Currently Coveting: August Travel Essentials
When a holiday is calling you to be equal parts beach bum and boujee bar-hopper, you know your packing list (and ‘gram spam) is going to be fun. Enter: a Byron Bay vacay. So for your upcoming travels under the winter sun, we’ve put together the all-too-tempting travel items we’re currently coveting. Taking colour-poppin’ cues from the Amalfi Coast, and bohemian beach vibes from Byron Bay, we hope these travel essentials bring a dose of Big Holiday Energy.
1. Spicy Serum
Fellow chilli-lovers won’t mind us dubbing this one under the ‘essentials’ category. Food-influencer Jessica Nguyen’s latest product to come out of the Chilli Oil On Everything brand is a saving grace for those who like their dishes extra hot. Spicy Serum is filled with the same cult favourite chilli oil recipe, but this time packaged up in a portable dropper bottle with a pipette, allowing you to up your heat game wherever you go.
No matter if you’re the type of vacationer who’ll be jogging to the Cape Byron Lighthouse each morning, or instead the kind who prefers leisurely beachside strolls, packing a pair of HOKAs is a good idea. If the max cushioning and dreamy colours of the Bondi 8 release didn’t already have you convinced, then trust in the likes of Emily Ratajkowski and Reese Witherspoon (who swear by their HOKA sneaks) and get adding to cart pronto.
Designed by a local professional surfer duo, Epokhe Eyewear is the epitome of Byron cool, and one of our favourite shopping boutiques in Byron Bay. ‘Scuse the pun, but we have our eyes on these Guilty shades in Hazel Tortoise / Bronze. Everything from those angular bevelled edges to the possessed custom Snake insignia, sings of holiday mood.
Let’s be real, toiletries and cosmetics have a way of taking up a little too much space in your suitcase or weekender bag. Ultra Violette’s Supreme Screen SPF 50+ helps to solve that issue. Working as a three-in-one that combines the protection of a sunscreen, with the hydration of a moisturiser, and the makeup-readiness of a primer, there’s little wonder why this sunscreen comes so highly recommended.
If you’re the type that loves lounging on the sand at Wategos, but also requires it to be 40º+ before dipping your toes in the water, then may we suggest the perfect beach bum activity: Cardigang’s Knit Kits. This is no Nanna nonsense. Whether you’re a total beginner or have a knitting black belt, these kits allow to totally chill out and soak up the Byron sun all while keeping productivity levels high.
As dramatically vivid as it is practical, this statement bag from Poppy Lissman is the holiday accessory you didn’t know you needed. Taking you from Byron’s boutique shops to The Surf House’s Rooftop Bar, the Nifty Camera Bag offers plenty of compartments to keep your polaroid, phone, cards and cosmetics organised.
Antler’s Clifton Cabin Luggage is strong, light on its feet and wheels like a dream. Fear not about whether your carry-on will fit on the plane again, and instead cruise stress-free from airport to accommodation with this beauty in blush.
Anker’s power banks and chargers are loved by millions of tech-savvy users around the world. We love the Power Core III for its super high-speed charge, simultaneous charging capability, and the fact that it can charge both your phone (4 times), tablet (1.5 times) and laptop (once). Never face the dreaded stress of a low battery again.
Check into the season of sun-drenched shenanigans with the Poolside Towel in Pink Checker. Oversized and perfect for sharing, this super absorbent beach towel makes for a most pleasant post-swim experience. Bonus points go to its cute ‘Thanks for being cools‘ tagline that’s dotted across the check print design.
Looking for more packing list inspiration? Take a peek at our Eco Packing Guide, filled with environmentally friendly and fabulous goodies that’ll help you tread a little lighter on your next holiday.