New Year escape? Don’t leave home without these must-haves…
From the softest cashmere sets to the luggage which meets both your fashion and functional needs, and the beauty essentials to save you in-flight — here’s our our thoughtfully complied, luxury globetrotter’s wish list to help you travel in the utmost style.
LEICA SL STYSTEM CAMERA
Sometimes a smart phone just doesn’t cut it, and Leica are unquestionably one of the best cameras in the market. This model offers superior optics – especially in tricky lighting situations – and super sharp images. It features an electronic EyeRes viewfinder, and can also convert into video mode when the occasion requires. It’s small enough for handbag, too.
MULBERRY CROC EMBOSSED PASSPORT HOLDER
This little blue wallet is the perfect partner for your adventures abroad – it neatly houses your passport in one side and then has slots for cards and easy access in the other. It’s also one of the most luxurious travel accessories to carry.
BARBARA STURM LIP BALM
Whether it’s because of a flight or a change in climate, lips and skin always need a little extra moisture when you move from environment to another. This balm is packed with antioxidants and is super-nourishing. It’s infused with Shea butter, avocado, coconut oil and cacao butter and has a beautifully rich and velvety texture once applied.
SKIN HEATHER PYJAMA TRAVEL SET
Skin’s grey Heather cashmere set is a must for comfort wherever you go. It comprises of a v-neck camisole, wide-leg trousers, a short scoop-neck dress and robe, which all come neatly packed in a matching pouch. Perfect for luxuriously lounging around your hotel suite. Available at MatchesFashion.com
STELLA MCCARTNEY FALABELLLA BACKPACK
Combine fashion and functionality and keep your hands free with this monogram backpack from Stella McCartney. It’s roomy enough for all your cabin essentials, and in-keeping with the brand’s environmental activist values, this bag is made from a regenerated Nylon fabric called Econyl.
RIMOWA HYBRID CABIN CASE
The Rimowa Hybrid Cabin trolley in white combines the best of their durable and lightweight materials – that’s aluminium-magnesium and polycarbonate in tech speak. As well as being ideal to take in the airplane cabin on weekends away, sometimes, even with a case in the hold we prefer to some of our most precious pieces in close proximity. The hard shell would keep them safe.
MORGAN LANE CASHMERE SET
This mini cashmere set is perfect for keeping on your person. Bypass the Business Class kit in favour of your own cashmere sock, pillow and eye mask kit. It’s an essential travel accessory for a blissful sleep. Available at Net-A-Porter.com
GIVENCHY HYDRA SPARKLING MASKS
There are so many environmental factors that contribute to dull and dry skin – heat, AC, altitude – keeping moisturised is more important than ever when you travel. Replenish thirsty skin with one of these instantly re-energising and hydrating masks. Perfect for stashing in your hand luggage for a long flight, or for a quick refresh once you reach your destination. Apply once or twice a week for boosted radiance.
EXTREME CASHMERE PILLOW
We’re not sure what we love the most, the idea of a cashmere travel pillow or the beautifully buttery yellow colour. Either way, ensure maximum comfort on road trips and alike with this super soft support version which moulds to the touch. The dreamiest travel accessory there ever was.
CHLOÉ C BELT BAG
Who knew these once geeky and practical bags would end up getting such a chic makeover?! This Chloé C belt bag – in tan leather and trimmed with tonal suede – can be worn around the waist or across the body and over the shoulder. Think touristy but make it fashion.
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- Words by Elaine Lloyd-Jones