Here at The White Company, we love Summer holidays. From the initial pre-flight excitement to the first touch of sunshine on our face, we dream of beachside strolls, candlelit meals and precious time spent with family.
Aside from warm weather, though, what we really crave is calm: those precious moments of quiet reflection, so rare in our busy day-to-day. Happily, there’s no need to travel far to capture that blissful holiday feeling. Carve out a peaceful, hotel-worthy sanctuary in your own home with our guide to the perfect Summer staycation. No passport required.
The key to a successful staycation lies in elevating the everyday. After a blissful lie in, make a mug of strong coffee, or relax with our tea-iere – we love the detoxifying and invigorating lemongrass and ginger blend by the tea experts JING. Time to unwind means time to unplug, too, so turn off your phone, especially if it’s connected to work, and create a tech-free (and stress-free) zone.
Read all about it
One of our favourite things about holidays is being able to read, uninterrupted – so use your staycation to catch up on your wish list. From the Sunday papers you never got to finish, to the literary classic you’ve always wanted to start, create a cosy reading nook and get started with our edit of the most exciting Summer reads.
Find your fragrance
Fragrance is intimately connected to memory, so one of our top tips is to use a new perfume or scent throughout your trip; that way, you’ll instantly be transported back to holiday zen whenever you smell it. Recreate this at home with an evocative candle or diffuser – discover the tropics with paradise-inspired Seychelles, or escape to Provence with Fresh Fig.
On holiday, relaxation is paramount – and there’s no better way to luxuriate in ‘me time’ than creating your very own spa. Wrap yourself in a super-soft, Egyptian-cotton robe, apply a rich, natural face mask (try avocado and honey) and gently exfoliate for baby-smooth, Summer ready skin. Our calming, restorative Spa collection makes unwinding blissfully easy.
Cook an exotic dish
Your staycation is the perfect time to discover a brand-new recipe – why not try one from your dream destination? Consider ceviche: a delicious Peruvian delicacy that blends fresh fish with citrus juices, it looks far more complex than it is – ideal for adding to your Summer dining repertoire. Try Jamie Oliver’s foolproof recipe here.
And so to bed…
At the end of your day, transform your bed into a sanctuary worthy of a five-star hotel. All it takes is a little prep: our founder, Chrissie, loves using a mattress topper, for ultimate, cloud-like comfort. We’re the experts in recreating hotel luxe, so try our smooth, crisp, 720-thread-count Pimlico bed linen for a truly dreamy night’s sleep. Fresh flowers, a calming candle, and a soothing pillow spray are the perfect finishing touches.