One of the things that strikes me as odd about London is the lack of gorgeous sleep wear in its plethora of gorgeous stores. Weird, I know. Back in Australia I had drawers buckling at the hinges full of Peter Alexander slinky nighties, PJs and (stylish) moo-moos. Naturally, I expected to be blown away by a shopping mecca like London. Perhaps I should have known better than to think that a city that never sleeps needs sleepwear! Alas, heavily disappointed Hannah sulked all the way home for some online shopping and that was that.
While my British drawers have now been rectified and are vibrantly filled with PA once more, my obsession with the Australian Pajama King continues. Do I really need another pair of PJ bottoms? You bet your right bed sock I do. So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered the latest collection is a reinvention of his too-relevant-not-to-share Wizard of Oz collection.
Before jet-setting to an exotic location of choice, any traveller worth their selfie knows it’s important to prepare and pamper. But when it comes to the high maintenance of this season’s bold and beautiful brows, well, let’s just say Audrey Hepburn was lucky she had a beauty team on her Roman Holiday.
As for those of you in London, we’ve found a way to guarantee your eyebrows remain on trend throughout your travels.
You’re a smart, gorgeous woman. You’re armed with your BB creams and primers, heck you probably swear by your threaded eyebrows and your brilliant collection of shellac nail polishes. So why have you never heard of snail cream as a cheap Asian solution for perfect skin? In Thailand, like many countries, you inevitably start and end the night with a trip to the seven eleven.
But instead of rushing for the chilled water, I delighted in slowing down to peruse the general beauty supplies. Here I learnt that either the Western world is fashionably late in beauty wizardry or the Asian market is peddling some seriously elaborate promises. Naturally I road tested a bunch. Here’s a list of the weird and potentially too-good-to-be-true treasures you can pick up from a Thai convenience store for as little as AUD$0.45.
This thing they call packing is not for the merciful. Too bad if you’re a self confessed hoarder like me and you’re trying to justify why three pairs of same, same but different face creams are essential. Turns out you have to be unemotional and that word nobody enjoys hearing before an pending holiday, sensible. Cue coughing here.
Before a new travelling adventure I lay out all the Things I Can’t Leave Behind and always come to inevitable realisation – I can, in fact, leave most of these things behind. But how to decide? Here are some tried and tested ideas to help you work through the mess.
Airports are fascinating places. Not only do they sizzle with emotion, passion and excitement, but you never know who you’re going to meet in transit. It’s a place for first and lasting impressions. Whether you’re off to your neighbouring state for a domestic getaway or doing a global 180, comfort and style can co-exist and the celebrity stylists at The Style Agency can prove it.