The Carry On: August 2018

The Carry On: August 2018

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


Eve Lom

Preflight you’re looking dewy. Fast forward 30 minutes and the
airplane aircon has wreaked havoc with your skin. Dynaspot is an
emergency treatment developed by EVE LOM for pesky (and prominent)
pimples – in short, it’s a godsend. With a hefty dose of salicylic
acid (plus a concoction of soothing antiseptic extracts) Dynaspot
is one of the most effective spot treatments we’ve testered. It
soothes inflammation, and works double-time to brings down redness.
Plus, you can use the product under or over your make-up.

Buy now at Eve Lom£22.00

Whispersync for Voice App


Getting to the final pages of a chapter to be told it’s time to
disembark your flight is cruel. When you’re engrossed in a book the
last thing you want to do is close it; that’s why Whispersync for
Voice is so darn great. With the app, you can now read a Kindle
book and pick up exactly where you left off on the audiobook
version. The app seamlessly switches between the two, updating each
medium to your exact page location every time – poolside reading
just got way easier.

Buy now at Amazon£12.99

Eau Good bottle


Single-use plastic is a no no but staying hydrated, particularly
when travelling, is a big NB. Rather than picking up a throwaway
bottle at WHSmith as you flit through departures, why not take your
own reusable bottle? Black+Blum’s Eau Good bottle is on the top of
our list. It uses binchotan active charcoal to filter tap water by
absorbing impurities and improves taste. Made from tritan with a
natural cork stopper and a leak-proof silicone cap, it’s a top
choice for eco-conscious travellers.

Buy now at Black+Blum£26.95

KIKI navy sewn straw canotier hot

Maison Michel

A canotier – or boater – hat epitomises summer chic. This navy
nomination by couture millinery Maison Michel (now owned by Chanel)
dishes out just the right amount of Parisian charm, stopping on the
right side of caricature. Punctuated with a navy grosgrain ribbon
and made of 100% hemp, KIKI’s elegant everyday style could take us
from Tokyo to Turin.

Buy now at Maison Michel£490.00

Green silk pillowcase

White & Green

There’s no point prepping and priming your skin if you’re going
to nosedive into your pillow (the correct term is “mechanical
compression”) – and exacerbate your wrinkles in the process.
Dermatologists have noted that cotton and linen are more likely to
wrinkle your skin than silk cases because the former fabric creates
greater levels of friction. Eschewing your cotton pillowcases for
silk ones, these ethically made, charmeuse silk options by White
& Green are a good choice. With no buttons or zips, they’re
skin-friendly and won’t absorb moisture, meaning creams and lotions
will actually stay put. Whether you’re flying long-haul or planning
for your in-suite sleep, these are a mainstay item.

Buy now at White & Green£65.00

Butterfly Wings Float

Missoni x Funboy

A collaboration between a luxe pool toy company Funboy and
Italian fashion house Missoni smells like Insta-bait to us. While
packing an inflatable shaped like a butterfly is not the most
practical advice we’ve ever dished out, we’re sticking by it. We’re
trading in our swan and flamingo floaties for the Missoni x Funboy
butterfly wings float and conconting our Insta stories en route to
the pool. We’ll probably get sick of it come late-August, but for
now we have grandiose design for an air-meets-aqua photo

Buy now at Missoni x Funboy£112.00

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