The most glamorous place in the world – the South of France is beginning to open up, just in time for the 2021 Festival de Cannes. Many travelers from the United States and Europe have decided to make the trip, while still taking all the necessary safety precautions.
We’ve compiled the latest in luxury travel accessories to make the journey as ultra-comfortable as possible. We’re also placing the spotlight on the newest resort and soirée fashions to make those Riviera moments extra special.
For your Trans-Atlantic flights, be sure to come well-equipped with the proper carry-ons. We love the chic Monaco Travel Bag by Luli Bebé – very spacious, easy to carry, and made of premium vegan leather. The bag features a distinctive quilted texture front pouch with classic gold enameling, also used in the brand’s signature diaper and snack bags.
The Catalina by Lo and Sons is a timeless premium weekender bag and duffel that’s convertible, adaptable and durable, made with eco-friendly, sustainable materials.
Created by an amazing young entrepreneur, Versillo is touted as the world’s most versatile travel pillow, providing first-class comfort wherever your travels take you. Its patented center pillow allows for better head and neck support, is easy to store, and allows for hands-free use of electronic devices.
Don’t forget to pack the CHARGELLA by Atlantis, a carry-all wristlet with a built-in wireless charging power bank and RFID protected wallet and card holder – THE functional fashion accessory for those on the go.
Just in time for our summer getaways, it’s FEND to the rescue. Created by Founder Dr. David Edwards, a CDC-cited Aerosol Scientist and Harvard Professor, the new hygiene system cleanses our upper respiratory airways to strengthen the body’s natural ability to help keep our lungs cleaner and healthier. The innovative product uses a specially formulated micro-mist made with vital salts to prevent dirty air from entering deep into your lungs or back out into the environment.
Reading materials are always a necessity on a long flight or while lounging by the pool. The Greatest Hoax on Earth, the new book by Alan C. Logan, provides an eye-opening exposé of con artist Frank W. Abagnale, whose life story was featured in the film Catch Me If You Can. So apropos!
Now for haute couture…
JTV’s selection of glamorous jewelry-inspired sunglasses is perfect for the sun-drenched South of France. My pick is Joan Boyce’s tortoise color frame with champagne crystals. (JTV.com)
Isabelle Grace’s Travelers Charm Necklace will keep its wearer safe. The necklace features a St. Christopher (the patron saint of travelers) medallion, a cross and a champagne-hued crystal, providing protection and safety while on the road.
The recycled bottle to bathing suit brand, SWIMINISTA by Rock & Republic co-founder Andréa Bernholtz offers suits that are fully adjustable, with personalized fits and flattering support for all shapes and sizes. An ultra-luxe line in original Christian Lacroix prints just premiered.
The gorgeous Amoressa collection features sexy and elegant one-piece, tankini and coordinating cover-up styles, inspired by the latest fashion trends. The Rhiannon Dream style is simply stunning!
Sqorpios’ sexy swimsuit styles that can double as bodysuits, offer a très chic addition to your Cannes wardrobe. To complement the swimwear, the brand also has a beautiful jewelry line, featuring freshwater pearls and 18K gold plated brass pieces.
Que Sarong! DiFiore NY’s recently unveiled its new pure silk/cotton sarongs – the perfect cover-ups for bathing beauties, available in three prints, sunflower, white ranunculus and palm.
Sleepwear from Printfresh in exciting prints featuring plants and animals should definitely be on your packing list. The brand’s whimsical colorful pajamas and short sets are hand-screen printed and sewn in Jaipur, a region known for its long history of block print and silkscreen artisans.Never forget, a lot of walking is a given on our Euro vacations. You can always switch into your stilettos, but before the galas, my favs are comfortable styles from the new summer collection by Rag & Co, Harmony 783’s innovative footwear that helps to naturally reduce inflammation and stress by connecting with the Earth, and the elegant, simplistic styles by Vintage Foundry Co. And Californians Footwear’s Layla Wedges featuring a wraparound two-banded macramé straw ribbon are true showstoppers!
For the latest in beauty and cosmetics…
The ‘eyes’ have it! Chella Beauty is launching two glamourous additions to their eyeshadow line – refills for its Manifest and La Vie palettes, and a limited edition, new palette collaboration with IPSY called Divine Purpose, to be unveiled on National Clean Beauty Day (July 15th). The 100% talc free product marks the first line in the brand’s commitment to clean beauty.
The Huggaroo Gem, a cordless, reusable hot and cold compress for the eyes is a must. Crafted with soft, luxurious fabric, the lavender scented eye mask offers the perfect calming treatment to begin or end your day.
Isa Lazo‘s Face and Decolletage Oil is formulated with soothing raspberry seed and hemp oil to deliver lasting moisture, while vitamins E and A stimulate collagen production and increase elasticity. Rich in antioxidants, Omega 6, and linoleic acid, the formula not only protects the skin’s natural barrier from the elements but helps improve cellular regeneration. Perfect for travel, the product also contains rose oil to help lessen the effects of stress and anxiety.
Osmosis Beauty’s latest launch the Rejuvenating Body Cream is a moisturizing, healing, and protective body cream that’s made for all skin types and helps to feed the skin while improving tone and elasticity.
Inika Organic has compiled a thoughtful limited-edition collection of travel size skin and hand care, including Phytofuse Renew Camellia Oil Cleanser, Maca Root Day Cream and Avocado Oil Hand Cream and Phyto -Active Botanical Face Oil, designed to cleanse, hydrate, nourish and protect.
Revive and rehydrate your skin after a long flight with Niema Beauty Argan Oil, the highest quality pure organic argan oil that is sourced from Morocco. An added bonus, the bottle is only two ounces, making it TSA friendly.
Bon voyage à tous!
Featured Image: János Vaszary:French Riviera