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5 Things You Need to Love – Travel Essentials

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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Lately, there have been few things on my mind. Coconuts, sea salted orange Lindt Chocolate to name a few. My mind has an open tab on pinterest and filing things in my head over and over again until new things come along. Recently, it’s been anything that makes my life easier. Some old and some new and mostly (all) of my recent obsession travel essentials.

     5 Things You Need to Love – Travel Essentials

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Mara Hoffman Embellished Dashik

My new boho beach dress, they say you shouldn’t wear something that people have seen you on instagram in… I say, bring me that person who said that and I will show her the many ways and reasons I wear this almost every day during my beach trips! You can find it on Carla’s Closet right {Here} The ultimate comfort! You need to LOVE it!

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Photo by Ibrahim Al Beshari

Chanel Hair Mist

I’ve always thought I would damage my hair by spraying perfume onto it. Chances are, I probably would if I have. I was always allured and secretly questioning those women sitting next to me at a restaurant or in the elevator and how their hair smelled so…fruity and had that perfect clean floral or fruity scent. I have to admit though, I did try…just once… but then it just got that sticky alcohol feel to it. Regardless the failed attempts, I was always curious. That’s when Chanel’s Hair Mist came into my life. So, as they say a whirlwind of optimism and the unexpected, I believe both in this case were true. The floral-fruity fragrance Chanel Hair Mist, Chance, (Pronounced CH-AH -NS) isn’t perfume so you can imagine how delighted I was to find out that it boasts a special, protective formula that delicately perfumes the hair without drying it out. The 35 ml size is practical and easy to use—you can take it with you anywhere to revive your fragrance at any time. So I gave Chance a chance.

Important tip:  Spray the hair mist directly onto your brush or in a cloud over your hair and not every 10 minutes.

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Kaizer Travel Bag

When Mary and I traveled together last month for some business meetings, I couldn’t help but stare at her travel bag. I don’t usually stare…at least that long, but it just looked like I wanted to push her, steal the bag and run. Instead, I did the noble thing and got myself one. Identical to hers. Expect mine had a teeny tiny personal touch to it… It has ‘Travel Junkie Diary’ written on it… just to make sure in case one day she’d have the same thoughts I did! Handcrafted Italian leather accessories from Kaizer is definitly one travel Item I am loving at the moment and I think this one is forever.

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My Love for Rimowa

It’s a fact and I don’t hide it. I have a Rimowa addiction.

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My Zara Hat 

I tried googling the right word for someone who is ‘addicted to hat’ …I couldn’t find it. SO, my friend Houda said to call it a ‘madhatter’ or, if you find the word, please have me know. My addiction to hats go way back to when I was 12 perhaps. The Zara hat made a huge debute for me on the Travel with TJD trip! I can never travel without it anymore, so it made it into my 5 Things I’m Loving  and travel essentials category.

Photo by Ibrahim Al Beshari

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Coco Chanel RougeTruth of the matter is, I never expected to have a lipstick on my list. My every day lipstick consists of my lip-balm due to the hot weather in Dubai or the cold weather in Europe. Everything changed when Keira Knightly’s poster wearing the new Rouge Coco Lipstick happened. The collection features 29 new shades in 6 colour palettes (Nudes, Oranges,Pinks, Rosewoods, Reds and Plums), each named after the friends, loves and muses of Mademoiselle Chanel and I picked Emilienne to be my best friend. Numero 452. With their new Hydra-boost complex, the lipstick leaves lips with a supple, comfortable veil of hydration which deeply nourishes and plumps lips. The formula also allows for build able coverage, with a natural effect with just a single stroke or two strokes or more for even bolder color. Plus, it’s so photogenic in pictures!

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Canon Powershot G1x Mark II

For photographers enthusiasts or wanna be photographers (Like myself). I could go on with specifics, but I am still learning every day something new! To those who ask me which camera I am using, this is the one!

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