Categories / Design and Interiors, Travel

Grand Bain French beach towel set

Grand bain
If you wanted to echo the glamour of F. Scott or Zelda Fitzgerald and escape to the French Riveria, surely this Grand Bain French beach towel set would need to make it into your suitcase?

The terry towel captures some of the style of that period of holidaying and is decorated with a Deco-style woman plunging into a pool of water. The towel comes in its own carry bag, so even if you're only heading down to your local swimming pool the glamour can come with you. 

The towel set costs £35.

Buy it from Couverture and the Garbstore

Categories / Women's Fashion

Stripe Bustier Bikini from Urban Outfitters


The 1970s was undoubtedly a decade of indulgent luxury, with the birth of the disco era and the popularity of decadent holidays in the Riviera sunshine. With that comes a striking fashion aesthetic that's captured well in this Stripe Bustier Bikini from Urban Outfitters.

The two piece manages to capture a contrasting hyper-femininity at the same time as creating a structural silhouette, capturing that later seventies love of daring shapes. The mix of stripe directions highlights the seaming structure, while the lines are kept clean and simple enough to carry the design.

It's available now from Urban Outfitters UK for £35.

Find out more from the website

Categories / Homeware

Cox & Cox Stripey Double Deck Chair


If there's one thing that represents the quintessential British summer above all others, it has to be the deck chair. Despite seeming somewhat old fashioned these days, the deck chair's simplicity and comfort mean that it's still seen on beaches and in parks and gardens up and down the country.

This Stripey Double Deck Chair from Cox & Cox is twice the usual width, making it a comfortable seat for two. The frame is wood and the seat acrylic, so durable and weatherproof, which means this chair will be with you for many summers to come.

It costs £145 from Cox & Cox here.

Categories / Travel

Silk seaside memento cushions from RE

Silk memento cushions

More retro holiday inspired homewares, with these seaside memento cushions from RE. 

The cushions are inspired by vintage silk scarves and each feature a pretty 1950s-style illustration of either Blackpool, the Isle of Wight and a more general British seaside scene. The cushions are backed with silk fabric. Each cushion is of a different size, so they'd look good displayed as a group as well as individually. 

The varying sizes lead to various prices too. The Blackpool cushion is the cheapest at £35 going up to £53 for the beach scene. 

Buy them online

Categories / Travel

Ralph Lauren vintage travel poster beach towel

Ralph lauren beach towel

Soon to jet off to a glamorous location and looking for something to mark your lounger in style? This beach towel, taken from the latest Ralph Lauren lifestyle collection, captures a golden era in travel.

The design is obviously influenced by a vintage 1920s or 30s travel poster and shows a blissful seaside scene. It's printed onto cotton terry making it practical as well as stylish. 

As you'd expect, the price reflects the Ralph Lauren brand. This towel costs £65. 

See it online