Keep Everything Organised with Flair and Finesse
Staying organized when travelling is a must. Avoid having grooming items go missing in the luggage by adding this handy and stylish dopp kit from WaterField Designs to the luggage setup.
Immensely practical and timelessly styled, we love the Duo Dopp Kit with its casual elegance and large capacity.
The dopp kit takes a more ordered approach to carrying grooming supplies. It opens to two separate zippered compartments, storing all manner of grooming items whilst keeping them neatly organised. The two deep, interior mesh pockets come with a gold rip-stop, water-proof liner, enhancing the visibility of the contents.
The main self-locking zipper extends around three sides, allowing the dopp kit to open all the way up and lie flat to provide easy access. Despite its prowess at holding a great deal, the dopp kit is also soft enough to compress to fit nicely into luggage or a carry-on bag.
Well thought out, the good-looking organiser is made of premium material: long-lasting, water-resistant waxed canvas; naturally tanned full-grain leather accents; and self-locking YKK zipper. The leather handle makes it easy to carry and hang up on a hook.
Not only does the kit double up on compartments, it also doubles up on versatility, serving as a handy organiser for tech gear such as electronics, chargers and peripherals for the mobile office.
Designed and manufactured in San Francisco, the world-class products are made in small batches by talented artisans to ensure superior quality and detail.
An ideal travel companion, the smartly designed Duo Dopp Kit provides the perfect combination of style, functionality and durability.
Essential for Staying Healthy
Before stepping on to that next germ-laden airliner, consider using oregano oil to boost the immune system. Known as nature’s antibiotic, this herbal oil is a powerful antimicrobial that can help fight off infections. Oregano oil also has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Take a few drops under the tongue during the flight – that is all that is needed.
As well, oregano oil has been shown to prevent food-borne illnesses caused by pathogens such as listeria, salmonella, E. coli and Shigella dysenteriae. Adding it to foods not only helps kill the bacteria, it could also alleviate food poisoning symptoms.
I have been very impressed with the various oregano oils from Zane Hellas. When travelling, I use their Super 40, which is a diluted blend, ready to use. At home, if I feel any kind of sickness coming on, I use Super 100, which is 100% pure Greek wild essential oil of oregano that has to be diluted in extra virgin olive oil, water, juice or milk.
Therapeutic-grade or medicinal oregano is grown in various locations around the world, with the highest grades grown in the Mediterranean.
Zane Hellas is located in the small town of Kilkis in northern Greece where they grow and harvest the finest quality oregano from their own fields and selected local farmers.
Greece’s climatic conditions – the year-round sunshine, sea breeze, a sub-soil rich in trace elements – all contribute to the uniqueness and superiority of wild Greek oregano, making a product that may be the best in the world. From this wild, organic, non-GMO oregano that grows and thrives in the Greek mountains, Zane Hellas produces, through steam distillation, the powerful essential oil of oregano.
The 100% Pure Greek Wild Essential Oregano Oil boasts a minimum 86% carvacrol and less than 2% thymol. It comes with no chemicals or alcohol. A certificate of chemical analysis comes with all orders.
Known for being naturally anti-pretty-much-everything-bad-for-you (microbial, bacterial, viral, fungal), the versatility and potency of Zane Hellas’ 100% pure oregano oil makes it invaluable when travelling.
The Holy Grail of Sunscreen
No matter where in the world I am, I want to look smart and put together when holidaying. But, with so much shopping to do, sights to see and charming squares to explore, there is no time to spend hours getting glammed up every morning.
That means the search is on for a 3-in-1 formula that fuses moisturiser, sunscreen and primer in one easy step, one that keeps my skin looking radiant, glowing and even.
My perfect match? SUN PREP Broad Spectrum Skincare SPF30 by Hynt Beauty is the most flawlessly performing sunscreen product. It naturally shields delicate skin from UVA/UVB rays with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant rich organic plant extracts that multi-task to protect, hydrate and soothe the skin whilst creating a smooth base for makeup.
The product is lightweight with a transparent, non-greasy finish and I really cannot say enough about this organic 3-in-1 sun protectant, moisturiser and primer.
With an elegant formula, it contains a stellar list of ingredients that not only protect the skin, but provide skin hydrating benefits. For example:
Pine bark extract slows skin ageing by enhancing skin's elasticity and hydration levels whilst improving skin fatigue, improving skin's smoothness and reducing fine lines.
Organic sesame seed oil is rich in zinc, an important mineral in the body that can also increase skin elasticity and smoothness and reduce the appearance of age spots. It protects the body from foreign substances or toxins that get in through the skin.
Organic aloe vera leaf is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb that calms, heals and encourages the production of keratin to rejuvenate tired skin. It also helps boost one’s daily sunscreen by blocking up to 30% of ultraviolet rays.
Organic rhatany root extract comes from a shrub-like plant that grows in dry, high altitudes. Its roots are rich in tannins and have effective natural astringent properties.
Organic green tea leaf is a potent antioxidant that protects the skin's cells from the damaging effect of free radicals and stimulates microcirculation to enhance the tone and health of the skin.
Naturally preserved, it is gluten-free and non-comedogenic. It is free of toxins, petrochemicals, parabens, nano-particles, bismuth oxychloride, talc, silicones, mineral oil, GMOs, FD&C dyes, carmine and phthalates.
Non-toxic, nourishing and greaseless, this cream is one of my favourites because it is absorbed quickly without any whiteness at all, leaving my skin with a healthy glow and lovingly hydrated. It also acts as an excellent primer and makeup goes on nicely over the product with no pilling.
I thoroughly enjoy using SUN PREP Broad Spectrum Skincare SPF30, so much so that it is a staple in my routine now. I use it religiously every day as it is critical to protecting one’s skin from the sun, whether travelling or sitting in an office.
Carrying Those Essentials in Style
When planning that next trip, take a second or two to think about what bag to take. Should it be something that will stay in a hotel room, or a bag that can also be used whilst being out and about?
A fashionable, practical and versatile bag that is ideal for inter-national forays, the Shopper by TYPE HYPE ticks all the boxes.
Ultra-stylish and multi-functional, it doubles as a perfect bag to use as a sightseeing day bag, a small gym bag and a shopping tote. The list is endless.
It is very handy to have such a bag when travelling. Apart from carrying essentials, it is also key to completing chic ensembles and travel outfits. As an added bonus, it will fold down neatly for storage, making it a great travel companion.
To be honest, I wanted the bag because I fell for its aesthetics. Made in a durable canvas fabric and cowhide leather, the good-looking bag cuts a good figure on any occasion. The grey-black canvas fabric offers elegant robustness, complemented by a base made of brown cowhide leather.
However, its beauty is matched by total utility. It is capacious enough to take my gym gear, strong enough to cope with shopping and, thanks to the lovely, adjustable leather handles, extremely comfortable to carry. If one takes a closer look, one will also notice the embossed numbers from one to six on the holes.
The dimensions have also been intelligently designed: The 40 x 45 centimetre size maintains the perfect balance between storage space and portability. An integrated key chain strap and a small case lend the wonderful bag an impressive finishing touch.
The canvas fabric bag, which was designed in collaboration with HACK, can even be put in the washing machine, although it prefers soap and a sponge to a machine cycle – which must be kept to a maximum of 30C.
The attractive aesthetics, high quality, understated colours and timeless style get top marks from us. Here is an opportunity to amp up any chic travel ensemble with this stylish bag.
A Fine Example of Natural Luxury and Total Indulgence
An ultra-soft and lightweight wool poncho is one of my must-pack travel essentials, regardless of where I travel.
This poncho by animaná is thick enough for warmth, yet thin enough to fold and effortlessly carry in my hand luggage. Exquisite, elegant and versatile, animaná has updated the poncho to a cosmopolitan version of this traditional garment. The Fadriana poncho doubles as a sweater, making it just as likely to wear off the plane as on it.
Striking the perfect balance between being fine in texture and incredibly warm, the poncho makes a huge difference when travelling. Useful, chic and warm, it is sure to keep the traveller looking stylish and feeling comfortable.
animaná works with producers of natural fibers and artisans from Patagonia and the Andes, where weavers are amongst the best in the world.
The natural fibres originate from the sustainable breeding of South American camelids – llamas and alpacas are camelid breeds – that roam free in large pastures in their natural habitat. Then, using manual processes, shearers do their job and select only the best fibres. A variety of colours are chosen, from white and light beige to intense blacks.
Artisans spin the fibres by hand and dye them with pigments obtained from native plants, reviving the techniques handed down through the years. As a result, the products respect the unique quality of each fibre, their softness, delicacy and comfort.
Eco-chic at its best, the natural fibres are an excellent renewable resource, being 100% biodegradable and carbon-neutral.
The Fadriana poncho is hand-finished in 100% baby alpaca. Baby alpaca is the fleece shared from the first clip of the shearling alpaca. Baby alpaca is one of the most luxurious fibers in the world due to its silky softness and velvet touch. Garments made of this fiber are rich in the diversity of their colours, comfortable and versatile to wear. They are much lighter, warmer and stronger than wool.
Luxurious yet practical, this gorgeous poncho is a timeless investment piece and perfect travel companion