When you surround yourself with luxury at a private holiday villa, it's nice to take along a few personal accessories to match the elegance and sophistication of the surroundings. To avoid the crowds at the duty free shops, why not treat yourself to a unique holiday gift before you even reach the airport?
The excitement of a pending vacation often inspires a pre-trip shopping spree and buying something special for yourself before a trip always adds to the pleasure of escape. If you feel like splashing out before you splash about in your private pool, one of these unique accessories will definitely make a well deserved break all the more special.
Ultra Folding Aviators by Ray-Ban
Since this brand was first launched back in the 1930s, Ray-Ban has remained the most stylish way to stay cool in the sunshine. First worn by the likes of Audrey Hepburn and James Dean, the classic Aviator design never loses its edge. Part of a limited edition collection, the Ray Ban Ultra Folding Aviators are made of titanium and finished with a choice of either yellow or white 18 karat gold.
Tusting Taw Leather Tote
Beach bags are all the rage and Tusting’s SS13 collection leather tote is the perfect chic but casual holiday accessory. Available in a choice of cobalt blue or zesty orange, the zipped top closure bag has a single main compartment, and also an internal slip pocket and zipped security pocket. The medium sized bag is perfect to be carried in the crook of the arm, or held in the hand. Designed to improve with age, the leather will develop a patina over time.
The Wave Briefcase
If you have to bring your work with you on holiday, this unique briefcase Williams Handmade is the way to carry it. It's crafted from bridle leather in London Tan over a bespoke brass channel frame with brass locks. Lined with cream suede, the Wave also features an interior detachable documents holder. Each piece is produced and stitched by hand and takes around 4-6 weeks to complete.
Privilege Déco fountain pen
If you like to write your postcards by hand, Montegrappa’s classic designs provide a modern take on a classic design. The octagonal shape is enhanced by sterling silver and an intricately engraved pattern realised through the highly specialised technique of guilloche engraving. The pen is available in either a small or large size, and with a fountain or roller-ball nib depending on your preference and style of writing. It also comes with a range of nibs from extra fine to double broad, guaranteeing the the desired effect in your penmanship.
Eco Terra Rugged and Waterproof Boombox
Most private villas now come with a built-in, high-end sounds system, but the Eco Terra lets you take your music to the beach. Designed to protect your MP3 player or cell phone from water, sand and shock, it's fully submersible in water with two large waterproof stereo speakers and a uniquely designed air pressure release valve to ensure the case is sealed good and tight.
by MAX VEE