Staycation essentials

Staycation essentials

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Text: Denise Kok

You don't have to go far to find yourself a slice of heaven. Here's how to make the best of it

The allure of checking into a luxurious hotel for the weekend has never really gone away. Whoever birthed the idea of a staycation is pure genius. Our ideal staycation begins with a 90-minute massage before settling into the hot tub for a nice, long soak. We'll take our time to dress up for dinner, pair it with a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, and roll back into bed with a good read. The perfect morning (sans alarm clock) begins with a morning swim followed by the breakfast of champions sent straight to our room. 

Staycation essentials don't have to translate into basics that you can't live without. We're talking here about the essentials that pamper and whisk you away from the drudgery of the work week — if only for a while. Here're our staycation essentials for elevating your little holiday from good to great.

1. Castañer Livia wedge espadrille 
Ditch the heels but don't lose the height. These meticulously crafted kicks are the epitome of resort chic.

Castaner Livia wedge espadrille

2. Linda Farrow 343 sunglasses
Crafted from the finest handmade Italian acetate and plated titanium, these sunnies channel Mia Wallace cool.  

Linda Farrow 343 sunglasses

3. Mansur Gavriel cross-body bag in Flamma
The latest edition to Mansur Gavriel's oh-so-covetable collection takes you from the beach to happy hour at the bar.

Mansur Gavriel cross-body bag in flamma

4. Aesop protective body lotion
Sun-proof your body, not just your face. Aesop's lightweight lotion spreads easily and tingles with a hint of spearmint.

Aesop protective body lotion

5. The Andy Warhol Diaries 
Feed your mind while you're lounging by the pool. Mojito optional.

The Andy Warhol Diaries

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