Sure, a holiday abroad might be wishful thinking at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have as much fun at home as you would on an actual vacation. In fact, a staycation is exactly what Louis Vuitton has ordered to cure the quarantine blues. The maison has curated a guide of sorts to help you realise your dream getaway in the comfort of your own home, along with a selection of must-have items to help you do so in high (fashion) style.
First up on the to-do list? Decide on what kind of luxury experience you’re going for, and then create the milieu to match. Switching up the usual aesthetic is key in making the same four walls seem, well, foreign. So try moving the furniture around, or better yet, get a few new accoutrements to enhance your desired ambience. Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades collection is the obvious choice to do just that. Each year the house invites design luminaries to dream up decorative accents inspired by the spirit of travel, with collaborators including Andrew Kudless, Patricia Urquiola, the Campana Brothers, Nendo, and Atelier Oï. The one-of-a-kind items run the gamut from origami paper lampshades to braided leather mandala screens to furry cocoon chairs, and you couldn’t ask for a more stylish way to spice up your living space.
Of course, no vacation (or staycation) would be complete without a couple of vacation-ready looks, and once again, Louis Vuitton has all you need to get in the holiday spirit. The recently-unveiled LV Escale capsule delivers some serious summertime vibes with its insouciant assortment of mini dresses, sailor tops, breezy tunics, swimsuits, sandals, bucket hats, sunglasses, and the like, all splashed in vibrant tie-dye and gradient monogram motifs. Sartorial escapism at its finest, these pieces are perfect for lounging around on an imaginary beach sipping not-so-imaginary cocktails.
And if you’re taking the time out to refresh your senses, don’t forget to nourish your mind and soul too. Now is the moment to discover a new side of yourself, or to revive a long-lost hobby you couldn’t fit into a busy schedule. Whether you want to boost your fitness levels, pick up a new skill, or indulge in a little armchair travel, the maison has a treasure trove of choices for you. A monogram-embossed table tennis set? Playing cards printed with the house mascot Vivienne? Guidebooks spanning Seoul to San Francisco? Louis Vuitton has them all, and more.
Finally and perhaps most importantly, be sure to disconnect from the hubbub of everyday life (no texting, no emails, no social media!) and embrace the opportunity to connect with the world and the people around you (at a safe distance please). Light a scented candle, cue some soothing music, snuggle under a cashmere throw, and find your happy place.
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