A fashion editor’s guide to the staycation Instagram checklist
A guideline, if you will.
Ah, the humble Instagram vacation brag. We all do it. It’s a fine balance of candid outfit shots, artfully cropped architecture and filtered scenery. You know the one: ‘Oh, this? This is just the view from my cliff-side Positano villa, no biggie.’
And there’s no shame in getting your money’s worth if you’ve already forked out for a lush vacay—it’s practically just good business to get a certain amount of Insta-bang for your buck. (And it’s not like your friends aren’t expecting a barrage of sunlit selfies and spritz-shots from the holiday you’ve been hyping for the past three months.)
But what happens when you staycation? Staying in your home city for a holiday isn’t a exactly novel concept anymore, but what’s the go on the Insta front? Can you post the same amount of ‘grams? Less? Do you have to bring your caption-brags down a notch? It’s a whole different strategy
We were lucky enough to spend a night at the InterContinental Double Bay in Sydney to test the waters when it comes to staycation Instagram tactics. Verdict? Robe selfies still welcome.
1. THE PANORAMIC ROOFTOP
Shade! Service! Sun lounges! Nab yourself a sun lounge as early as possible for the AM money shot. Perching on the pool edge, optional. Gratuitous ‘#ViewFromHere’ captioning encouraged but not mandatory.
2. THE BOOZY BRUNCH
Brunch in style at our stunning Rooftop bar. Brunch now available from 11am-2pm on Saturdays. Rooftop is open to the public for the summer season Tuesday-Sundays from 11am until 1 hour after sunset. Group bookings also available! Photo by @lucindadennis #sydneybrunch #brunchinsydney #InterContinentalLife #sydneyeats #sydneybestbars #moetmoment #rooftopdoublebay
It’s the new food setup shot. Pick perfectly-placed nibbles, some artfully staged table settings and just the right light. The hardest part is finding a place that has boozy brunch on offer… InterContinental Double Bay’s Moet & Chandon brunch is ready to help.
3. THE COULD-BE-EUROPE COURTYARD SNAP
4. THE LONGING-FOR-LUNCH STARE
The key to this shot is mood lighting and an oversized armchair. Sink into one at Stillery, Intercontinental’s gin specialty bar, and order yourself a cocktail. Don’t spend too much time picking your poison; it’s impossible to make a bad selection. From there, Stockroom will have the ultimate fresh and zesty meal to accompany your gin of choice.
5. THE POST-SPA TREAT-YOURSELF
Firstly, book yourself a treatment (you can’t fake a facial glow). We headed to Trumps Spa for the Signature Facial for 90 minutes of cleansing, masking and massaging that is best described as bliss. Then retire to your room for the bubble bath envy shot.
Five-outta-five, check, check, check.
From: ELLE AUSTRALIA