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The London Commute!

The London Commute!
Most people have a work commute of some sort. If you, like many in the City of London, thought it was a great idea to buy a big house and live in the countryside and commute into the City for work. I hope your commuting bag is prepared with the daily essentials. With an extra long train commute sometimes it’s these things that can make or break your day!
I’d also like to add into the mix your phone charger or a portable charger which could save you on the days when your phone is dying on the way home and you need to make that call for a late night lift from the station!
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Packing for Travel – Light!

So you have your special travel drawer organised and packed to the brim.
What should you pack and how?
The Basics:

  • For short business trips pack items that can all mix and match
  • Pack in outfits
  • Don’t pack things you wouldn’t wear normally

The Basic Items List:
• Nude lingerie set
• One day bag
• One evening bag
• One pair of nude or black heels
• One pair of neutral flats
• Your best dress
I find I pack the best in outfits. I pick out key pieces that I want to wear on the trip, whether I’m on a business trip or holiday.
I like to think about my trip’s itinerary and pick my outfits accordingly. That sounds obvious, I know, but be quite specific. Will you be walking a lot from location to location or will you be getting taxis? Is there the potential for some high-end meals out or will you be chilling in your hotel room?
So keeping that all in mind I start to pick a key item for each ‘event’ on the itinerary.
For example: My Three day Trip to Paris itinerary (part business / part pleasure!)
Day 1:
Travel to St Pancras get the train to Paris
Arrive, drop bag off at hotel and go to an exhibition
Eve: meal and drinks out

Day 2:
Go to fabric exhibition all day
Eve: meal and drinks out

Day 3:
Go to shops
Catch train home

The dress in the middle of the outfit building below is what I wore for business day two. This was how I then built up the wardrobe for the three days.

Travel light


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Fly Me to NYC

Just a quicky post! I’m off to NYC today.

I’m looking forward to getting some inspiration, I’ve got some great exhibitions lined up to visit plus I can do some people watching and shopping! Going to visit some favourite places plus try some new areas and food places!

On the subject of flying click here for an article on the Not Just a Label website about the golden age of airline uniforms! I’m flying virgin and looking forward to in the future seeing the Vivienne Westwood collaboration. I wonder if they’ll use a red tartan (would work with the Virgin colour and with Westwood’s design style).

These are my hand luggage essentials: Hand luggage essentials

From top left clockwise:

Wet wipes, hand cream, mobile, lip balm, eye cream, support tights, pashmina, travel wallet (holds passport, tickets, money etc..), ibuprofen, face moisturiser and sunglasses

I also like to take a book to read (even though I end up watching tons of films!), notepad for ideas and a hair bobble!

How to…….pack for a short work trip

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How to.......pack for a short work trip
More helpful hints:
Create outfits for each event on your trip prior to packing
Pick your wardrobe around one item like a key pair of comfy heels
Don’t pack anything you wouldn’t normally way or don’t feel comfy in
Pack one evening bag and one day bag
Pack one very special nice dress

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Packing for Travel – Part One

Of late, I seem to have been travelling alot, for business and pleasure. So I have become very organised and found some methods for being ready at the last minute!

Keep a drawer dedicated to travel

1. Have a clear zippy bag (20cm x 20cm) filled with ‘carry on’ essentials (maximum100ml containers) ready in a drawer. I suggest: face, lip and hand moisturiser, mini tooth brush and paste, anti-perspirant, hair brush and a pen.

2. Keep a larger toiletry bag of travel sized goodies such as: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, sunscreen, face wash, nail file, shaving cream, razor, tampax/towel, mini travel hair straightners and hairdryer.

3. A purse or folder with your paper essentials: Passport, drivers license, health insurance information, travel ‘cash’ cards, a notebook of any travel details you like to remember (taxis, hotels, restaurants, phone numbers), maps and a pen.

4. Other key items to keep together: spare phone charger, universal adapter, headphones, mini alarm clock, sunglasses and a book (or kindle), camera, jewellery travel roll.

Suggested item locations:

  • Miniatures from makeup counters – When I buy my beauty products from the counters I may get a complimentory miniature product – I keep these for travel and refill them each time I go away)
  • Molton Brown

(Some nice travel kits with travel sized toiletries)

(A wide range of travel sized products – beauty, electrical and accessories)

(they have a selection of travel size toiletry kits and mini products)

(They provide some of their natural and organic hair care in travel sizes)

  • Boots
  • Superdrug
  • Tesco

There are many other brands that provide miniatures, my list is by no means exhaustive!

I got my clear travel ‘carry on’ toiletry bag from Victoria’s Secret but there are various other locations you can get one:

http://www.boots.com/en/Clear-travel-bags_52340/

http://www.superdrug.com/the-beauty-parlour/the-beauty-parlour-cosmetic-bag-trio/invt/268655/&bklist=

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Outstanding-Value-Piece-Clear-Cosmetic/dp/B000OZ9H32?extid=TP_2_FRO_T_MSF_

http://www.beauty-boxes.com/product/Ashville_Clear_Travel_Make_Up_Pouch_PCB-035A

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Piece-Clear-Cosmetic-Bag-Set/dp/B003VX093Q?extid=TP_F_CT_B_260911_290_CreoGe

Next time I’m going to talk through my packing technique – the endless questions of what to take, how much to take etc….