INSPIRATION • March 2018
Prepare yourself for artsy capitals and trendy suburbs, suggests The Club’s Hannah Ralph, with these hashtag-worthy travel gadgets
Why not upgrade your smartphone snaps with a nifty Oliver Bonas 3-in-one lens kit (£25)? Easy to use, simply clip on to your smartphone (they work on most) and watch images transform before your eyes. There’s a macro lens for those detailed close-ups, a fisheye lens to create mind-boggling perspectives, and that all-important wide-angle lens, perfect for cramming more into your shot.
Whether you’re city-breaking in Europe, festivalling in the UK or adventuring in more tropical climes, a clear poncho is the ultimate stylish shelter. Waterproof, hooded and ergonomically designed, this travel-sized rain poncho (£1.80) from on-trend outlet Urban Outfitters ensures you’ll stay dry and dapper on the go.
Bring a little naughtiness to your next flight with one of W&P Design’s Carry On Cocktail Kits (£17). Guaranteed to pass through security, these mini mixing kits contain recipe cards and all the additional ingredients you’ll need to indulge your inner mixologist – think ginger syrup for your Moscow Mule and mini pickles for your Bloody Mary. They even come with linen coasters, for extra in-flight fanciness.
If you’re feeling the holiday blues, try hanging some travel inspiration in your home with an exotic portrait from Helo Birdie (from £15). The New Zealand artist behind the brand sells dreamy, whimsical prints inspired by beach scenes and jungle iconography, ready for framing in three sizes. Fallen in love with one of her designs? You can also buy them as travel mugs, tote bags, iPhone cases and even bath mats.
A staple of any traveller’s boudoir, the original travel Scratch Map (£19) from Luckies allows you to track your worldly wanderings by scratching off cities, countries and continents once they’ve been ticked off your travel bucket list. For a more luxe touch, try the Scratch Map Deluxe, with matte-black and glossy copper tones, or branch out with the Wild World scratch map, complete with 70 scratch-away animals and fact sheet.
Give your global adventures the journal they deserve with a gorgeous illustrated notebook from lifestyle brand Rifle Paper Co (£11). Its travel journal offerings come in various swoon-worthy designs, all with sturdy binding (allowing the pages to lie flat) and metallic gold accents. The Bon Voyage, Wanderlust and Travel Essentials journals will all have you itching to tell the tale.