A refresher on what I consider essential for in-flight comfort. It all starts with a substantial tote. Even if I’m checking a bag, I like to have a large tote to gather all of the things I want close to me en route. Laptop, ipad, chargers and headphones cover the tech stuff. A cashmere wrap, eye mask and compression socks assure comfort. I always have a thick moisturizer and By Terry lip balm to combat in-flight dryness. Cleansing wipes are a must especially before landing when I’m trying to look fresh. A texturizing spray revives my flat, limp hair, and a makeup palette that works overtime for lips and cheeks. I wear an easy on/off shoe like a Chelsea boot. It saves space in the suitcase and is convenient to slip on for mid-flight walks. Details below:
- Troubadour Tote. The entire Troubadour collection is understated and stylish. I’m currently using this Briggs and Riley tote which I absolutely love. What it lacks in style far exceeds in function. A workhorse piece that’s mandatory when I go carry-on. Newly added is an even larger tote with expansion when needed.
- Cashmere Wrap. I have several from White + Warren and always travel with at least one. They provide warmth without bulk in flight and are used throughout most of my trips.
- Zippered Pouch. The small things I want with me throughout the flight are placed in a zippered pouch I keep at my seat for quick access. Lip balm, sanitizer, moisturizer or oil, eye cream, wipes, glasses, etc. are always close by.
- Zippered Flat Case to house paper receipts or notes.
- Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones. I like Bose and Bang & Olufsen.
- When I’m ready to sleep on long haul flights, the cashmere wrap goes around my shoulders and a silk mask covers my eyes. Ear plugs are the final touch and make a world of difference in drowning out interruptions. I usually use disposable ones, but just purchased these and will report back.
- Years ago I started wearing compression socks on flights. They make a huge difference for me in preventing aching, tired legs. I’ll also wear them on days with a lot of walking involved. They keep me energized and help with fatigue.
- Simple products to freshen up when ready to land. A makeup palette to use on cheeks, lips and lids brings life back to my face and a texturizing spray to revive limp locks. When all else fails, I’ll throw on a hat and sunglasses.