Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Debut Beach Tomato Awards winners announced

The winners of its first Beach Tomato Awards have been announced today. The judging panel for the awards included co-founder Tom Marchant, editor Kirsty Hathaway and features editor Katie Mulloy together with ELLE's travel editor, Sue Ward Davies; showmeyourwardrobe.com founder and photographer, Jackie Dixon; and the threegraces.com founder and beauty journalist, Grace Timothy, who together decided the best beaches around the world, beach fashion and beachside beauty products.

Tom Marchant, co-founder, says “We created Beach Tomato to be the friendly voice offering insightful and honest advice about beaches from around the world. Our first Beach Tomato awards are an answer to the eternal question that everyone stresses about year, which beach, what to wear and which beauty brand really delivers. Editor Kirsty Hathaway and the judging panel have truly uncovered the best of the beach for 2011.”

The three different sections within the editorially led site – Promenade, Preen and Place – dictated the different award categories – Fashion, Beauty and Travel. Additionally, Beach Tomato invited users to vote for a “People’s Choice Award”.

Fashion Awards
Best women’s swimwear - Mara Hoffman
Best men’s swimwear - Orlebar Brown
Best sunglasses - Retro Super Future
Best new swimwear label - We Are Handsome

Travel Awards
Best party - La Barra, Uruguay
Beast urban - Newport Beach, Orange County USA
Best kept secret (until now) - Baisha Beach, Taiwan
For the water - Simos Beach Elafornissos
Headspace - Anakena Beach, Easter island
Best overall beach - Baisha Beach, Taiwan

People’s Choice
Fashion - Don’t forget - Tallulah and Hope
Beauty - Beach saviour - Sachajuan
Travel - Best beach island - Jamaica

Beauty Awards
Best sunscreen - Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream for Face
Best hair product - Moroccanoil Oil Treatment
Best beach prep - Sisley Intensive Anti-cellulite Contouring Care
Best self tan - St Tropez Naturals