Sri Lanka: a country of humid urban cities, sunny coasts and chilly mountains. When packing for Sri Lanka, my Supersoft scarf was a must. At first, I thought this scarf would be perfect for Buddhist temples and sacred Hindu communities, but I used it in many more ways.
We started in Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. Although the city is safe, I felt more comfortable covered in my scarf as my skin wasn’t exposed as much and I was protected from the sun. It came in handy when entering gorgeous religious temples as our shoulders had to be covered.
Top 3 Colombo:
Tuk Tuk Safari Tour
Gem and Jewelery Shopping
Ministry of Crab
We then travelled down the coast to Unawatuna, a quaint coastal town with lots of sun and happy locals. We stayed at Pavilion Waves resort where we spent most of our time in or around the pool; it was fantastic. My scarf came in handy at dinnertime when it got a little colder. I never felt hot, always just warm and cosy. A must in Unawatuna is the sunset swing at Wijaya Beach; an absolutely amazing vista (and photo opportunity).
Unawatuna Top 3:
Hidden Jungle Beach
The Owl and the Pussycat Hotel for Lunch
Next we travelled to the luxurious Anantara Peace Haven resort in Tangelle. This coastal area is perfect for lounging by the pool and sipping cocktails. The sun was very strong and hot in Tangelle, so when I was feeling burnt, I wrapped my body in the Supersoft Scarf to hide away from the sun. Once again, it came in handy at twilight when the cool coastal breeze picked up.
Tangelle Top 3:
Ceylon Sliders in Weligama
Surfing in Weligama
Lounging by the pool
The next location was Yala National Park where we stayed at a gorgeous all-inclusive resort called Chena Huts. My scarf kept me warm on our two jungle safari’s per day and kept me covered from mosquitos at night when drinking cocktails at the bar. It was perfect for when I wanted to be warm but didn’t want to put on a long sleeve shirt or jumper.
Yala National Park Top 3:
All inclusive stays
Herds of elephants roaming the park
We then travelled to Ella, a tea-growing town 1000m above sea level in the hills of Sri Lanka. I covered myself in my scarf whilst drinking tea, reading my book and soaking up the beautiful view. We then caught a 7 hour train ride to Kandy where my scarf was very useful when we visited the Temple of Tooth, a sacred Buddhist temple.
Ella and Kandy Top 5:
Café Chill Ella
Little Adam’s Peak Ella
Seven Arches Bridge Ella
Temple of Tooth Kandy
We then finished off at Aliya Resort very close to Lion Rock. We hiked up Lion Rock and took in amazing views from 800m up. I felt much more comfortable with my cashmere wrap covering me in the town of Aliya, especially at nighttime.
Sri Lanka was an incredibly relaxing, delicious and culturally interesting holiday that completely lives up to the hype. I felt cosy and luxurious in my Supersoft Cashmere Scarf thanks to Everyday Cashmere; it allowed me to be appropriately dressed for religious temples and the chilly coastal breeze wherever we went.
Oh for the joy of an Everyday Cashmere sock............
There is no question that cashmere is the king of yarns, and there have been a few times that I’ve enjoyed the softness of a cashmere jumper, but I’ve never really been enticed by cashmere socks. In my mind I thought they would end up bunched under your foot, be lumpy, shrink in the wash, and be delicious to wear - but as something to pull on after a cold day when walking wasn’t really on the agenda. Well knock me over with a feather – was I wrong – or what! My new fashion love is Everyday Cashmere socks.
I was fortunate enough to really give them a good workout pounding the hard streets of Europe in winter and I was very very pleased. There was no bunching under the foot, no sweating, even after a 27 hour flight and the best part was I found I could walk all day on hard cobble streets and my feet didn’t hurt and my legs didn’t swell or ache. It was only after having a ‘non cashmere’ day that I really noticed how sore my feet were – not what you want when lots of walking was the plan.
So was the investment worth it? – 100% without a shadow of a doubt. In fact – put me down for a pair in grey – they will be perfect for mornings watching winter sport, under gumboots in winter or my new ‘go too’ gift for ‘baby boomers spending the kids inheritance travelling the world’.
So when you need a gift for a hard to buy for person – ie man – the go the cashmere sock. Clichéd I know – but they are the king of yarns. Or if you just want to smile on the inside knowing that your tootsies are snug and warm. It will be our little secret.