The Carry On: November 2019

The Carry On: November 2019

Carry On is our monthly round-up of our favourite travel
items we’d happily haul from Stansted to Seville,
Heathrow to Hydra. Be it a
functional fedora or the latest in skincare science, we’ve probably
got it in our carry on. Riffing on the adage “if you can think it,
you can be it”, we’re saying: “If you can jam it in your carry on…
you can bring it.” Catchy.

Note: weight restrictions and other practicalities do not

From crystals and CBD to eco-friendly apps, these are the
latest items we’re packing in our suitcase…

Pink Check Jacket


Wearing a jacket (with multiple pockets) while boarding a flight
is savvy packing 2.0. Aside from the space saved by wearing the
bulkiest item you own (and loading down the pockets with in-flight
snacks), a jacket shrugged on over pared-back separates elevates
your airport look no end. This one from Topshop puts a cerebral,
feminine spin on chunky checks. It’s perfect for autumnal escapes
and lengthy countryside walks, and we’re particularly taken by this
model’s four, deep patch pockets (see early snacks reference).

Buy now at Topshop£65.00


Between takeoff and landing our inbox can amass hundreds of
emails – this has been the case on even the shortest
London-to-Dublin flight, during which (in just 55 minutes) 102
emails were accrued. So, the question is: how much money would pay
for that pesky red dot to drop off your Gmail icon? Can you even
put a price on that? For £30 Superhuman can make you an “inbox
zero” person and cure your email fatigue. With shortcuts to empty
your inbox – split inbox is a feature to fangirl over – Superhuman
allows you to work at double the speed. While some features are
pretty standard (follow up reminds, schedule sends etc.) others are
pretty revolutionary – think next-level insights from your
emailer’s social network. We’re not surprised there’s a long
waiting list for this one; best to sign up sharpish.

Buy now at £30.00

Crease Release Spray

The Laundress

This eco-friendly New
brand, set up shop to take the stress out of laundry
(#grateful). For those hoping to peel out their favourite garments
from their cases without the hassle of sourcing an iron from the
hotel concierge or racking up a sizeable dry cleaning bill before
wearing, this Crease Release spray is one product worth keeping
close to hand. Just a quick spritz from six inches away, followed
by a gentle pat will release wrinkles from your clothes – then hang
or lay flat in its natural shape until you’re ready to wear.

Buy now at The Laundress£13.00

Technical Cross-Body Belt Bag


Belt bags, fanny packs, bum bags, whatever you call them,
they’re an undeniably practical travel accessory. Once derided,
these retro waist-cinchers have made their way back into our
everyday style rotation. When packing space is limited, an athletic
style statement that blends with the majority of our wardrobe is
precisely the accessory we want to take with us. Team it with a
blazer and slides for an off-duty city edit on your trip to Berlin
or sling it over your shoulder (this COS one comes with an
adjustable strap) as you set off on your next outdoor workout in


Buy now at COS£45.00


Scribble & Daub

Maybe it’s that we’ve been reverting to more nostalgic forms of
transport recently (namely trains), but we’ve really taken pause
and become altogether sentimental about analogue. Displeased by
shortcuts, we’re reading more (SUITCASE Magazine, of course) and
we’ve also become addicted to letter writing. It’s much more
therapeutic than a text and who doesn’t love proper post? These
hand-drawn and letterpressed cards by Scribble & Daub, which
are finished and packaged up in a tiny cottage studio in East
countryside, are perfect for scrawling love letters or
notes of thanks – and are far prettier than any postcard we’ve ever

Buy now at Scribble & Daub£4.95

My Skin Track UV Sensor

La Roche Posay

We all know we should wear sunscreen the majority of the time
but incorporating an SPF into our daily routine isn’t as automatic
as it should be. We can be rigorous about it for a couple of weeks
in the sun, but once we’re back home we tend to get a little lax.
This clip-on mini wearable by La Roche-Posay tracks environmental
stressors that affect the health of your skin – including UV rays,
pollution, humidity and pollen levels – and sends all the
information to an app on your phone called My Skin Track UV. Based
on information collected, the app offers personalised tips and
skincare recommendations that can help improve your healthy skin
regimen. A skincare essential for city dwellers and intrepid

Buy now at La Roche Posay£54.95

High-Rise Faux Leather Leggings


They look like trousers, but are in fact glorified leggings.
This faux-leather style by Spanx operates outside the sartorial
no-go zone, where the majority of our stretch-material clothing has
been relegated. Surprisingly edgy and adaptable, these are a great
alternative to leather trousers – structured but not restrictive
(with a built-in, shaping waistband) and far more hygienic (leather
pants are a nightmare to wash). Though not workout appropriate,
they can be paired with just about anything else; modular dressing
is the key to successful packing after all.

Buy now at Spanx£95.00

T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

Drunk Elephant

We are not narcissistic (or generally hyperbolic) but to say our
skin is transformed/ ageless/ the best it’s looked since we were
five years old, after using T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum is
no exaggeration. We advise applying to a clean, dry face and
decolletage before bed time so this maverick product can get to
work smoothing and polishing skin as you sleep. Infused with alpha
hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid, which helps to refine and
resurface skin, this is a worthwhile purchase for travel-tired skin
in need of a refresh.

Buy now at Drunk Elephant£76.00

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