The Re:Mark: Got Wanderlust?
With the sunnier mornings starting to make an appearance and that hit of vitamin D brightening everyone’s mood, it seems like 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 holidays! Prepare for some serious travel envy and to mute your fave instagram accounts as everyone around you gets in the holiday spirit.
From choosing the perfect destination, bagging the best flights and bragging about it right up until the day you leave (oh and on instagram everyday while we’re away – insta-brag, ahem!) not to mention showing off your tan once you’re back, it is of course the holidays we adore planning the most.
If you haven’t got any trips planned as yet allow me to invite you to Primark’s Pool Party as we get in the high summer spirit. Ok so I know spring has barely sprung but I have serious wanderlust after spending the last three months grounded in London, and my #ThrowBackThurday Instagram posts are all I have left from my Thailand adventure. With barely any holiday allowance left I’m daring myself to dream this week of all things sun drenched.
When it comes to swimwear I’m definitely a bikini kinda girl, but with swimsuits having a major comeback I think it might be time for me to mix it up. From all over prints, candid slogans and low cut back detailing I have run out of excuses not to team one of these beauties with my high-waisted denim shorts this summer. And when it comes to footwear I have been a serious advocate for the pool slider ever since I first saw them on the catwalks. No other sandal is as easy to wear All. Day. Long; from brekkie, 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.
The one accessory I’m most excited about adding into my suitcase this year has to be the pool 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 and this summer we’re moving it up a notch for 2017 with inflatable drinks holders. Yep you heard me right. The age old question of how to get even lazier while sunning yourself 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 this year for me I think I need to face up to the reality that I will need to create summer at home. One of my favourite weekend things to do, especially on a sunny day, is visit to the flower market. Nothing says summer more to me than a freshly prepared combo of eucalyptus and peonies, but with their mere 1 – 2-week shelf life, maybe it’s time to go faux?
Faux plants are having a serious moment and with copper, concrete and black plant pots being 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 perfect curated book shelf that would last F-O-R-E-V-E-R. The dream! Now, there’s a way to keep the sun shining indoors all year round…!