be kicking off a summer-long series of Atlantic, said: “Innovation has always served by its newest Airbus A380 aircraft,
fun events from the sky, connecting been in our blood and we’ve worked featuring the airline’s recently unveiled
together with #LiveFromVirgin. closely with WiFi providers to develop the new cabin products.
fastest, most reliable connection across
Using a combination of Panasonic the Atlantic, and are the first carrier Publicly unveiled early in November and
and Gogo technology, WiFi is now to offer WiFi between the UK and the debuted on 18 December 2017, the new
available across the fleet of 39 aircraft Caribbean, China and Africa.” cabins follow the delivery of the first of five
and connectivity is available above Singapore Airlines Unveil Upgraded new A380s acquired from Airbus. Initially
10,000ft so customers will be able Cabins fitted to the five new A380s, retrofit work
to connect shortly after take-off, and will then commence on 14 aircraft already
remain online until shortly before This January, Singapore Airlines (SIA) in service.
landing. Mark Anderson, Executive announced that London and Hong Kong
Vice President for Customers at Virgin would be the next destinations to be The new cabin products seat up to
471 customers in four classes, with six
in Suites, 78 in Business Class, 44 in
Premium Economy Class and 343 in
Economy Class. The highlight, however,
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See the bigger picture
With business travellers accounting for a significant number of
hotel bookings in the UK, it’s a market the industry can’t afford
to ignore. Corporate customers tend to have different priorities
to those booking a hotel for leisure. Hotels need to make sure
these needs are met to secure the steady stream of repeat
bookings that satisfied business people can provide
Aconvenient location is the top
priority for business travellers, world-famous shipbuilder Harland and The Titanic Belfast
and to appeal to them, a Wolff. Located at the heart of Titanic INNSIDE Manchester
Quarter, a waterfront area that has seen
hotel needs to have excellent significant regeneration over the past
transport links. Collaborative working decade and is now considered Northern
spaces, conference facilities, and an Ireland’s premier leisure destination.
Internet connection that’s reliable and Excellent transport links make the Titanic
fast are all going to be pre-requisites, but Hotel perfect for business travellers,
to keep them coming back, corporate Belfast City Airport is 10 minutes away
guests expect a little more. Better by taxi, and the bustling city centre
amenities, more comfort; they expect just five minutes by foot. The hotel has
their stay to be enjoyable as well recently announced a partnership with
as productive. neighbouring SSE Arena, allowing for
Recent years have seen a growing corporate offers and hospitality at the
number of workers look to combine venue. The hotel sits adjacent to the
their business trips with leisure activities, Clarendon Dock and City Quays area of
giving birth to the “bleisure” trend. When Belfast Harbour, which is fast becoming
working away from home, why not try the new hub of business in Belfast.
to take in some of the local sights and The building is ‘listed’ due to its special
attractions? The digital culture of 24- architectural and historical importance.
hour connectivity has driven a blurring The restoration of the building was
of the line between work and leisure, undertaken with sensitivity, and the
so it’s no surprise that “bleisure” is decor of the hotel’s 119 bedrooms has
particularly popular with millenials. Many been inspired by its maritime history.
hoteliers in the UK are upping their Seven heritage rooms of various sizes
game to offer practical and comfortable are available. Drawing Office One can
accommodation to meet the needs of accommodate up to 300 guests, and
every guest. We take a look at a few smaller meetings or events can be
examples here: hosted in one of the smaller spaces.
The Titanic Belfast The hotel boasts a permanent collection
of over 500 works of art, artefacts and
Built during the late 1880s, the hotel photographs for guests to view.
occupies the former headquarters of
Special rates tailored for corporate
have seen a
of workers look
to combine their
“business trips with
”giving birth to the
guests are available throughout a
selection of the accommodation.
Complimentary WiFi access and
designated local car parking
Contact the Titanic Hotel Belfast
on (028) 9508 2000, or email [email protected]
titanichotelbelfast.com. More about
the hotel can be found at
Situated in a stylish new building in
the vibrant First Street development,
INNSIDE brings a sense of European
modernism to the heart of Manchester.
Close to the cosmopolitan shopping
area and business districts, its
privileged location also allows
easy access to the city’s transport
infrastructure. Crowned Manchester
Hotel of the Year 2017/18 and named
by Manchester Evening News as
Manchester’s Coolest Hotel, INNSIDE
is popular with business and leisure
Its 208 rooms are decorated
in a contemporary style and offer
bright, spacious and well-appointed
accommodation. The floor to ceiling
windows provide ample natural light,
and a semi-open plan bathroom
design adds to the spacious feel. The
owners, Spanish hospitality company
Melia Hotels International, are keen
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Dunkeld House, Perth
to keep things local with art inspired by Dunkeld House, Perth long day. If you prefer to relax in the fresh
Manchester throughout the public areas, air, the hotel overlooks the wide and fast-
local snacks, beers and locally sourced Located in 280 acres of well-maintained flowing River Tay, famous for its salmon
ingredients. Meeeting and event spaces woodland just outside of Perth, Dunkeld fishing. A range of outdoor activities is
of various sizes are available, including House offers a country living experience available, from 4x4 driving, archery clay
the “Big Ideas Space” which offers an within easy reach of Scotland’s major pigeon shooting, all excellent options
informal twist on the traditional meeting cities. Dunkeld house is around 15 for team-building exercises. At Dunkeld
room. Up to 20 delegates can get minutes outside of Perth, 45 minutes from House you can escape the hustle and
creative in comfort, with sofas, squidgy Edinburgh, one hour from Glasgow and bustle of city life, and your spare time can
chairs and a SMART KAPP interactive 105 minutes from Aberdeen. be as relaxing or as action-packed as you
whiteboard. It offers a refreshing change wish it to be.
to the more conventional rooms found in The four-star hotel offers over 3,000
most hotels. square feet of flexible conference and Contact Dunkeld House Hotel on
meeting space able to cater for everything 0135 0727 771 or email [email protected]
Contact INNSIDE Manchester on 0161 from small gatherings to conference dunkeldhousehotel.co.uk. For further
200 2500 or email [email protected] facilities for 200+ people. The on-site spa information, visit their website at:
melia.com. For further information, visit offers a heated indoor pool, a sauna and dunkeldhousehotel.co.uk
innside.com steam room to help you unwind after a
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Each of the Hotel's 157 rooms offers as the hotel's human patrons.
If you're in London on business, ME
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Property has been a reliable and safe investment option in the UK for decades,
and this has lead to investors feeling comfortable enough to look overseas for new
opportunities. It’s estimated that more than a million Britons now own property
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or some investors, it’s all about the family. Being on holiday, but still having costs. Local taxes, utility bills, tending the
money. They may choose to buy the sense of being “home”, having some garden, cleaning the pool, and general
properties off-plan speculatively creature comforts around you, and upkeep of the property itself all add up.
with the hope of making a quick putting down some roots in foreign lands. Renting the property out while you’re not
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Over time, the form, function and purpose of timepieces have
all evolved. Their story is shaped not only by technological
advancement but also by changes in fashion and social
attitudes. We delve into the history of watches and take a look
at the journey, from the traditional pocket watch to your modern-
The history of personal timepieces military personnel.
is a long and interesting one. The start of the 20th century also
Their story begins in the early
15th century with the invention saw the first aeronautical watches. As
of the mainspring. This breakthrough well as keeping a precise track of time,
allowed the miniaturisation of clocks to they would also be able to calculate fuel
the point where they could be worn on consumption, air speed and lift. The use
pendants around the neck or fastened of wristwatches became crucial to the
to clothing. Early examples were wildly success of tactics used during the First
inaccurate and were prized more for their World War, and soldiers continued to
novelty and decorative value than their wear their timepieces upon returning from
functionality. service. The association of wristwatches
with the military and aviation soon
Over time, (excuse the pun!) dismissed the perception of wristwatches
clockmakers advanced their craft and as a feminine accessory.
improved the accuracy of their creations.
By the 17th century, pocket watches The post-war period saw a boom in
had become both fashionable and wristwatch sales to the point where, by
practical. Devices of this period were still the 1930s, they were outselling pocket
susceptible to exposure to the elements, watches by 50-1. Higher demand drove
so keeping them safely in a pocket was continuous innovation, from 1923’s
ideal. introduction of the first self-winding
mechanism, electric watches in the
By the mid 19th century, wristwatches 1950s, quartz watches in the 1970s to
were becoming common, but initially, the multifunctional, digital watches of the
their manufacturers marketed them as 1980s. Each wave of innovation drove
bracelets for women. A gentleman would further sales as consumers rushed out to
be expected to use a pocket watch. This buy the latest technology.
perception changed as the timepiece
became a vital item of military equipment. Today, the ubiquitous Smartphone with
The need to synchronise manoeuvres its built-in clock performs the function of
without the use of signalling lead to telling us the time, leaving the wristwatch
the issuing of watches to officers, but to find a different role for itself. The
looking at a pocket watch in the heat of modern personal timepiece finds itself
battle, or on horseback, soon proved performing a similar function to it’s very
impractical. Soldiers began to strap their earliest ancestors. It makes a statement
pocket watches to their wrists using of style and prestige rather than merely
cupped leather straps, so their hands serving to mark the hours and minutes.
remained free. By the time the Second
Boer War was underway, companies One company specialising in elegant
such as Mappin and Webb were offering dress watches for men is Söner by
“campaign watches”, specifically for Sweden. Söner was founded by Freddie
Palmgren on the Swedish west coast,
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WATCHES FOR MEN
watch. Like many people, during trips TAKE YOUR TIME
abroad, Freddie would often be drawn to
wristwatch stores, looking for a timepiece inspired-travel.co.uk 127
that was just right for him. Time and time
again he found that he was never truly
content with what was on offer; there
was always a compromise, whether that
was size, colour or price. From these
experiences, the idea of Söner was born.
If he couldn’t find the watch he wanted,
why not design and make it himself?
He started to sketch on an elegant,
minimalist, rectangular watch for men,
with the ultimate goal of producing a
robust, high-precision watch with an
exclusive design. Materials and technical
solutions were chosen to secure a long
and trouble-free use. A watch that could
be passed on to coming generations, a
concept which lead to the first model’s
Söner focuses solely on men’s watches
as Freddie feels these are the customers
he best understands. All Söner watches
are rectangular because the brand seeks
to challenge the 100-year dominance of
round and oval-faced watches.
Freddie believes that a wristwatch
reflects your taste ‘For me, the message
that a watch sends out has become more
important, and today I have a different
opinion about my watch’s appearance
than I did 10 or 20 years ago.’ he says
‘I’ve matured as a man, and it affects
what type of watch I want to wear.’
Emphasising the way in which watches
have become a fashion and personality
statement, Freddie says: ‘The idea is to
wear your watch as much as possible.
Therefore, the most important thing when
choosing your watch is to really feel that
enjoyment. Make sure you invest time in
really thinking about what you want, and
for what occasion. It’s also important
to think about what you want the watch
to say about you as a person.’
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3. Royal Academy of Fine Arts,
4. London College of Fashion,
5. Aalto University, School of
Arts, Design and Architecture,
BoF’s TOP 50 GRADUATE, FASHION
T he Business of Fashion (BoF) is 1. Central Saint Martins,
pleased to announce the third been an ongoing concern for the tens of London, UK
edition of The Global Fashion thousands of students graduating from
School Rankings, including 25 fashion schools each year. And, with 2. Institut Français de la Mode,
new participating schools and a newly more students interested in pursuing Paris, France
established ranking of business graduate business-focused careers in fashion, we
courses within fashion institutions. have introduced a new business-focused 3. Royal College of Art,
ranking to help them navigate their London UK
The Global Fashion School Rankings decision-making about which schools to
offers the world’s most comprehensive attend and how to get the most out of 4. Royal Academy of Fine Arts,
analysis of fashion education, based on a their experience.” Antwerp, Belgium
survey of more than 11,000 students and
alumni, with data gathered from While Central Saint Martins in London 5. Fashion Institute of Technology,
73 schools in 20 countries. maintains the No1 position for both New York, USA
the Undergraduate and Graduate
“BoF’s Global Fashion School Rankings Fashion programmes, a new focus on GRADUATE, BUSINESS
have become an important tool for employability in the methodology sees
schools, students and the industry to major shifts further down the ranking, 1. Institut Français de la Mode,
evaluate and understand the fashion identifying the fashion schools from Paris, France
education landscape,” explains Imran North America, Europe and Asia that
Amed, Founder and CEO of BoF. are successfully training graduates who 2. London College of Fashion,
“We have adapted and extended our are deemed to be capable of securing London, UK
methodology this year, putting an extra positions in the fashion industry.
emphasis on landing a job, as this has 3. Savannah College of Art and
French fashion school Institut Français Design, Savannah, USA
4. Fashion Institute of Technology,
New York, USA
5. Polimoda, Firenze, Italy
de la Mode comes out on top for the
inaugural Fashion Business Masters
ranking, which measures a school’s ability
to provide a broad range of skills in
both creativity and commerce for the
fashion and luxury sector.
LA SAGRADA FAMILIA, BARCELONA, SPAIN
Gaudi’s masterpiece is a highlight of any visit to Barcelona, despite being just 70% complete
136 years after construction began. Current estimates suggest that it will be finished in
2026, 100 years after the death of its architect.
If you’re unfamiliar with the works of Antoni Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia will be unlike any
building you’ve ever seen before. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea however, George Orwell is said to
have referred to it as “one of the most hideous buildings in the world”. Intricate and ornate to the
point of looking more organic than architectural, it is anything but bland. The Nativity façade is
perhaps the most awe inspiring part of the building. The sheer volume of sculptural work on show,
personally overseen by Gaudi, has to be seen to be believed. The interior is no less impressive, the
Basilica (pictured) is particularly awe-inspiring, with double twisted columns, an ornate ceiling and
kaleidoscopic, stained glass windows.
Gaudi was once asked why he lavished so much detail upon the tops of the spires, over 150m
above the ground, when no one would see them. “The angels will see them” was Gaudi’s pious
response. If the Sagrada whets your appetite for Gaudi’s work, Barcelona also boasts the magical
Parc Guell and La Pedrera.
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BAY IN THE CARIBBEAN Marigot Bay Resort.
Set in a secluded natural harbour dinners in the Treehouse, sailing trips on The resort’s premiere superyacht
in Saint Lucia described as a superyacht, lunar cycle spa treatments marina was restored this year and is well
“the most beautiful Bay in the and mesmerising views over one of known for hosting yachts from across the
Caribbean” by American Novelist the world’s most picturesque natural globe. With its incredible spa treatments
James Michener, Marigot Bay Resort & harbours, anything is possible at this and wide range of thrilling and informative
Marina is surrounded by luscious natural luxurious Saint Lucian property. activities offered around the island, the
vegetation and the bright turquoise of resort truly offers a unique Caribbean
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original personality, bespoke design and highest standards of hospitality and the couples and groups of friends, everyone
gracious personal service, the resort is magical surroundings of Saint Lucia, this will feel immersed in a Caribbean
known for its impeccable service and idyllic property provides an exceptional atmosphere and luxurious surroundings.
personal assistants on hand, ensuring a sanctuary on the island. With 124
seamless and personalised experience impeccably designed guest rooms and Marigot Bay Resort & Marina also offers
for each guest. From arranging private suites, two infinity pools, a swim up bar, a wonderful sanctuary for guests looking
a Rum Cave, the Auriga Spa and multiple to savour the natural restorative essences
of the island. Situated on the shoreline
nestled between lush, tropical foliage and
the waters of Marigot Bay is the Auriga
Spa, named after a constellation in the
northern hemisphere. An indoor/outdoor
refuge, this spa is an oasis of privacy and
relaxation. In the spa village, guests can feeling energised and awakened. minerals, while the face receives a deep,
enjoy the outdoor ambiance at the steam The Waxing Moon spa treatment relaxing massage and lymphatic facial. As
inhalation room, Jacuzzi and sauna a result of the treatment, guests will leave
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have influenced people for centuries, on one’s energy, goals and maximum
Marigot Bay Resort & Marina have been potential. The treatment begins with With an initial foot massage featuring
inspired to create a variety of treatments the feet, which are massaged with the detoxifying oils and pressure-point
to help restore and revitalize the body. soothing jasmine oil, using reflexology techniques, the body is set to feel
The spa’s recently launched treatments techniques to release any stress and restored with the Waning Moon spa
are based around the cycles of the moon tension. This is then followed by a treatment. The body’s systems are
and have been designed with the Organic restoring scalp massage, as well as a then cleansed of any pollutants with
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of the lunar cycle. With these four lunar Meanwhile, the therapist will stimulate To end the treatment, guests will enjoy
treatments, guests will be able to connect and rejuvenate the skin’s texture with a a refreshing facial to ensure complete
their mind and body to the varying luxurious petal salt scrub. To complete purification and will be left feeling fully
energies of the lunar cycles. the treatment, a nurturing jasmine mask revived and renewed.
and enveloping full-body massage leaves
A time for renewal and introspection, the body feeling grounded and full of Marigot Bay is also renowned globally
the New Moon spa treatment allows creative energy. for maritime activities, from yachting
guests to meditate on who they are and and sailing to water sports. The newly
who they would like to become. The A time for one to realise their full renovated Marina has 42 berths and 20
treatment begins at the very foundation potential and choose to live life to its mooring buoys, with berthing for yachts
of the body with a foot massage, by fullest, the Full Moon spa treatment is up to 280ft in length and up to 20ft drafts.
anointing them with oils of juniper, focused around the revered scent of a This marina accommodates some of the
rosemary and fennel to awaken one’s rose. As nothing encompasses balance biggest superyachts in the world, offering
spirits. The body and mind are then more than a rose, its scent has been them safe harbour as well as a newly
thoroughly revitalised with a seaweed carefully selected to help stabilise the expanded Rum Cave dining patio and
and eucalyptus salt scrub followed by body. The treatment begins with an brand new over-water gazebo pavilion.
a deeply stimulating seaweed wrap. To anointment and massage of the feet The gazebo joins a reimagined bridge,
finish the treatment, guests are treated with rose oil, while the body is exfoliated featuring a refreshed walkway and clean
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THE RISE OF
Each year, millions of people pack their bags, book flights, and head overseas, not with the
intention of sightseeing, experiencing a new culture, or relaxation, but to undergo medical
procedures. The concept of medical tourism is not a new one, the ancient Greeks journeyed far
and wide to reach healing temples, and spas have drawn visitors for centuries.
But what does medical tourism look like today?
H istorically, people travelled to minimise these. Research is imperative- international borders for treatment,
find better or more advanced always check the qualifications and and the industry was estimated to
treatments than they could get reputation of any medical provider you be worth almost £45bn. Analysis
at home. Nowadays, different factors consider. Ensure the medical centre suggests that this figure will grow by
are at play. The cost is often a key is affiliated with and accredited by as much as 25% a year over the next
factor, particularly for US citizens, while a recognised organisation. Patient decade. With such vast sums involved,
those from the UK are more likely to reviews are another good barometer investment in facilities and personnel
venture abroad to avoid waiting lists. of the quality of healthcare on offer. has accelerated, and competition for a
It’s clear, however, that an increasing bigger slice of the market is fierce. So
It’s certainly not a choice to be number of people have decided that which destinations are profiting from
taken lightly; there are risks involved the benefits outweigh the risks. this growing trend and what do they
in all medical procedures, domestic have to offer?
or foreign, and a little preparation can In 2016, 14 million people crossed
Named “Health and Medical Tourism Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia
Destination of the year” for 2017
by the International Medical Travel
Journal, Malaysia offers health tourists
excellent value for money. Luxury and
patient comfort are paramount, and
the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council
has a presence at both Kuala Lumpur
and Penang airports to ensure patients
are attended to from the moment they
arrive. For those wishing to extend their
stay for some recuperation, Malaysia
boasts some of the world’s most
beautiful beaches, with white sands
and crystal-clear waters.
Turkey offers visitors low-cost
options for a range of specialities
including transplantation, genetic
testing and nanosurgery. Among the
most noticeable medical tourists here
are the recipients of hair transplants,
who are identified by the headbands
they require for a few days after the
procedure. Around 80,000 are said
to have received hair transplants in
Turkey during 2017, so the headbands
are not an uncommon sight in
Istanbul’s Taksim square.
Thailand, famed as the “Land of
Smiles”, also boasts the highest number
of internationally accredited hospitals
in southeast Asia. Health travellers are
drawn here in their droves for services
such as dental work, dermatology and
cosmetic surgery. The Bumrungrad
International hospital alone treats over
half a million overseas patients from
more than 190 different nations each
year. In addition to excellent healthcare,
Thailand also offers world-renowned
relaxation therapies, stunning natural
beauty and vibrant cities.
South Korea is one of the world’s
most technologically advanced nations,
and here, patients can expect state-of-
the-art hospitals awash with cutting-
edge medical equipment. Seoul’s
Wooridul Hospital specialises
in minimally invasive spinal surgeries
and carries out over 20,000 each year.
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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Savings of up to 85 per cent on the US and Europe, making it an attractive of all cosmetic surgery worldwide in
cost of western medical treatments destination, particularly for dentistry 2016 with only the US (17 per cent)
can be found in India. Private and cosmetic surgery. Attractions that performing more procedures. Many
hospitals often offer full packages for range from ancient wonders, to tranquil travellers are drawn by the promise
foreigners, including airport transfers beaches, to vibrant cities, add to its of cheaper plastic surgery, but more
and the chance to recover in luxury. A appeal as a destination. affluent tourists come for the services
therapeutic visit here can be combined of celebrity surgeons. Much-coveted
with a bucket-list visit to the Taj Mahal Modern medical tourism extends procedures like the Brazilian butt-lift,
or another of India’s iconic landmarks. beyond treatment of ailments and made famous by the Kardashians, are
afflictions, and cosmetic procedures widely available in boutique clinics.
Mexico has welcomed medical now account for a significant portion
tourists from the US for a number of of medical tourism. Brazil’s growing After all, once you have the body
years, and now visitors from across the cosmetic surgery market has seen it you’ve always dreamed of, what better
world are discovering its ever-improving become almost as famous for the body place to flaunt it than the fabulous
healthcare sector. Prices in Mexico beautiful as it is for the beautiful game. Copacabana beach?
can be up to 60% lower than in the Brazil accounted for nearly 11 per cent
TIPS FROM A
Mollie has dedicated the last three years to travelling some of the
globe’s most weird and wonderful destinations and sharing her
experiences with the world through her blog, Where’s Mollie?
Here, she shares some of her top travel and lifestyle tips
Smart packing your entire life around with you.
Having lived out of my suitcase containing One of the ways I religiously keep my
the bare minimum for the last three years
while pursuing a career in travel blogging, suitcase organised on the go is with
I guess you could say that I now have a packing cubes. I ignored them and their
trick or two up my sleeve when it comes assistance for so long, but I now couldn’t
to packing and prioritising the contents be without them. I totally underestimated
of my suitcase. My ability to pack light is their brilliance. Packing cubes usually
mainly down to the fact my technology come in packs of 6-8, all different sizes,
takes up my hand luggage and over half and you’ll find yourself playing an easy,
of my hold luggage. Seriously. Heels and satisfying game of Tetris with your
hair dryers don’t usually make the cut. suitcase as you work out how you want
them to lay. I usually divide my clothes
Efficient packing is essential for me with them into tops, bottoms, bikinis,
and I definitely have a few tricks to share gym wear, socks and undies.
that minimise my hold weight without
compromising my comforts. Not only do packing cubes save you
the trouble of having to unpack and
When you’re on the go and moving repack your entire life when searching
from destination A to B to C, of course for any individual item (we have all
one will want to maximise their wardrobe been there) but they also prompt you
options and pack in as much as possible to remember all categories of clothing
but it’s also important to bear in mind too. For example, if I have one packing
the weight. Keeping that low will not only cube empty when I thought I’d finished
avoid overweight baggage fees at check- packing, I will realise exactly what I’m
in but also if you decide to get a last- missing. Usually socks and pyjamas!
minute domestic flight (where luggage
is more restricted), you’ll avoid having to Dealing with luggage allowances
chuck half your suitcase out / upgrading and restrictions
to the next tier. It goes without saying that If you’re like me and you travel right
it also makes your life easier not lugging on the edge of the baggage weight
allowance, a little gadget you may want
to pick up for your next adventure is a
handheld baggage scale. That way you
can bound up to the check-in desk with
confidence, knowing that you already
completed the reshuffle at home, instead
of crossing your fingers and counting on
your charm! Mine measures the length of
my wrist to fingertip (super small) and you
can get them for around £15.
Okay phew, you’re through. Next up;
When it comes to passing through
security all liquids must be in containers
measuring 100ml or less and must fit
into one of the airport-sized, transparent
plastic bags. Usually, this means I cannot
take my go-to skin care and facial
products on board with me as they all sit
at around 125ml. Well, not the full-sized
bottles anyway. Keeping my skin fresh
and hydrated though, particularly on long-
haul flights and throughout layovers, is
something at the core of my travel sanity
and so without fail, I always decant my
favourite products into travel-sized pots
that will make it through security. You can
get these from any high street drug store
and then pop the full-size bottles in your
hold luggage for the rest of the trip.
My favourite skin care products include:
• Obagi Hydrate Moisturiser
• Decleor face oil
• Sun Sense lip balm SPF 30
Also essential for me in flight is a silk eye
mask and earplugs. Blocking out any
form of light is key for me overcoming
time zones and encouraging sleep no
matter the time on the clock. Planes are
usually a hive of activity and I am so easily
distracted from the task in hand (be it
work or sleep), so blocking sound and
vision ensures I capture as many ZZZs as
possible to slide into the incoming time
Carrying an empty water bottle through
security is another must for me and
something a lot of people don’t realise
you can do. Sure that water bottle cannot
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