September 2023

9 Travel Must-Haves

Want to know how to safely pack an entire beauty regimen into a suitcase you can carry? What toiletries and gadgets should you not leave home without? How do you stay chic despite long flights and layovers? Worry not jetsetters, in honor of travel season here are some of my favorite go-to items for seamless and stylish globe trotting. Happy travels!

White + Warren Travel Wrap, BUY NOW, $295
To cozy up and stay chic when traveling, I love the look and quality of the White + Warren cashmere travel wrap. It’s a celebrity favorite of Angelina Jolie, and who better to trust than this jet setting mom of six? Also, this super soft wrap is available in over twenty different colors!

Trish McEvoy Beauty Emergency Card, BUY NOW, $75
The Beauty Emergency Card for eyes is a travel essential because of its slim packaging. With six eyeshadows, two eye definers, nude eye base, High Volume mascara, and Eye Lining and Precision Smudge Deluxe brushes, it’s an entire make-up kit that fits in the palm of your hand. Bring this with you for touch-ups on the go too!

Henri Bendel Dopp Kit Toiletry Bag, BUY NOW, $60
The Henri Bendel Centennial Stripe Dopp Kit is a chic and safe way to tote around your toiletries; special hinged flaps keep your belongings intact. The signature striped style was designed by Mr. Bendel over 100 years ago for clients’ ocean-liner voyages. The bags have a waterproof casing so not only do they look great, but they are practical and easy to clean too. I use this one and a variety of the other cosmetic cases when traveling.

PurseN Vacationer Tiara Jewelry Case, BUY NOW, $54
A great way to travel smart is to bring versatile pieces that you dress up with different accessories including your jewelry. The PurseN Tiara jewelry case is perfect—it has an origami inspired design with multiple pockets and four removable pouches for a tangle free travel. Designed to carry medium to large sized jewelry (great for packing statement pieces), you won’t have to decide between chunky necklaces, cocktail rings or bangles. Just bring them all!

Our Top Travel Accessories

There are always a million things to remember when traveling, but you shouldn’t have to give packing a second thought! Our favorite travel accessories are designed to take the stress out of your pre-vacation routine. These chic and compact picks are great for any getaway – no matter if you’re a day-tripper or globetrotter.

The first step toward a hassle-free journey is staying organized. To keep all your accessories in place, there’s PURSEN’s Handbag Organizers & Travel Jewelry Case. This all-in-one multi-tasker comes equipped with clear plastic pockets of varying sizes and removable pouches, ideal for keeping jewelry separate and untangled. The handbag inserts are another unique feature we love. Plan your look in advance, then pack your purse next to its matching jewelry for easy accessibility.
Buy Now, PURSEN’s Handbag Organizer & Travel Jewelry Case, $48

For your practical must-haves, this Clear Zip Case from Flight 001 is both chic and carry-on friendly. All airline regulated-sized toiletries can be comfortably stashed inside the vinyl (and water-resistant!) pouch. Philip Kingsley’s Jet Set packs are the cure for the common hotel shampoo and conditioner. The carrying case includes cute containers of shampoo, conditioner, and three “Elasticizer” sachets for hair types ranging from the chemically processed to porous, tight curls. It has a slightly masculine smell so it’s great for the guys too!
Buy Now, Clear Zip Case from Flight 001, $8
Buy Now, Jet Sets, $36.29

For the rest of your portable needs, there’re Henri Bendel’s stylish three-set pockets. The Go Anywhere Travel Set compartmentalizes hair accessories (the pouch is large enough for a travel blow dryer, like this dual-voltage fierce cheetah print from Sephora), entertainment gadgets (including iPod and MP3 players), and jewelry in separate, attached sacks. Practical and pretty – we love it for its retro stripe design and cartoon detailing!
Buy Now, Go Anywhere Travel Set, $38
Buy Now, Dual-Voltage Fierce Cheetah Print, $39

Speaking of a well-detailed accessory, Lily Juliet’s Red Stiletto Shoe Bag is both lovely and functional. Lined inside as well as embroidered without, tuck away your heels without fear of damage. The cotton two-in-one folds in half for easy packing, an important detail for any traveler that also holds true for this Wash Me, Wear Me bag. Separate your dirty underthings from your clean ones by stowing them in the appropriate pocket. We recommend stashing both inside a Samsonite 20” Trolley, which comes in an array of colors from deep black to ultra-bright blue, a fun fact that makes baggage claim a piece of (raspberry-colored) cake.
Buy Now, Red Stiletto Shoe Bag, $20
Buy Now, Wash Me Wear Me Bag
Buy Now, Samsonite 20” Trolley, $165

Still looking for a little something to make your luggage stand out from the pack? Tepper Jackson is a fashionable line that makes luggage tags styled with bright colors, prints, and catchy phrases. We like the aqua-navy contrast of its Jet Set piece, but would be more than willing to embellish our bags with any one of the funky-cute options.
Buy Now, Jet Set, $36.29

The whole point of an outing is, of course, to relax and pack in the fun. With that in mind, don’t forget to pack your iPod speaker for that perfect poolside playlist. iHome makes a great Rechargeable Mini Speaker that can be neatly stashed away beside your other travel treats.
Buy Now, Rechargeable Mini Speaker, $19.99