Get beach ready

Get beach ready

Discover all The Furlong has to offer, to get you and your wardrobe beach ready.

#1 Get active

It’s all about a healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise. If you’re not a gym bunny then how about cycling in the beautiful New Forest? Pop along and see the team at our resident bike shop, Forge Cycleworks, for expert advice on how to get started. Ask for Mike, he knows all there is to know about this addictive sport!

#2 Super foods

Our new Holland & Barrett store stocks a huge variety of healthy eating products and their friendly team are on hand to talk you through the best ways to complement an active lifestyle. If you’re not already aware of the benefits of superfoods such as Chia and Quinoa, to name just a few, then don’t worry they have some great recipe ideas too.

Need more inspiration? Check out these fantastic (and delicious) Waitrose recipes online here.

If you need a treat then don’t worry, Boston Tea Party now has a fantastic new menu of gluten-free and vegan cakes and desserts. However the real show stopper is their award-winning gluten-free bread. It literally is the best I’ve ever tasted. #FACT

#3 Sunshine style

As the warmer weather kicks in we all start to feel a bit nervous about revealing our flesh in front of perfect strangers. Fear not, this year it’s all about clever layering and flattering prints. Our fashion stores are full of gorgeous beach wear, accessories and sandals. A few of my favourites for casual daytime wear have to be Joules, Fat Face, Crew Clothing Company and House of Gerry Weber. For something a bit more dressy for the evening then I look to Phase Eight, Hobbs and Jaeger. For the perfect colourful sandals then Moshulu and Jones Bootmaker have a great selection. For the little ones, our children’s boutique Jotoha, has a stunning holiday range both in-store and online.

Remember your greatest accessories are your hair and your skin. Our beauty and hair experts at Callula Beauty and Scissors hair salon offer free skin and hair consultations so that you can choose what’s right for you.

#4 Eyes on the prize

Your beach experience wouldn’t be complete without your designer sunglasses. If you need a prescription but still want to look super stylish then Specsavers have a fantastic selection of designer sunglasses to suit all face shapes and tastes. Apparently “blue” is the on trend colour for eye-wear this season. Check out their new collections in store or online here.

#5 And… relax

We all lead very busy lives so make the most of a break from those crazy schedules and routine with a holiday book. A good novel can make or break a holiday experience. Pop into our Waterstones store to find out their latest best sellers or shop online here.

Finally, we know that preparing for your holiday can be hectic so why not shop online and collect for FREE from The Furlong. Most of our stores now offer a free Click & Collect service. For a full list of stores visit here.