Kim Hersov, Harper's Bazaar's Editor-at-Large, takes us through her favourite holiday destinations and what to pack for a sunshine escape…
If I could click my fingers and be anywhere in the world....
I’d be on a summer holiday at our house at Lake Tahoe. But right now I am fortunate enough to be at Chiva Som in Thailand, so what better place than now! I had never been to a health spa and I am now hooked!
What are your top tips for beach ready make up?
I use Benefit Benetint as a lasting cheek stain, and I also put it on my lips. I also use Lancome waterproof mascara and a bit of St Tropez. Regular exfoliation and moisturising is key. I use an Elemis oil and the heidi klein whipped moisturiser! There is nothing worse than dull flakey skin in a bikini, or dried out overly tanned skin.
What are your essential items when packing for a beach holiday?
I love both heidi klein one pieces and string bikini's. One pieces are great for prolonged swimming, but I really alternate between both styles.
I love wearing white on holiday, it always looks chic. I love the kaftan and day dress in the Bali collection. The black bandeau tunic in the Mustique collection is another personal favourite worn over a bathing suit for the beach, and with a silver belt/earrings /cuffs for an evening out. It can be styled in so many different ways and a great wardrobe essential.
I always pack my Panama hat, denim shorts, Alaia flat sandals, crisp white t-shirts, ethnic jewellery, kaftan tops and cover ups, a playsuit, a maxi dress, and one of your great straw bags!
To shop Kims' choices follow the links below:
Montenegro coin kaftan | Bailey roll up panama hat | Mustique padded bikini | heidi klein ring sandals | St Barth vanilla body lotion | Biscayne Bay combi shorts