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Our Top 10 Travel Essentials

By Emma McNamara - 03 Jan 2015

Whether you’re globetrotting or road tripping, heading to the tropics, the slopes or simply up the coast, we’ve taken the stress and guess work out of packing and done it for you. 

Introducing our top ten travel essentials that won’t take up much space, are guaranteed to ensure you’re well prepared for anything and that help you look bright eyed and bushy tailed. This little list is an absolute godsend. Bon voyage!

Retro Sounds Portable Sound System

This portable sound system from Papier D’amour looks awesomely retro with its 50’s feel tuners, colour scheme and style. Its sound quality is golden, offers AM and FM AND plugs straight into your smart phone or tablet. Whether you’re chilling poolside, beachside, picnic-ing, or having casual drinks with your mates, this little fella will fit right into your bag, offer up some good sounds and is perfect for a day spent outdoors. 

Hammamas Turkish Towels

These 100% cotton, brightly coloured Turkish towels are so much more than just towels. These beauties fold up real small to fit perfectly in your luggage or beach bag, they dry very quickly (no more damp towel syndrome), they weigh almost nothing and they’re super soft! Using traditional Turkish Hammamas techniques that are 100s of years old, the finest of cottons, and offered in over 100 bright colours and styles, these clever little towels can double as sarongs, picnic rugs, beach dresses, baby wraps and table clothes, you name it. With so much versatility, there is no wonder this necessity makes our packing list! 

Aesop Jet Set Kit

Travel and the often-ensuing jet lag have an arduous impact on our hair, body and face. Luckily, our friends over at Aesop have created the perfect remedy to make us feel fabulous once again. What is this magical cure, you ask? Upon arrival, take a brisk walk, return to your newfound, temporary abode and enjoy a long, hot shower to cleanse, hydrate and refresh. Bring life back to your hair with the Aesop Classic Shampoo and conditioner. Next, give your body an all over cleanse with the Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser before hydrating with a Rind Leaf Body Balm. These four lifesaving gems come in small, travel-ready bottles (50ml), meaning they can travel in your hand luggage for mid-flight rehydration and long layovers. After rejuvenating yourself, enjoy a delicious meal, get out your camera and map and start discovering your new location, or alternatively throw away your map and get lost in the sights, smells and customs. Jetlag will be a thing of the past! 

Fuji Neo Classic Instant Camera

The fun-sized Instax Mini 90 camera by Fuji is the perfect, must have addition to any packing list.  This is like a souped-up version of a Polaroid camera that prints photos instantly. Designed with a classic look, this sleek black and silver camera with advanced features, such as bulb and double flash exposure, enable you to capture light creatively and bring a whole lotta fun to your holiday snaps. From beachside to nightlife, moving kids to still statues, close-up to far away, the Fuji Neo Classic will capture these moments for eternity with its macro and high performance flash capabilities. 

Bailey Nelson Elodie Sunnies

Whether you’re cruising around with your window rolled down, lounging on the beach or feeling a little worse for wear after the summer party season, chances are you’re in need of a killer pair and sunnies. Lucky for us, Bailey Nelson have created the perfect pair of summer time sunglasses. Introducing, the Elodie Sunnies, with a contemporary rounded acetate frame these sunnies are effortlessly on trend. They come in black, champagne and crystal and can even be tailor made with polarised or prescription lenses. These little babies will protect your peepers whilst making you look summertime chic – love it!

Mozi Travel Bag

Our mates at MOZI have us travel prepared with their gorgeous embroidered travel bags. With contrasting pattern and print embroidery, these cotton chambray travel bags are perfect to help organise your suitcase, keep shoes away from your clean clothing, store your lingerie or separate your laundry in style. Getting ready for a morning of sightseeing has never been as easy when you can find everything neatly tucked into your suitcase within these beautifully decorated bags.  

Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Day Cream

Long hours of travel inarguably dry out skin, which is why Grown Alchemist, the experts in botanical beauty, have created their Hydra-Repair Day Cream, designed for normal to oily and combination skin. This non-greasy, nourishing facial moisturiser is perfect for long hours in transit and to ensure that your face stays hydrated and fresh all summer long. This small tube of a moisturising miracle comes in a hand-luggage travel friendly size (65ml) and will become your best friend in travel. 

Tracks Headphones 

Music makes travel so much more enjoyable and with these Scandinavian designed Tracks headphones you’ll be listening to tunes with a full-spectrum sound quality, a tight bass and detailed high frequency notes. Designed in Copenhagen by Ai-Ai-Ai and upholding the Danish reputation as leaders in acoustic and electro-acoustic design, these babies are sure to deliver quality sound! If that’s not enough, their subtle design offers an iconic shape with a comfortable and secure fit in three different colours (we love the petroleum blue). 

Libri Muti Notebook

Keep a journal, or write down your thoughts and notes with one of these gorgeous Libri Muti notebooks handmade in Florence, Italy. Inspired by an old school sailors’ logbook, this notebook mixes traditional printing methods and binding techniques with a modern twist. Available in a rustic blue with gold edge detailing, this notebook is chic and perfect to record your adventures within. Let the escapades begin!

Bleeding Roses Cosmetic Bag Set

With all this jet setting and travelling, the Bleeding Roses Cosmetic Bag Set is the ideal way to separate your cosmetics whilst travelling and is an easy way to keep yourself organised. This set comes with three bags in large, medium and small  in burgundy, navy and marigold. Pack the large cosmetic bag with everything for your suitcase like cleansers, toners and moisturisers, the medium for your carry-on-flight essentials and leave the mini for your brushes and lipsticks, or even as a pencil case stocked with pens for filling out arrival cards and filling up the pages of your gorgeous new Libri Muti notebook. 

Image credit: Hammamas Turkish Towels

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