Summer Destinations & What to Pack

by Stephanie Vermaas on Aug 05, 2023

Summer Destinations & What to Pack

Discover Our Top 5 Sophisticated Summer Destinations & Fashion Essentials

Summer is not yet over so here is an exclusive guide to a sustainable and sophisticated summer adventure (especially if you have yet to take one)! In our quest for timeless elegance and eco-conscious exploration, we've curated five of our favorite destinations that exude charm and celebrate sustainable fashion. From the sun-kissed shores of Capri where we shot our recent La Dolce Vita campaign to the cultural wonderland of Bali (where we are based), these exquisite havens offer the perfect escape for the discerning traveler. So, pack your bags with purpose and join us as we embark on a journey that combines opulence with eco-consciousness.



1. Capri, Italy: A Mediterranean Dream 🇮🇹

Nestled amidst the azure waters of the Mediterranean, Capri is a timeless oasis of glamour and serenity. Begin your escapade by indulging in a stay at a luxury eco-friendly hotel, where sustainability meets sophistication. Explore the iconic Blue Grotto by day, and as the sun sets, wander along the cobblestone streets in elegant linen dresses and artisanal Italian sandals. Complete your look with oversized sunglasses and a classic straw hat, adding a touch of allure to your Italian sojourn.

essenTIALS to pack:

Where to stay:

  • JK Place Capri: A stylish boutique hotel with breathtaking views of the sea and a focus on sustainability and eco-friendly practices.

  • Capri Tiberio Palace: A 5-star hotel known for its elegant design, located in the heart of Capri's vibrant town.

2. Bali, Indonesia: A Haven of Culture and Beauty 🌴

Bali's allure lies in its vibrant blend of breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Satisfy your wanderlust by staying at an eco-resort nestled amidst lush jungles and emerald rice terraces. Immerse yourself in the island's artistic scene, visiting local artisans and supporting their sustainable crafts. Embrace bohemian-chic with flowing maxi dresses, handwoven rattan bags, and ethically made swimwear. A wide-brimmed hat and organic sunscreen will ensure you're ready to explore Bali's beauty in style.

essenTIALS to pack:

Where to stay:

  • Sustainable Luxury Resorts in Bali: Bali offers a range of eco-friendly resorts, such as the Bambu Indah in Ubud, known for its unique bamboo architecture and commitment to sustainability.

  • Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan: A luxurious resort set amidst lush rainforests with a strong emphasis on conservation and community engagement.


3. Formentera, Spain: The Tranquil Balearic Gem 🏖️ 

If blissful relaxation in a sustainable paradise is your ideal summer getaway, Formentera is your destination. Opt for eco-friendly boutique accommodations with a view of the pristine beaches. Spend your days basking in the sun, adorned in breezy cotton tunics, earthy-toned linen shorts, and locally crafted sandals. Support the island's conservation efforts by using a reusable water bottle and snorkeling gear, exploring the underwater wonders while preserving the marine ecosystem.
essenTIALS to pack: Where to stay:
  • Gecko Hotel & Beach Club: A chic and eco-conscious hotel located just a short walk from the beach, offering sustainable practices and a laid-back atmosphere.
  • Hotel Casbah Formentera: A boutique hotel with a rustic and eco-friendly design, embracing the island's natural beauty.



4. Portofino, Italy: Riviera Elegance by the Sea 🌊

For an opulent yet sustainable escape, Portofino is a picturesque Italian Riviera village that offers unparalleled charm. Stay at eco-conscious luxury resorts and enjoy yachting along the Ligurian coast. Channel your inner Italian style with silk scarves, tailored linen pieces, and cruelty-free accessories. As you explore the cobalt blue harbor, remember to cherish every moment of this timeless Italian retreat.
essenTIALS to pack: Where to stay:
  • Belmond Hotel Splendido: A legendary hotel offering stunning views of Portofino's harbor and coastline, while also implementing sustainable practices.
  • Eight Hotel Portofino: An elegant boutique hotel nestled amidst the hills, offering a peaceful and eco-conscious retreat.


5. Bodrum, Turkey: Where History Meets Coastal Beauty 🕌

Indulge in the captivating fusion of history and seaside allure in Bodrum. Stay at eco-friendly boutique hotels with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. Unveil your sophisticated side with organic cotton dresses, chic sun hats, and ethically sourced jewelry. Take part in the preservation of the region's cultural heritage by visiting local artisans and bringing home one-of-a-kind sustainable treasures.

essenTIALS to pack: Where to stay:
  • Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum: A luxurious resort situated on the Bodrum Peninsula, focusing on sustainable practices and offering an array of amenities.
  • Six Senses Kaplankaya: A stunning beachfront property that places a strong emphasis on sustainability and wellness.


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