Suitcase Essentials

Bank Holiday Bretons

This April, it’s all about preparing for the first bank holiday of the year. With an early bout of warm weather, we’re praying it continues but also packing for the inevitable April showers. This means sunglasses teamed with mackintoshes and beach towels and face masks at the ready on the off chance you do end up fleeing from the beach directly to the bath.


Suitcase Essentials for April Bank Holiday Weekend


Beach Ready 

In predictable Brit style, the moment the sun begins to remotely shine, we will be sure to flock to the beach in our masses. And rightly so, after enduring the harsh winter months we like to make the most of good weather. To ensure all of our Beachspoke guests are fully prepared we have selected some of our favourite beach essentials to make sure you are fully beach ready for the sun comes out. The Beach People are go to providers of chic and practical essentials with their stunning circular beach towels and matching bags. The company was started in 2013 by sisters Emma Henderson and Victoria Beattie and  inspired by their family, friends and seaside lifestyle – their first collection of round towels sold out in weeks.

At Beachspoke, we’ve always got your back and highly recommend a good sun cream for any beach excursion. This daily, ultra-light formula intensely moisturiser from Kiels and utilises a high level of sun filters Mexory SX and Mexoryl XI to provide the skin with effective UVA and UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen protection. It’s a moisturising oil-free lotion that also helps protect against the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles.

Get Beachspoke Beach Ready

It’s all about the Breton

It’s all about comfortable, weather-proof staples this bank holiday and you can’t go wrong with  a classic Breton. Our go to brand for this fashion must-have is Amor Lux .  With over 74 years of experience, the brand is more than just a simple producer of Breton sweaters, offering a complete clothing range based on core values: quality, innovation and ethics. The below can be worn come rain or shine and teamed with either of these fantastic, soft cotton lined Petit Bateau rain macs for when it pours or these stylish sunglasses from Finlay and Co (womens) and Illesteva (mens) .

Breton must haves for Spring with Amor Lux

Time for a Soak

A number of Beachspoke properties have private and direct access to the beach. This could not be more convenient for when the heaven’s open, allowing guests to run straight from the beach to the bath to relax and warm up. With this in mind, we suggest packing a purifying clay mask like this one from Chantecaille (apparently all the rage) and a good book. We may be slightly slow on the uptake as it’s been around for a while now but we highly recommend All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Dooer. bath time