Well, as I was about to click “publish” on this post last week I received word that my man-friend was headed to the ER. While I’m not at liberty to discuss much about the incident, I can assure you he is okay! So, needless to say, this past week I’ve been a little preoccupied… I’ve also been busy moving in to our new house! Unpacking and organizing are much more tolerable with Christmas music and pine scented candles. And since holiday jet-set season will be here before we know it, I’m excited to share the next installment of my travel series: my perfect carry-on!
Though it’s tempting to stuff your carry-on last-minute, a little planning relieves plenty of travel stress. My carry-on begins with a structured bag with enough pockets and organization to ensure quick access to the important stuff. This is no time for a slouchy boho bag.
I always pack essentials before entertainment (to ensure nothing important gets left out). Tylenol and Advil are a must — in case of close proximity to a crying baby. I also arm myself with water and lip balm to keep hydrated in the dry plane air.
My favorite thing about flying is having a few hours to just be — I use this time to get lost in music and magazines. Inspiration often strikes at 30,000 feet, so I always bring a journal! I also pack bold lipstick and TSA-friendly roll-on perfume to freshen up after long flights.
And there you have it — my perfect carry-on! With all the stress that holiday travel induces, I prefer to ditch the clutter and consolidate. (Plus, it’s much easier to sprint across the airport to catch your connecting flight with just the essentials in your purse!)
2. Pilot Pen B2P pen (made from recycled water bottles)