Summer’s nearly here, bringing with it fabulous weekend trips away and much longed for holidays abroad. We all need some time away from our busy schedule to relax, clear our minds and enjoy uninterrupted time with friends or family.  Nothing beats the feeling of warmth as the aeroplane doors open on arrival in a foreign country or the first sip of a cold glass of your favourite holiday tipple, with the sound of the ocean waves in the background. 

Having been born and breed in Northern Ireland, I have grown up with the knowledge, that in order to indulge in my love of the sun, a trip abroad will usually be necessary.   Despite the beauty of our gorgeous green pastured country, that does stays so green largely, due to the amount of rain that falls, I do long for more warm summer days.  Throughout the grey Winter months, I dream of the sunshine and heat and spend endless evenings googling potential holiday destinations.   The top holiday destinations based on my ‘extensive’ research remain the old favourites.  Spain, tops the list (and mine) with France and Greece taking 2nd and 3rd  place.  4th is the good old USA and up in 5th place is Great Britain, with some fabulous options for travel a little closer to home.

With so many travel options available these days, and great value holidays to be found, many of us will indulge in a trip away during the next few months.  Will it be to one the traditional favourite destinations, or will your sense of adventure take you a little further off the grid? 

Wherever you choose, don’t forget those little travel essentials that help keep your journey running smoothly. At Maggy Kay we have everything you need from men and women’s wash bags, to travel mirrors and pill boxes.  Be super stylish on the beach with  our gorgeous Ipanema Hessian Style Insulated Beach Bag and matching beach blanket (find them in the outdoor living section in the Accessories category) or one of our gorgeous insulated lunch totes – great for the office but also fabulous for keeping drinks and snacks cool for a day at the beach.  Grab a colouring book to keep you occupied on a plane journey and don’t forget one of the fabulous new Damsel in D-Stress kits which are perfect for dealing with all those everyday little emergencies and an absolute holiday essential.

Whether you are heading to far flung fields or staying a little closer to home, have fun!


Happy holidays xx