M and I are finally headed on our honeymoon to South Africa to-mor-row. I could NOT be more excited, but of course in between here and there is a loooong leg of travel. So here I've rounded up some essentials for the plane (altogether we'll be in the air for around 19 hours!) in case you'd like to see.
Neck and eye pillow. No brainer, right? But they always seem to be ugly and bulky. I grabbed this super cute travel set from Kate Spade Saturday. It's nice to look at and the best part? It folds up into a teeny pouch, perfect for my goal of packing as little as humanly possible.
Cashmere wrap. It's a scarf! It's a blanket! It's anything, really. Airplane blankets always kind of gross me out and they're so thin it's hard to get really comfy for a good night's sleep. I picked up a cashmere wrap from Club Monaco this summer on extreme sale, but you can find a similar one (excellent big size and thick enough to be really cozy) right here and currently 30% off.
Stocked Kindle. I'm filling up the Kindle with a mix of reads. I have a short attention span and like to have variety in case I get sick of one book. Right now I'm hopping between The Book Thief and What Alice Forgot.
Noise canceling headphones. M got these for me as a little travel gift and all I can say is WOW, what a difference they make. I've taken a few flights in the past few months with lots of noises—crying babies, coughing and even a barking German shepherd in the cargo hold—and these little wonders cancel it all out and let you get into some solid relaxation.
Notes. We're headed to Africa for cryin out loud! I've got all kinds of thoughts and ideas floating around and I need a place to capture it all. I love a steno pad style and this Field Notes version is perfect.
A way to carry it all. I'm taking the new MATINE east/west Courier tote as my carry-on. It's black, so it goes with everything in my suitcase. Plus it's big enough to fit all the necessities for the plane and when we're traveling around it will be great for any shopping we might do.
Makeup palette. I always forget that on really long flights you're going to sleep, and wake up and spend almost another day on the plane. That means freshening up in the morning and trying to maintain some semblance of presentability for layovers and more travel. Instead of hauling all my makeup, I'm carrying this palette from NARS. It's awesome and has everything I need to kind of look like a person, all in one tidy little kit.
A way to organize the little stuff. The new MATINE mini Tilly pouch is perfect for tossing into a larger tote like this. It will keep all the little bits and baubles organized instead of floating around willy nilly.
Water bottle. I always pack an empty water bottle, and it will be especially necessary on this marathon flight of dehydration. Bkr makes the cutest (and easiest to drink from) water bottles. And the silicone sleeve means I can toss it in the bag with no worries about breaking.
That's it! What are your travel necessities? Anything you'd add to the list?
And with that, I'm off. Keep in mind that the studios are now closed and all orders placed at MATINE and tilly | maison will be fulfilled after December 6.