As the end of February teases us with increasingly light evenings, the gloom of winter begins to disappear and thoughts return to happier times spent lazily soaking up the afternoon rays from a poolside lounger or decadent oceanside hammock. So we have collected a shortlist of the most celebrity frequented summer hotspots.
Lake Como, Italy
Lake Como epitomises the tasteful retreat, with its vast expanse of clean air, plethora of spas with the promise of tranquillity and, of course, the Clooney residence. Holed up in a decadent Roman villa, it is easy to imagine Lake Como as the ideal escape from reality, and the opportunity to spend days on the waves and evenings sampling fine wine from local vineyards. The lake affords a bespoke microclimate, donning the area an ideal spot for a dreamy swimwear and cover-up combo – we recommend the Hendrix bikini combined with our Gia dress and a devil-may-care attitude.
More than just a tan, St. Tropez continues to attract celebrities such as Cindy Crawford and Rihanna – no wonder, with havens like Club 55 which boldly declares that, ‘The customer is not king here…because he is a friend’.
Bondi Beach, Australia
The classic destination that just begs frequenters to unleash their inner goddess, Bondi Beach demands wavy, sun streaked hair and wide smiles with glossy lips. A-listers such as Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton and Leonardo DiCaprio alike cannot decline the call of the Australian ocean and the golden sands and air of joviality that it promises.
South Beach, Miami
South beach offers an almost urbanised take on the coast. Manicured sands appeal to the equally manicured feet of A-listers like J-Lo and The Kardashians, who drench themselves in sun before heading inland to one of the many sleek bars and celebrity chef owned restaurants.
The name alone conjures up the image of vitality, which nobody from Britney Spears to Oprah Winfrey can resist. Dowsed by fragrant air and the whisper of ancient traditions, Maui offers the perfect afternoon spent windsurfing before a return to the golden sands to experience the sunset of a lifetime.
Diamonds like Eva Longoria, Kate Moss, Penelope Cruz and the ultimate power couple, Beyoncé and Jay Z have graced the beautiful island, situated in the Indian Ocean, so of course, we want to too. Happy images of mermaid hybridity are invoked by the suggestion of a luxury hut over the ocean – complete with a hot tub for evenings of laughter and fizz, of course.
It’s hard to find a celebrity who hasn’t visited the party isle – further proof that the Ibiza experience is a bucket list essential. Each year, celebrities from Sarah Jessica Parker to Michelle Keegan and all of the reality stars in between fly high to the Ibiza sky for the summer getaway that dreams are made of. Try our Viper Swimsuit with a Boheme belly chain and watch some jaws drop in Ocean Beach.