Products to elevate your poolside experience

by Calum Donoghue

Prepare for the summer and take a dip into our selection of must-have poolside items. Here comes the sun...

Credit: Emma Faukner

The countdown to summer 2021 has begun, and it’s time to upgrade your poolside experience. Quel Homme selects everything you need to sit pretty poolside as the sunshine descends...

 

Beach Towel by Issimo x Rivolta Carmigiani

Il Pellicano Hotel’s iconic yellow and white striped towel is now available to purchase on Issimo, the luxury hotel group’s new e-commerce site. Made by the legendary Rivolta Carmigiani, this is a statement piece which will see you through endless summers to come.

Pellicano Hotels Beach Towel, £114, ISSIMO X Rivolta Carmignani.

 

Parasol by East London Parasol Company

Add a splash of colour and decadence this summer with an Instagram-ready parasol from East London Parasol Company. The beautiful hand-made parasols are a simple way to extend your living area into the outdoors, with bright colours, contemporary prints, and tassels providing some regency style glamour. Perfect for stylishly shading dining alfresco or afternoon lounging with a good book. And as if you needed any further reason to invest, the brand also partnered with One Tree Planted to plant a tree in India and Indonesia for every parasol sold.

2 & 3 metre canopy, from £399, East London Parasol Company.

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Lilo by Oliver James

Snooze poolside with these super-luxe and elegantly designed upholstered lilos, with a heavy focus on craftsmanship, durable materials and striking fabrics. Not just for floating, the lilos look beautiful nestled in your sun trapped corner of the garden too, for a perfect summer oasis at home.

Lilo, from £730, Oliver James.

 

Sling Chair by Business & Pleasure Co.

The timeless navy and white stripe is a must for any poolside relaxation. This nautical sling chair number will never go out of style, featuring a signature scalloped edge and lush natural cotton fringe. The sling chair adds a touch of style to any porch, beach or garden set-up and still remains compact (when folded), so it's easy to set up and pack down.

Sling Chair, £199, Business & Pleasure Co.

 

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Sunleÿa G.E. SPF30 by Sisley Paris

For sun worshipers the most important item to have poolside is sunscreen. Sisley Paris has you covered with this supreme anti-ageing sun care cream, ideal for initial exposure to the sun and for very fair or highly sun-sensitive skin. From the first application the skin is effectively protected against the harmful effects of the sun, leaving you moisturized, soft and velvety, and after a few weeks, fine lines caused by dehydration are diminished.

Sunleÿa G.E. Age minimising global sun care SPF30, £163.20, Sisley Paris