Leader of the Pack
Preoccupation: The ongoing quest for the perfect avocado.
Favorite Hotel: Gran Hotel Domine. Their sauna overlooks the Guggenheim. Heaven.
1. What’s your go-to travel gear?
I used to carry a leather tote-bag of snacks in addition to checking a larger suitcase. But after suffering a minor (catastrophic) travel mishap in Spain last month I've taken a vow to combine all my shit into a single HARDSHELL CARRY ON. Fun fact: Most airlines refuse to hold their planes at the gate while you leisurely check your luggage. Even if said luggage Is stuffed with local wine. Rude.
2. What’s your go-to travel uniform?
3. Can’t travel without:
A LINED NOTEBOOK and WELEDA SKIN FOOD. Yes I realize that's two things, but this was the travel essentials equivalent of Sophie's choice. I get minor anxiety being so unconnected during long flights (shoutout to my fellow Gen Ys!) so having a notebook to scribble thoughts and to do lists is slightly soothing. And at risk of sounding like an infomercial, Skin food really is the Swiss Army knife of moisturizers.
4. Oddest thing I’ve ever packed:
A 3lb bag of Heinz spicy ketchup. Nuff said.
5. Favorite thing to nick from the hotel:
The room service flatware They're almost always simply shaped & deliciously oversized.