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?