Once upon a time, I was a terrible traveler. I liked to think I was a pro, but in reality I was… a junior varsity traveler. Five years later, things have changed considerably. I check my miles & status compulsively. I never, ever check my bag… even for ten day trips. I look back and think about the days when I traveled with an oversized leopard roll on bag that needed to be checked everywhere and I cringe. Today, things are different. Beauty products are carefully consolidated into my ML Traveler Bag and liquids go into my Truffle Pouch. I always have a book and an ipad or laptop full of my favorite shows. For weekend travel, I use my Cuyana Overnight Bag and on long trips, I take my Tumi Carry On. I breeze through security and fancy myself quite the travel expert.
But my travel skills pale in comparison to my friend Hitha. Hitha is a travel ninja and by comparison, I’m a simple travel apprentice. If you travel often, or even just a little, her blog is a must-read. It’s packed with invaluable tips + tricks, and yes… stuff you need for travel. It was through Hitha that I learned about Perpetual Shade.
Note that I do not own one of these eye masks yet. But I did get to try one on (I was lucky enough to get to meet the founder, Sasha, at Hitha’s recent birthday party and proceeded to interrogate her over cocktails.) These eye masks are the best. Hitha swears by hers, but what is so great about it is that it fits snugly without being too tight; and the surface area of the mask covers every crevice so no light gets in. The 100% silk lining does not hurt either. I feel a little silly going on and on about an eye mask, but this is a good one. And so fashionable too… the color combinations are to die for. (The gold and floral are my personal favorites.)
I’m not going to tell you that you need one of these masks. You surely do not. But let’s be honest, this blog is not really about the things you need. And besides, it will make travel… or even everyday sleep a whole lot more glamourous.