For May


Do you like flying? I really don’t (#firstworldproblems). And the older I get the worse it becomes. However, I do love travel, and would one day like to be reunited with my wardrobe (I mean family…ahem) in London. So needs must right?

So in advance of the next couple of months of jet-setting, I thought I would share the little things I take with me on board, in case you, like me, just want to be back on the ground as soon as the plane has taken off.

1. Magazines (available here) – One thing that can be said for flying is that it allows me time to do two things that I enjoy A LOT – but rarely make time for in other environments – watching films and reading magazines. When Netflix, WIFI and Twitter are available these often get usurped by another marathon of Parks and Recreation..

2. Cashmere Socks (available here) – If you’ve been hanging around these parts long enough you’ll know that I’ve sung the praises of these little honeys more than once before. They are just such a great alternative to shoes. And allow you to do so much in-flight aerobics and yoga, if you are someone who is convinced that you’re developing blood clots just sitting on the runway (I promise I’m not projecting…)

3. iPad (case available here) – I bring my iPad because I love listening to This American Life podcasts and taking selfies of significant other when he is asleep. Simple pleasures.

4. Monogramed Travel Diary (available here) – Because if you can’t afford a monogrammed Louis Vuitton passport case, girl gotta look snazzy. Appropriate uses include manic list writing and studiously drawing all the emergency exits on the plane…

5. Passport – it does tend to come in pretty handy sometimes. Am I right?

6. Peppermint Tea-bags – Yes sorry everyone. I am that person. The person who screws their nose up at all the drinks on offer (who drinks Pepsi? We might be thousands of miles above the earth but I’m not a barbarian). Just ask for a cup of boiling water – always served lukewarm obviously – and you’re golden.

7. Aesop Hand Cream (available here) – Because my hands get dry and just like the cashmere socks they make me feel comfortable and like I’m at home and not suspended in a tin can over Greenland.

8. Kiehl’s Oil Free Lotion and Midnight Recovery Concentrate (available here and here) – Because Rosie Huntington Whitley always carries moisturisers in flight. How is the Daily Mail going to know to photograph me at Heathrow arrivals if I am not well-moisturised? Precisely.

What do you bring in-flight with you? Anyone do those neck pillows? I’m considering one as a long-term investment but not sure about the logistics of sleeping – are they worth it?

  • Ting

    The ipad case is so pretty! xo

    • Thank you so much!! And thanks for leaving a comment :) xx

  • Hannah Cornish

    I’m terrible with flights too! Especially landing, my stomach does like 1000000 flips, haha. Your coffee cup is super caaaayutttttte x

    Hannah x | hannatalks

    • I know!!! But I want to be at the end destination so I can’t like take a boat….I don’t have 2 weeks to spend at sea!! Are you going on holiday this year? How are your exams going? xxxx

  • I hate flying! I always bring Xanax because I freak out whenever I fly!

    You asked how I edit my photos – I use Lightroom! I downloaded some fun matte/vintage presets to use on my photos


    • Thanks so much for letting me know – I already have Lightroom so I’l have to take a look at some presets :) xxx

  • Belle

    OMG I hate flying too- I just can’t :((
    (Last time back from LA I swore I’d never get on another plane- and I haven’t!!)

    I do (or rather did) take my own tea bags (organic green decaf)…..hi-five on that :)
    PS Lovely flatlay

    • Belle! I am so glad I am not the only one. I think it is mainly to do with the smell – I mean what is that?? I have started applying vaseline around my nose (imagine that beautiful sight) so I can only smell that instead. Also YES to the tea-bags – we are smart not fussy 😉 xxx

  • Siobhan Rothwell

    I can’t stop staring at that travel mug, I feel like it’s something I’d like holding even if it was empty


    • Haha thank you Siobhan! Yes I don’t drink coffee so I’m always on the look out for cool cups to put tea in :) xxx

  • Sinéad Danielle ✿

    Omg, so glad I’m not the only one who gets distracted by Parks & Rec! I literally haven’t finished a book in forever because of that show :’) Great essentials – I’m always that person who asks for herbal tea (which they rarely have) so might have to start bringing my own, thanks for the tip!

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

    • Yes it is so addictive! Netflix makes not doing anything productive so appealing….
      I’m glad I’m not the only one. Yes there is something so comforting about having a drink I would normally have at home in the air – plus it smells way more appealing than their normal tea…ew. xxx

  • Your mug is hypnotizing 😉
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  • I like this little collection of must have travel items. The Ipad case and travel diary are so cute!


    • Thank you!! Now I’ve got to try and fit it all in my bag….. ahem….Sophie xxx

  • Gorgeous post, Sophie! I’ll keep it in mind for my competition! 😉
    Haha! I love you iPad case! Really cool! Thanks a lot for leaving a comment on my blog, appreciate that!

    xxx Ira

    • Thanks so much Ira! That’s very kind :) just spreading the love!!xxx

  • This made my want to gouge my hand into my monitor screen and snatch everything away. Ugh, everything looks so. good. I love the Travel diary especially! It’s making me so irrationally excited????

    May x •

    • Hahahah thanks so much May!! That’s very kind :) no that definitely isn’t irrational excitement – it’s just the effect of holidays 😉 thanks for leaving a comment and reading my blog – it means a lot xxx

  • That iPad case is beyond stunning, holy moly.

    • Thank you!!! My boyfriend is always confused why I have Bambi on my belongings at the age of 23 😉 xxxx

      • Because he doesn’t understand the awesome-ness, clearly! I mean, I have a jumper with cat’s faces all over it…I’m 24 in less than a month! Haha

      • YES to all the animals on objects forever :) xx