Katrina Isreal
Katrina Israel


THE EDIT • December 2019

How to pack for a winter sun getaway

Shaking off the cold with a break to warmer climes? Style editor Katrina Israel unpacks the top travel essentials for a tropical escape 

Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

This little beauty (£34 from High Life Shop) from skincare giant, Elemistakes up virtually no space and will ensure you look like you’ve had a holiday, even if you are opting for hedonism over health. Instantly tightening and hydrating, collagen is one thing we’ll always take more of.


Dior Teddy Reversible Bucket Hat

The hat of the A/W season (pictured; £550) travels just as well up the mountains as it does down to the pool. In fact the veiled option could even take you to the races. Logo-mania not so much your thing? Burberry has redone the chav bucket (£190) in check for a retro rendezvous. 

Dior Teddy Reversible Bucket Hat

LARQ Water Bottle

Instagram sensation, the self-cleaning LARQ water bottle-cum purification system is picking up where plastic left off (£95). It uses UV-C LED light to eliminate up to 99.9999% of bio-contaminants and you simply charge it like your phone. Bottoms up. 

LARQ Water Bottle

Nanopresso Portable Espresso Machine

Why wait for room service? Get your day started pronto with your own espresso machine to go. Thanks to the Nanopresso’s patented pumping system (£75), all you need is ground coffee and hot water for the perfect brew. Buzzed. 

Nanopresso Portable Espresso Machine

Away Expandables Case

After unpacking the fact that 51 percent of UK consumers only use softside luggage, direct-to-consumer brand Away has been engineering its new Expandables line for the past year (from £275-£345). Each suitcase has a built-in zip feature that increases packing capacity by 4.5cm, which accommodates all of those last-minute souvenirs. 

Away Expandables Case

Somerville UncompliKated SPF

In case you missed the sell-out sunscreen success of the summer, this time-saving SPF-50 goes on after make-up as a setting mist, while also helping to reduce shine (£32). It therefore allows for easy reapplication throught-out the day, and is back in stock at Space NK. 


Timebox Evo Bluetooth Speaker

Great sound, an LED display that flashes when you receive a notification on social media and 24 different sleep-aid profiles (£65). What villa doesn’t need the latest evolution of the Divoom Pixel Art Speaker collection? Form and function on the fly.


FaceGym Training Stick Miniatures

If your New Year’s getaway involves training your body, why not also indulge your face? FaceGym has launched a travel pack of its cult sticks for Christmas (£60). Simply apply to clean skin before you work out. The ingredients are activated by heat and motion as you train. Feel the tingle as you feel the burn.


Seed Daily Synbiotic

Get your gut ready for anything with pioneering probiotic brand Seed that’s just landed in the UK. Backed by Cameron Diaz, Jessica Biel and Karlie Kloss, when its flagship Daily Synbiotic launched in June 2018, it sold out in less than four months. It’s now available to ship to the UK, while the Welcome Kit includes a travel vial. 

Seed Daily Symbiotic

Marysia North Sea Rashguard

Not looking forward to wearing a bikini in January? Cult swim label Marysia’s (you know the one with the signature scalloped edges) North Sea paddle suit (£333) will warm up your enthusiasm. Zip up this Bond girl essential for an action packed winter sun break.

Marysia North Sea Rashguard

Adidas ULTRABOOST Trainers

Do your bit for the planet with each step you take. Adidas’ Parley collection is made from up-cycled plastic ocean trash. It’s hard to argue with their ethos or handsome design. Make tracks with the Ultraboost in white (£139.95).


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