Sunglasses That Set the Scene: 6 Stylish Shades for Travel
The easiest way to put a finishing touch on the perfect outfit is with the right pair of sunglasses. Whether they dress you up, dress you down, or let you secretly undress someone with your eyes, the right shades can set the tone for any trip. Here are some of Jetset Extra’s favorite scene-stealing sunglasses for the right look on location.
Water Baby—If ocean breezes and sunny retreats are a must for your next vacation, you’ll want a classic cover-up for your eyes.
Polarized lenses make these DAYO sunglasses by götti Switzerland perfect for a day spent at a seaside café, or, better yet, on a yacht. Set sail on a chartered yacht off of Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Head inland to experience the city’s bull fights in the Plaza de Toros, or for more animal-friendly fare try the Arab baths, one of the few examples of Moslem architecture preserved on the island.
Plaza de Toros de Palma de Mallorca
Avenida del Arquitecto Gaspar Bennazar, 34
Palma de Mallorca
Can Serra, 7
Palma de Mallorca
Go For the Gold—A collaboration between German avant-garde fashion designer Berhhard Willhelm and MYKITA, the FRANZ 24K Limited Edition has flash mirrored golden sun lenses coated in 24-karat gold. Shades this special deserve to be on display somewhere opulent. Head to the United Arab Emirates and stay at the Armani Hotel Dubai, located in the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa. With Armani style in every detail, the hotel boasts eight restaurants, the upscale Armani/Prive lounge, a signature spa, thermal suites and an outdoor swimming pool. For a birds-eye view, try a Seawings aerial sightseeing tour of Dubai in a Cessna amphibian aircraft, or escape the sand dunes and hit the slopes at Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort.
Armani Hotel Dubai
Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street
Channel Your Inner Audrey—For a classic look with just enough edge, try these “Hep” sunglasses by Oliver Goldsmith. The influential brand has been creating iconic designs since 1926 and garnered fans like Grace Kelly, Michael Caine and Sophia Loren. Worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1963 film Charade, the “Hep” glasses are necessary apparel for an afternoon of intrigue in Paris. Rendezvous with a lover in the gardens at the Champs-Élysées and stay at the Hotel Napoleon.
40, avenue de Friedland
Celebrity Style—Retro handmade acetate frames bring a touch of Hollywood glam to every day fashion with these classic Melanie sunglasses by Guess by Marciano. Play celebrity for a day and check into the Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunset Boulevard. From there, shop Rodeo Drive or take in an art exhibit at The Getty Center. Borrow an over-sized tote and a tiny puppy, and you’ll be fending off photographers over lunch at The Ivy in nearby Hollywood.
Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210
113 N Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Take London By Storm—Strut the streets of London in a fine pair of Perrin Paris sunglasses and indulge in their natural elegance. In business since 1893, the family brand just relaunched in 2006 and is better than ever. When in London, do as the Brits do and order cake and a pot for two for afternoon tea at The Wolseley, a stunning Piccadilly restaurant inspired by a grand Viennese café. Is the city not fast-paced enough for you? Speed through the countryside in an Aston Martin DB6, driven by the likes of Prince Charles and Sir Paul McCartney. Then stay at The Hempel Hotel, a Zen-inspired, boutique 5-star hotel in the heart of West London.
The Hempel Hotel
31-35 Craven Hill Gardens
Bespokes Luxury Car Hire
Tel. 020 7833 8000
Par for the Course—Stay on trend with the latest from TopShop, a shopping destination for celebs like Keira Knightley and Kate Moss, who has a collection there. Their Round Palm Tree sunglasses have us longing for the island life. Cruise to Bermuda, where you’ll find the highest concentration of golf courses per square mile in the world. You’ll have your pick of courses to play with spectacular ocean views. Reserve your tee time at the Port Royal Golf Course, and be sure they have the champagne chilling back at the clubhouse for your return.
Port Royal Golf Course
5 Middle Road