourself on the hardwearing and natural combination of cotton and jute!). Pop in a brightly-coloured and soft woven Tavira Beach Towel (2) for hours of reclining comfort. Plus, a multi-coloured beach towel looks great against all skin complexions. Keep your reclining towel dry and your skin protected with the Sayada Hammam Towel (3) (because one towel is never enough, and it perfectly complements its thicker counterpart!).

Weekend essentials

Lakeside lounging

With its oversized tote design, the Barguna Beach Bag (4) lives well beyond its name, and is perfect if you want to pack just a few things more… For long lake lounging, the Saldanha Picnic Blanket (5) is just the thing. Bright, padded, and waterproof-backed, it’s ‘the’ accessory for the season. In a matching of pure cotton, the Cesme Hammam Towel (6) dries you gently.

By the pool

Bold and elegant, the block-coloured Comilla (7) is the perfect reserved sign for your deckchair while you’re taking a dip. Continue to turn heads with the Oleiros Beach Towel (8). Patterned and striking, it’s a unique frame for a deckchair sunbathe. Anti-stress and beautifully breathable, wrap up in a pure linen Cuaio Bathrobe (9) and treat your skin to this gorgeous natural fibre.

And, as always, make sure you take your favourite pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes, SPF sunscreen for safe bronzing, and a stylish hat to keep your head cool.

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