Gadgets and Gizmos a plenty!

Last week I had a work trip to Ireland, as I travel back and forth so much due to either work or family, I thought this would be a good time to show you all what I bring in my hand luggage to get me through the relatively short flight. I say relatively short because although it’s meant to be a quick hop of a journey, it’s usually delayed! Anyway – here are my must haves when trekking through the travel battlefield!

Hand Luggage

My Kindle is a must, but as this year is one of note, I’ve started travelling with a white Moleskine notebook to jot down thoughts, ideas and general engagement/wedding related moments that I don’t want to forget too! I’ve always written diaries, but this one will be something special I hope to hold onto for many years to come

Hand Luggage

My iPhone and headphones. It’s nice to be able to block out your fellow passengers’ chatting and snoring if it all gets a bit much – It’s even better if you’ve got an awesome playlist knocking around…

I’m looking at you Spotify!

My Michael Kors purse is a must and is amazing, with that massive zip on it, even if I stuff too many receipts in (if….!) it closes up without any stresses. My Oyster card and passport, both very important! Their holders are Lulu Guinness (similar here) and Radley (similar here) respectively. Himself got me the Radley passport cover and it’s stood me in great stead for several years now and I still love it as much as I did the day I got it! The LG Oyster card holder was a Christmas present last year from the Parentals – lucky girl!

Hand Luggage

Flights, no matter how short, will inevitably dry out your skin so to combat this, I always bring my Crème de la Mer Lip Balm as well as a small pot of Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream. I have a couple of sample pots from a few years ago and I decant cream from the large one I have on my nightstand into the travel pots – they hold about three days worth of cream. I lather both on before take-off and it sees me through until the end of the flight. These are two of the best beauty buys I own!


Just before touch down, I like to do some touch ups (see what I did there?!) so I whack on my adjustable Lululemon headband and put on a bit of lippy, mascara – both MAC and liquid eyeliner (similar here from Benefit) although, to be honest, if it’s a bumpy flight I usually hold off on the eyeliner – I’m not that brave!

I like having some type of scarf with me, this time it was my blue/purple silk one (I got this years ago in Dublin). I’ll either tie it to the handle of my bag, wrap it in my hair, or, if I’m feeling super fancy, I’ll have it across my shoulders with a knot to one side

Ray-Bans, because otherwise the paps might get you! ;-)

When it comes to contact lenses, I always bring a pair to wear and a spare. If I’m on a long haul flight I take my contacts out once I’m on the plane and travel with my glasses on, then when we’re about to land I’ll pop in a brand new pair of contact lenses – really wakes me up

Air-con on flights really gets to me, so a snuggly warm jumper is a complete must. I try to bring something that’s still going to look well with my outfit so that if I’m a chilly-con-carne when we land I can keep it on without looking weird!!

Hand Luggage

And last, but by no means least – a glossy!

Top Tip

For any dollies out there who suffer from motion sickness by plane, train or auto-mobile, mix half a cup of ginger ale with a bit of salt to fight any nausea – trick from a flight attendant, if anyone knows they do!! :-)





  1. November 12, 2014 / 5:58 am

    Great tips! I was doing exchange last year and was hopping on to planes every week! I definitely need to bring lotion onto planes or else my hair and skin would get so dry. I love your passport holder and that bright green wallet!

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  2. Cate Cruse
    November 12, 2014 / 12:12 pm

    That green MK purse is so gorgeous! I love your photography style x

  3. November 19, 2014 / 3:18 pm

    The colours featured in this post are beautiful! I love the bright green colour of your Michael Kors purse and the cobalt blue colour to the scarf is so striking! :)


    • November 20, 2014 / 10:48 am

      Thanks so much Gabrielle! A splash of colour always brightens my day :-)


  4. Lauren
    November 21, 2014 / 3:29 am

    Amazing picks for travel, you should check out Truffle Truffle….they have the best clear pouches making getting through airport security a breeze! xo Loving your bloggy!


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