This week's edit is focused on the no-budge essentials of mini-break packing- the desert island picks for those very not desert island like destinations.
So you might not be jet setting to somewhere far-flung and fancy this year but turns out the humble staycation can still satisfy wanderlust and welcome some much-needed zen amongst an otherwise turbulent year. This week’s edit is focused on the no-budge essentials of mini-break packing- the desert island picks for those very not desert island like destinations. Ahem, we love you really UK!
From swimwear, reading material, family-friendly games to alcoholic beverages chucked in for good measure, think of it as a reminder for when you’re staring at your empty case wondering what to grab first.
In need of some inspiration? Why not check out the first instalment of our staycation series, giving you some dreamy camping and glamping inspo.
I love a staycation to be equal parts relaxing and exploring so packing right but light is essential. You can’t really go wrong with a floaty dress that’s breathable (all about eating as much as poss on holiday) whilst still looking cute too and this one from Monki is right up my street. My camera comes everywhere with me and the photo ops on a staycation are endless so a spare battery and bag big enough to fit both is 10/10 needed. And finally a book and a face mask for a Sunday morning chill!
I’m staycationing in Cornwall at the end of August and I’m picking these essentials in the positive mindset that it WILL be sunny. I’m always happiest at the beach in my swimsuit and sunnies, ice-cold glass of rose in hand with a few games of monopoly deal thrown in!
2020 has taught us all to never take travel for granted, and I can’t wait for the day we can properly explore and discover new places again!
Outfit wise I’ve gone for something super comfy, perfect for meandering through streets, shops or a walk on a picturesque trail. I love taking photos on a trip and a disposable camera is the perfect way to capture spontaneous and happy memories, plus the excitement of not knowing how they’ve turned out is so fun! I pack everything in my Away case which is super lightweight, durable and a gorgeous blush colour.
My staycations these days usually consist of long weekend trips to Cornwall to visit my in-laws. Cornwall being Cornwall I’ve discovered it’s always best to be prepared for all eventualities. A lightweight waterproof is a must-have, I love my Finisterre jacket, it’s totally eco friendly and makes me feel like a real local. I’ll always pack comfy shoes as a long beach walk is always on the cards come rain or shine. The whole family loves playing games so I’ll bring Bananagrams, Monopoly Deal or Linkee along to keep us entertained. Although I have to admit I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to getting in the sea without a wetsuit, I’ll always pack my swimsuit in case we get some sunshine and fancy going out for a paddle.
I like to bring a few home comforts away with me as well as the practical essentials. PJs are up there on the top of my staycation list, along with a good book, comfy shoes for all the exploring, SPF to keep my skin happy while spending all that time outdoors and my trusty swimmers! You never know when you might get a chance for a dip.
I’m off on a staycation this weekend camping and so here’s a few essentials I’ll be taking with me! I’m taking a couple of books with me, ‘Olive’ our book club pick and the new Twilight companion ‘Midnight Sun’ which I am SO excited to read. Normally camping trips include a lot of walking so I’ll be bringing along my Bermuda shorts, look great and long enough so there’s no chafing, especially in this heat! Carrying a water bottle and suncream is essential too, especially for me who burns easily in these temperatures. Lastly, I always like to take a small tote bag with me which I can fold up and put in my shoulder bag, you never know what purchases you’ll make while exploring!