What to pack: French Riviera
Franco-inspired beauty to pack for a weekend away to the French Riviera
1. Where to go: The newly opened Byblos Hotel Beach Club, St Tropez
The hotel where film stars partied in the 60s (think Brigitte Bardot and Mick Jagger), and has seen the likes of Naomi Campbell and Beyonce breeze through the doors, has now launched their very own beach club on the golden sands of Pampelonne. Expect perfectly mixed martinis, stylish sun loungers and the most divine sea bass ceviche. All teamed with a thoroughly modern plastic-free policy.
2. Heidi Klein Bikini, £215
Breton stripes and rope detailing scream St Tropez chic.
Click here3. Hermès 'H' Watch, £2,300
With the sunburst motif and orange strap, this symbolises summer in a timepiece.
Click here4. Celine Oversized Sunglasses at Liberty, £290
These go-with-everything glasses offer both style and shade from the sun’s rays.
5. Anaskela Jetty Towel, £57
This has to be the ultimate travel towel: it’s super lightweight and soft to the touch, yet ultra-absorbent and stylish too. The brand also sports some outstanding eco credentials - with every towel removing six plastic bottles from landfill. Genius.
6. Clarins Mineral Sun Care Compact UVA / UVB 30, £27
This offers both a skin perfecting tint and decent SPF coverage in one chic little portable compact.
7. Lancaster Riviera Collection Velvet Milk SPF30 at Lookfantastic.com, from £15
Cute ‘70s packaging that houses some serious suncare: this targets 100% of the sun’s rays and also promotes an even tan courtesy of the brand’s breakthrough ‘Tan Activator Complex’.
Click here8. Fuji X-A5 Compact Camera at John Lewis, £449
This super easy-to-use touch screen snapper has a 180 tilting screen for superior selfies and is Wi-Fi enabled so you can upload those beach snaps asap.
Click here9. L’Occitane Gor-Juice Fruity Lipstick, £18
Not only does this have a gorgeous fruity fragrance and keeps lips hydrated throughout the day – it also adds a pop of skin-illuminating coral to brighten you up.
10. By Terry Stylo Blackstar, £25
This versatile stick can be used as a liner or shadow, comes in some beautiful summery beach-ready colours and is smudge and waterproof.
Click here11. Laura Mercier Riviera Sun Bronzer, £30
This adds a lovely lit-from-within glow to shoulders, cheekbones and décolletage.
Click here12. Tory Burch Ines Slides, £215
Chic slides that can take you from day-to-night from the queen of resort wear.