The Carry On: September 2019

The Carry On: September 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 retro shoes to suave skincare, these are the latest items
we’re packing in our suitcase…

Atlanta Linen dress in Red Gingham


Sleeper’s stock is designed to ease the day-to-night transition
with the Kiev-based brand dealing predominantly in 100 per cent
linen garments. Determine for yourself what you deem dress or
nightie. In any case, we consider its Atlanta dress to be a
particularly versatile garment. Simply cut, sleeves can be worn
multiple ways – we’ve opted for shoulders out at seaside cafés this
summer, and squished-up sleeves now that September’s in

Buy now at Sleeper£185.00

AirPod straps in Black Lamb Leather/Brass


Wireless listening is bliss. We’ve declared AirPods our
most-prized piece of tech (excluding our phones, naturally) and
it’s true; that is until you lose a pod. Sure, Find My iPhone
allows you to see your AirPods on a map – you can even play a sound
to locate them – but if your AirPods are offline, you have a
problem. Clumsy, careless types can rest easy with Tapper’s chic
leather strap (a nylon version is also available). It’s designed
with a magnetic lock that snaps the AirPods around your neck –
think mitten minders for your headphones.

Buy now at Tapper£50.00

Elvie Trainer


If you’re the kind of person who takes the aisle seat on a plane
to avoid disturbing others on your countless trips to the loo then
you could seriously benefit from an Elvie trainer. This discrete
kegel trainer works to strengthen your pelvic floor (benefits
include better bladder control, faster postnatal recovery and
enhanced intimacy) through quick, five-minute workouts programmed
via an app. It’s difficult to work out muscles you can’t see, so
cut out the guesswork and get an Elvie. Your pilates instructor,
your seat partner and your actual partner will thank you for it –
you’ll be pretty chuffed with yourself too.

Buy now at Elvie£169.00

Green Clay Cleansing Balm,

By Sarah London

Cleansing balms come from some of the oldest traditions in
beauty. Conditioning your skin as it cleanses, By Sarah London’s
Green Clay Cleansing Balm is one of our favourite plant-based
cleansers. Apply a small amount to dry skin and massage until the
green balm (a blend of organic apricot oil, virgin coconut oil,
beeswax and French green clay) dissolves, then remove with a damp
muslin cloth. It’s unisex and for all skin types, and we’d wager
you’ll soon find a pot in every savvy skincare guru’s bathroom

Buy now at By Sarah London£2,950.00

Court Slam Leather Trainers in White/ Dark Red


Lacoste may have been founded by tennis superstar René Lacoste,
but functional tennis shoes these are not. The Court Slam’s chunky
silhouette cuts a 90s shape – with its gum treads and contoured
outsole. We’re wearing ours on the short stroll to the hotel’s
tennis court for a quick, impeccably art-directed shoot.

Buy now at Lacoste£90.00

Mango Balm Dotcom


A cult favourite do-everything skin salve, Mango Balm Dotcom is
more nurturing than our mothers. We’ve worked our way through all
eight flavours and decree mango the winner (for now at least). Call
it a lip balm, call it a skin salve, Mango Balm Dotcom is packed
with natural emollients to nourish and repair dry, chafed skin –
and it’s one product we’d quite possibly lose our shit over having
confiscated at airport security.

Buy now at Glossier£10.00

Gold Molten Hoops


No jewellery arsenal is complete without a pair of great gold
hoops. Suited to all seasons and all styles, Missoma’s Gold Molten
Hoops are punctuating our airport outfit (that being a black polo
neck paired with silk cargo pants). Inspired by free-flowing lava,
the hoops’ oscillating curves make them a stand-out in our
jewellery box.

Buy now at Missoma£115.00

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The Carry On: August 2019