The Carry On: October 2019

The Carry On: October 2019

The Carry On: October 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…

Extra Large Bolga Fan Zigzag

Lola & Mawu

Generally considered a functional accessory, this XXL fan feels
more ceremonial than your average handheld wafting device. While
many would consider these unusually large Bolga fans as home
decorations, we’re embracing the drama their robustness brings to
an outfit. Handcrafted by a women’s collective in Bolgatanga,

, they are made purely from straw and are therefore vegan
friendly. Choose one or, if you want to create a stronger
statement, try a combination of two or three (also useful if you’re
travelling with an assembly line of fanless, fiercely sweaty

Buy now at Lola & Mawu£42.00

The Outer Body


Most people pack a spare pair of pants and a toothbrush in their
hand luggage, just in case their checked baggage goes for a wander.
If we may, we would suggest adding Heist’s The Outer Body to this
roll call of essentials. Here’s why: the bodysuit smooths and
supports, looks particularly polished when worn underneath anything
slinky and (if you’re really in a pinch) can even double as a
swimsuit. In fact, we’re such fans that we’re wearing ours en route
to the airport, paired with cut-off jeans and an oversized, slouchy
silk shirt. Ever the chameleon.

Buy now at Heist£95.00

Aura Spray

Moon Mist

What do you mean you don’t have an Aura Spray? Let us be the
guru that guides your next purchase. We first discovered Moon Mist
on an
-bound flight a few years back, and now consider it a
must-travel-with item. Made with the purest crystal water and
enriched with essential oils, a little bit of alcohol for
preservation purposes, and a pinch of
rock salt, this spritz promises to ebb stress and
anxiety. This is the kind of stuff used by South American shamans
for its powerful cleansing and purifying healing power, so douse
yourself with the stuff before a meditation session or post
high-stress meeting for a hit of Zen.

Buy now at Moon Mist£30.00



Swot up on the latest must-reads in a fraction of the time,
regurgitate informed opinions at the drop of a hat and impress your
peers with your well-rounded dinner conversation. Our iPhone has
been monitoring our usage of the Blinkist – an app that summarises
best selling nonfiction texts – and it’s clear we are now fully
dependent on its quick knowledge hits. All titles (choose from a
library of over 3,000) are available in bitesize audio and text and
accessible offline, so whether you’re underground or up a mountain
you’ll be able to access its catalogue.

Buy now at Blinkist£4.99

Monochrome Slippers


Slippers out of the home is the ultimate peak in loungewear;
we’re particularly fond of our Mahabis (now referred to as our
in-flight heros). Backless, pain-free and swell-proof, they are the
perfect travel shoe. We’ll wear our monochrome mules with any
outfit, anywhere, anytime. Their minimalist design – inspired by
the light and shadows of the dramatic Nordic landscape – soft
corriedale wool lining and adaptable foam insole that contours to
your foot so comfy tootsies are a constant.

Buy now at Mahabis£79.00

CBD-infused drink


If you consider yourself an anxious flyer, you probably have a
casefull of remedies to calm you down in a moment of bad turbulence
or a delay announcement. We’re fully prepared to down a glass of
red and cry our hearts out while watching a bad movie 35,000ft in
the air. But then there’s Trip, a CBD-infused sparkling drink –
available in peach ginger, elderflower mint and cold-brew coffee
flavours. In our opinion, Trip has effectively canned calm. It’s
crafted with natural adaptogens and rich in antioxidants it claims
to support immunity, focus and relief from stress. Crack open a can
pre-airport run to help manage anxiety. No more freaking out on
planes. We’ll drink to that.

Buy now at Trip£299.00

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