From poolside matchimalism to the most lavish of PJs, ’tis the season to fill your suitcases with the chicest of items in preparation for sunny jaunts.
To discover these key pieces, and more, scroll on.
BUY THIS T-Boz Printed Silk-Blend Satin PJ Set, Sleeping With Jacques
For the lavish lounger and the decadent dreamer, Sleeping with Jacques is YOUR brand. For SS22, the new PLAY collection is made up of three particularly powerful colours: soothing magenta pink; energising mimosa yellow; and peaceful Monaco blue. If velvet is your fabric of choice, nab yourself a pair of the brand’s much-loved signature velvet pyjamas (and stately robes) in these new, bold shades. Worn equally well for bedtime or party time, every detail is considered, from the ethically produced silk to the heart sewn on the sleeve – a reminder to “wear your heart on your sleeve” and chase what you love. They’ve even detailed a poem on the inside of each pyjama set: “Each morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them”. What’s more, a percentage of profits goes to supporting the life-changing work of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and UN Women each season.
Our CF pick? This ‘T-Boz’ satin PJ set. Cut from silk chosen for its biodegradability, and blended with a touch of stretch for comfort, the button-down shirt and shorts set is printed with colourful, abstract motifs. So chic.
DRINK THIS Dinings SW3's ‘Otsumami’ Menu
Head to the stylish Dinings SW3 to sample their ‘Otsumami’, a cocktail and snack menu which pays homage to the Japanese tradition of taking the time to drink and graze before a meal. Cocktails are inspired by nine regions in Japan (their drinks menu kicks off on the south side of Japan with ‘Breaking Ice’) and the food is a selection of Chef-Owner Masaki Sugisaki’s favourite moreish snacks. Tuck into kara-age fried chicken served with bonito-flakes infused mayonnaise, and order a round of baked yuzu kosho cerignora olives and tamari pistachios for the table – warning: once you start, it’s awfully hard to stop snacking. Our favourite tipple: the ‘88’, a pour inspired by the regions Shikoku and Chugoku. A take on the classic margarita, this zesty drink combines yuzu liqueur, summer snow sake, and Casamigos mezcal. Close things out with a round of ‘Sayonaras’ which combines Patrón Añejo, tequila, and D.O.M Benedictine.
CF Top Tip: For the best seat at the bar, take up camp by the window.
BOOK THIS Casa Tesoro, Punta Mita, Nayarit
Situated along Mexico’s stunning Riviera Nayarit, in the Punta Mita gated community, Casa Tesoro is quite the showstopper property. Cutting a contemporary shape, Casa Tesoro’s interiors are elegant and minimalistic. With seven light-filled suites to choose from, there’s room enough for all the gang. Relax in the morning on your tranquil terrace, taking in the surrounding luscious landscapes and revitalising sea breeze before venturing further afield. Sandy beaches are on your doorstep, whilst an impressive infinity pool is located closer still. Our advice: set yourself up poolside for the afternoon under a sun umbrella with a zingy cocktail and a good book. This is paradise found.
With round-the-clock service at Casa Tesoro (we’re talking chef, butler, housekeeping, and security), you needn’t want for anything over the course of your stay. The property’s state-of-the-art kitchen is made for preparing Mexican fiestas, so do gather in the sophisticated dining room come suppertime or dine al fresco on the outdoor candlelit terrace on balmier evenings. Post-dinner, head to the billiard room or home cinema for further entertainment and come morning, break a sweat at the home gym, or venture to neighbouring world-class golf courses provide. Here, you’re truly spoilt for choice.
SHOP THIS Vibi Venezia X Emilia Wickstead
Want to style it out on the beach this summer? Try the Sabot slipper on for size. A signature style for Venetian-based footwear label ViBi Venezia, this version features the classic Emilia Wickstead green rose print motif. Handcrafted in Italy using traditional artisan techniques, the Sabot slipper is inspired by styles worn by gondoliers. With slip-resistant rubber soles, these canvas slip-ons are the ideal shoes to wear poolside. We’re pairing ours with coordinating Scarlett swimsuit; matchimalism at its best.
TRY THIS Claridge's Afternoon Tea x The Maybourne Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills splendour, meets British tradition in Claridge’s Afternoon Tea at The Maybourne. Introducing a time-honoured classic teatime ritual to the West Coast, The Maybourne Beverly Hills iteration offers a playful twist on 150-years strong teatime tradition. Diners will nibble on a traditional tea, served with all the scrumptious trimmings – classic scones and jam, paired with a selection of British and Californian-inspired savoury flavours (think salmon and cucumber sandwiches alongside lobster and flour tortillas). The menu crescendos to a curated selection of loose-leaf teas from around the globe and Laurent-Perrier champagne to round things off. Tea is served promptly at 2PM and tickets cost $150pp.