Leader of the Pack

Leslie O’Kelley

Leslie O’Kelley

Occupation: Native American Jewelry curator

Preoccupation: Guac(amole) connoisseur

Favorite Hotel: Hotel Cecilia (Austin, TX)

Leslie O’Kelley
  • 1. What’s your perfect carry on or piece of luggage?

    A hardshell carry-on that I bought in Tokyo from the best store in the world, called Tokyu Hands (if you've been here, you know) .

  • 2. What’s your go-to travel uniform?

    Stretchy pants!!! I'm one of those travelers that falls asleep before the plane takes off, extreme comfort is necessary.

  • 3. Can’t travel without:

    Lucas papaw ointment basically lives in my pocket. I also cannot travel without music, I feel weird without it.

  • 4. Oddest thing I’ve ever packed:

    Dick paraphernalia. I planned my best friends bachelorette party last year and literally had my carry-on filled to the brim with dick straws, flashing dicks, anything dick related really...

  • 5. Favorite thing to nick from the hotel room:

    Shampoo and conditioner... I have a collection. Nice hotels always have the good stuff.

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