It’s that magical time again, and our editors have been busy scribbling down their Christmas wish lists. This year they’ve discovered some particularly beautiful items for stylish travellers – and, because we’re feeling generous (maybe we started the mulled wine a little too early…), we’re giving you the chance to win every single one!
The Majorelle roundie towel
Lounging on a sun-drenched beach has to be one of our favourite ways to relax. As of now, we’re banishing garish beach towels from our lives and lusting after these lovely cotton round towels from The Beach People. The Majorelle is our top pick, with its blue hues inspired by the Moroccan botanical gardens of Yves Saint Laurent.
Price: £48 from The Beach People
Our Editor says: I’m already planning my next beachy holiday and this is going to be at the top of my packing list.
We came across these luxurious pom-pom hats on Avenue 32, one of our go-to sites for lunchtime desk-shopping. Made by the Italian Inverni family using traditional Florentine craft techniques, the ultra-soft cashmere beauties are simple but very striking.
Price: £195 from Avenue 32. Enter VIP10 at checkout for a 10% discount on full price items until 8th December.
Our Editor says:This cosy hat will look equally good on the snowy slopes or on a blustery weekend walk.
Leather weekend bag
Finding luggage that looks the part and holds everything you need is always tricky, but we love Eddie Harrop’s roomy ‘Voyager’ bag, designed with the fun-seeking jet-setters of the world in mind. Handcrafted by artisans in Vietnam, this leather weekend bag is trimmed with gold star-print suede panels and has a handy shoulder strap for carrying through airport terminals and buzzy city streets.
Price: £650 from Eddie Harrop
Our Editor says:This beautiful bag is the perfect carry-on size for a fun weekend break.
Varley Marble Activewear
We’ve been devotees of Varley’s chic blend of California cool and European elegance for a while now, so the launch of their new activewear has us pretty excited. We spied this cute marble ensemble on Beach Café, our one-stop-shop for shore-side sojourns – perfect for our annual January get-fit resolutions!
Price: £131 from Beach Café. Use code IESCAPE15 at checkout for a 15% discount.
Our Editor says: This makes a fun change to my usual black exercise ensemble and might just persuade me to get up for that 7am spinning class!
Faux shagreen picture frame
A regular port-of-call for gifts for our interiors-obsessed friends, OKA sells beautiful artisan furniture and unique home accessories. This pretty frame immediately caught our eye because of its wood detailing and shagreen pattern.
Price: £89 from OKA. Enter OKAXMAS15 at checkout for 15% off your first order before 22nd December.
Our Editor says:I’ve been looking for something to put on the little table in the corner of my living room for ages and I have finally found it – the perfect frame for my latest travel snaps.
Daisy London’s delicate Chakra bracelets were born out of a love of far-flung shores and a taste for adventure – something we can definitely relate to. The spiritual design aims to make us feel balanced and ensure a happy, healthy life.
Price: £69 from Daisy London. Use ESCAPE10 at checkout for a 10% discount on everything except the Laura Whitmore collection until 31 January 2016.
Our Editor says:The perfect accessory to a pretty beach dress and a great tan!
Bath and body products
We love trying out all the little lotions and potions that great hotels leave for us in their bathrooms. Top of our list is the RIKRAK range by Kit Kemp – their light floral fragrance instantly evokes memories of summer and they come in full-size bottles for spoiling ourselves at home, as well as handy travel packs.
Price: Single items from £10, travel set £35 and candles £35 each from Firmdale Hotels and Brummels of London
Our Editor says: The lavender juniper candle and soothing lavender pillow mist are heavenly travel companions – perfect for creating a sense of calm wherever you lay your head.
Always on the hunt for pyjamas with just the right level of style and comfort, we came across these glossy beauties from Asceno. They’re made from super-soft washed silk that feels glorious on the skin – definitely a pair to add to the suitcase for our next trip.
Price: £235 from Asceno. Enter SPECIALCUSTOMER30OFF at checkout for a special 30% discount.
Our Editor says:I love the bold and beautiful tribal print.
Sunglasses, sunglasses, sunglasses. Because really, one pair is just never enough. High quality is a must for us, as is timeless style – we want to be able to wear them for years to come. Enter Taylor Morris and their fabulous collection of iconic eyewear.
Price: £150 from Taylor Morris
A scarf is an essential item for chilly plane rides and alfresco evening meals. We’ve fallen head over heels for this stylish cashmere wrap shawl from hush because of its wonderful softness and elegant dove-grey colour. Beautiful.
Price: £220 from hush
Our Editor says: At home or away, this is an elegant and wonderfully warm addition to any outfit.
Large horn necklace
We’ve been fans of Fashion Me Now’s Lucy Williams for a few years now, and we’re excited to see her collaborate with Missoma to design a jewellery collection inspired by the beaches and islands encountered on her extensive travels. It’s hard to pick our favourite piece, but we keep getting drawn back to this large horn necklace.
Price: £129 from Missoma. Enter ESCAPE15 at checkout for an exclusive 15% off everything except the ‘North Star’ charity collection.
Our Editor says:I’m a bit of a magpie and I love to layer up delicate necklaces. This is the perfect addition to my jewellery box.
How cool are these? Wave bye bye to dull trunks and baggy board shorts, and say hello to a more tailored approach thanks to Orlebar Brown. We love the different length options and the fabulous photographic designs. And we may or may not have had a little look at their bikini selection, too…
Price: £225 from Orlebar Brown
Our Editor says: I can’t wait to chuck out the dodgy florals and pack some of these stylish tailored swim shorts instead.