Bring a little luxury to the beach this summer with our ultimate list of beach-side must-haves packed in your Sophie Anderson Pom Pom beach bag.
A perfect blend of Boho chic and playful elegance, Sophie Anderson’s Pom Pom beach bags will be the bags of choice amongst the fashionistas on the beach this summer.
Waterfi Waterproofed Kindle Paperwhite
The Waterfi waterproofed Kindle, is sand-proof and waterproof up to 210 feet so you could actually take it for a swim, find a quiet beach or sandbar and spend the afternoon reading in perfect solitude. Bliss.
- Books to load on to your waterproof Kindle
Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant is his first novel in 10 years and would make the perfect companion on your deserted beach. Ishiguro creates a compelling story of a mythical, yet harshly naturalistic, land where ogres and dragons live alongside Dark Age Britons.
Alice Hoffman’s The Marriage of Opposites is a perfect beach read, the story of real life artist Camille Pissarro’s mother, it is a beautiful tale of forbidden love set on the tropic island of St. Thomas.
Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed deals with the subject of social media and the kind of aggression it can sometimes attract from a faceless mob with his usual wit, humour and unflinching investigation.
Shiseido Wetforce Ultimate Sun Protection Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50
For those of you who don’t want to spend your day at the beach re-applying suntan lotion every time you take a dip, try Shiseido’s Wetforce Ultimate Sun Protection Cream, which actually reacts to water by becoming even more effective. Perfect if you’re planning to try some watersports.
This is the face sunscreen of choice for numerous beauty editors thanks to its light texture, powerful sun protection and mattifying effect.
Atomic Floyd SuperDarts Headphones
With two speakers in each ear, these headphones deliver perfect sound quality so you’ll hear each individual note of your favourite tunes but thanks to the 2-way noise isolation you won’t be sharing it with other sunbathers.
- Music to listen to through your SuperDarts this summer
Florence + The Machine’s How Big How Blue How Beautiful delivers big powerful vocals from the ethereal Florence, perfect for showing off the power of your SuperDarts.
Lianne La Havas’ Blood, get ahead of the crowds with the long-awaited debut album from critic’s favourite Lianne La Havas’ due for release at the end of this month.
Mumford & Sons’ Wilder Mind album may be different to their previous two, with more of an electric, rock feel but it is still a triumph and should appeal to dedicated fans and new audiences alike.
Persol PO 714 SM, Steve McQueen Special Edition sunglasses for men
Remember how cool Steve McQueen looked in his Persol shades in The Thomas Crown Affair? Well now you can rock that same look with these ultra-cool, special edition, retro shades.
Cutler & Gross Dark Turtle Aviator sunglasses for women
The trend for aviator sunglasses just goes on and on and now handmade glasses specialist Cutler & Gross have made the definitive pair with stunning sunset-inspired lenses. Just gorgeous.
Missoni Mid-length Printed Swim Shorts Blue
Stylish and practical, the mid-length Missoni swim shorts come with pockets and the trademark zigzag design so you’ll look as stylish out of the water as you do in it.
Mara Hoffman V-Wire Bikini Top and Ruched Side Bottom
The clever bandeau with V-wire makes for the perfect tan line and the ruched bottoms are flattering on any shape. They come in a range of prints but our favourites is the Electrolight Stone.
Eric Javits Stripe Dip Brim Hat
Okay so it won’t exactly fit in your beach bag but its dramatic 8” brim will actually block 95% of UVA/UVB rays and holds a 50+ UPF rating. But forget all that, we love it because it’s elegant 1960s design and citron stripe gives you the chance to channel your inner Audrey Hepburn on the beach this summer.
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