The Carry On: October 2018

The Carry On: October 2018

Carry On is a 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 luggage. 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

Rose Polish Remover Wipes


Chipped nails, a delayed flight and not a hope in hell of
getting to a manicurist before your first meeting of the day (or
first cocktail of the night, time-zone dependent). A polish change
on your flight might deem you an awful seat neighbour but
Tenoverten’s Rose Polish Remover Wipes are a nifty, odourless
alternative. Getting the job done, the remover wipes are
non-acetone and contain vitamin E, while being vegan-friendly and
having a rosy scent. To use, simply open the sachet and press down
to dissolve polish. The finishing cleanser cloth (step two), gives
a final conditioned and clean feel to your nails.

Buy now at Tenoverten£23.00

Four-in-One Worldwide Travel Plug Adapter

Flight 001

Finding an adaptor among the chaos of our flat while waiting for
an Uber is maddening enough – and when we finally locate one (we’re
sure we had six at one point) we’ve no idea what part of the world
it’s for. Short of hurling our phone out the window (we’ll resist
if only to maintain our star rating), we’re cutting out the
confusion (and melodramatics) with this colourfully kitsch adaptor
from Flight 001. It’s colour-coded plug heads help to identify the
right one for your trip, which may sound juvenile but we’re not
convinced that we’re handling the whole adulting thing entirely
well anyway.

Buy now at Flight 001£29.00

How to Read The Menu

Herb Lester

There’s nothing like being stopped mid-sentence by your waiter
with the soul-crushing interjection – “Perhaps it is better if we
speak in English, non?” Next time we’re ordering a café creme in
Paris we’ll be packing our pocket-sized vocab books courtesy of
Herb Lester to help us through any turbulent translating. “How to
Read the Menu” is a series of three mini dictionaries that
translate the most common (and most confusing) menu items. Making
dining in Italy, France and Spain a lot easier, the books (which
are no bigger than a credit card) offer an A-Z listing of common
foods and table etiquette – it’s the next best thing to having your
own interpreter.

Buy now at Herb Lester£8.00

Eyeonix Eye Massaging Beauty Tool

Nurse Jamie

“Have you had work done?” is a major compliment in LA.
Smug Californians have Nurse Jamie’s non-invasive treatments to
thank for their fresher-than-springtime looks, and now Londoners
can join in too. A woman of godly stature (in Hollywood terms at
least) Nurse Jamie’s and her Eyeonix Eye Massaging Beauty Tool are
giving us life – and a serious lift.

The nifty little tool boasts a pretty impressive roll call of
benefits. It assists with the absorption of eye creams and helps to
relieve the look of tired eyes as well as minimising dark circles
and under-eye bags. Use on freshly cleansed and moisturised skin,
before applying your eye cream around the contours of your eyes.
The tool’s touch-sensitive massage head will activate once in
contact with your skin – work from the inside out (it’s how your
lymphs like it).

Buy now at Nurse Jamie£49.00

Style Pro Series​


Your flight is in two and a half hours. You’ve yet to leave your

and your phone is missing. This means that you are also
sans boarding pass (print versions are so 2010). If you identify as
someone who is prone to losing things, firstly, congratulations on
being self-aware, and secondly, buy this tile. It’s a tiny
Bluetooth tracker and easy-to-use app that finds your phone, keys,
or whatever else you attach it to, in seconds. Stick a Tile to an
item and locate it by sound, by seeing its last known location on a
map or by marking it as “lost” and following the beep until you
find it.

Buy now at Tile£19.99



Sometimes you’ve got to go bold, and what better sartorial
conversion of that statement than a pair of outrageous pyjamas for
your travel attire. Asceno does this particularly well – their
tuxedo-breasted berry-coloured polka-dot blazer and slinky tailored
trousers hit the sweet spot when it comes to planewear. Not quite
PJs (although the majority of their collection is precisely that)
this set is the perfect transitional outfit to take you from plane
to train (although, if you’re spending this much on your pyjamas,
you’re definitely heading for chauffeur-driven car).

Buy now at Asceno£770.00

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The Carry On: September 2018