5 Travel Essentials For Your Next Summer Getaway

With summer just around the corner, it is never too early to start prepping for the festivities ahead. Get in early to miss the hordes, and you'll be well on your way to enjoying the perfect sun-kissed summer in true style.

Rectify the potential predicament of battling carparks and angry customers the week before summer, by reading our curated summer essentials list, shining a light on this season’s ticketed items, seeing you from the beach to bar; comfortable yet stylish.

Linen Shirt by Venroy, Sydney

Venroy encapsulates everything that Sydney is, and more; stylish, effortless and luxe-casual. It is a seriously cool brand. And we mean that in every sense of the word. Offering authentic, well-crafted and beautiful linen pants, shorts and shirts, the brand’s ethos is instilled with the essence of free spirit and fun times; that the journey will never end.

The obligatory linen shirt by Venroy is a no-brainer, as the 100% linen canvas features a luxury fabric that is lightweight, durable and soft to feel.


Lime Basil & Mandarin by Jo Malone 

Contemporary and imaginative, this is Jo Malone’s signature fragrance. Peppery basil and aromatic white thyme bring an unexpected twist to the scent of limes, reminiscent of a tropical breeze. This cologne is a modern classic, that is perfect for drinks by the local beach bar, or at an intimate dinner with that special someone. The heady, sweet scent of Mandarin is powerful and decisive yet somewhat romantic and purposeful.

Our tip: blend the Lime Basil & Mandarin with Jo Malone’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt for a true delight of the senses. The latter offers fruity notes, a heavy base of sage and is lively, spirited and totally joyful to the senses.

Jo Malone

Moisturising Gel Cream by La Mer 

La Mer is one of the world’s leading skin care brands, with their secret recipe keeping even the most famous faces fresh and revitalised all year round.

The Moisturising Gel Cream by La Mer is infused with a potent concentration of the nutrient-rich Miracle Broth La Mer is renowned for. This gel cream delivers radiance, renewal and suppleness, leaving the skin deeply hydrated and refreshed – ideal for warm-weather climates aka summer!

La Mer

Peachy Cheeks by Skwosh 

Since its inception, Skwosh swim shorts have been hailed as the next best thing to swimming naked – and rightly so.

After completely selling out of the first two seasons’ designs, the team behind the popular summer short have created a new fruity range to keep up with the demand – the ‘Australiana Tropicana’ 17/18 collection, featuring a vibrant, playful new men’s collection, as well as a SKWOSH women’s line of one-piece bathers, a first for the Aussie brand.

Having tackled the European summer in fine style, Skwosh is coming full steam ahead for the Aussie summer upon us.

The new collection includes popular prints, revamped, such as Pineapple Party, Club Stripe, Cactus Jack and Melon Crush, with new contenders Peachy Cheeks, Big Chompers and Mr Cocky, just to name a few. Designed right here in Australia, Skwosh encapsulates the Australian summer; fun, quirky, stylish. 

So, whether it be Croatia, Greece, Italy or our very own Portsea, SKWOSH has your summer covered.


Yacht Master in Amalfi Blue by Pacifico Optical

Designed in Bondi and crafted from the finest materials including Italian and Japanese acetate and European engineered hinges, Pacifico Optical shades are a no-brainer when it comes to deciding on a pair of summer shades.

Our pick: the Yacht Master in Amalfi Blue, which provides an air of elegance coupled with European style; the subtle blue hue running through the piece is great, and when the light hits the right spot, you’ll look the real deal, Mr. Clooney.

Pacifico Optical


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