What makes Tahitian tanlines so much better? The pleasure earned in the acquisition, of course. If you’re headed to the Society Islands, here are some suggestions to help you pack while you’re busy planning more important things, like which luxury yacht to charter and which islands to enjoy.
Men’s board shorts are just nylon with drawstrings, right? Wrong. Sundek turns them into something special, with great prints, terrific fit, and high quality materials. It’s hard to get attention amid all those Tahitian beauties, but if anyone can arrange it, Sundek can. For her, another gorgeous blue, inspired by the cerulean waters of Tahiti, tints this scrumptious bikini. Perfectly wrapped with a twist, this suit is flattering, well-made, and makes for very simple tanlines.
Lilly does it again. For her, a classic caftan in luxurious silk with mesmerizing color makes it all work beautifully. Whether flipped over the bikini as you’re tendering in for lunch, or lounging around the sundeck for a cocktail, this cover up is as pretty as it gets. For him, the polo is a must, but does it always have to be so boring? Not at Etro. Check out the cool, unique prints and colors on their site, along with all kinds of khakis and walking shorts.
Sleek Tag Heuer Panorama sunglasses for him combine polycarbonate lenses with a splash of color and style. Mykita made the Olimpia for her with this bikini in mind. Fabulous color that keeps everything in perspective with screwless hinges and ‘flash’ lenses.
BCBG Max Azria takes the caftan one step up with an evening treatment that outshines the stars, in simple black and white. For him, the tailoring and impeccable detail from Italian menswear house Canali gives just the right balance of structure and comfort, structured in luxurious fabrics. Do look at Canali’s more casual styles as well, for their walking shorts and casual shirts are works of art.
For him, Ulysse Nardin makes a marine watch you won’t have to worry about. In titanium, with a blue rubber and gold strap, self-winding, power reserve indicator, and water resistant to 300 meters, this is a watch you’ll wear everywhere. Chanel’s Premiere Triple Row Ceramic watch for her looks beautiful, if not fragile, with its 52 brilliant cut diamonds and slim wrap bracelet. Fear not, as this performance oriented, stylish timepiece is also water resistant to 30 meters, scratch resistant, and makes an impeccable statement with whatever you’re wearing.
Deck Towel, the original linen beach towel, revolutionizes sunbathing by offering an option to the bulky Turkish cotton towel. This svelte linen sheet absorbs 20 times its weight in water, dries quickly, repels sand and stains, and rolls up the size of a newspaper. You’ll need several. They’re very popular, no matter which color or pattern you favor, but each towel accommodates two bathers: 70” x 57”. Maeva. And nānā! That’s Tahitian for “you’re welcome,” and “until we meet again.”