• Travel: Best beaches for making a splash
    Where do fashion’s tastemakers holiday? Three designers tell NATALIE RIGG where they go to relax, and the capsule wardrobe to wear at their favorite hotspots

    Melissa Odabash

    Sardinia, Italy

    Why Sardinia? It is paradise. I fell in love with the island when I first visited it decades ago. It’s perfect, from the fresh food to the untouched beaches and friendly people.
    Your secret address? Forte Village. It is an exclusive, private resort that has everything I could possibly want. There are 20 restaurants (I always have the salted sea bass or garlic shrimp, followed by the tiramisu), an incredible day spa, and a secluded beach. fortevillageresort.com
    Your vacation style? Easy chic. I like to wear a light-cotton top over a bright bikini and my favorite white denim cut-offs. A gold necklace and metallic sandals finish the look.

    “Pack GOLD sandals – they’re glamorous for DAY and night”

    Swimwear designer Odabash (above); Forte Village’s plunge pools (below)

    Forte Village’s beach is surrounded by scented hibiscus bushes and olive trees


    team bRIGHT swimwear with white CROCHET

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    Photograph: Amy Murrell

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