1: CHIC & COLOURFUL COVER-UPS
WITH summer just around the corner, it’s time to think about lightening up your beach bag or even brightening up a bathroom with some Euro-chic style.
Great for the beach – and perfect for the Christmas stocking – these 100 per cent linen and cotton Turkish peshtemal towels are just the ticket.
The peshtemal is a woven cloth used to cover the body in hamman or bath, and are a multi-purpose staple in Europe. And Freshwater Style has a fantastic range to choose from.
Use them as a beach towel, bath towel or pool towel, yoga blanket, sarong, scarf, picnic rug, tablecloth or anything else you can think of. Fast drying and super absorbent, they become softer with each use. Also known as sarongs in Asia, kikoys (east Africa), shukas (Africa) or foutas (Mediterranean), they will become the most chic multi-purpose item in your home this summer – plus they look good!
2: SUMMER SANDALS
IN my book, anything made by hand is pure luxury. But shoes and sandals are a whole other level. So to stumble upon these handmade Victoria Hampshire sandals from Positano has been a great find.
Victoria Hampshire is a Sydney girl who fell in love and married an Italian boy and together they have forged a wonderful life living part of the year in Sydney and the other on the Amalfi coast. When they’re not designing and styling boutique hotels and bars, Victoria is designing sandals and scoring the Italian countryside for great pieces to sell on her website.
I ordered three pairs of her sandals – the Gladiator (in the natural leather as above), the T-Bar in black and the Cross Ankle in silver. They’re all I’ll need for summer. To view the complete range go to www.victoriahampshire.com. But to place orders email Victoria direct on firstname.lastname@example.org