Leather travel wallet
To paraphrase: one woman’s essentials are another woman’s folly. And while my holiday essentials aren’t literally essential, they are little luxuries and practical pieces that make for pleasurable holiday packing and planning.
I like to keep my passport and travel documents together. This *pink leather classic travel wallet has sections for passport, boarding pass etc. (Wouldn’t it make a beautiful graduation or 21st gift too?) I’m still revelling in the pleasure that my recently-acquired double-barrelled surname brings, so I had mine personalised with my initials. (It is currently half-price and also available in a gorgeous shade of green).
I take several pairs of sunglasses and prescription glasses away with me regardless of the duration of the trip. I pack most of them in my suitcase and travel with one sun and one prescription pair in my handbag. Hard cases are bulky and heavy so I have a beautiful bespoke leather case for each. I bought the cases (along with a case for my MacBook at the same time), from *Dorney Handmade via Etsy. There is a wide choice of different coloured leathers from which to choose ,as well as different colours of suede for the lining. (I chose light tan leather with pink lining because it co-ordinates with my favourite tote bag).
If I’m doing anything which involves going in and out of doors such as shopping and sightseeing, I put my sunglasses on a chain. It leaves both hands free and it’s more convenient than putting them away and far better for the eyewear than is putting them on my head. This pearl one is neutral enough to work with pretty much any style and colour of eyewear and looks especially nice with neutrals. This turquoise one makes much more of a statement.
The artisan who made them included some complementary personalised cable tidies in my parcel to match my MacBook case. These are so incredibly useful when packing chargers, straighteners etc.
I always take a bottle with me to keep water/wine cool. *This one by Root 7, keeps liquids cold for up to 30 hours. As well as that I take a *bottle opener/cork screw for beach picnics. The third drink-related item is a *metal straw. There are a few places which still use plastic straws and I find paper ones go soggy quickly. My own metal one surmounts both of these issues.
Transparent toiletries bags
I take a lot of hair and beauty products. When I can, I take sample sizes so I can discard them as I finish them. *Transparent toiletries bags make it so much quicker to find things.
Unsurprisingly, I take a lot of jewellery away with me. I have a *leather travel jewellery box for rings, bracelets and necklaces. Again, I had it personalised with my initials.
I take my earrings in individual cases. In fact this is how I store them in a drawer at home. They’re actually little *bead boxes but they’re perfect for earrings. I simply transfer them in their cases from my drawer into another small jewellery box and into my suitcase.
If get the chance over the next few days I’ll write a post featuring my Spanish holiday wardrobe and accessories.
Have a lovely weekend.
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