Beach Bag Essentials: What to Pack when the Living is Easy
Turn the tide on average seaside sojourns with our must-pack checklist. Just don’t forget an umbrella, radioactive sunburn doesn’t look good on anyone.
1. Jonni Gin & Tonic 750ml (R69, Cybercellar) Pale pink and perfectly balanced, we’re not usually advocates of a premix but this one hits it square on the nail. 2. Uzuri ‘Safi’ Sandals in Nude
(R525, Convoy) Leather sandals look as good on the beach as they do at the nearest beach bar. We challenge you to find a shoe that’s easier to get sand out of. 3. Beach Bats (R350, Jasper
Eales) Is anyone really that good with a beach bat anyway? Doesn’t matter, they’re fun and perfect for staging envy-inducing Insta stories. These rope-handled ones are sturdy plus each pair comes with a ball. 4. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Italian Zest 125ml (R1 510, Woolworths)
Sunshine season is all about fresh citrus notes and this limited-edition offering has them all.
5. Dermalogica Pure Light SPF50 Advanced Broad Spectrum Moisturiser 50ml (R1 099) A sunscreen and a moisturiser. You’ll be thanking us later. 6. Sisley Hydra-global Serum 40ml
(R3 150, Edgars) This fast absorbing, uber hydrating moisturiser will ward off your skin’s post-sun woes. 7. Dhow Towel (R800, Mungo)
We don’t care what anyone says, nothing says summer like a blue-and-white striped linen towel and this extra-large one from Mungo says it the loudest. 8. Straw Boater (R650, Crystal Birch) In a city of cool kids, Capetonian milliner Crystal Birch is the coolest. Tap into her effortless style with one of these Riviera-ready boaters (even if you only make it as far as Clifton 2nd). 9. Persol
649 (R3 090, Sunglass Hut) If Persol was good enough for Steve Mcqueen it’s good enough for you. 10. Amped Speaker (R425, Jasper Eales)
A tinny iphone speaker isn’t going to start a party but a nonelectric sound system will. This entirely wooden one uses simple science to amplify sound. It doesn’t use a battery, so make sure your phone is charged. 11. Alexander Sack (R695,
Skinny Laminx) Spacious and hard-wearing, this multitasking number will hold all the awesome stuff on our beach bag essentials list.
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