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I enjoy simple things: solitude, cheap sheet cake, and sunlight. I also believe that white is, in fact, a color. Bring me fresh flowers and we can be friends.

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November 15, 2012

Travel Essentials

I seem to be on and off of planes constantly in the recent months and I think I've finally gotten the perfect travel tote packed. 

{illustration by Chris Giorgio - I love it!!}

1. Chunky Cardigan - If you're lucky- you're traveling to somewhere warm, but airplanes are cold. I like a big cozy sweater that I can pile on top of my outfit that will double as a blanket on the chilly plane.

2. iPad & headphones - I find airplanes strangely relaxing. The fact that there's no Internet and that you can't do much besides sit makes it the perfect spot to put on some good tunes, read a good book (I prefer books of the trashy, girly variety), and just chill.

3. Socks - There's nothing worse than frozen toes on a six hour flight. I shamelessly put on my fuzzy polka dot socks every time I'm on a plane.

4. Magazines - The airport newsstand is like a big kid's heaven - candy, nuts, magazines, and carbonated drinks? It's the perfect place to treat yourself (in addition to an airport bloody mary).

5. Gum - Chew a piece during takeoff and landing to avoid your ears popping.

6. Lipstick - A girl's best friend.  My favorite is NARS Sheer Lipstick in Barbarella - its a little bit glossy, a lot of bit moisturizing, and very subtle.

7. Nuts- Snacks to hold you over.

8. Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes - Airplanes are gross. I like to wipe my face down after I get off the plane to freshen up.

9. WATER - So important!! Water is so important anyway, but airplanes are super dry. If you stay hydrated you'll feel so much better once you land (no headache!). 

10. Ballet Flats - They're always my pick when traveling. Look put together, slip on and off going through that security line. 

11. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer - Get off the plane, wipe down your face, slap on some of this stuff, and finish with some lipstick - you're good to go!

12. Leather Tote Bag - I'm loving this one from Madewell (that you can personalize now!!)

What are your travel essentials?