A day at the beach is no longer a rustic experience thanks to these posh beach accessories that will bring sophistication and convenience to your next fun, barefoot excursion. If you are planning a vacation or simply want to add a few beautiful, yet practical items to your beachside retreat, re-discover some of your old favourites to see how they’ve been improved!
Lightweight folding beach chairs have been around for decades and used to be made of a synthetic material that became brittle and scratchy after a summer in the sun. Today, there are pretty canvas options made from Sunbrella, a high quality all weather material which stands up to UV rays and the salt air. This lounger is from Horne and made with sturdy teak with an adjustable back as well as comfy pillow. www.shophorne.com $900
Little red riding hood wasn’t carrying a basket quite as clever as this! The insulated picnic hamper is not only complete with wine glasses, cutting board and place setting for 4, but also has an insulated food storage compartment with room on the side to attach your blanket. Best of all, there are wheels and a collapsable handle so that you can easily get to where you are going. Available at the Internet Gardner www.internetgardner.co.uk for approximately $110
What at first appears as a chic, retro-styled briefcase is in fact the latest from RS Barcelona, their portable BBQ, “Mon Oncle”. Light weight, easy to carry and clean up afterwards, the grill has perforated tiny holes not only for aesthetics but also to create maximum air flow. They recommend using coconut shell charcoal as it burns cleaner, retains heat well and generates almost no flame. Available in blue, green, grey or eggshell white, these sophisticated little grills will make your next beachside bbq, a breeze! Available at Horne.com for $375.