Think you've had a good summer? We hate to make you question your enjoyment of the warmest season of the year, but as August draws to a close it's time to take a look back at the best celebrity holidays of 2013...
The Greek tourist board surely had a surge in overseas visitors after the Kardashian family acted as unofficial ambassadors for the country’s idyllic islands. Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, Kris, Bruce, Kendall and Kylie Jenner and Brody and Brandon Jenner (two of Bruce’s sons from a previous marriage) plus Brandon’s wife Leah boarded a flight from Los Angeles to enjoy a luxury European vacay and film scenes for their hit E! show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'. The reality stars proceeded to document their holiday on Instagram and let's just say the pics are a little better than the Snappy Snaps photos we took on our teenage trip to Corfu.
Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie joined friends in St Bart’s where Jess did a spot of midnight snorkelling and Nicole worked on her awesome tan. The hot mamas left us feeling quite jealous with the photographic evidence of their holiday antics and bikini bodies as they strolled on the beach in kaftans and floppy sun hats. Lucky for some!
We all know Rihanna and Cara Delevingne are BFFs with a mutual interest in partying and posing on Instagram, so it's little wonder they decided to kick back in the sun for the holiday season. Joining RiRi on a yacht in Monaco Ms Delevingne posted several snaps of their boating fun-times. From having a go on the inflatable Donuts to partying on deck, the twosome looked like they had a whale of a time on the waves.
While in the midst of her Mrs Carter Show World Tour 'Bow Down' singer Beyonce took a couple of days out at the beach with her loved ones. Shedding her tour costumes and makeup, she embraced beachy waves, printed swimwear and this summer's must-have floral headband as she sat by the pool and soaked up the sunshine with her mum Tina Knowles, sister Solange, nephew Daniel Julez Smith, Jr. (Solange's son) and her own daughter Blue Ivy.
How do you celebrate turning the big 3-0? Forget a fancy dinner date or even a trip to Paris; Remi Nicole came up with the perfect solution to facing a milestone birthday. The Brit singer-songwriter invited her friends to join her for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation in Palm Springs where the gang, which included Pixie Geldof, Henry Holland and best friends pop star Rita Ora and model of the moment Cara Delevingne enjoyed a 'Mad Men'-themed party.
There's no doubt that Nicole Richie and Joel Madden have the hots for each other. The couple and their two children Harlow and Sparrow enjoyed a European vacation and by the looks of their Instagram photos Mr. and Mrs. Madden-Richie are more besotted than ever. Nicole revealed a pic of herself and her man in an Italian harbour with the caption "Love in Portofino", while Joel shared a snap of his wife and kids, titled "Seeing my dreams".
Poppy revealed photos from a trip she took with pals Mary Charteris, Jaime Winstone and Tyrone Wood to Osea Island in Essex. The gorgeous gang frolicked in a field with Poppy wearing stars and stripes leggings and a white t-shirt, Mary sporting printed jeans and a jumper and Tyrone rocking a gold sparkly halterneck top for comedy value.
Bey and Jay went on an anniversary vacay to Cuba where Beyoncé wore a mahoosive braided bun and the couple were mobbed in a local restaurant. The singer posted pictures of her stripey holiday flats, the colourful architecture, sunsets and vintage cars. Remember this is Cuba, so there was also an obligatory snap of Bey posing on a balcony with a cigar in her mouth. She couldn't turn down the chance to pose on the back of a vintage convertible either.
Nick – or rather Grimmy - celebrated his 29th with mates in Mallorca, spending a week in the Spanish sunshine with the likes of Pixie Geldof, Henry Holland and Jordan "Rizzle" Stephens from pop duo Rizzle Kicks. The presenter and DJ asked his guests to whip out the face paint and whip on a printed robe as they dressed up as a tribe of voodoo warriors and partied the night away on the beach. The surprise guest at Grimmy's party was Sir Bob Geldof, the father of his best friend Pixie. The Boomtown Rats singer got into the spirit of the event and wore a piece of leopard print cloth and chalky white makeup, as well as a pair of large hoops and a selection of skull necklaces.
Anna Dello Russo had a holiday with designer Stefano Gabbana on the volcanic island of Panarea, north of Sicily. While most of us spend our vacation in high-street swimwear, ADR's attire was of course far more appropriate to her style icon status - including half the Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2013 collection. As well as Dolce bikinis and accessories, the star wore a RTW crop top and mini skirt for a jog along the beach front. As you do!
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