Carnet de Soleil
Our Sun Diary.
Our travels, our dreams, the salt in our lives.
Our stories, their stories. The places, the women that inspire us.
Sara Ramén, lives in London.
Her most simple pleasures in life are hopping into bed with freshly washed sheets, Komorebi – the scattered light that filters through when sunlight shines through trees, long walks by the beach and every moment spent with my friends and family.
Her favourite summer escape: Italy!
She is her happiest self when with loved ones by the sea and under the sun.
A motto or quote she lives by: I love something Audrey Hepburn once said – “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles”.
Her best beach holiday: Positano, always!
5 items that she always has in her beach bag: A book, sunscreen, beach towel, a floppy hat and sunglasses.
How she styles her Sébastien: With gold hoop earrings and big wavy hair.
Her favourite sunset: The sunset view from Le Sirenuse in Positano.
What or who inspires her: My Nonna. I don’t know anyone like her. She is the strongest woman I know - beautiful, kind and can do anything she sets her mind to.
Her must-have beach read: Normal People – Sally Rooney
Travel souvenirs she cherishes most: My Da Adolfo t-shirts and the thousands of photos I’ve taken from every summer spent in Italy. They’re filled with so many memories, both highs and lows but beautiful nonetheless.
Find her @saraloura
Marella Bolognesi, lives in Florida.
Her most simple pleasures in life are matcha green tea, meditation, the beach, salt and sea water.
Her favourite summer escape: Palmarola Island in Italy
She is her happiest self when she inspires others in some way.
A motto or quote she lives by: The art of Unknown.
Her best beach holiday: a motorcycle ride from Miami to Islamorada and the Moorings Village.
5 items that she always has in her beach bag: sunscreen, belgium linen towels, a notebook, a panama hat and her PAX.
How she styles her Sébastien: with an unbuttoned shirt and a hat OR flowy pants and earrings.
Her favourite sunset: while sailing in the middle of the ocean.
What or who inspires her: nature and love and dreams.
Her must-have beach read: her daily horoscope or The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
Travel souvenirs she cherishes most: shell or a pebble from the beach, a small tattoo and her photographs.
Find her @marellabolognesi
Alexandra Ricci, lives in Paris.
Her most simple pleasures in life are a nice dinner with her family and friends at sunset, kisses on the neck, milk froth, and listening to the song of tennis balls on court while she is suntanning by the pool.
Her favourite summer escape: La Provence, in the South of France, where I come from.
She is her happiest self when she feels free. When she doesn’t have to think about anything. So, either when she is on holiday or when she dances.
A motto or quote she lives by: Don’t forget to have fun!
Her best beach holiday: La Kima Plage at Sanary-sur-Mer, where she spends her entire summer with friends.
5 items that she always has in her beach bag: Vintage sunglasses, UNO playing cards, film camera, tweezers, just in case, you never know and an iPod.
How she styles her Sébastien: She loves to keep wearing it after a beach day, to go to a restaurant or to a sunset party. It looks extremely elegant with a long skirt or high waisted trousers and outrageously big vintage earrings!!
Her favourite sunset: With a lover!
Her must-have beach read: Françoise Sagan’s books or a stupid teenager personality test.
Travel souvenirs she cherishes most: Her souvenir pictures.
Find her @riccialexandra
Nina Koltchiskaia, Artist. Lives in Paris.
Her most simple pleasures in life are: Watching silent sunsets and having a good coffee.
Her favourite summer escape: Greece or Italy by the sea.
She is her happiest self in the morning.
A motto or quote she lives by: More feelings and more dreams!
Her best beach holiday: Italian creeks. She is not fond of sand beaches, but prefers rocks and pebbles.
5 items that she always has in her beach bag: A notebook to draw in with colour pencils, a poetry book, her photo camera, sunglasses, a peach!
How she styles her Sébastien: with a light silk caftan or a summer flower wrapped skirt.
Her favourite sunset: On Amorgos Island, Greece, where the giant pink sun dives into the water. And the fire sunset of the Joshua Tree desert, USA, with nothing around but roadrunners and butterflies.
What or who inspires her: The people she is surrounded by and that she loves. Flowers and the songs nature creates when you listen to it carefully. The colours of everything.
Her must-have beach read: ‘So the Wind Won’t Blow It All Away’, by Richard Brautigan
Travel souvenirs she cherishes most: The ever-changing sky colours of the Death Valley, the gold sunsets of San Francisco, the blue songs of the Russian forests and country fields, and the pink winds of Essaouira, Morocco.
What she's wearing: Zoé maillot in lavender, here
Find her @ninakoltchitskaia