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Always wear sun screen: I am a true English rose (read I burn, easily);  but it’s not just about that, it’s all about safety and defence so everything in my beach bag is SPF 30+ and I never, ever, ever use anything but factor 50 on my face and chest (no one wants to look like their favourite handbag when they’re older). The Kiehl’s factor 50 is a god send, light enough to reduce congestion from my endless rounds of application, strong enough to protect my fair skin. I also love P20 with its amazing texture and Lancaster.

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Reading Material: I am wading my way through Kate Atkinson’s “A God in Ruins” after reading “Life After Life” which was one of those books that you put down and feel completely drained by, in a good way- mind blown.

Playlist: perhaps a hangover from my upbringing but in my opinion no trip to the beach is complete without listening to the best of The Beach Boys!

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Riviera Basket: a swish basket avec tassels, big enough to cram the thousands of things I bring to the beach, plus check out that palm frond lining.

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RayBan Aviator Classic Sunglasses: fitting for that Top Gun style beach volleyball session



Banyan & Kapalua bikini bottoms and tops: I love these Mikoh print bikinis in wave night, or coastal wave or palm tree… in fact can I have all three?

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Ikara Sandals, Ancient Greek Sandal Company: The classicist in me adores these sandals in platinum, Hermes himself would be jealous.
Tie-dye dress: Isn’t it tie-die for!? … Get it!?…


For the body

Perfume: on holiday I don’t tend to wear perfume during the day (a very wise woman once warned me against the harmful effects of alcohol on the skin in the sun) but this scent is perfect for taking through to an evening sipping cocktails. A deliciously exotic white floral it creates a slightly headiness with deep ylang ylang whilst retaining its lightness through green tones.
Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer: the perfect skin refresh to restore some dewiness, plus it smells amazing
Ultra Sun Overnight Summer Skin Recovery Mask: I am desperate to try this product, so desperate I might book a holiday just to try it.

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