Travel Tips

Whether you’re planning a driving holiday, exploring Asia or visiting the bustling city of Marrakesh, our travel blogs not only give you insider travel tips but advise you on the best designer sunglasses from our range for each trip.

The best for summer sunglasses?

At Designer Sunnies, it’s no secret that summer is our favourite time of year. We all know that sunglasses are the ultimate fashion accessory with a pair available for almost every occasion, but they also do an amazing job of protecting our eyes from the sun at this time of year too.

If you’re jetting off on holiday soon or are just making the most of the sunshine back home, it’s likely that you might be thinking about your next designer sunnies purchase – but which sunglasses are best for summer?

During the summer months of June, July and August, designer sunglasses are an essential item as they protect your eyes from the sun and its harmful UVA and UVB rays. These are known to potentially damage your eyesight over time, so it’s always important to have your favourite pair handy when you are out and about on a sunny day, or relaxing by the pool, on the beach or in the garden. But when it comes to picking the perfect pair for summer, what should you keep in mind? Read on to find out more!


Which sunglasses are best for you to wear this summer?

When choosing the best pair of sunnies for summer, it’s definitely a good idea to go for designer sunglasses that have an oversized or wraparound frame. These will help to protect the soft tissue around your eyes and also stop you from squinting in the bright light which can lead to wrinkles.

In addition, polarised lenses will help to reduce the glare of the sun against the pool or the sea – something which is essential for summer holidays if you are planning on spending most of your time relaxing.

So keeping that in mind, here are some of our favourite sunglasses which are best for summer:

Emporio Armani

These Emporio Armani EA 9607/s designer sunnies have summer written all over them! With their oversized frames in a stylish black, they are the perfect pair to be seen in when you’re out and about exploring on holiday.


If the man in your life is looking for a new pair of designer sunnies for summer, we think this pair of Revo Guide S sunglasses are perfect! In a wraparound style with polarised lenses, they will do a great job of protecting their eyes and keeping them looking cool at the same time!

Just Cavalli

If you want to make a statement this summer, these designer sunnies from Just Cavalli are the ones to pick. In a butterfly style, these super oversized sunnies with tortoise frames are bound to get you noticed by the pool!

Now you know which sunglasses are best for summer you might be thinking about treating yourself to a brand new pair of designer sunnies before you go away. Well luckily for you, at Designer Sunnies we stock a wide range of designer sunglasses from a range of big-name designer brands such as Ray-Ban, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors that are perfect for your next holiday. You’ll be spoilt for choice so why not visit our online sunglasses shop to buy a new pair for yourself today?


If you’re thinking of buying a new pair of designer sunglasses for your summer holiday, we’d love to know which brand you have in mind, so make sure you let us know and start the conversation by leaving a comment below!


Our ‘Three summer holiday essentials’

The weather has started getting warmer, summer clothes have hit the shops and you’ve booked a holiday to somewhere hot and sunny – now it’s time to start thinking about packing that case and getting ready to jet off!

When it comes to getting ready for your summer holiday, there are several essential items that you should always make sure you pack in your case. To help you get organised and make packing as easy as possible, we’ve put together a list of three summer holiday essentials, including your favourite sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun – don’t even think of going away without them!

Sun cream

Protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun by ensuring that you always wear sun cream while lounging by the pool, on the beach, or while out and about exploring. Sun cream (also known as sunblock, suntan lotion or sunscreen) absorbs or reflects some of the sun’s UV rays, protecting against sunburn and also preventing against the risk of developing skin cancer. It is available with different SPF (sun protection factor) ratings, and “SPF 15″ for example means that 1/15 of the burning radiation reaches the skin through the sun cream that is applied to the skin. To find out more about sun cream and the difference between UVA and UVB ratings, visit the NHS Choices website.

Travel sized toiletries

Most airlines have weight limits for baggage, so it’s a good idea to make sure you only pack miniature versions of toiletries in order to avoid being hit with an excess baggage charge when you arrive at the check-in desk – not the way to get your holiday off to a great start! Examples of some of the most essential travel-sized toiletries that you should always take away with you are toothpaste, a small deodorant, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, moisturiser, after sun to soothe your skin and bug repellent – don’t let any mosquito bites ruin your trip!


Sunglasses provide a fashionable and trendy way to protect your eyes from the sun while you’re on holiday. At Designer Sunnies, we think they’re the ultimate fashion accessory and if you’ve ever wondered how sunglasses protect your eyes when the sun is shining, let us fill you in.

Sunnies help to protect your eyes from the sun and its harmful UVA and UVB rays, which are known to potentially damage your eyesight over time. When looking for the perfect pair of sunnies for your next holiday, it is recommended that you choose an oversized or wraparound frame to protect the soft tissue around your eyes, as well as polarised lenses which will help to reduce the glare of the sun against the pool or the sea.

Now you know what our three summer holiday essentials are, you might be thinking about treating yourself to a brand new pair of designer sunnies before you go away. Well luckily for you, at Designer Sunnies we stock a wide range of designer sunglasses from a range of big-name designer brands such as Ray-Ban, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors that are perfect for your next holiday. You’ll be spoilt for choice so why not visit our online sunglasses shop to buy a new pair for yourself today?

If you’re thinking of buying a new pair of designer sunglasses for your summer holiday, we’d love to know which brand you have in mind, so make sure you let us know and start the conversation by leaving a comment below!


The best sunglasses for driving and which one’s to choose!

Whether you prefer to hit the beach to soak up some rays, have a picnic in the park or play a game of sport with the kids, there’s nothing better than getting behind the wheel and heading to the great outdoors on a sunny day. But when the sun is high in the sky, the glare from its rays can prove to be a big driving hazard.

If you want to make sure that you can see the road clearly on a sunny day and get you and your family to your destination safely, then you need a good pair of designer sunglasses to help you.

As well as helping you to look super fashionable, designer sunnies also have a very practical use in that they will help to protect your eyes from the sun and its harmful UVA and UVB rays, which are known to potentially damage your eyesight over time. And when it comes to driving, they can also reduce glare and make it easier for you to see. So with that in mind, it really is important for you to keep a pair handy in the glove box of your car for when the sun is shining.

What to keep in mind when buying sunglasses for driving

Here are some of the key things that you need to consider when buying a new pair of sunglasses for driving:

  • Frame style: It’s really important to keep your peripheral vision clear when driving, which means avoiding frames that are oversized as they can cause an obstruction. With that in mind, it’s best to go for frames that have thin arms and large lenses – designer sunglasses aviator and wraparound styles are therefore perfect!
  • Lens colour: The colour of designer sunnies lenses affect how much light is able to reach your eyes, and therefore wearing a pair with the wrong colour when driving can affect your ability to see road signs and respond to hazards too. Therefore it is always best to go for sunglasses with grey and brown lenses as they do not alter how colours appear when they are worn.
  • Lens style: It is also a good option to choose lenses that are polarised (as they can reduce the glare from headlights, wet roads as well as the sun). In addition, if it’s possible to choose lenses that have a graduated tint in a grey or brown colour then these are perfect for driving too. For example, the fact that they have a darker tint at the top of the lens than the bottom means that as a driver you are still able to see the road clearly through the dashboard while the top part reduces the glare of the sun.

If you’re thinking of buying a new pair of sunglasses for driving, it can be hard to know where to start with so many designer sunglasses brands and styles available. In addition, you might be concerned that a new pair of designer sunnies is out of your price range, but we’re pleased to say that thanks to the Designer Sunnies sunglasses shop a new pair of designer sun glasses is much more affordable than you may think!

So with that in mind, in our latest blog post we take a look at some of our favourite designer sunglasses brands and styles to help you decide which pair are best for your next spin.

Michael Kors Kendall

The Michael Kors MK5016 Kendall are a pair of sunglasses that are best for driving. Their bronze mirror frame will effectively reduce glare, while helping you to look super trendy at the same time!

Revo Guide

These Revo Guide S designer sunnies have a wraparound frame with polarised lenses, helping to make sure that your view of the road isn’t impaired.

Emporio Armani EA

The perfect stylish pair of sunglasses for the next time you get behind the wheel on a sunny day, these Emporio Armani EA sunglasses have brown coloured gradient lenses – perfect for keeping your vision clear.

Now you know which brand and style of sunglasses are best for driving, you might be thinking about treating yourself to a brand new pair. Well luckily for you, at Designer Sunnies we stock a wide range of designer sunglasses from a range of big name designer brands such as Ray Ban, Dolce & Gabbana and Michael Kors that are perfect for your next road trip. You’ll be spoilt for choice so why not visit our online sunglasses shop to buy a new pair for yourself today?

If you’re thinking of buying a new pair of designer sunglasses for driving, we’d love to know which brand you have in mind, so make sure you let us know and start the conversation by leaving a comment below!

If you are wondering where to go on holiday in September, you should consider Greece. While the very busy and boiling summer season is over, the sea is warmer, the evenings cooler and the sky is still blue as ever. With ancient cities and thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas, Greece is a perfect destination for paradisaical landscapes and culture. With a population of approximately 11 million, Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. And you should not forget to take some great holiday sunglasses with you on your visit!


Where should you go in Greece?

Athens is a must-see for culture. With its Acropolis, its iconic Parthenon, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and its many restaurants and museums, Athens will satisfy you will loads of different types of culture. It can also be good to visit Crete as it is a land of contrasts. From coastline to mountains and archaeological sites, it basically offers everything. Thessaloniki is known for being the cultural capital of Greece. And the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus in the Peloponnese is also a great symbol of culture.

Among the islands, Santorini is a postcard-perfect destination. Famous for its cliffs, its white buildings and its caldera, it will make you feel peaceful and lost in wonder. Make sure to enjoy its volcanic beaches and wonderful sunsets. Mykonos is famous for its 16th-century windmills and its 24-hour summer parties. And it is great if you want to dance the night away while enjoying the beauty of the white island. Rhodes is also popular for its great beaches and historical importance. And Corfu is famous for its cultural heritage, having spent years under Venetian, French and British rule.

holiday sunglasses

What to do and which holiday sunglasses to wear?

In terms of activities, Greece offers lots of options such as swimming, water activities, wine tasting, great food and visits. In terms of food, Mediterranean diet includes olives, seafood, grilled meats, Moussaka (aubergine or potato-based meaty dish), bread, feta cheese and yogurt. Greece also has a great coffee and drinking culture. Make sure to try some of their delicious coffee and some ouzo. It is probably the most popular Greek drink, which is anise-flavoured liquor.

If you are looking for great sunglasses to bring with you to Greece, we would recommend the Valentino VA4013 50384L sunglasses. With their Cat Eye frame and peaceful blue colours, they will be perfect for a trip to the beautiful Greek islands. And to spend afternoons lazing around on the beach.

valentino holiday sunglasses

If you are looking for a great place to visit in Asia in August, you should consider Bali. Indeed, it is probably the nicest month of the year there with no rain and warm weather. Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice fields, beaches and coral reefs. It is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a rise in tourists since the 1980s. Tourism-related business makes up 80% of its economy but it is also renowned for its arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. It is also famous for being one of the shooting places of the movie Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts. And for a great holiday in Indonesia, make sure to pick the perfect Bali sunglasses.


Where to go and what to do?

If you are looking for luxury five-star resorts and secluded villas, Seminyak is perfect for you. It is a great place to visit if you are looking for designer boutiques, fun bars and upmarket dining options. If, on the other hand, you are looking for culture and spirituality, you should head to Ubud. It is a small town in Bali’s central highlands and it is popular for its rice terraces, royal palaces, the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and galleries. While in Ubud, you can also go and try the famous Luwak coffee, one of the most expensive coffees in the world, and go for some yoga.

If you are looking for great surf and nightlife, head to Kuta. Close to the airport, it has a very popular beach, a lot of restaurants and bars and a lot of options for budget travellers. Choose the Bukit Peninsula if you want to see Uluwatu temple and surf on great waves, visit the clear waters of Dreamland and Pandang Padang beaches and have an expensive and romantic night at the Rock Bar, overlooking the bay. Go to Lovina in North Bali if you want to go on a dolphin-watching trip and bathe in waterfalls. Finally, for white sand beaches and coconut palms, try the Gili Islands. Fantastic for snorkelling, diving and nightlife (for Gili Trawangan), the Gilis are a vision of paradise.

Gili Islands

Get the perfect Bali sunglasses for your trip

If you are visiting Bali, you should definitely pick the perfect sunglasses for your trip. We would recommend the new Valentino VA4005. Elegant and sparkly, they will be the perfect addition to any outfit for your holiday. So visit today in order to get a great pair of sunglasses for your Balinese adventure.

Valentino VA4013 sunglasses

Iceland is a Nordic island nation, defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. It has a population of 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2, which makes it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Because of its high latitude and marine influence, most of the archipelago has a tundra climate. That means that its climate is cold and windy, even during summer, which is still quite chilly. Regarding the best time to go, there are a few options. Summer months are best for midnight sun and slightly warmer temperatures whereas February, March, September and October are typically best for the Northern Lights. In the winter, the days are much shorter in Iceland but the light is beautiful and the country less touristic. But no matter when you go, you will definitely need some great Nordic sunglasses for a visit to Iceland.


What to see and do in Iceland

If Reykjavík is definitely a must-see for culture in Iceland, there is plenty more to see. One of the great options is to do a road trip along the Ring Road. The Ring Road is a national road that runs around the island and connects most of its inhabited parts. Some of the most popular places to visit are the Gullfoss, Skógafoss, Fjaðrárgljúfur and Dettifoss waterfalls and the Black Waterfall (Svartifoss). You should also visit the Blue Lagoon (a well-known hot spring near Reykjavík), the Secret Lagoon near Flúðir (one of Iceland’s oldest pool, which also has a bubbling hot spring), Sólheimajökull Glacier, Geysir (a geyser in southwestern Iceland), Jökulsárlón Iceberg lagoon, Dyrholaey arch and the Crystal ice caves under Vatnajökull glacier.

In terms of activities, you should definitely try to go whale watching. Seeing the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) is also a big attraction, if you are in Iceland at the right season. Other options include ice climbing, horse riding, hiking, cycling, caving and birdwatching. Quite unsurprisingly most of the activities in Iceland are outdoor activities so you should be active and ready. Unexpectedly this time, you can also go diving or snorkeling in Iceland, in the heart of Thingvellir National Park, for instance. Expect cold water and very impressive views. Finally, you should also try some traditional food. Interesting choices include plokkfiskur (a hearty fish stew), Hákarl (preserved shark meat), reindeer meatballs and wild goose breasts.

Some advice on picking the best Nordic sunglasses

Some advice on picking the best Nordic sunglasses

If you are looking for sunglasses for your Iceland trip, we would recommend a comfortable and sporty pair of sunglasses. Being such an outdoorsy country, chances are that you’ll spend most of your time outside looking for glaciers and waterfalls. We would recommend the looks of the Oakley Sliver OO9262, as they show a unisex and comfortable design, finished in Sapphire and Clear colours, which will go perfectly with the Icelandic landscape. But Oakley sunglasses in general would fit perfectly in the Northern environment. So visit Designer Sunnies today and grab your own pair of Nordic sunglasses!


We would recommend the looks of the Oakley Sliver OO9262

Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. It has an area of 377,972.28 km2 and a population of 126,760,000 people. And it is also the 10th most populated country in the world. The Japanese word for Japan literally means “the origin of the sun”, which is the source of the popular Western epithet “Land of the Rising Sun”. And you will need some great holiday sunglasses to stay protected from the sun while visiting it.

Late spring (March to May) is one of the best times to visit Japan. There is little rainfall, mild temperatures and it is the season of Cherry Blossom. The most popular places to visit in Japan are Tokyo (which is also the capital), Kyoto and Osaka, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The first Sakura (the Cherry Blossom in Japanese) generally appears in Okinawa in January. Then it slowly moves up the archipelago, passing through Japan’s central islands (including Kyoto and Tokyo) in late March and early April, before progressing further north and hitting Hokkaido in early May.


What to do and see in Japan

If you do visit Japan at spring time, you should take part in hanami, the nation’s favourite activity. It translates as “looking as flowers” and refers to flower appreciation picnics under the blooms. For Japanese people, the flowers are deeply symbolic. Indeed, their short-lived existence represents the beauty of the fleeting nature of life, as echoed in tea ceremonies and wabi sabi ceramics. The blossoms also symbolise new beginnings. As they are traditional in Japanese culture, you should also sing songs at Karaoke and read some haikus (Japanese poems). Also try on a kimono, eat some sushi and drink some sake (Japanese rice wine).

In terms of places, Tokyo is definitely a must-see, as it is a vibrant and full of culture place. If you are outdoorsy, you should definitely climb Mount Fuji, as it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a symbol of Japan. Visit the Itsukushima shrine in Hiroshima, which is a very famous and beautiful floating Shinto shrine. If you want to relax, head to Kenrokuen, which is one of the great gardens of Japan. For impressive architecture, visit the Skytree in Tokyo. It is the world’s tallest radio wave tower with a height of 628.8 meters. Finally, you should definitely head to some temples: for instance the Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto or the Sensō-ji in Tokyo… But the choices are wide.

Marodo Japan

Some advice on eyewear: how to pick the best holiday sunglasses

Japan is a complex country in terms of fashion. Indeed, it mixes very traditional styles (such as kimono) and very modern styles. The most common ones are Lolita styles (such as Gothic, Punk or Sweet, which is very childlike and pop culture inspired, Hello Kitty for example), Cosplay (as in anime, manga, comic-books and films) and Gyaru, which is inspired by Western fashion and focuses on fake eyelashes, bright outfits, mini-skirts, bleached hair, high-heels and jewellery.

Even if sunglasses are not as popular in Japan as in Western culture, it is still a great occasion to wear them. Given the fashion trends, we would recommend something colourful and comfortable. Why not try the Ray-Ban Lily 4222 and choose a look that is classic, original and at the same time very on trend? Visit Designer Sunnies today and grab your own pair of holiday sunglasses to shine in Japan!

Ray-Ban Lily 4222


With the beginning of spring in April, it is a great time to enjoy the sunshine and go on holiday. If Morocco can be a little too warm in the summer, April is a great time to visit the country. In North Africa and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, Morocco has a population of over 33.8 million and an area of 446,550 km2. Colonized by France from 1912 until 1956, Morocco has Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Tourism is one of the most important sectors in Moroccan economy. There is a strong tourist industry focused on the country’s coast, culture, and history. Main cities include Casablanca, Marrakesh, Rabat and Agadir. But a visit to Morocco should include great sunglasses in order to be protected from the strong sun. So if you visit it, make sure to take a pair of spring sunglasses with you!

What to see and do in Morocco

Bustling with life, Marrakesh is definitely the place to visit in Morocco. Go to Jemaa el-Fnaa for a very big market square and be prepared to haggle for the best deals. You should also see the Majorelle Garden (created by Jacques Majorelle), which is a botanical garden and artist’s landscape garden. The Ouzoud Waterfalls, located 150 km northeast of Marrakesh, are a must-see for nature lovers and outdoorsy people. If you are interested in surfing or in boats, you should visit the city of Essaouira. It is a beautiful port city and seafront ramparts protect its medina (old town). It is a great place for fish, seafood and water sports. And it is also famous for being one of the shooting places of the beloved TV show Game of Thrones.

In terms of activities, Morocco offers a lot of options. If you are sporty and adventurous, a visit of the Sahara desert riding camels could be an amazing experience. For mountain climbing, hiking and skiing, visit the Toubkal mountain peak, the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. And if you like food and culture, make sure to visit the cities. Moroccan food includes a lot of spices and well-known recipes such as Couscous, Tagines and Pastilla. If you are looking for activities for kids, the Oasiria waterpark in Marrakesh and the Sindibad amusement park in Casablanca are great options. Finally, if your interests include wildlife and ecotourism, make sure to visit the Souss-Massa National Park.

Some advice on picking the best spring sunglasses

Some advice on picking the best spring sunglasses

Great spring sunglasses are usually colourful and trendy. And for a trip to Morocco, what could work better than the Michael Kors MK6006 Marrakesh. This pair is finished in lavender and purple colours for a glamorous look.  Classic and elegant, their Square frame is very trendy. For men, check out Persol sunglasses. With their fashionable shapes and warm colours, they will fit perfectly in Morocco.

In order to find the perfect sunglasses for your trip to Morocco, come and check out our fantastic Designer Sunglasses. Enjoy the sunshine this spring and get a colourful ‘holiday’ look on at DesignerSunnies!


Michael Kors MK6006 Marrakesh


Just after Milan Fashion Week at the end of February, the Parisian one happened from the 28th of February until the 8th of March. If Fashion is a good reason to visit the French capital, so are romance and getaway weekends. Paris is definitely a great idea of destination for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day. But Paris sunglasses are also a great reason to visit the city. Famous fashion names such as Yves Saint Laurent, Lacoste and Jean-Paul Gaultier have their headquarters in the capital.

Worldly renowned for its sights, Paris offers a wide range of visits and activities. From the touristic Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe to the romantic Montmartre and cultural Louvre museum and Notre-Dame cathedral, you will have a lot to choose from. The Avenue des Champs Elysees and Avenue Montaigne, an adjacent avenue that is also known for its prestigious fashion headquarters, will also offer you fantastic fashion options. Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel and Lacroix are all headquartered in the city.


What to see and do in Paris

Being such a big city, Paris offers a lot of different scenes. It depends on what you are looking for and what you like. If you are searching for romance, a walk along the Seine River or in the streets of the Île Saint-Louis or Île de la Cité (two natural islands in the Seine River) might be perfect for you. If you are searching for culture, there will be plenty of museums to satisfy your thirst. Visit the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre, the Grand Palais. And even the Centre Georges Pompidou, if you feel like modern art. And if you are looking for a family-friendly feel, you can also choose from Disneyland Paris, the Cité des Enfants (a science and technology museum for kids) or the Luxembourg Gardens.

In terms of architecture, Paris boasts beautiful and various styles. From the Gothic architecture of Notre-Dame to the Art Nouveau of Paris metro stations, there is a lot to see. You will find very modernist structures such as the Tour Montparnasse or the business district of La Défense. But also expect Baroque style (such as Versailles), domed monuments (such as the renowned Sorbonne university) and a lot of bridges. In terms of food, Paris is a great place to eat from luxurious Michelin restaurants to local boulangeries (bakeries). Try some of the world famous French dishes: escargots (snails), Beef Bourguignon, Croissant or Coq au Vin (chicken cooked in wine).


Some advice on eyewear: get the perfect Paris sunglasses

For a stay in the French capital, we would recommend elegant yet feminine sunglasses for women. Try the looks of Michael Kors or Prada. A Cat Eye frame would look great in the streets of the city. And for men, classic and elegant frames will work perfectly. Have a look at our range of Persol and Ray-Ban sunglasses. And of course do not forget the Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses! Visit DesignerSunnies today and get your own pair of Paris sunglasses.

Milan is a leading fashion city. Milan sunglasses are some of the most famous in the world thanks to international brands, like Prada. With Milan fashion week having recently ended, having run from the 22nd until the 28th of February 2017, we thought we would look at some of the best sights of the Italian city. Milan is an Italian city in the northern Lombardy region. It is a global capital of fashion and design.

Some of the most famous sights of the city include the Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent. Housing Leonardo da Vinci’s mural “The Last Supper,” it shows centuries of art and culture. The Duomo is one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world. La Scala is one of the best established opera houses on the globe. And the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is an ancient and glamorous arcaded shopping gallery.


What to see and do in Milan

Financially the most important city in Italy, Milan is also the most modern of Italian cities, yet has managed to keep most of its history intact. Compared to other laid back and colourful Italian cities, Milan is greyer and feels like a business capital. But Milan also offers large variety of art museums, mainly of Italian Renaissance and Baroque. Visit the Pinacoteca di Brera or the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. There you will find paintings from Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael and Caravaggio.  Also visit the Cimitero Monumentale, Milan’s old cemetery in Art Nouveau/Liberty style. It is definitely a must see and arguably the most beautiful cemetery on the planet. It is filled with lavish sculptures, impressive mausoleums and monuments.

Another good reason to visit Milan is its Carnival. Traditionally the Carnival in Milan starts when the Italian Carnival ends. It is also known as “Carnevale Ambrosiano”. Today the Carnival of Milan consists mainly of a street parade with clowns, jugglers, music and fun. Usually in Milan there is a day parade, and a night party in Piazza Duomo from the 28th of February until the 1st of March 2017. But the most famous carnival in Italy is the Carnival of Venice, which happened between the 11th of February and the 28th of February 2017. Quite different from the Carnival of Rio, but world famous for its elaborate masks and parties, it is definitely worth a visit.

Get the perfect Milan sunglasses

Some advice on eyewear: get the perfect Milan sunglasses

With so many Italian luxury brands around the world, there is a lot to choose from in the sunglasses department. Created in Milan, Prada is definitely a good choice for a stroll in the Italian city. You could also shop for Dolce and Gabbana, Persol (founded in Turin) or Gucci (founded in Florence).

For a very original and classy look, we recommend the Prada 0PR 09TS. Their beautifully structured and luxurious frame will definitely make you stand out in the Italian city.

Prada 0PR 09TS

In order to find the perfect Milan sunglasses, visit our wide range of Italian brands and find the perfect pair at DesignerSunnies!

So getting some sun during winter time isn’t the easiest thing to do. Especially when you live in Europe and do not want to go across the world. Luckily for us, North Africa is only a few hours away by plane. Part of the Spanish territory but located in front of Morocco and Western Sahara, the Canary Islands are the perfect destination for a winter break. You will find relaxation, water sports and great weather conditions pretty much any time of the year. The main islands include Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. And their average temperature varies from 17 to 22°C during winter. So get your winter sunglasses on and let’s go on a break!

A little more about the Canaries

A little more about the Canaries

With a total area of 7,493 km2  and a population of 2,117,519 inhabitants. The Canaray Islands are a dreamy archipelago for nature and sun lovers. Main activities and attractions include beaches, volcanoes, water parks, water sports and botanical gardens. Conquered by the Spanish in the 15th century, the islands have a long link with Spanish American colonies. Havana, Veracruz, Santo Domingo, Cuba, Venezuela and Puerto Rico were places of mass emigration for Canarians during the 19th and first half of the 20th century because of economic difficulties. Today the economy of the Canaries is mainly based on tourism, which makes up 32% of the GDP. The islands receive about 12 million visitors every year, among which 29% Britons, 22% Spanish and 21% Germans.

Which Island should you pick?

For a bit of everything, head to Tenerife, which is the largest and most popular island with tourists. Theme parks, national parks, nightlife and water activities are the main attractions. If you are looking for long sandy beaches and wind sport activities, Fuerteventura is the island for you. Surfing, windsurfing and family resorts are its main interests. Very diverse, Gran Canaria is perfect for hiking and scenery – mountains, subtropical forests and beautiful beaches. It also boasts a buzzing nightlife, which is perfect for younger crowds. For volcanoes, viticulture, foodies and architecture fans, Lanzarote is the place to go. With its volcanic scenery and lush rainforest, La Palma probably is the best place for nature exploration. La Gomera is the number one island of a less touristic experience and a lot of hiking. Finally, if what you are searching is solitude and soul searching, head to El Hierro.


The best Winter sunglasses for Winter Break

If you are worried about picking up the right pair of sunglasses for your holiday, keep on reading. If you are going on a ‘city break’ holiday, consider a classy pair of sunglasses by Bvlgari or Prada. They will show elegance, craftsmanship and glamour, which is perfect for a cultural holiday. On the other hand, if you are going for beaches, swimming and tanning, try the likes of Ray-Ban or Persol. And what you need then is easy folding, resistance and peaceful colours. Aim preferably for blue or green frames and lenses. A winter break will also be the perfect occasion for you to show off your amazing sunglasses while everyone at home wears jumpers and scarves!

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The best Winter sunglasses for Winter Break

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