The Carry On: November 2020

The Carry On: November 2020

Scent therapy, yoga leggings and the fair isle sweater we’ll be wearing until 2021. Here’s what we’re coveting in our carry on this month…

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.

Scent therapy, yoga leggings and the fair isle sweater we’ll be
wearing until 2021. Here’s what we’re coveting this month…

The Shortcut Overnight Facial Peel 15ml


Want to wake up to smoother, brighter-looking skin? Assuming
your answer was a resounding “yes”, we would suggest picking up a
tube of The Shortcut Overnight Facial Peel. The packaging states
“while you sleep, I work” and, indeed, the overnight peel is
fast-acting, using a blend of lactic and glycolic acid to resurface
and renew your complexion. It’s pH-balanced, non-drying and
non-irritating – gentle enough to use on back-to-back nights). To
use: smooth a thin layer onto clean, product-free skin and leave on
overnight. Clean in the morning, as per. Apply to your face and
neck two or three times a week for a fast-acting refresh.

Buy now at Versed£9.50

Fair Isle Sweater

Comme des Garçons GIRL

Knitted from a soft wool-blend and patterned with a dainty
fair-isle motif, this bright, snuggly sweater has been at the top
of many SUITCASE staffers’ wish lists for some weeks. Nothing gets
us amped up for brisk temps quite like a decent knit – named after
an island in the north of Scotland, it’s characterised by the
horizontal bands of geometric patterns, seen here in green, lilac
and pink. Team it with high-waisted trousers and a chunky boot to
channel an autumnal mood.

Buy now at Comme des Garçons GIRL£390.00

Tumble Dryer Balls


A clever, cost-effective and sustainable option to fabric
softeners and plastic dry balls, Steamery has become our laundry
guru and these dryer balls are our latest wonder product. These
wool dryer balls will cut your tumble dry time (by 10 to 30 per
cent) and remove static electricity, plus since the balls make your
fabrics softer, there is no need for a liquid fabric softener.
Better yet, they’ll last for between three and five years.

Buy now at Steamery£22.00

Super Sculpt High Waisted Yoga Leggings

Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty’s Super Sculpt High Waisted Yoga Legging
bestsellers for a reason: they’re super soft, stretchy and
seriously supportive. Made from a fabric that’ll keep you cool and
comfortable, with handy pockets so you can keep your phone close to
hand, they’re our go-to for travel, running errands or simply
lounging around. Pull them high up on the hips (that waistband
stays right where it should whether you’re on the go or deep in
flow) – the seamed panels are strategically placed to streamline
your figure. Shout out to this Beetle Blue colourway, which serves
a game-on look for any workout

Buy now at Sweaty Betty£85.00

Wet Bag Maxi

La Pochette

First spotted at Third Space, and then again at The Lakes by Yoo
spa, La Pochette’s line of nifty pocket pouches and accessories
have caught our attention of late (and not just because of their
neon-bright colourways). Lightweight and made from somewhere
between 30 and 50 recycled plastic bottles (per metre), La
Pochette’s kit runs the gamut from travel pots to sweat bags (ideal
for post-gym laundry). Our current favourite: La Pochette’s Wet Bag
Maxi. The water-resistant bag is a winner for storing damp layers
on the go – whether we’re running post pilates session or have
“almost dry” items we’re keen to throw in our suitcase. They’re
waterproof, antibacterial and machine washable – we can’t quite
fathom how we ever made it from spa changing room to suite without

Buy now at La Pochette£90.00

Swim Shorts

CDLP X Cuixmala

What to run away to sunnier climes? Us too. US TOO! Thanks to
the sunshine-aligned swimwear collaboration between CDLP, the
Swedish purveyors of luxury essentials, and Cuixmala, an
eco-restort of sorts set on the Mexican Pacific coast, we’re
halfway there. These fantastic Swim Shorts in Fuschia/ Flame
(crafted using Econyl, an innovative regenerated nylon made from
ocean waste) belong in your shopping cart – and we belong in
Cuixmala, surrounded by 30,000 acres of Unesco Biosphere

Buy now at CDLP X Cuixmala£135.00

Everyday Therapy Roll-On Solar


Rooted in a holistic approach, bashō sets its focus on the
often-overlooked aspects of skincare. Putting people’s natural
rhythms and cycles centre stage, bashō founders Mimi and Tor have
created harmonising tinctures which are pure, powerful and
plant-based. The Everyday Therapy Roll-On is available in three
formats: Poise, Moss or Solar. The latter is our top pick owing to
its warming aroma of opulent spice, refreshing citrus and soft,
subtly sweet herbaceous notes. Roll onto inner wrists or other
chosen pulse points, breathe deeply and take a moment to connect
with yourself and how you feel. Re-apply as desired.

Buy now at bashō£16.00

Carta d’Armenia

Santa Maria Novella

Italian brand Santa Maria Novella began life 800 years ago as a
herbal apothecary peddling medicinal balms and tinctures. Products
were originally created by Italian Dominican monks, who used the
flowers and herbs found in the gardens of their monastery (located
just outside Florence) to treat the skin ailments of patients in
their infirmary. Carta d’Armenia papers are one of the storied
brand’s niftiest products. Soaked in a mixture of resins and
spices, they remove odours from any space. To use, place on a glass
or ceramic surface, fold into an accordion shape and light one end.
Then, blow out the flame. The paper will continue to burn of its
own accord, without smoke, for five minutes, purifying your
surroundings in the process. The balmy, vanilla-like fragranced
sheets may also be used to perfume clothing by placing them (not
burning) in drawers, suitcases or closets.

Buy now at Santa Maria Novella£16.00

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