This embroidered Topshop bag is top of my must-have list this summer. It looks like something you'd pick up in a flea market in Bali, without having to venture outside the M25.
And while I'm imagining myself on the beach, here are a few extra beach bag essentials....
From the top: Hammam Towel, Deszo Necklace, LA Bruket Body Scrub, Stella McCartney Sandals, ASOS Sunglasses, Aesop Body Cream, Marysia Bikini
Plus no trip to the beach is complete without a good book, A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry is a beautiful, heart wrenching story of life in India during the 1970s - full of rich cultural and political history and characters you'll feel like you've known all your life.