Enjoy The Festival Season In Style With Our Handpicked Luxury Essentials
With this year’s festival season in full swing, we’ve rounded up the most luxurious festival essentials for your packing list. Because embracing the great outdoors doesn’t have to mean leaving life’s luxuries behind.
Hästens Travel Pillow, £100
There’s nothing like sleeping in your own bed, so when travelling, this mini Hästens pillow lets you take a little bit of home wherever you go. Swedish specialists in bed making, Hästens, appoint only the most skilled craftsmen to create their beds and accessories. So you’re guaranteed a great sleep – even in a tent. The pillow is filled with the finest goose down and is finished with Hästens signature print. Plus, it handily zips in half.
Tech21 Evo Xplorer Smartphone Case, £79.95
This premium piece of kit has gone through some rigorous testing before leaving the factory and will keep your smartphone protected come wind, rain or…torrential downpour. It’s waterproof (up to 3 metres, for an hour), dustproof, snowproof and shockproof. So it’s safe to say, your precious device will be protected no matter what the festival throws its way. Plus, you can still get to all those buttons and functions you use regularly.
Lisa Lemon Hands-Free Bag, £135
This designer bum bag is perfect for ladies who like to keep their essentials close-by, but don’t want to compromise on style. The bags come in a range of colours that are sure to have heads turning at any festival. Each bag has been crafted from luxury Italian vegetable leather which is kind to the environment. When you’re not at a festival or don’t want to embrace the 90s look, you can adjust the strap to wear it over your shoulder. Lisa Lemon also caters for men, with their unisex Benson bags. Designer Lisa Robertson is kindly offering Luxurious Magazine readers a 25% discount online throughout July using the code LUX2016.
Minirig Portable Bluetooth Speaker, £129 (£360 Subwoofer Bundle)
With a Minirig wireless speaker, you can take your favourite music wherever you go. What’s so special about this speaker? Well, the British creators behind this incredibly loud and practically indestructible audio device build professional club sound systems.
It’s got 50 hours of playtime (that’s more than a weekend) and you can use it to charge your mobile phone too.
Designer Shades From The Sunglasses Shop
A pair of stylish sunnies is an essential for any packing list, especially if you’re one of the lucky ones who get to bask in the sun at a British festival. Round, designer lenses are almost always on-trend during the festival season. We love the retro colours and standout prints of the Chanel 5279 Tortoise (£214) for her and the Saint Laurent Bold 2 Havana shades (£212) for him.
Vango Hampton Rocking Chair, £ 80.00
When you’ve been on your feet all day, some downtime from the festival could be just what you need. This Vango Rocking Chair will help you unwind with its snug padding and relaxing rocking action. It folds away too, for easy transportation.
K-Way Le Vrai Claude 3.0 Pac-A-Mac, £ 75
From the makers of the original Pac-A-Mac comes this luxury unisex rain jacket that will keep you dry during even the wettest weekends. It protects against the rain and wind, and looks smart with its Parisian-inspired design. It also packs neatly away into a small bag so it can always on hand for those unexpected downpours.
Lomo LC-Wide Film Camera, £329
Luxury has never looked so cool. From retro camera makers Lomography, comes this stylish, wide-angle film camera that will turn heads at any festival. Its small, compact form is ideal for snapping photos on the move, and the ultra-wide angle lens will shoot wide-range images in beautiful high contrast colour.
When you’re faced with a week in a field, a reliable pair of wellingtons is a must. And when there are miles to be walked each day a pair of premium wellies is well worth the investment. Treat your feet to a pair from French company Agile, whose master rubber craftsmen have been hand-making wellies since 1853. Designed for comfort over long distances and with impressive attention to all the little details – Aigle wellies look smart and stylish too.
True North Day Fluid SPF30, £ 34 (30ml)
Available from Harvey Nics nationwide, this SPF day cream will give your skin the protection it needs while you’re enjoying the fun of the festival outdoors. Its lightweight formula won’t leave you with oily skin and its nourishing Aloe Vera-based ingredients will keep your face looking fresh all week long. Even after a late night.
belkin MIXIT Metallic Power Pack 6600, £49.99
For those of us who live their lives on the latest tech, a portable charger is a must-have at a festival. The Belkin Metallic Power Pack 6600 isn’t just stylish – it’s smart, too, automatically detecting your device and charging when the device is plugged in. This powerful on-the-go charger will power up smartphones, tablets, wearable tech and even action cameras and two USB ports let you handily charge two devices at once. Simply charge the power pack before you leave the house, pop it in your bag and it’ll have enough juice for up to three full smartphone chargers. Pick one up in glam gold or sleek silver.
Samantha Cordless Rechargeable Hair Straighteners, £ 69.99
There’s no guaranteeing the sun when it comes to a British festival. So keep your hair fizz-free and festival-ready with a pair of premium cordless straighteners. These rechargeable stylers are small enough to pop into your bag and the ceramic plates with Keratin technology will keep your tresses smooth and protected all day long.
By Leanne Kelsall