Packing, for a few days in Paris.
Tickets, passports and euros. Travelling by train is so much more comfortable than flying, and I prefer it whenever possible.
This is the whirlwind horror of my packing chaos. Even though an old hand at this sort of thing- packing lists from previous trips, staple travelling outfits, tissue paper, packing cubes and essential beauty potions, in mini sizes.
Paris in the winter requires warm clothing. Warm & stylish so only natural fabrics, wool & cashmere… Parisians are conservative and will appreciate well dressed visitors.
Wrapping valuable clothes in some acid free tissue, will save on wear & tear. Tissue is also good to keep clothes from creasing. Anything like a silk shirt I will immediately unpack and hang in the shower room when I get to the hotel. The steam from a hot shower helps to minimise creasing.
Packing my most comfortable nightdress and a silk eye mask, to help with a good nights sleep. Sleeping in unknown places, no matter how luxurious, can be unsettling, so I always pack some aromatherapy oils to soothe.
Travelling outfit for winter
Dealing with freezing outdoors & boiling indoors, only cashmere layers will do… Brora cardigans earn their keep like nothing else.
Best Handbags for travel
Longchamp Pliages are well known, but I prefer my plume or a herbag. And a clutch for evenings. Do not forget a clutch, for those tres chic drinks at the hotel bar…
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