Summer’s essentials travel companions
So you’ve packed your sun cream, flip-flops and shades, but what about lazy day entertainment and a fresh cossie? Daisy Allsup rounds up what not to forget on your packing list this season
A classic book
Pick a classic book set in the place you’re travelling to. The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa would be perfect for an Italian jaunt. It’s a wonderful and vivid story about the Prince of Salina and life in 19th-century Sicily during the Risorgimento.
Add a pop of colour and a spring to your step with a pair of linen shoes this summer. As well as their fabulous geranium and dark pink piping, these Flabelus shoes’ soles are made from recycled bicycle tyres.
A portable game
A small, transportable game is a must for any holiday. While away the hours as you enjoy an evening drink or wait for your flight with a round of Bananagrams, a brilliant word game that tucks neatly into your bag.
A gingham bikini
Channel a 1960s summer spent in St Tropez with this high-waisted gingham bikini in zesty orange. The place to find it, along with other retro beachwear, is Faithfull the Brand, where everything is inspired by the iconic Marianne Faithfull.