Melissa Hassan, Account Executive
Safe to say, I’m spoilt for choice for Friday Favourites this week, after arriving back from a family holiday in Turkey just this Tuesday. I’ve whittled it down and have gone for one of my favourite sunbathing spots, Villa Mahal Beach Club.
One of the weeks of my holiday was spent in the lovely little Turkish town of Kalkan, where we stayed in a friend’s villa, near to the Villa Mahal hotel. The hotel itself is ridiculously romantic, but the separate beach club is more family friendly, open to guests, and is the prettiest spot for swimming and sunbathing that we came across. Sun loungers are located on stony platforms built in to the coast’s hillside at different levels, eventually meeting the sea, with some platforms jutting out over the water. The hillside is scattered with olive trees and the sea below is so blue that I would choose this view over a beach or a pool any day! We managed to get a spot on the lowest platform, meaning that as soon as the heat got too much, you could literally stand and launch yourself into the cool water below from the end of your sun bed – a lot of fun.
I love the sea, but we can all be doing without the sand, so, in a way, the Mahal Beach Club is pretty much my dream lounging location!
Jazmin Cabrera, Director and Co-Founder
My Friday favourite this week has to go to this gorgeous, snuggly biker jacket from H&M.
As the weather has gotten colder, my eyes have been drawn to more and more Winter pieces and when I saw this jacket, I just couldn’t resist – I had visions of wearing it when I go to Prague at the end of October with pale denim jeans, ankle boots and a big, snuggly jumper and just had to snap it up. I think I might be overestimating how cold it might be. Maybe.
The jacket seems to sell out faster than you can say Usain Bolt, but a bit of perseverance goes a long way – keep checking in at your local H&M store, or even ask which day they get deliveries, and refreshing the website and you’ll soon find one. Oh, and make sure to size up if you want it a bit slouchy – I speak from experience when I say that you don’t want to be trying to hunt out the jacket twice, once is more than enough!
Ellen Kelly, Director and Co-Founder
This week’s Friday favourite goes to my latest NYX purchase, the Suede Matte Lip Liner in Sandstorm. The shade is the perfect ‘your lips but better’ nude, so very wearable for everyday, and stays put for ages. I’ve been wearing it with a slick of gloss in a similar shade, or with a matte nude lipstick for evenings out.
– The Avant PR team