The Re:Mark: Got Wanderlust?
With sunny mornings showing up again and that hit of vitamin D revving everyone up, it's the perfect time to write about all things sun, sea and surf in this week’s column. And there’s nothing I like to think/ talk/Instagram about more than my sun-drenched vacays! Get ready to have serious travel envy, and to mute your fave Instagrams while everyone around you starts thinking about taking off.
From picking the perfect destination, bagging the best flights and bragging about it right up til the day you leave (oh and on Instagram everyday while we’re away – Insta-brag, ahem!) not to mention showing off your tan when you get back, it's of course the summer trips we love planning the most.
Nothing planned yet? Let me to invite you to Primark’s Pool Party as we get in the summer flow! Okay, I know spring has barely sprung. But after spending the last three months grounded in London, I have serious wanderlust and my #ThrowBackThursday Instagram posts are all I have left from my Thailand adventure. With barely any vacation left, I’m daring myself to dream this week of all things sunny and hot.
When it comes to swimwear, I’m definitely a bikini girl – but with one-pieces making a major comeback, I think it might be time for me to mix it up. With all-over prints, sassy slogans and low-cut back details, I've run out of excuses not to pair one of these beauties with my high-waist denim shorts this summer. And when it comes to shoes, I've been a serious fan of pool slides ever since I first saw them on the catwalks. No other sandal is as easy to wear, All. Day. Long: from breakfast to beach to bar. And they’ll even go with your ripped-knee skinnies when you get home – perfect for showing off your seriously tanned foot to boot.
But the one accessory I’m most excited about tossing into my suitcase this year has to be the inflatable. I mean we all saw them on our Insta scroll last summer, and had serious FOMO! Now it’s our turn to get in on the act: this summer we’re turning it up a notch with inflatable drink holders. Yep – you heard me right. The age-old question of how to get even lazier while sunning at the pool has been answered by the goddesses of unicorn and flamingo – Yassss ladies, we salute you!
However. With a staycation looking ever more probable for me this year, I think I need to face up to the reality that I'll need to create summer at home. One of my fave weekend things to do, especially when the sun's out, is to check out the flower market. To me, nothing says summer more than a fresh combo of eucalyptus and peonies. But with their short 1-2 week shelf life, maybe it’s time to go faux?
Faux plants are having a serious moment: with copper, concrete and black plant pots one of the most Pinterest-worthy home accessories this season, I think it’s time I got involved. Just think of all the succulents and cacti you could have on that perfectly-edited bookshelf that would last F-O-R-E-V-E-R. The dream! Keep the sun shining indoors all year round…!