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Written by Kate-Marie Thorpe
RE: End Of Year Finances – **URGENT DEADLINE!!
Thanks for your email – I’m currently off navigating the open road, not my inbox.
Here’s the gas:
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🔥 Emergency Only: Contact [email protected] for any fire-fighting required.
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Catch you later,
Katie 🚗 🌄
It’s the time of year when this type of automated email response does the rounds; if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! Get prepped for your next roadtrip adventure, weekend away or local stay with our round-up of travel essentials to take with you.
ON THE ROAD
Alongside the obvious Spotify queue-up of 1989 (Taylor’s Version), maximum comfort is essential when you’re on the road for hours. Throw on some comfy yet chic sandals like Bared’s Trogon lace-ups, which can also double as a dressier option for excursions and dinners. For a buttery-soft basic that feels like activewear, look no further than the Ellia Modal Backless Dress from Nique, or go full athleisure in Under Armour’s Meridian Flare Pants. Don’t forget to stay hydrated (Worthy Water Bottles make it cute and sustainable) and keep your phone handy—and protected—for any stunning landscape snaps in a Casetify case.
Ellia Modal Backless Dress
Meridian Flare Pants
Retro Orange Sugarcane Drink Bottle
Ultra Bounce Case MagSafe Compatible
PACK IT UP
Packing light doesn’t mean sacrificing space—or style. Just look at this stunning Pink Puffy Makeup Bag & Clutch from ESTETIKA, which could totally double as a handbag. Help your luggage stand out in the boot with the compact yet spacious Rollio bag, or opt for a chic cream hardcase with metallic finishes from Samsonite. If you’re really packing light, the Chelsea Overnight Bag from Antler will fit all your essentials, but packing cubes are also a game-changer for those of us who love a mid-day outfit change; check out the colourful range from Nere.
BABEE Pink Puffy Makeup Bag & Clutch
Stori 3 Pack Packing Cube
Chelsea Overnight Bag
Minimal, no-fuss but put together—that’s the aim when you’re on holidays, right? Make more space in your bag with this genius Double-Ended Makeup Brush from Runway Room that does it all. For an easy, all-day lip with no fade, opt for Revlon’s cult fave Suede Ink, coupled with equally effortless skin by way of Bali Body’s Tinted Super Serum SPF30. Mud Organics will provide your complexion with lasting hydration with their dreamy Sea Buckthorn Serum, and don’t forget to protect your hair with a juicy mask like this beauty from Mr. Smith.
FACE WAND DUAL END FOUNDATION/POWDER BRUSH
Suede Ink Lipstick
Tinted Super Serum SPF30
Sea Buckthorn Serum
RELAX AND UNWIND
Dial down the stress, turn up the volume. No getaway is complete without an EPICBOOM, delivering serious beats while also being waterproof as a bonus. Fancy a little competitive action with a collaborative twist? Break out the Switch and throw on Super Mario Bros. Wonder! If tabletop action is more your style, Herd Mentality might just become a crowd favourite. For a delicious bevvy with added health extras, don’t forget to pack your Vibe (loaded with Prebiotics), which will do wonders when you’re consuming treats like Krispy Kreme’s new vegan range.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder
Big Potato Games
Gut With Prebiotics Lemonade
VEGAN RANGE MIXED DOZEN
No Australian trip is complete without a cheeky dip at the beach. Remember to slip, slop, slap and slide on some shades, which Quay’s abundant range can definitely help with. The Monte Terry slides are terrific for soaking up that residual ocean water, while keeping your tootsies comfy and chic. Carve out your space on the beach with a Sunday Supply Co. Beach Umbrella for the ultimate respite from the sun, throw on Fella x Maggie Marilyn togs and some seaside inspired co-ords from Foxwood and you’re all set!
Wide Awake Sunglasses
Sunday Supply Co.
Summer Field Beach Umbrella
FELLA x Maggie Marilyn
When the sun goes down and the lights go out, it’s you time. Avoid an AirBnB scratchy sheet disaster by taking your own luxe bedlinen—Sheet Society’s Kane bamboo range being the obvious choice. Slip into something more comfortable like a silk scarf wraparound from Sunset Lover, which can also double as a lamp cover for mood-lighting magic. For sensuality after sundown, remember to pack Bruxa’s water-based lubrication (no-one will look twice thanks to it’s elevated frosted glass vessel), and Elizabeth Arden Retinol + HPR Cream’s for the ultimate nighttime ritual. The final piece to pack is an understated yet luxurious nightdress, which Bompies crepey, drapey pieces certainly encapsulate.
Kane Fitted Sheet
Forest Mushroom Placement Print Scarf
Lubrication of Water
Retinol + HPR Ceramide Rapid Skin-Renewing Water Cream
The Posey Nightie
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