Summer Holidays? 5 Essential Beach Items!

On 21 June 2014 we were told that Summer started.

Well, if you were in Portugal these days, I bet you wondered if that was accurate. But guess what? We Portuguese love Summer and no matter how many clouds are thrown at us, we will march to the beach and enjoy our winter-booked vacation.


If, like me and my family you are heading to your relax and sun filled days, keep these 5 items in your beach bag and come home glowing!

Item #1 Comfy Shoes

Get the world-wide known Havaianas to walk to and from the beach. With so many colors and some with sparkle you can even wear them with a nice dress. Where to buy: Rua Garrett (Chiado – Lisbon)


You have seen the Paez around. Maybe in the begining you found them strange, but once you put them on you thought: Oh Yeah! Styled with jeans or shorts and you are good to go. Where to buy: 69 Slam at C.C. Vasco da Gama (Lisbon)


Item #2 Swimwear

Bikini or Swimsuit, there are plenty of options, just make your pick. This is Calzedonia collection you can find in all major Lisbon stores.

Item #3 Sunscreen, After Sun and Lip Balm

I know you want the golden-skin-look, but a healthy skin is always beautiful, so protect it and then keep it hydrated. Where to buy:  Kiko MakeUp Milano at Armazéns do Chiado e C.C. Vasco da Gama (Lisbon)

Item #4 Sunglasses

Retro, vintage, big, girly, mirrored, plain or print. So many options! Get the good ones, though. It is your eyes you are protecting.

Item #5 Hat

Protect yourself from the sun in a stylish Floppy, Fedora or Panama hat.



And the last item is: RELAX AND HAVE FUN!

Clear your mind, forget about the problems, leave your phone at home and instead listen to the waves kissing the golden sand, seagulls playing, children laughing and that sound, yes, the sound of time slowly passing by. 




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Summer Legs: Show off your legs – Episode III

Summer Skirts: Me&My Maxi Pleated Skirt and Mini, Midi, Maxi and More

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