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10 Useful Travel Hacks For Your Upcoming Beach Vacation

Last Updated on 1st March 2022 The sound of waves crashing, gentle ocean breeze, refreshing cocktails, and the feeling of the sun on your skin. Is there anything better than a dreamy beach vacation? If you plan to visit a coastal town for your next vacation, it’s time to start planning. A little bit of preparation can mean the difference between a relaxing vacation and a nightmare trip filled with sunburns and other mishaps.  In this post, we’re sharing travel tips for your upcoming beach vacation. Let’s dive in. Don’t Forget Sunscreen We cannot emphasize enough the importance of wearing sunscreen. After all, you don’t want to spend your break dealing with a painful sunburn. In addition to sunscreen lotion, you should also carry a sunscreen spray, which is easier to apply on hard-to-reach areas. Moreover, make sure you are reapplying every two hours. Pack Other Protective Products Apart from your skin, you also need to protect your hair. Direct and prolonged exposure to the sun can discolor and damage your hair. We suggest wearing a hat as well as applying a leave-in conditioner to keep your hair hydrated. Additionally, remember to pack anti-UV sunglasses. Pre-Plan Outfits Do you tend to overpack? Packing too many unnecessary things makes the unpacking process time-consuming as well as may cost you extra baggage fees. Instead, you should pre-plan your outfits for every day of the trip. This will help you avoid bringing things you don’t need. Get Comfortable Footwear Don’t subject yourself to agonizing blisters by wearing cheap rubber flip flops. Purchase high-quality footwear that you can comfortably wear on the beach and around town. Book a Vacation Home Why stay in a tiny hotel room when you can unwind in spacious vacation homes? Skip conventional accommodations and consider booking vacation homes on […]

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The Best Beaches Near London – These Hidden Gems Will Make Your Jaw Drop!

Last Updated on 17th February 2022 If you’re looking for a beach getaway that’s not too far from London, there are plenty of great options to choose from. From dramatic seaside cliffs to wide stretches of sandy beaches, these coastal destinations offer something for everyone. Here’s our list of the best beaches near London! 1. Camber Sands, Sussex Camber Sands is one of England’s best beaches and you can reach it with just a 40-minute journey down the coast on the train from London. It has plenty to offer families including safe swimming waters, kite-flying, and paddleboarding opportunities. The beach is huge, stretching up to four miles long, but it never feels overcrowded. There are also cafes, pubs, and shops to keep you occupied back on dry land. 2. Botany Bay, Kent If the weather looks like it’ll bring rain instead of sunshine consider a trip to this beach near Broadstairs, Kent. At high tide, the sea meets the cliff-tops at Newcastle Gap creating a sheltered natural swimming pool to play in. 3. Ruislip Lido, West London It’s not necessarily one of the best beaches in the country but worth mentioning because it’s right on your doorstep! The lido is only 6 minutes away from Ruislip station in West London. It has an open-air pool, which is the biggest in Europe. 4. Frensham Beach, Surrey Surrounded by trees and hills, Frensham’s beauty is only enhanced by the fact it’s located on a private estate. You’ll need to pay for car parking as there’s no public transport to the beach. Parking goes on for miles. A beautiful place to spend the day, Frensham Beach is arguably one of Surrey’s finest. 5. Whitstable Beach, Kent Whitstable is nicknamed ‘the jewel of east Kent’ and this award was justified when it was named the […]

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What To Wear To A Beach Destination Wedding?

Last Updated on 21st March 2020 We love weddings. Even better, we love beach destination weddings. For starters you get to see your loved ones wed in a dreamy location, plus the much needed break is always welcome. But it’s always tricky deciding what to wear and what to pack. Well, we’ve decided to tackle the first dilemma – what to wear. A maxi dress always works well, especially when paired with statement jewellery by designers such as Yossi Harari. Alternatively opt for a jumpsuit or turn heads in a sexy printed mini dress. Whether you’re in the mood for a maxi, a jumpsuit, or want to keep it cool in a short dress, here’s three gorgeous options (if you’re lucky enough to have a destination wedding on the horizon). The fail-safe maxi dress   [show_lookbook_widget id=”391748″]   The Statement Jumpsuit  [show_lookbook_widget id=”391749″]   The Sexy Mini   [show_lookbook_widget id=”391750″]   [Image]

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Thailand’s Best Mainland Beaches

Last Updated on 20th April 2018 As if straight from a postcard, Thailand’s beaches are synonymous with sugar-white sands, azure waters and swaying palms. Whether you want to relax among tropical scenery or party until the early hours, there’s certainly no shortage of glorious shorelines. While most tourists flock to the south islands, the mainland has just as much to offer for those seeking their fill of sun, sand and sea. Here’s a round-up of Thailand’s best mainland beaches. Pattaya Beach, Pattaya If you’re looking to experience the famous party scene first-hand head to Pattaya on the eastern Gulf Coast. Due to the selection of appealing beaches and vibrant nightlife, the city is one of the most popular places to stay in Thailand, especially with the young, raucous crowd. The busiest strip is the crescent-shaped Pattaya Beach, offering palm-fringed sands and a range of thrilling watersports including paragliding and windsurfing. There’s also plenty of opportunities for beachside browsing in the nearby shops and numerous seafront restaurants dotted along the adjacent Beach Road. Railay Beach, Krabi Known for its idyllic scenery, Railay Beach is a true tropical paradise. Although technically on a peninsula, the beach is only accessible by a 20-minute long-tail boat ride from Krabi due to the towering limestone cliffs that prevent access from the mainland. Thanks to the area’s remote location and lack of roads it has all the trappings of a desert island escape with its pristine shoreline, clear waters and lush jungle backdrop. Lazy days here can be spent digging your toes into powder-soft sand, kayaking around hidden lagoons, rock climbing scenic crags and sipping cocktails in bamboo beach huts. Khao Lak Beach, Khao Lak Home to a handful of quiet resort villages dotted along Thailand’s west coast, Khao Lak offers more laid-back beach scenes compared to the […]

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The Top 7 Beach Holiday Destinations Everyone Must Visit

A perfect beach is enough to take even the most seasoned traveller’s breath away, and these top seven will do little to displease anyone. In a variety of locations across the world, they encompass what is truly great about great beaches – stunning sand, clear water, amazing locations and fantastic experiences. 1. Porto Da Barra, Salvador, Brazil Perfectly located at the entrance of the Baia de Todos os Santos (or the All Saints’ Bay), the Porto da Barra is a beautiful and picturesque beach in a city steeped in history. Colonial forts, whitewashed churches and old stone walls all help create a setting deserving of Brazil’s oldest city. As the beach is located in a bay the water is really clean, perfectly clear and awe-inspiringly calm. With its west-facing location, it’s also the perfect place to relax and enjoy some breath-taking and idyllic sunsets. 2. Little Palm Island, Florida, USA Off the south Florida coastline is a stunning collection of islands, including Little Torch Key. And just slightly further south away from this island is the exclusive and isolated resort of Little Palm Island. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, unlike the main islands which are connected by the Overseas Highway, the fantastic sandy white beaches are populated by coconut palm trees and colonial British-style bungalows. Guests are welcomed to the secluded island with tropical punch and even get their names carved in wooden plaques on the door to their bungalows. Lacking any modern distractions like phones or TVs, Little Palm Island is designed to be a taste of the South Pacific just off the Florida coast. 3. Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles The Seychelles, located east of mainland Africa in the Indian Ocean, is home to Anse Source d’Argent with its stunning pale pink beaches – one of […]

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3 Best Beach Breaks for a Girls’ Holiday

Last Updated on 7th June 2017 Are you wondering where to go for a girls’ holiday this year? Well, if it’s a beach holiday you’re after, you have plenty of destinations to choose from. Whether it’s a picture-perfect bay in the Mediterranean or sandy shore in sunny Spain, there’s certainly somewhere you can all agree on visiting… Lanzarote For a holiday infused with history, art and culture (as well as a beautiful beaches and delicious cocktails), why not consider Lanzarote? The weather is fantastic owing to the fact the island is located off the west coast of Africa, so expect brilliant blue skies, wall to wall sunshine and breath-taking beaches, as well as lots of restaurants and bars for memorable nights out. Lanzarote is the perfect break for a girls’ holiday if your group is interested in the great outdoors, as the island has some incredible natural wonders to see. For instance, head to the centre of the island to explore the volcanic landscape with steam billowing out of boreholes, or go for a horse riding day at Rancho Texas. You can book a camel ride across the the Martian-like landscape in Timanfaya National Park stopping off to cook your lunch together over red-hot fissures. Don’t leave without checking out Papagayo: this white sandy beach is sheltered by cliffs and is said to be the most beautiful beach in Lanzarote in the south of the island, so hire a car or choose a hotel in nearby Playa Blanca to drink in the views at sunset. Ibiza Of course there’s a tranquil, peaceful side of the island, but if you and the girls love a good party, head straight to the resorts Ibiza is famous for. Buy tickets for the best clubs on the island (they’re world-renowned and worth visiting at least […]

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Top Picks: Beachwear On A Budget

Last Updated on 6th July 2015 If you’re going on holiday this season, or perhaps you just want to lap up the rare British sun that’s finally revealing itself, then you’ll need a new summer wardrobe. Here you’ll discover gorgeous beachwear that’ll have you looking fashion-forward whilst soaking up the sun, and you won’t even have to spend a fortune! It’s all very well putting on a bikini and heading to the beach with a towel draped over you, however, it doesn’t gain you any brownie points in the fashion stakes. If you want to look like you were born to be on the beach, be sure to kit yourself out in these seaside essentials. A kimono flaunts an effortlessly chic look that is functional but fashionable. Fancy taking a walk further up the beach to get an ice cream? Forget trying to squeeze your sticky body into sand-covered shorts, simply throw on a kimono and you’ll be good to go. Clockwise from left: Short Kimono | Nautical Band Floppy Hat |Halterneck Bikini Set, Go for bold and you’ll no doubt turn heads on the beach. This raspberry number is fun, feminine and on trend for SS15. And don’t forget a sunhat. It’s unlikely you’ll forget to smother your skin in sun lotion, but your scalp needs protection too. This nautical band floppy hat will shield you from the sun whilst also providing you with a stylish accessory. Clockwise from left: Crochet Jumper Vest | Printed Sunglasses |Printed Denim Shorts |  Gladiator Style Wedge Sandals When you’re not on the sand, what can you wear whilst you’re exploring your holiday destination, or walking off your lunch in the glorious sun? Shorts are the way forward. Why? Well, you get to show off those pins of yours whilst also maximising your […]

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How To Enjoy A Stress-free Beach Vacation In Ireland

Last Updated on 23rd June 2014 Ireland has some superb beaches such as Brittas Bay, Inch Strand, Bettystown, and Baginbun Head. This can be the perfect destination if you are looking for a break from the hassles of daily life, but you need to plan this holiday correctly in order to create a truly relaxing experience. Here are just a few ideas for how you can get the most out of this type of getaway. Find the Best Irish Holiday Deals It is hard to relax if you are worried about how much the trip is costing you. Late deal holidays are practical options for beach bums and globetrotters who want to have an Ireland beach vacation that is unlike any other. You will be pleased to find that beach holidays in this part of the world can be very affordable, and this means you may even be able to go more than once a year. Put on Your Walking Shoes and Go Exploring Most of these beaches are long enough so you can have a decent stroll, but it can also be nice to do a bit of walking in the local area as well. If you are visiting Inch Stand you’ll find plenty of decent walks in the Dingle area, there are also some trials in the area around most of the other beaches. The nice thing about walking that is great for your mind as well as your body – it is one of the best stress-busters around. Play Some Games on the Beach You don’t have to be lying down in order to relax on a beach holiday, and you can significantly boost your enjoyment by playing some games in the sand. Traditional favourites would include playing Frisbee, beach football (or beach Gaelic if you want […]

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Sicily’s best beach holidays revealed!

Last Updated on 27th May 2014 The sun may be shining uncharacteristically bright here in London this morning, but that doesn’t mean we want to spend our entire summer here. Much like the majority of the nation, we want to go on a sumptuous beach holiday within the next few months – after all, nothing says relaxation better than sitting on the sand and watching the waves crashing in front of you – although we’re pretty overwhelmed with choice when it comes to location. And we know we’re not alone, either! When it comes to holidays, whatever the reason or occasion, you could do a lot worse than heading to Sicily, as there’s something there for everyone. Whether you want to climb rocks, scuba dive, or simply soak up the rays undisturbed, you’ll certainly find it in Sicily. Diving and snorkelling enthusiasts should head to Favignana or Ustica (which you can see beautiful teaser pics of in the infographic created by soloSicily), while wine connoisseurs would feel right at home at Saline di Marsala. If you want a little bit of adventure along with your relaxing holiday, why not visit Scala dei Turchi? The rocky cliff is situated between two gorgeous sandy beaches, and those semi-fluent in Italian will have already guessed that it’s accessible via a “staircase” formation of rocks. A great thing to do if you’re bored of sitting on a sun lounger all day and want to work for your tan! If you don’t like the hustle and bustle of busy tourist areas, we’d strongly suggest booking somewhere to stay at the small but very characteristic Macari. The seaside village only has around 200 inhabitants, so you’ll be able to soak up the rays and the culture in peace. Which Sicilian beach holiday will you choose?

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Three Reasons Why You Need To Have A Beach Vacation

Last Updated on 2nd April 2014 City breaks are great. Skiing trips can be a lot of fun. Hiking through the countryside is a holiday of choice for many. However, beach vacations still remain as popular as ever and – even if you have not been on one in a while – they still hold plenty of allure. Of course, beach-based holidays are the mainstay break for many families with younger children, because kids enjoy them so much. Nevertheless, if you thought that beach holidays where behind you, then think again. There are still plenty of reasons why you should go on one now. The Choice Of Resorts Resorts with good beaches are, generally speaking, set up for holidaymakers. Late deals can help you achieve your dream beach vacation and save money along the way. If you search for bargains and last minute deals for resorts that are not on the coast, then your options are much more limited. Because beach holidays are popular, you tend to get the benefits of the economy of scale that go with them. That is not to say that beach holidays are uniformly cheap and cheerful. Across the range, from luxury hotels and villas to self-catering accommodation, beach resorts tend to offer better value for money in a wide range of locations than, for example, city breaks do. Relaxation For many, the whole point of a beach vacation is that it affords the best opportunity to relax. Sure, if you have kids with you then holidays are rarely as laid back as when you are on your own. However, a good beach with safe waters where little ones can play is ideal for parents to relax. You can kick back and soak up some sun on the beach whilst the children play in the […]

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen expand fashion empire with BeachMint stake

Last Updated on 8th October 2013 Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen already have a pretty large bank account thanks to their numerous fashion projects including The Row and Elizabeth and James, but that doesn’t mean they’re stopping there. The Olsen twins, who if you may remember won the 2012 CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award, are expanding their fashion empire as they have just purchased a small stake in Beachmint, the company they co-founded back in 2011. California-based e-commerce company Beachmint.com covers the very popular JewelMint, IntiMint, ShoeMint, BeautyMint, HomeMint and StyleMint. “In our expanded roles as co-chairs of the advisory board, Ashley and I will work closely with BeachMint’s management team in this strategic phase of growth to establish the Mint brands as the leading online destination for all things fashion,” Mary-Kate said. We look forward to seeing what’s in store under the Beachmint umbrella! [WWD]

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British holidaymakers reveal their biggest beach bugbears

Last Updated on 27th June 2013 You might think your highly anticipated beach holiday is exactly what the doctor ordered; sun, sea, a cheeky cocktail… paradise, right? Wrong! Although a beach holiday can indeed be relaxing, it doesn’t come without its annoyances. Leading online travel agent On the Beach conducted a survey of over 16,000 British holidaymakers to find out what ticked them off on the beach, and the results were pretty interesting! Unsurprisingly, beach sellers came top of the list as the number one biggest bugbear (after all, we don’t want our precious tanning time interrupted, do we?), with littering, smoking and loud music respectively following. We definitely don’t want other people’s cigarette smoke or chocolate bar wrappers flying in our faces while sunbathing, and it looks like the Brits surveyed felt the same way. Nice to know we’re all on the same page. What else did the survey reveal then? 9% of people surveyed said that bugs ruined their beach experience, while only 1% said that nudity bothered them, which we actually find quite surprising considering our conventional prudish nature. “We are renowned as a nation of prudes, especially compared to some of our more liberal European neighbours, yet our results show that Brits are no longer offended by nudity, so it would seem this stereotype is somewhat obsolete,” said Alistair Daly, Chief Marketing Officer at On the Beach. So that’s annoying “things” out the way, what about annoying “people”? Who did the Brits surveyed find the most irritating? It turns out they were quite hard on themselves, as one in four found holidaymakers from the UK the most annoying nationality of traveller in-resort. Only one in ten Brits pointed the finger at the Germans, and even fewer blame was directed at the French. “The results also suggest […]

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Top 10 Beach Reads of 2013

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 There is no greater pleasure known to mankind than to chill out on a sun-kissed beach in the company of a good book. That’s not just our opinion, it’s a cold, hard fact. A great beach read can be come from pretty much any genre, from quality drama to travel, though maybe leave the likes of Albert Camus and Edgar Allen Poe at home on the shelf to avoid turning your summer holiday mindset into one of sheer existential anguish or creeping fear. It’s your holiday we’re talking about here, and it’s obviously important to make an effort to read what you love in your precious free time, but if you’re a little stuck this summer, cast your eyes over the following rundown of some of the best beach reads whose pages will be curling up under the sun’s rays this summer, and if you haven’t booked that holiday yet, head over to Cosmos and sort it out sharpish: 10. George Saunders – Tenth of December: If there was ever a form of writing best suited to a short summer break it’s the short story, and the art currently has no greater exponent than Saunders, who imagines surreal dystopias through his prose. 9. Nadeem Aslam – The Blind Man’s Garden: This beautifully written post-9/11 fable is the thinking holidayer’s pick for a soulful, serious read. 8. Kate Atkinson – Life After Life: Atkinson is currently one of the UK’s favourite authors and for good reason – she presents the big questions in an accessible and manageable form. How very British! 7. Rupert Thompson – Secrecy: What could make for a better beach read than Secrecy, with its sizzling combination of Intelligence and sex in 17th Century Italy? 6. Neil Gaiman – The Ocean at […]

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Lauren Conrad is a Miami beach babe for Marie Claire US July

Last Updated on 12th June 2013 July is pretty much the height of summer, so who better to front a summer fashion glossy than all-American beach babe, Lauren Conrad? Lauren was shot by Regan Cameron for Marie Claire US’s July issue, and she’s making us ever-so-slightly green-eyed. Her flawless blonde locks, her ability to rock that edgy fringe, her endless stems, her golden glow, and the sunshine in the Miami background all contribute to our all-round jealousy. Have we left anything out? Oh yes – the Fausto Puglisi dress she is wearing on the cover is something pretty special too. LC chats to the mag about all sorts of fun subjects, in particular her ‘The Little Market’ e-commerce site which is launching with her friend and Human Rights Watch advocate Hannah Taylor Skvarla this September. “We’ve been to Bali and El Salvador and Africa and India and Nepal,” she said. “Hannah is good about educating me about not just the beautiful places we go to but also the issues people there face. I think when you’ve been fortunate, you have a moral obligation to do things for others.” Well said, Lauren. Click here to read more snippers from her interview.

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Natalia Vodianova is beach babe perfection for Etam SS13 ads

Last Updated on 1st April 2013 If you need a legitimately good reason to put down all the chocolate Easter eggs this Bank Holiday Monday, this picture of Natalia Vodianova in her swimming suit should do the trick… The stunning supermodel is looking gorgeous and glowing while modelling the spring/summer 2013 collection of swimwear from French brand Etam. She was photographed by Benoit Peverelli, and is the epitome of “beach babe perfection” with her tousled sun-kissed locks and bronzed skin. This isn’t the first time Natalia has fronted ad campaigns for the brand, and we doubt it’ll be the last time either. Who wouldn’t want to see more of this face and body season after season?

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What to pack for a British beach break?

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Got a humble British beach break lined up, and having packing issues? Well, we can’t blame you really, thanks to the schizophrenic weather Great Britain has been (permanently) blessed with. But we’re not losing hope in the heat wave! Cornwall, Sussex or the Isle of Wight – wherever your beautiful beach calling may be for a summer pit stop; grab some beachwear inspiration from our Brit beach break style edit. We can’t promise tropical weather, but we can promise a head-turning wardrobe that’ll ensure you look stylish and stay comfortable lazing on the sandy shores! 1. Juicy Couture Sailor girl bandeau swimsuit, £151 2. Elvira Dress, £182 3. Zeya Embroidered Bag by Star Mela, £66 4. Limited Edition 24ct Gold Vermeil Aura Chakra Bracelet by Daisy Jewellery, £86 5. Camel Classic Pump by Superga, £40 6. Linda Farrow Matthew Williamson painted-rim sunglasses, £250 7. Ankle Length Silk Printed Pant by DKNY, £135 8. KG by Kurt Geiger Matilda sandals, £49 9. Love Me Tender Ring by Phoebe Coleman, £115 10. Issa Gold Plate And Silver Dove Ring by Lola Rose, £20 11. Kylie Top, £58

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Budget vs Bank Breaking beach beautiful style!

Last Updated on 19th October 2013 Blew your budget on a holiday with breathtaking views and cocktails on tap, and now you’re fretting about the lack of stylish pieces in your suitcase? Or maybe your getaway was bargain and now you want to splurge on an all-eyes-on-me holiday wardrobe, but stuck for ideas? Well you’re in the right place, because you won’t want to check in until you haven’t checked out our pick of beautiful beach buys to suit every budget! If you want to make a serious statement when sunbathing on the sand but haven’t quite got the cash to splash, then our budget beach beautiful buys are perfect. Check out that nifty bikini beach set from Stylistpick; talk about killing three (fashion) birds with one easy click! Or if the money gods are being generous, and you’ve got enough loose change leftover to warrant a holiday wardrobe to rival Kim Kardashian’s, then our blowout beach buys will ensure you’re suitably kitted out to watch the sunset on the beach, A-lister style. BUDGET 1. Safiyah bikini beach set, £40, Stylistpick; 2. Red knitted playsuit cover up, £26, Topshop; 3. Kenway stripe wide brim sun hat, £45, Reiss; 4. DVF 1974 Printed beach towel, £88 £61, Matches; 5. Felix Snake Mix Sandals, £40, Topshop BANK BREAKERS 1. Thierry Colson Eva floral cotton dress, £445, Matches; 2. M Missoni printed swimsuit, £385£173.25; 3. Alexander McQueen Woven leather sandals. £750 £375, The Outnet; 4. L Farrow X Charlotte Olympia Feather sunglasses, £237, Matches; 5. Maison Michel ‘Destroyed’ woven straw sun hat, £370, Browns; 6. Snake tote, £50, Kurt Geiger; 7. Maslin Zebra hide towel with leather holster, £240, Browns

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Beachwear for your body shape: Inverted triangle

Last Updated on 8th April 2020 Also known as the ‘strawberry’ shape, body shapes do somewhat resemble a complicated fruit cocktail at times (pardon the pun). If your frame is relative to a punnet of the Wimbledon favourite then you have an inverted triangle or ‘V’ shaped body: broad shoulders, large bust with narrower hips. The key to dressing an inverted triangle shape is to create balance between your upper torso and lower body. Keep to bikini bottoms with brighter colours and

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Beachwear for your body shape: Pear

Last Updated on 1st April 2015 So we’ve covered the apple and rectangle body shapes. Now on to the pear. Pear-shaped girls should try and draw attention to their top half. Bikinis with plain bottoms and patterned tops are ideal. It may be worth buying bikini tops and bottoms separately if you unable to find a set.  Alternatively, asymmetric swimming costumes work well to draw attention away from bottom halves and draw the eye upwards. Here are our top picks… 1. Adidas by Stella McCartney Palm Print Bikini, £70 £45, available at Mytheresa. 2. Bossamare One-shoulder Swimsuit, £113 £56, available at My-wardrobe. 3. Vibrant sarongs and breezy beach-wrap skirts can also be a pear-shaped girl’s best friend. Beyonce and Kim Kardashian never hits the beach without theirs! Diane Von Furstenberg Sarong, £216 £108, available at Matches.

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Beachwear for your body shape: Rectangle body shape

Last Updated on 1st April 2015 So we’ve covered the Apple body shape. Now for the rectangle. For the leaner ladies sporting a ‘surfboard’ physique, save for bosoms and the illusion of a derrière; welcome to the rectangle shaped world. Yours is the figure most women want, albeit you crave J-Lo-esque curves to avoid looking uncannily like the latest Royal family addition. Rectangle shapes are by far the least difficult for beach dressing. Your lean, muscular build and longer legs look fantastic in racy bikinis and sexy swimsuits. You do, however, have  a less defined waist, but with the right pieces a perfect silhouette can be created which accentuates your naturally athletic or ‘boyish’ shape to give the illusion of a more curvaceous frame. The key with rectangle body shapes is to define the waist to give the illusion of a fuller top and bottom half. Create emphasis on the bust and hips by opting for bikins in bolder prints; add ruffles for volume and taper at the waist to create a more defined silhouette. Take your pick from our curve creating top pieces to hit the beach in… Marc by Marc Jacobs ruffle bandeau bikini, £170 £109, available at mytheresa.com   Zimmerman Titanium copycat silk playsuit, £189 £94, available at my-wardrobe.com Zimmerman Sapphire copycat ruched corset one piece, £234 £140, available at my-wardrobe.com   Tibi paisley ruffle maxi dress, £540, £270, available at my-wardrobe.com                      Zimmerman Ebony rose print triangle bikini, £149 £74, available at my-wardrobe.com

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Beachwear for your body shape: Apple

Last Updated on 1st April 2015 Beachwear suited to your body shape is just as much a pressing matter as Kate Middleton’s next (diplomatically chosen) fashionable ensemble. Getting it right when it comes to body-baring season is essential as undoubtedly you want to look your best in the summer sun.  Therefore, it’s important to know what we sartorially click with – but this may not always agree with our body types. If your shape suspiciously resembles the said fruit (read: larger bust, broad shoulders, narrower hips with a less defines waist), following our beachwear guideline below with our top picks for your shape will have you boat party-bikini ready quicker than your passion fruit caipirinha arrives! The key to dressing an apple shape is creating balance by drawing attention away from the heavier, top half of your body. Opting for under wired bikini tops ensures fantastic support and lift for the bust area. Avoid halter-neck bikini tops as they risk making shoulders appear wider than they are, instead opting for thicker straps. Wrap-dresses provide a refreshing take on cover-ups and are easily adjustable for a looser, or a more defined look. Opt for brightly-hued or boldly printed, highwaisted bikini bottoms for maximum attention on your lower half and also seek out swimsuit options with stomach flattering, built-in shape control. Missoni Vermont Shorts, £335 £235, available at mytheresa.com   DVF Najah crochet wrap mini sundress, £182, £109, available at my-wardrobe.com Heidi Klein Nassau black bow bikini, £192, £96, available at my-wardrobe.com   DVF Zane highwaisted bikini bottoms pants, £103 £51, available at my-wardrobe.com   Norma Kamali polka dot bandeau bikini with high waisted bottoms, £290, available at Browns.

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What to wear to a summer wedding: beach

Last Updated on 6th May 2011 So you’ve skipped traditional weddings and country caboodles in favour of a boho beach wedding (lucky you), but you’ll need a sweet style to stand out in the sand. Beach weddings are the perfect excuse to relax in summer’s favourite floaty dresses and fluid fabrics whilst soaking up the sun, but don’t get too carried away on the cocktails just yet – your outfit needs to pack a punch. We’ve had a scout around some of our favourite shops to find the perfect beach-friendly outfit that’s both practical and unashamedly pretty for wowing against the waves. See below for our top picks that’ll have you looking beautiful beach-side…   A maxi dress will become your best friend at a beach wedding, and you’re in luck, because you’ll be spoilt for choice this season. We love M Missoni’s halterneck maxi – its fluid fabric in the label’s signature weave is super luxe, and the slightly sheer section below the knee is an especially chic touch. M Missoni Halter Neck Weave, £537, available at my-wardrobe.com. BUY NOW!   The beach is no place for heels, so opt for sumptuous jewelled sandals for goddess-like glamour. Day Birger et Mikkelsen’s chalk sandals are understated with a devilishly decadent streak. Day Birger et Mikkelsen chalk embellished sandals, £169, available at my-wardrobe.com. BUY NOW!   A woven beach bag is ideal for weddings on the sand to stash all those extra essentials (a clutch and wedges for later), but you might want to avoid usual raffia styles – they’ll snag your dress no end. Instead, opt for woven leather for a luxe look that still nods to the sea. French Connection Anahita shoulder bag, £115, available at French Connection. BUY NOW!   A statement stack of bracelets all you’ll need […]

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Beach body beautiful in a sachet

Last Updated on 1st April 2015 Are you starting to worry about the summer weather? You just know that it means bikinis, swimsuits and super short shorts. So how many of you are planning a quick fix diet? Perhaps eating two bowls of cereal a day or drinking some form of maple syrup, pepper concoction? I thought as much, as women we can’t help but be lured into the quick fix solution, when we know that really the only solution is exercise and healthy eating. Because it is the summer you can expect another influx of diet plans and detox serums to hit our shelves. But one that has been making waves in the beauty world is Rodial’s skinny beach sticks. Because Rodial is a well-respected beauty brand and has created some miracle workers it did grab my attention.

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Chanel Diamond Beach Jelly Sandals. Would you buy them?

Last Updated on 30th June 2008 Would you pay $345 for a pair of rubber sandals? Presuming your answer is no…neither would I. Well, that’s how much you’d have to shell out for these jelly diamond beach sandals by Chanel (recently spotted on Cameron Diaz). O.K I get it, its Chanel, its embellished with a jewel and If you wore these babies on the beach you’d seriously be strolling in style. But honestly I’d rather invest the money in a

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It’s Beach Time: Cute Cover-Ups

When I think of vacation, an image of the beach and clear blue waters comes to mind. It doesn’t get much better than laying out by the ocean (with loads of SPF on of course) with a good book in one hand and a daquiri in the other. Now that it’s officially beach season, I’m on the search for a couple of cute caftans to throw into my suitcase as cover-ups.

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Winter Sun Beach Chic

Last Updated on 24th October 2021 In preparation for my own escape to the sun this winter I have been searching London high and low in pursuit of the perfect holiday wardrobe – no mean feat whilst still in the depths of winter. Ever the fashionista I am, taking inspiration from the Spring/Summer 07 catwalks, coveting neon brights teamed with creamy caramels a-la-Christopher Kane, whilst shimmery pale gold and light-as-air chiffons will come into their own with a golden tan. Braving the changing room after a Christmas season of serious indulgence is never a pleasant task, so the shopping destinations need to be all the more special to ease the struggle. For pure ambiance and experience, I head to Notting Hill, where my favourites are top-end boutiques Heidi Klein and Pistol Panties. Pistol Panties bikinis never fail to make you feel and look like a fifties starlet , concealing and revealing in all the right places. The appropriately named ‘Kate’ style is top of my wishlist – the sparkly gold is very Princess Leia, especially when teamed with a Melissa Odabash kaftan from Heidi Klein. This one-stop holiday shop’s style is more pared-down beach chic, but the experience is no less spoiling. As well as a magnificent selection of bikinis by the likes of Missoni, the in-house beauty salon will buff manicure and tan you so that you’re well and truly ready for the sun. If you can’t make it to Notting Hill my best advice is to shop online where websites like www.figleaves.com have an infinite selection and www.Cocobay.co.uk has a free returns policy and stocks hip Aussie brands Seafolly and Moontide. For those on the other side of the Atlantic, www.shopbop.com is the only way to go – snap up a hot pink Diane Von Furstenburg Beach or […]

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8 Tips to Have the Trip of a Lifetime in Australia

Last Updated on 9th September 2022 Are you thinking about planning a trip to Australia? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the latest figures from the Australian census in 2016, over 1.6 million international travelers called Australia home for at least five months of that year. And it’s not difficult to see why. If you’re already daydreaming about exploring the land down under, we have some excellent news: Australia is an exceptional destination for all travelers. From its stunning natural beauty and thriving cities to its rich history and outdoor adventure opportunities, this country has something for everyone. Whether you are traveling as part of a group or looking forward to traveling solo and meeting new people along the way, here are eight tips that will help your travel experience in Australia be fun and stress-free: Research Before You Go If you’re reading this, chances are you’re already considering visiting Australia. That’s great! But before you make any firm plans, ensure you have a decent amount of research under your belt. Start with the basics: What is your reason for visiting? When would be the best time to go? Where would you like to go?  Then, you can start getting more detailed: How much time would you like to spend in each location? What is the best way to get from place to place? Is there a particular place you would like to start and end your trip? Doing this research before you go will make the rest of your trip planning much more straightforward. And it will help ensure that you have the best experience possible. Make Sure You Have the Right Gear with You At All Times Australia can have extreme weather and seasons, so making sure that you pack the correct clothing, shoes, and […]

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The Best Accessories To Elevate Your Wardrobe This Season

Last Updated on 28th September 2022 With summer fading away fast, it’s time to think about Autumn. The changing of the seasons can be an exciting time and can be the perfect opportunity to update your look. Here are some tips and ideas on how simple and stylish accessories can enhance your wardrobe this season! High-end Picks Finding a bargain is great but investing in one or two high-end items can elevate your outfit. Accessories such as an elegant necklace or a high-quality watch will finish off any look perfectly. These pieces offer a way to make a good outfit, a great one. Big and bold is the must-have trend for jewellery. Signet rings, particularly those with a colourful gemstone, are experiencing a comeback this year. Keep it simple and understated with one or two sophisticated rings that finish off your look without overpowering it. Statement Sunglasses A stylish pair of designer sunglasses can be the perfect accessory to finish off any summer look. A contemporary look can be enhanced with a pair of retro 70s-inspired frames. Oversized frames are this year’s must-have style. Combined with tints Autumnal such as brown and grey and enveloped in sophisticated shades of gold, and other Summer colours, these frames could be the perfect “cherry on top” of your outfit. These frames are a must-have pick for both men and women and will enhance a variety of looks and styles. Tote Bags Tote bags are experiencing their golden age. Not only are they eye-catching fashion pieces but they are also great for the environment. Win-win! Simply pack in your favourites, throw them over your shoulder and you’re good to go. Combine a casual understated fit with a bag of contrasting hues to add a splash of colour to your look. Stylish Scarves Printed scarves […]

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Get Effortless Style with Casual Outfits for Women

Last Updated on 2nd August 2022 Did you know that womenswear is the best-selling clothing category in the world? With so many emerging trends and launches, this fact is no surprise.  Although every new season of fashion comes with garments that everyone can love, keeping up with the latest fashion trends can be extremely overwhelming. That is why curating a capsule wardrobe with enough garments to create casual outfits can be a total gamechanger.  So, if you’ve been looking for a list of clothing items that you can get to stay casual and fashionable, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for all the tips and tricks you need to know to create fabulous casual outfits for women.  Casual Outfits for Women No matter the season or year, some garments are meant to be staples in any woman’s closet. Here are some examples:  Denim shorts Graphic t-shirts Denim jeans  Solid-colored t-shirts (mainly white and black) Maxi skirts Mini denim skirts Sundresses White jeans  Jogger pants  Cropped tops Bodysuits Overalls  Cardigans  Maxi dresses High-waisted shorts Denim Jacket  Leather Jacket To complete the best casual looks, some accessories might also be necessary. Here are some of the best ones to add to your wardrobe:  White sneakers Strappy sandals Low booties Hoop earrings  Tote bag Mini backpack Layered necklaces  Dad hats Black and tan stockings  All of these items are fantastic for creating effortless looks. Mixing and matching them can help you come up with many different outfits that you can wear for countless casual occasions. For example:  Denim Jeans and a Graphic T-Shirt Whether you prefer mom jeans, slim jeans, high-rise, or any other style, a good pair of denim jeans is a must-have item that can help you create many different casual looks. Jeans are versatile and easy to dress […]

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Handbags: Bags To Match Your Festival Mood

Last Updated on 22nd July 2022 Whether you’re going to a weekend festival or a day festival, it seems like there are endless things you need to take: suntan lotion, money, hand gel, make-up, mobile, tickets, maybe even a cardigan for the evening… But of course, it’s not just about practicality. Your handbag is an essential accessory and can set off your entire look. So what kind of bag will complement your outfits and achieve that festival vibe? Here are some of the contenders. Floral bags Give yourself some flower power with a floral motif. Whether it’s bright and bold or a more delicate design, flowers are deeply embedded in festival culture. Music festivals sprang to prominence in the 60s, when hippies in floral print dresses were everywhere – and that’s still a popular festival look. You can pair a floral bag with a maxi-dress or add some contrast to a block colour dress. Either way, nothing says sun and nature like a floral design. Straw bags Again, straw brings to mind rustic settings and nature. What could be more fitting as you enjoy a drink with a picnic? The straw bag is also a look that only really works in summer – whether you’re at the beach or a festival – so take advantage of the opportunity to show yours off. Classic black bags It doesn’t matter how many times you say it: black goes with everything. This is no less true for festival gear than it is for eveningwear or officewear. A plain, but stylish black bag will never look out of place and can even be a great way to balance things out if you have lots of other accessories or an eye-catching outfit planned. Many women opt for summery white dresses at festivals, making a black […]

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How to Make Yourself Feel Better After Getting Back From an Amazing Trip Away

Last Updated on 14th July 2022 Returning home after a trip of a lifetime is never fun. Reality hits hard – you have to think about work, chores, and all your other pressing responsibilities. Sigh. No more waking up, going for a dip at the beach, and eating fresh smoothie bowls for breakfast. And that’s okay! Life is all about balance. We can’t always be on vacation. That’s what makes trips away so much more special. However, it’s perfectly natural to feel the blues when you first get home. So, in this blog, we are going to look at simple but effective ways to make yourself feel better when getting back from an amazing trip away. Organize Your Pictures Sorting out all of the photographs you have taken whilst away can be incredibly therapeutic, believe it or not. Whilst it may make you feel nostalgic, be thankful for all the great times you’ve had! You can even get some canvas prints in custom shapes for you to decorate your home with. These are super affordable and will be a lovely reminder of the good times you’ve had. You can create a collage wall with a range of different snaps complementing one another. Having these images spread throughout your home can also act as inspiration for your next trip – which leads us to our next point! Get Planning If you’re already eager to travel again, then planning where you want to go next, what you want to see and do, as well as who you want to go with, can be a fantastic way to look forward instead of backwards! Filling your calendar up with new plans for the future gives you something to be excited about and will keep you occupied. Even if your funds are currently low from […]

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Hot Guy Summer – 6 summer essentials for the modern man

Last Updated on 23rd September 2022 Summer is here, and it’s looking very much like it’s going to continue to be an absolute scorcher. We have no doubt you’ll be wanting to look great and feel great – not to mention smell great too – and our 6 summer essentials for the modern man will help you do exactly that. So pop on some suncream, keep yourself hydrated and get ready for hot guy summer, because it’s well and truly here! 1. Aftershave When you enter a room, your scent may well be the first thing that people notice, so make sure you’re smelling incredible. Whether it’s something subtle like Joop Homme, or something a little stronger like Hugo Boss, we really are spoiled for choice when it comes to men’s aftershave.  2. A good collection of shorts Some will argue that shorts should be committed to all year ‘round, but we all know that summertime provides the best opportunity to show off those glorious pins. Regardless if it’s a pair of cargo shorts or jean shorts, giving your legs some breathing room away from the work trousers will feel incredible. And when it’s time to go for a swim, find yourself some lovely swimming trunks. With a good collection of shorts, you can’t really go wrong. 3. Some sandals or flip-flops When giving your legs that breathing room, you may as well do the same for your feet. If you suffer from sweaty feet, giving them some air can do them the world of good. Not to mention you’ll be gliding through the day in pure comfort, whether you choose to head to the beach, or simply take a walk around town. Just make sure you leave the socks at home… 4. A strong pair of shades Whilst sunglasses […]

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Women’s 2022 shoe trend: thong sandals for 2022 summer

Last Updated on 8th July 2022 There’s no doubt about it – thong sandals are one of the hottest shoe trends for summer 2022. This popular style has been spotted by celebrities and fashion models all over the world, and there’s a good reason why they’re so popular! They’re comfortable, stylish, and perfect for hot weather wear.  Thong sandals come in a variety of different styles, but they all have one thing in common – they show off your feet! If you’re looking to show some skin this summer, then thong sandals are definitely the way to go. They provide plenty of ventilation for your feet (especially important if you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors), making them perfect for warm weather climates. And since many designers offer a range of different colors and designs, you can find a pair that perfectly matches your outfit or personality.  If you haven’t tried out this trend yet, there’s no better time than now! Head to your nearest department store or online retailer and pick up a few pairs of thong sandals – you’ll love how comfortable and chic they look.  What is considered a thong sandal? A thong sandal is a type of sandal that has a single strap between the big toe and the second toe. This type of sandal is also known as “flip-flops.” Thong sandals are popular for summertime wear because they are light and airy. They can be worn at the beach, pool, or park.  Thong sandals are a popular type of shoe that is typically made out of lightweight materials such as fabric or synthetic leather. The footbed and straps are thin, which makes them ideal for the summertime. They can be worn at the beach, poolside, or while hiking in warm weather areas. Many brands […]

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Best Places to Live the Remote Work Lifestyle

Last Updated on 4th July 2022 As modernization sweeps the working world, more and more companies are opting for remote work despite the lift of Covid-19 restrictions. Working from home provides a sense of freedom and a lot of time flexibility. Without the hassle and time consumption of commuting from your home to your workplace and back, you get so much leeway to try out hobbies and interests that you’ve probably been putting off for some time now. Most people nowadays use this golden opportunity to travel. You may already be thinking about the process of packing, the cost, and the hundred other arrangements that come with temporarily moving. But it isn’t all that troubling. Here are some places that are either cost-efficient or amazing travel destinations, or both. Chiang Mai, Thailand The biggest benefit of living in Chiang Mai is the amazingly budget-friendly currency exchange rate. This means your monthly rent and utilities as well as the consuming daily expenses can be maintained at a cheap rate. Plus, you won’t feel guilty getting an unlimited number of bites to snack on during work. Additionally, there is a wide option of available working spaces to rent for a reasonable, if not low price. The only downside is that you would most likely have to relocate during the burning season, which happens around January to April. On a different note, this city is a perfect fit for you if you’re one for the slow-paced lifestyle. Compared to some bustling cities like Bangkok, Chiang Mai offers a chill environment and less traffic. Moreover, the country’s special tourist visa, valid for nine months, is also a good reason to move there. Chiang Mai is a beautiful city to travel to as it is rich with cultural gems to explore. It’s time to take […]

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Wedding attire for men: the ultimate guide to the dress code for the big day

Last Updated on 7th July 2022 If you are preparing to attend a wedding, you could have a fair few male friends and relatives who are currently doing likewise. After all, they will probably be going to the same ceremony as you — for example, as groomsmen or simply guests.  You might even know the groom personally — but, the bottom line is, if you know any men set to turn up at a wedding, they might need filling in on its dress code. Otherwise, they could commit a faux pas with their choices of attire. So, what exactly would the dress code require? How much can a man really customize their wedding clothing?  Given that there’s easier scope for experimentation with women’s dresses, it shouldn’t surprise that the bride’s outfit “is, in most weddings, the centerpiece of the show”, as Real Men Real Style puts it. However, men can still be creative with their own wedding clothing.  “Find something that’s naturally you and that fits well,” stylist Grant McNamara advises men, adding in further words quoted by the Brides website: “Beyond that, there’s always room to play with the dress code.” So, what are some of the most common dress codes for weddings? White tie: the epitome of formal dress codes “Absolutely wear a tuxedo, with a black or white formal jacket,” McNamara advises for weddings where this particular dress code is specified. “You must also be in a bow tie, though it can be white or black.” While the shoes should be black, patent leather is optional.  Does ‘black tie’ mean back-to-back black?  Not strictly. When printed on a wedding invitation, the phrase ‘black tie required’, ‘black tie requested’ or ‘black tie requested’ calls for a formal outfit but not necessarily a black one. So, men could simply […]

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Top 5 Women’s Shorts for Summer 2022

Last Updated on 27th June 2022 Summer is officially here, which means it’s time to ditch your bulky winter wardrobe and dig out your favorite t-shirts and shorts. If you’re lacking in shorts to wear as the warmer weather arrives or if you recently lost weight with the help of RCMC Medical Center and need to upgrade your wardrobe, here are 5 of the best women’s shorts that are trending this summer. Levi’s 501 Shorts This classic style from America’s best denim brand is a summertime staple. These mid to high rise shorts hit you in all the right places, making them super flattering for a day at the pool or beach. 501 shorts come in a variety of washes, and you can opt for a pair with or without rips, depending on your style. LuluLemon High Rise Running Shorts For anyone planning on staying active this summer, these are the best athletic shorts on the market. Made from airy, breathable fabric, these shorts will wick away moisture such as sweat, leaving you feeling comfortable all day. Plus, they’re high rise, so they’re sure to flatter any body type and boost your confidence. Not to mention these shorts come in a variety of colors ranging from black to hot pink, so everyone can find their perfect pair. Abercrombie Mom Shorts If you want a pair of denim shorts that fit a little looser and leave a little room for extra comfort, check out these high-rise, low-inseam shorts from Abercrombie. Available in several different washes and an inclusive size range, these shorts have a raw inseam which gives them an edgy DIY look, while being mean from ultra-high-quality material that will last for summers to come. L.L. Bean Wrinkle Free Bermuda Shorts For anyone wanting more work-appropriate shorts, Bermuda shorts are […]

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Buying guide for parasols

Last Updated on 17th June 2022 Summer is here, and it is the perfect season to spend and enjoy more time outdoors. The weather is nice for sunbathing, but sometimes the sun can destroy your skin. This is enough evidence for you to want to own a parasol. They are perfect for creating shade anywhere they stand. They are just giant umbrellas meant to stay and provide shade in one area. This article will highlight the different types of parasols, how to choose them, and the additional accessories you will require when setting them up. Types of Parasol(s) The following are the different designs of parasols that exist: Upright sunshades This is the most popular model of parasol(s). It can have a round, rectangular, or square canopy erected on a fixed pole made from wood or aluminum. Tilting parasol(s) This model resembles the upright parasol but has an adjustable pole and a tilting canopy. This umbrella’s canopy can shift as the sun moves across the sky. Cantilever parasol(s) This is the newest design and is mounted on the side of the table instead of the center. Its canopy can span up to three to four meters up and is made from polyester.  Telescopic (parasol) This model is unique, having a centered mast made from two separate poles having two different diameters. One slides from the other to make its height adjustable. These parasol(s) can also be categorized according to their uses. For example, there are commercial, garden, and wall parasol(s). Choosing A Sunshade Before buying a giant outdoor umbrella, these are the factors to consider: Your budget Parasol’s usage Its wind resistance capabilities The space available for placing the umbrella The material used to make it These are a lot of criteria to consider when buying a parasol(s). You can […]

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Portugal Travel Guide: Where to Eat, Stay and Visit

Last Updated on 9th June 2022 There’s a lot to love about Portugal.  From the stunning coastline and delicious food to the friendly people and vibrant culture, this beautiful country has it all.  If you’re thinking of booking a trip to Portugal or are just curious about what makes it so special, read on for our guide to the best places to visit in Portugal.  We’ll cover everything from the top cities and towns to visit, to the best beaches and hiking trails.  So whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an action-packed adventure, Portugal is sure to please! When to Visit The best time to visit Portugal depends on what kind of activities you want to do during your trip. If you’re looking to relax on the beach, the best time to go is from June to September when the weather is warm and sunny.  However, if you want to explore the country’s historical cities like Lisbon and Porto, April to May or September and October are ideal since the weather is not as hot. Where to Stay If you’re looking for a luxurious experience be sure to stay at the Four Seasons Ritz in Lisbon or The Vintage Hotel & Spa. For a more affordable option, consider staying in a hostel or Airbnb. Love the great outdoors? You’re in luck as there are many camping sites located throughout Portugal.  What to Eat and Drink Portugal is known for its delicious seafood, so you must try dishes like bacalhau (codfish) and caldeirada (fish stew). Other popular Portuguese foods include pastel de nata (custard tart), francesinha (sandwich), and cozido a portuguesa (meat and vegetable stew). As for drinks, wine is produced in many regions of Portugal and is definitely worth trying. If you prefer something non-alcoholic, try fresh […]

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How To Use Tape In Hair Extensions To Elevate Your Look

Last Updated on 25th April 2022 Girls who find it challenging to create stylish hairdos because of thinning or damaged hair resort to hair extensions. It is the most convenient, easy, and glamorous solution to hair problems.  The popularity of hair extensions continues to rise because it provides many benefits to girls who would love to feel confident in this modern world. In 2020, the global market share for hair extensions is at USD$2.35 billion and is projected to reach USD$3.43 billion by 2028. Hair extensions add length and volume to women’s hair. Depending on their preference, they may choose different colors and play it up a little by adopting different styles. These beauty wonders are super easy to use and may be removed and placed back repeatedly by the wearer. If you want to check out the high-quality tape in hair extensions sold in the market, you should search online for companies that offer them in your area, such as Spectrum one, and see their various hair extensions products. If you’ve decided to take your hairstyle to a whole new level, here are some suggested ways you can use tape-in hair extensions to elevate your look: 1. Tape It In An Angled Position Instead of taping the hair extensions in a symmetrical line, it would be best to tape them at an angle. This will produce a more natural look if you put your hair up in a high ponytail. An angled positioning of a tape-in hair extension will also add more volume to the hair. Moreover, affixing the hair extension at an angle will also blend better with your natural hair.  If you find it challenging to do it independently, you may always seek an expert’s help.  2. Pre-curl The Extensions A Day Before If you plan to have an […]

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How to Successfully Style Two Piece Sets

Last Updated on 8th March 2022 A current fashion contender which works well for both the male and female physique is the two-piece set, otherwise known as the co-ord – which is short for coordination.  Two-piece sets are perfect for those who want to look stylish but may be a little indecisive when it comes to choosing what to wear.  Unbeknownst to most, the co-ord has been around for decades. For example, during the fifties, co-ords were called twin sets. At the time, they were designed and marketed towards women and were the must-have outfit for those wanting to look sophisticated and stylish.  Whereas in the eighties, the decade which is best remembered for its vibrant and fun outfits. Oversized matching tracksuits were all the rage for men and women and were available in a range of bold and vibrant colors such as aqua, pink, and purple.  Fast forward to today and co-ords are hot property for fashionistas. To walk through the three most popular two pieces available, and what accessories to wear with them, here is an overview.  Track Sets For style and comfort, track sets are a must-have item for any wardrobe. From Rockstar Originals, shoppers can find a range of outfits to suit all tastes in a plethora of designs and bold colors.  To accessories these outfits, women can amp up the ensemble with high heels, and makeup. Or otherwise, opt for some chunky sneakers and natural makeup look to achieve a casual look. Beach Sets For the summertime, and specifically, pool and beach days, if you haven’t already, source a matching beach set you love to take with you. You can purchase beach sets in a range of cuts, including bikinis, and tankinis. Moreover, several loose-fitting beachwear outfits are perfect for sheltering skin from the sun […]

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8 Classic Engagement Photo Ideas

Last Updated on 13th April 2022 It’s time to announce your engagement! And what better way to showcase you, your fiancé and your fabulous new engagement ring than with a fun yet timeless engagement photo? If you’re looking for some traditional engagement photo looks that you’ll have so much fun taking pictures of, then read on to get inspired by these eight classic engagement photo ideas. 1. Castle or Estate Backdrops Few things are more literally classic or stately than a castle backdrop. Don’t have any old castles near you? Try finding a sprawling public estate nearby to take photos in front of. An estate with well-manicured gardens does all the work for you. Sometimes, all you need is one grand tree like an oak or willow tree that makes just the statement you and your fiancé need. If you plan to take photos inside the castle, you can get inspired by the nature surrounding it by adding in oversized arrangements to help soften the picture. It can even be a vineyard or orchard, both of which photograph especially well during the crisp autumn months. 2. ’80s Department Store Photos For anyone who loves a bit of nostalgia, do an ’80s themed department store photo. Just think of the Louisville couple whose photo went viral after they donned some vintage clothes at Goodwill and did a JCPenney portrait studio shoot. Think oversized sweaters, mom jeans, poofy hair and scrunchies. You can follow suit by grabbing some vintage clothes from your mom or the nearest consignment store and then head straight to your local photo studio to get your awkward poses on. 3. Retro Costumes If you liked the idea of the ’80s department store but want to go for a different decade, or even a different century altogether, go for […]

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How to Be Prepared for All Weathers While Staying Fashionable

Last Updated on 12th January 2022 They say fashion trends change like the weather. We say fashion trends change with the weather! Each season brings changes to the climate and, with these, changes to our outfits. Keeping up with the latest trends could be difficult in this dynamic and chic world. From vintage style to minimalist outfits, you have so many options to choose from! In this article, we’ll talk about all the essential items you need in your wardrobe to stay comfortable and practical in every season, while still looking amazing. Read on to learn more about how you can stay prepared and fashionable, no matter the weather! Updating Your Closet Although your wardrobe is probably full of stylish clothing, staying fashionable is not the only consideration. As the mercury falls or rises, it is important to adapt your clothing accordingly. If you live in a temperate climate, you know how easily the weather can go from a beach day to hot cocoa day. Here are a few essentials you can keep in your wardrobe that suit any kind of weather. Basic Monochrome Tops  You can upgrade your closet with these fashionable crop tops, shirts or tees that are ideal for any style. Whether you’re going for a formal office look or a casual party look, a basic monochrome top will make your outfit look classy.  The solid colour allows for excessive or minimalistic accessories based on your preference. You can style these with accessories such as earrings, a necklace, a hairband or a purse too. You can sport this look on a hot summer day with shorts or jeans and your favourite accessories. You can also wear a chic monochrome top on a cold day with a leather or denim jacket or colourful blazer and long pants. A pair […]

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Luxury Wardrobe Essentials That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Last Updated on 22nd November 2021 Fashion comes and goes but style is forever. It’s easy to get caught up in the latest fast fashion trends that last for a couple of months and then end up being donated or thrown out. With sustainable fashion coming into the forefront, and a deeper focus on key timeless pieces now is the time to invest in a couple of hardworking wardrobe items that will last you season after season. Read on to find out which essentials you need for a classic closet.  Jeans A good pair of jeans is a girl’s best friend. Choose a pair that fit you perfectly and make you feel fantastic. The Handsome has some awesome options that are high-quality and will last you for a long while. Pair them with a plain tee for a casual day out, or wear them with an eye-catching top and heels for dinner and drinks.  Gold Jewellery Silver jewelry is cute but gold is totally classic. Opt for a few thin necklace chains to layer up or some stacking rings for your fingers. Some small gold hoops add a subtle bit of bling to your ears and the gold will warm up the skin tone on your face. A chunky gold watch will last you for years and if you invest in a luxury brand it can become an heirloom or a high-value resell item if you get bored of it.  Little Black Dress A staple for your closest, the LBD is an absolute must. Mini dresses can be layered under sweaters in the winter with tights and boots, whilst in summer seasons you can bare your legs for a fun and flirty ‘fit. If you’re not keen on having your legs out, opt for a midi dress for a slinky, […]

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