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Luxury travel treats: Summer essentials

Have you been enjoying the sunshine lately, or are you heading for sunnier climes? With Summer in full flow in many parts of the world right now, we’ve decided a round-up of luxury travel treats that has a focus on ‘Summer essentials’ would be rather fitting. With these ideas, you can have fun, stay cool and look good… it’s time to get ready for a glorious Summer! Tile Pro Series from Tile The Tile Pro Series is a one-of-a-kind line of Bluetooth trackers that includes two distinct products, Tile Style and Tile Sport. All users need to do is download the Tile app and attach the tracker to any device or item they don’t want to lose – keys, passport cases, luggage, water bottles, etc. With a waterproof design that’s durable and stylish, Tile gives people comfort in the knowledge about the whereabouts of their belongings and allows them to truly enjoy their vacation. Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 Protect and Perfect Duo from Josie Maran Enjoy sunny days without needing to apply makeup. This lightweight, translucent, chemical free sunscreen from Josie Maran is formulated with SunBoost ATB™ — a unique blend of antioxidants, skin-soothers, and hydrators — and skin-loving ingredients like pure argan oil, jojoba oil and green tea boost sun protection, while conditioning and nourishing the skin. Boardshorts from Old Bull Lee Old Bull Lee has been making premium men’s shorts and shirts, popular in Texas and the East Coast, since 2012. Their lightweight boardshorts are a newer creation; economically designed, and with a button-less fly, they have the ability to withstand hard wear in unforgiving environments. Using stylish colours and patterns, these boardshorts are particularly popular with surfers and swimmers, and come in a perfect length sitting just above the knee. Sandals from Third Oak Founded by CEO, Sara Irvani, a millennial on a mission to create eco-conscious, fashionable footwear that prevents further damage to the environment, Third Oak sandals are made from Microplast™, their own specially formulated, patented and recyclable blend of plastics, that is far more durable than the plastics used in other similar, mainstream sandals. All Third Oak’s sandals are 100% recyclable, bio-degradable and cruelty-free, manufactured ethically in their Atlanta, GA factory. Third Oak also has a program where you can send back your well-worn shoes and they will upcycle them into a new pair. QUITO satchel from EVVE Milano The QUITO satchel from EVVE Milano boasts a functional silhouette embellished with eyelet and stone patterns. The distinctive tones and dimensions enhance the tactile edge of this unique vegan handbag. Featuring a detachable strap, this bag can easily convert from satchel to crossbody in seconds, making it perfect for day or night. In addition, a convenient slit pocket runs along the front and back of the bag for easy access to all of your essentials. Adele and Adriana swimsuits from Afina London Conceived and designed in London, Afina‘s swimwear is meticulously crafted and hand-finished by highly skilled British artisans. With a dedication to catering to the differing forms of the female figure, their pattern cutters carefully research, develop and sample all their pieces to ensure full support, coverage and perfect fit. The Adele and Adriana swimsuits have a high-rise cut to draw attention to a slim waist. With ruched detailing and dramatic neckline, this piece creates the perfect silhouette. KeySmart Pro The KeySmart Pro is a minimalist key organizer with Tile Bluetooth tracking built-in that saves you pocket space and eliminates that annoying jingle of a bulky keyring. Not only can you use the Tile app to find your keys, but with the KeySmart Pro you can also use your keys to find your phone. The push of a button on the KeySmart Pro will light your phone up in the darkness, and if you still can’t find it, you can make the phone ring. Worried you won’t hear your phone that is on silent? Don’t be. The KeySmart Pro will turn the phone’s volume up to ensure you will hear it. Swimwear from Lilly & Lime Lilly & Lime swimwear is designed for women with bigger busts, D-cup and up. They offer a variety of underwire bikini top styles which support larger busts: full cup, balconette, underwire halter, bandeau and a tankini available in bra sizes ranging from 28D-40HH. The bikini brief styles include full brief, basic brief, high waisted brief, cut out brief and hipster tie are available in sizes 8-22. Lilly & Lime is based in Australia and offers free shipping worldwide. Vitamin E gel from Jo Malone This luxurious gel from Jo Malone moisturises dry, dehydrated or weathered skin. Contains Vitamin E, rich in anti-oxidants, which helps fortify the skin against the damaging effects of the environment. This uniquely soothing formula is one of Jo Malone’s favourites and can be combined with most other products to create countless benefits for the face, hands and feet. If you have a product you’d like to see featured in the ‘Luxury travel treats’ series on A Luxury Travel Blog, please contact us. We also post occasional gift round-ups. If you have a luxury travel product that you’d like to see featured in one of those, make sure you sign up on this mailing list in order to receive an alert when we are compiling the next one.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. These are some great travel essentials. I think it is so important that you included skincare and sunscreen as it is vital for any traveller. Remembering to look after yourself while you travel is the most important thing. The one piece is beyond stunning it looks so dramatic but wearable. I love the sound of the Bluetooth tile as well being able to track important valuables is fantastic.

  2. I’m always losing my phone. Sometimes it literally stops my day. My phone is my life. I can’t live without it. The KeySmartPro could revolutionise my life. Usually I lose my keys about once a week too … I need to get one NOW.

  3. Summer’s never over, well not for me anyway. I try to take three holidays between end of October and before Easter so that I can get some sun. For me summer wardrobe recommendations are never out of season.

  4. It’s always summer somewhere! And I’m always looking for summer. So, just after Christmas I’ll be packing my Third Oak sandals for my trip to Oman. I like to feel good when I’m packing my suitcase – so there be no ethical regrets as I put my sandals in the case.

    Strictly speaking it will be the depths of winter in Oman but at 28C it’ll seem like summer to me.

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