What to pack for dream vacations.
Written by ZOE RUFFINER
Photography by GUY AROCH
Creative Direction by VICEN AKINA
Makeup by LAURE DANSOU
Hair by HOLLY MILLS
Styling by COCO CASSIBBA
Nails by HOLLY FALCONE
Much attention is paid, sartorially speaking, to packing appropriately for the destinations of our choosing (case in point: while a Missoni zigzag bikini is nothing short of an essential when taking in the Italian Riviera, we can all agree that the onsens of Japan require something entirely different), but that same consideration should—or, as we say here at VIOLET GREY, must—be extended to your self-care wardrobe, as well. Simply put, different locales call for different products.
With that in mind, we’ve curated the very best beauty travel companions for any summer sojourn. Is Montauk calling your name? Bring along a mineral sunscreen beloved for its white cast-free formula. Off to Hôtel du Cap for a long, lazy week of sun and sea? Don’t forget to pack every French person’s favorite head-to-toe huile.
Below, meet 11 VIOLET CODE APPROVED products and the places we’re dreaming of taking them.
The not-so-secret secret weapon of the French, this multi-purpose oil is de rigueur when packing for Antibes’s storied, seaside Hotel du Cap. Post-dip, slather it onto your lengths and limbs alike.