The Carry On: September 2020

The 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 apply.

Seasonal dressing, light therapy and a home-or-away projector. Here's what we're coveting this month…

Il Pareo Jumpsuit in Rosso


Serving up serious 70s vibes, Australian label Terry's retro poolside attire is the ultimate summer cover-up for days spent by the water's edge. You'll likely spot fellow romper-clad jet-setters in their Terry Il Pareo jumpsuit everywhere from Positano's favourite beach restaurant, Da Adolfo, to the Northern Beaches of Sydney (from where Terry founders Brigette Clarke and Lucy Halfpenny hail). The jumpsuit is available in a myriad of colours, but this hot red version is the perfect addition for those keen to catch the last of the summer rays. Thanks to its vintage cut - complete with point collar and side slip pockets - it's sure to become a staple of your warm-weather edit for many holidays to come.

Buy now at Terry£168.00

Moisture Cream


Meeting a host of your skincare needs, this multi-tasking Moisture Cream by Eve Lom is formulated with an advanced form of hyaluronic acid that works to hydrate, refine and plump skin. The result: a dewy, healthy-looking complexion. Peach flower and white horehound extracts work hard to protect the skin against damaging effects of pollution and oxidative damage, leaving skin looking radiant and renewed (#blessed). We're using this universal cream - suitable for all skin types and concerns - twice daily (after am/ pm cleansing). The benefits (first clocked by our bathroom mirror on day three) have now been noted by our mothers via FaceTime. Powerful stuff.

Buy now at EVE LOM£85.00

e-gree app

From a non-disclosure agreement to putting that friendly holiday wager in writing, e-gree is a new way of making deals official. With a versatile index of tweakable, written agreements to suit individual legal needs, users can generate their own written e-greements quickly and easily. Born from the belief that "everyone should be able to protect themselves and their interests", e-gree offers people an affordable legal toolkit in simple language. Alleviating misunderstandings, the need for litigation (or even hiring a lawyer), the app also provides dispute resolution tools to help users if their e-greements are broken. How will your pals respond when presented with a dotted line to sign at the holiday car rental place or at the dinner table after the utterance of "I'll get you next time"? All bets are off.

Buy now at £0.99

Women’s Tignes Fitness Stretch One-Piece in Navy

Perfect Moment

Founded by extreme sports filmmaker and professional skier Thierry Donard in 1984, Chamonix-based Perfect Moment specialises in performance outerwear that combines functionality with fashion. As it expands beyond its original skiwear offering to encompass surf, swim and activewear that will outlast the seasons, we've fallen hard for this suitably stylish Tignes one-piece. Cut from ultra-soft, quick-dry fabrics, the performance garment is ideal for low-intensity exercise (yogis - start your sun salutations). In our book, sprinting through the airport counts as exercise too - plus, you'll seriously elevate your travel style as you stride past check in.

Buy now at Perfect Moment£145.00

Face Toolkit

Face Gym

Can't get to a Face Gym for your monthly workout? This kit by skin-guru Inge Theron is a great substitute/ holdover until your next in-salon session. Tools included: the Facegym Ball designed to support lymphatic draining, improve muscle tone and release tension; a gold derma roller to boost collagen production, improve circulation and increase product absorption; and a beauty restorer which promotes lymphatic drainage to reduce toxins (pro tip: store this in the fridge for a maximum soothing potential). Featuring "cheek stretches" and "jaw definers", Face Gym's website and social channels are a go-to for trainer tips and how-to guides.

Buy now at Face Gym£88.00

Capsule Projector


A makeshift cinema in the garden (whether in your own backyard or relished for the weekend at your holiday rental) is summer living at its very best. We're getting set up with the petite Nebula Capsule projector (it's about the size of a coke can, making it easy to transport) and screening a mega HD picture (expanding up to 100 inches) onto a rustic linen sheet pinched into place with Neapolitan-ice-cream-hued pegs. It's very Call Me By Your Name vibes. Charge for two hours prior to use and then go cable-free for up to four hours of video play time - whether you want to mirror your device or use the model's built-in apps (Netflix included) immersive 360 audio is guaranteed. Peachy.

Buy now at Nebula£399.99

Rustic Gingham Dress


This monochromatic linen-blend mini is spot-on for summer-to-autumn transitional dressing. With pretty picnic-esque checks, this black-and-white gingham dress features a straight neckline and thin straps with adjustable tie fastening at the back. Slip on for brunch, park days and everything in between, or toughen up the pattern with a black cardigan and slick leather booties when the thermometer begins to drop.

Buy now at Zara£25.99

Power Mask & Light Therapy Device


Has masking become something of a weekly ritual? Same. Looking to rev things up a gear, we're supercharging the impact of our pamper sessions (condensing a 20-minute session into a neat 90 seconds) and giving our sheet masks an upgrade with UFO 2's Power Mask & Light Therapy Device. With T-Sonic™ facial massaging (which relaxes muscles for enhanced absorption) and eight LED-light therapy options (including antibacterial blue light and sunburn-soothing yellow), it tackles your beauty bugbears without the need for a trip to the spa. Novices should make use of the device's customisable settings by first trialling the pre-loaded in-app guided routines before branching out on their own.

Buy now at UFO 2£249.00
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