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Favourite Summer Holiday Destinations

...And which linen items you need in your suitcase on your summer vacay!

All the fun of summer is here. We hope you're enjoying long days spent in the sun with the sand beneath your feet, warm balmy nights with friends and a cocktail in hand. Perhaps you’re spending summer by the pool, at a beautiful resort or exploring new faraway places, walking through nature.

No matter where you are this summer, the best thing about this time of year is that it’s a superb chance to relax and enjoy yourself, but did you know that linen garments are great for travel and can make your summer fun even more fantastic? Not only is the fabric light to pack and can easily mix and match with your other pieces, linen also helps to keep your body cool while in the summer sun while on vacation. The natural fibres of linen are also gentle on your skin, helping to keep you comfortable and carefree to enjoy your holiday.

To celebrate this fantastic time of year, we have shared with you below some of our favourite summer holiday destinations, with tips on which linen items would be perfect to pack in your suitcase! 

The French Rivera

The French Riviera is known all over the world for its glamour and beauty, located along the south-eastern coast of France. It is an incredible holiday location with famously glamorous beach resorts like Saint-Tropez and Cannes, and the very beautiful Monaco. With a stunning array of coastal towns and villages, The French Riviera magically overlooks the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean.

The French Riviera

Image from The French Riviera Guide

We recommend our Corynne Top, a babydoll short blouse with wrap front and a sophisticated shot of French flair for days spent exploring galleries and shops amongst winding alleyways and picturesque views of the Mediterranean.

For men, our Serge Suit is the perfect smart casual look for summer getaways. Cool, light and sophisticated, you'll spend all summer long feeling and looking totally suave.

Corynne Top

The Bahamas

With some of the clearest water on the planet, the Bahamas is a must-visit. Think resorts, days spent with your feet in the soft white sand and sailing around the islands soaking in the surrounding paradise.

The Bahamas

Image from Palm Cay

We recommend taking our Habyba Kaftan. The light flowing fit wears well over your swimwear, and the ultra-absorbent linen fabric makes it a perfect garment to put back on after a dip in the water.

Habyba Kaftan

Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como, in Northern Italy, is a luxurious place for a summer escape, known for its upscale resorts, villas and dramatic scenery. As a home to Renaissance architecture and waterfront views across the lake to the foothills of the Alps, Lake Como is just an example of one Italian holiday destination you want to have on your bucket list, particularly during summer to enjoy the fantastic weather and explore the area by boat.

Lake Como Italy

Image from Holiday Guru

We recommend packing our Soraya Dress. This stunning garment will guarantee you get noticed! With airy Chiffon puff sleeves, a beautifully embroidered fitted bodice and swinging skirt, this dress exudes crisp elegance and is perfect for the summer sun in an ultra-luxe holiday destination.

Marrakesh, Morocco

If you dream of exploring palaces and gardens, Marrakesh in Morocco is for you. The Densely packed city street’s maze-like alleys are filled with enchanting music, cuisine and marketplaces selling traditional textiles, pottery and jewellery. Not to mention the breath-taking hotels you have likely seen on Instagram. 

Marrakech Morocco

Image from Elle Decor

We recommend our Cataryna Dress, a stylish shirt dress with feminine detailing but a relaxed and comfortable fit making it versatile for any time of day, and cool and breezy for exploring the city.

Bacalar, Mexico

Bacalar is a town in south-eastern Mexico near the Belize border. It’s on Lake Bacalar, also called the Lagoon of Seven Colors due to its blue and turquoise hues. Long wooden docks stretch out into the shallow turquoise waters, often compared to the famous overwater bungalows in the Maldives. This town, however, is small and not heavily frequented by international tourists, adding a different kind of charm to this summer paradise.

Bacalar Mexico

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We recommend our Lysa jacket. This tie up front linen jacket is very light, perfect for summer to throw over your shoulders or wear over swimwear. It also matches perfectly with relaxed demin shorts for the ultimate relaxed vacay outfit, or can be dressed up for a fancy evening.

For men, take a look at our Baky Pants. They are designed for summer to keep you stylishly comfortable with a 3/4 length, great for the beach.

Baky Pants

Corfu, Greece

A place filled with romantic trails and views out to the sapphire sea, Corfu in Greece boasts world heritage listed architecture, opulent hotels, historical attractions and of course, the stunning beaches from secluded picturesque coves to large, vibrant stretches of sand with beach bars, tavernas, shops and watersports.

Corfu Greece

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We recommend taking with you our Zoe Top, a light camisole with romantic ruffle details that will match the mood of your surroundings.

Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud, near Bali’s cool central upland, is a treasure trove of cultural landmarks, ranging from ancient temples, shrines and majestic age-old royal palaces, to wonderful panoramas of green hillsides and rice terraces. It’s a centre for traditional crafts and dance and known for worldwide for its surrounding rainforest and wonderful panoramas of green hillsides and rice terraces.

Ubud Bali

Image from TAKEACHEF

We recommend our Women's Sasha Pants or Men's Sashy Pants, great for exploring in nature, relaxing or even meditating in your favourite sacred space. Although long, these pants will keep you cool and comfortable all day long in the summer sun.

If you'd like more advice on the suitability of our items for your getaway or more information on why linen is a superior fabric for summer, reach out to our knowledgeable fashion team today: hello@facilblanco.com

You can also shop our full range online, or select items at our couture store in 1422 Boutique, Dubai.

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