Julia Chaplin’s written two books on la vie bohème, so who better to dish beaches and Byron? Here, the author of Gypset Travel and Gypset Style, who also has her own gypsy-meets-jet-set collection, shares her bohemian intel.

To be a bohemian…

Reference the world. Don’t follow convention. Be galactic — galactic is travel
in the abstract, everywhere and nowhere at the same time.

Top three essentials…

Sunblock, surfboard and friends.

And three fashion essentials…

Shawl, bikini and a pair of worn-out Havaiana flip flops.

My bohemian icon…

Lord Byron, for his romantic poet blouses, tight pants and itinerant palazzo parties.

My bohemian motto…

Always accept invitations into the unknown.

The best beach in the world…

Agua Caliente in Ibiza.

Ultimate bohemian getaway…

The ten places in my book Gypset Travel!

My favorite travel souvenir is…

I have an amethyst crystal that I keep in my purse. It was given to me by
an old hippie named Chuck, who lives in a geodesic dome in Joshua Tree.

My travel tip to overcoming jet lag…

Sleep late.

Best bohemian read…

Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

And music…

Manu Dibango

And drink…

Aguardiente (in South America)

Best gift to give the hardcore bohemian…

Invitations

My bohemian home décor tip…

It’s all about a horizontal existence — lots of floor cushions and rugs.

Ingredients no bohemian kitchen should be without…

Tequila, sea salt and fresh limes.

To live this life in the city…

You need a lot of floor cushions, kilim rugs and day beds for spontaneous house guests.

Photograph by Julien Capmeil

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