Warm summer days make me day dream of far away places. Summertime always puts me in the mood to travel, get moving, and explore the world around me. Planning for a trip can be overwhelming, but there are a few essentials I always make sure to bring along.
Long flights often lack entertainment so I’m always sure to slip a few good magazines into my bag before heading out. This latest edition of VOGUE featuring Cara Delevingne kept me happy and occupied on my last US Airways flight. I really love the styling here – it’s so British! I love the detail and texture in this Saint Laurent look (left). The design is girly yet sophisticated and I think this look is stunning. I have been dreaming about wandering the streets of London in this outfit. Maybe going for tea before finding the town’s best hidden boutiques. Cara’s beehive hairdo pairs perfectly with her head to toe Louis Vuitton (right). I really adore this all leather look. And that clutch! Above: Barnes & Noble passport cover, Ray Ban sunnies, butter LONDON nail lacquer, COCO MADEMOISELLE eau de parfum spray, NARS bronzer, Clinique moisture surge, the latest issues of Glamour and VOGUE, Hebella pouch Bringing a little pouch like this one can be really useful. You can use it to store makeup, tickets and other important travel documents, accessories – the possibilities are endless. I like to keep my go-to items in a pouch so I can keep them handy and easily find anything I need while on the go. Before heading to the airport I usually end up at the nail salon getting a fresh mani/pedi. Whether I’m going someplace sandy or will be exploring urban streets I want my nails to look clean, well manicured and freshly polished. I always think to get a mani/pedi before heading out for vacay, but what about one week in when my nails start to chip and lose their luster? One thing I like to throw in my bag is a nail polish that will look great and last wherever adventure may take me. Having that backup polish to touchup or re-polish your nails can be a total life saver. This season I’m really loving butter LONDON nail lacquer because the colors are vibrant and this polish lasts. It is also formaldehyde, toluene, and dbp free meaning no toxins which is a great plus! Endless hours of exploring sunny streets and lounging under coconut palms can lead to dry, sunburned skin. Give your skin some extra TLC while on vacation and be sure to moisturize!! One product I love is this Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief gel creme. It goes on light under or over makeup and instantly refreshes your skin. After applying my skin feels velvety and soft. It’s a great gentle moisturizer. These are some of my favorite travel essentials that really make a difference when I am away. They are small but mighty lifesavers especially when traveling abroad where our usual products might not be readily available. What are your favorite things to pack? Let me know and happy travels! xo