After months of waiting and hoping for longer, sunnier days, summer has finally arrived, and luxury getaways to chic European beach destinations and quintessentially British picnics in the park await. After two years of lockdowns, summer 2022 is set to be one of the best we’ve had in a while, with festivals, sporting events and garden parties now well and truly back in our calendars, and we can’t wait to get our favourite designer attire on and splash some cash at some of the most opulent events coming up.
To get the most out of the season, it’s important to have all the essentials on hand to ensure that comfort and enjoyment are guaranteed. So here, we take a look at four of the biggest must-haves for this summer to see you through every occasion in style.
The picnic bag: Lifewit 15L 24 Cans Insulated Picnic Lunch Bag
If skipping off into a meadow filled with flowers or finding a privileged spot overlooking the ocean for a picnic is all you’ve been dreaming about of late, then treat yourself to a luxury picnic bag or cool box to ensure you can keep the champagne cool when doing so. The Lifewit insulated picnic lunch bag is perfect for eating al fresco, whether you’re going camping, travelling or simply setting up a blanket in your back garden, and has 15 litres of space. It also holds up to 24 cans of the cold stuff, and is made from high-density, water-resistant and dirtproof Oxford fabric for maximum durability and easy cleaning.
The designer sunglasses: The Classic Ray Ban Wayfarer
A seasonal fashion essential for both men and women, nothing has the power to inject a little glamour into a summer outfit quite like a statement pair of sunglasses. Keep your clothing simple – think laid-back neutrals and stripes in cotton and linen – and let your sunglasses do all the talking. A classic pair of Ray Ban Rounds or Wayfarers will never fail you, and not only will they look good, but you’ll also be protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays – opt for a polarised pair for maximum peace of mind.
The paddle board: Bluefin Mammoth 18’
Stand-up paddle boards became THE summer essential to be seen with during the pandemic, with many of us embracing the warm British weather and heading to the nearest beaches when international travel was a no-go.
With jetting off abroad still seemingly chaotic this year despite the easing of travel restrictions and testing rules, a luxury staycation may well be on the agenda once more – so treat yourself to a state-of-the-art, high-end board to see you through the season and give you the perfect excuse to stay active whilst soaking up those rays.
The Bluefin Mammoth 18’ is a great choice for families with children, at 550cm long and 153cm long, and with an impressive 500kg weight limit, can accommodate up to ten people. Suitable for any body of water, from lakes and rivers to the sea, it’s a purchase that’s guaranteed to help you make some memories, and fits easily into the included Bluefin backpack for easy transportation.
The cooling facial mist: Zelens Microbiota P3 Balancing Mist
Wearing a suitable SPF is paramount during the summer months, but all of that sun, sea and sand can still take its toll on your skin regardless and leave it feeling out of whack. The Zelens Microbiota P3 Balancing Mist is just the ticket for restoring balance, and is supercharged with a cocktail of potent pre-, pro- and post-biotics, as well as various peptides and fermented botanicals that will nurture your microbiome.
Dreamt up by leading plastic surgeon and skincare expert Dr Marko Lens, it’s a must to throw in your beach bag. Spritz liberally onto your face throughout the day whenever your skin starts to feel tight, uncomfortable or in need of a cooling refresh.