Category: Travel Equipment

Fun luggage tags from Pamela Barsky

Fun luggage tags from Pamela Barsky

Ever travelled with a traditional-looking black suitcase and not been sure which one is yours as they emerge on the luggage carousel?   You  could try tieing some colourful ribbon to a handle but these disposable luggage tags from Pamela Barsky are much more fun! With colourful messages such as “I’m pretty sure this isn’t […]

Swimwear for 2007

Swimwear for 2007

If last month’s catwalks in Miami are anything to go by, the beach look for 2007 will be something minimal and inpractical. The beachwear  costumes on display from a variety of designers, including the likes of Jamaican-born Miki Nembhard, are certainly not for the faint-hearted. You’ll have to be extremely slim and probably very well […]

Make-up for your travels

Make-up for your travels

Smythson of Bond Street have a range of high quality travel products, including this beautiful make-up brush roll, ideal for travelling. This portable, leather make-up roll is made of Smythson Piccolo calf skin and comes complete with  professional sable brushes. It comes in two colours – aqua (pictured) or red – and retails for £195.

Hermes beach towels

Hermes beach towels

Beach towels don’t get much more luxurious than these ones from Hermes. Not only is the quality there, but these towels are  a nice size  - 5′ by 3′ – with bold prints and bright colours. The fish design comes in three colours and other striking designs are available including sea turtles and an ocean […]

CD case from Aspinal of London

CD case from Aspinal of London

If space is of a premium when you’re packing, but you still want to take your favourite CDs or DVDs with you on your travels, then do away with the packaging and get one of these beautiful CD cases in jewel calf leather from Aspinal of London. These handmade cases  come in a wide range […]

Beach resort cycle boat

Beach resort cycle boat

The same water recreation vehicle found in fine beachfront resorts worldwide, this pedal-powered water cycle gives the rider a vigorous aerobic workout as it skims the waves. Made of high-density polyethylene, the ocean-duty hull is seamless and leakproof, with precisely-balanced pontoons for a stable, smooth ride. Its shaft-driven propeller, activated by a beaded belt drive, […]

TUMI Tracer

TUMI Tracer

It’s a figure that’s hard to digest but more than 3 million bags are lost in transit every year.  Many more, of course, are left in hotels, taxis and the like. Buy luggage from TUMI, however, and you could avoid falling victim to lost luggage. A few years ago they introduced  the TUMI Tracer which […]

Luxury Spa Finder magazine

Luxury Spa Finder magazine

Luxury Spa Finder magazine is  your source on luxury spas and associated lifestyle pursuits, covering the full spectrum of spa travel, design, fashion, beauty and wellness. The magazine reflects the lifestyle approach of affluent spa goers integrating “luxury away” into luxury at home. Unique to the magazine is a special section devoted to the convergence […]

A Hedonist’s guide to…

A Hedonist’s guide to… (or Hg2, for short) is a series of sleek, sophisticated black books that give the low-down on the best places to sleep, eat, drink, shop  and more in cities throughout the world. A range of cities are covered, from Berlin to Beirut, with the London edition launching today. Filmer Ltd. – […]

Transforming suitcases from Yanko Design

Transforming suitcases from Yanko Design

Yanko Design have come up with a number of suitcases with innovative designs through their Home Comforts on the Go furniture collection.   Pictured is the ‘Suitcase-Turn-Chair’ which is designed  to act as an alternative to uncomfortable seating at airport lounges. Also in the range is a suitcase that doubles up as chest of drawers […]

Simply The Best magazine

Simply The Best magazine

Simply The Best magazine is South Florida’s most complete chronicle of the good life. It caters to a high-end readership in Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Miami. Stories of local importance and national relevance – from people to places, food to fashion – keep  its devoted readers abreast of what’s new. The magazine is available […]

Inflatable private island

Inflatable private island

A private island available in minutes, this multi-use dock system inflates to a large 8′ x 8′ platform that holds eight adults and can serve as a mooring station for small boats, kayaks, and wave runners. For mobile water adventure, a durable strap in one corner hooks to a towrope for towing up to four […]

Da Vinci Code tourism?

Da Vinci Code tourism?

It’s the official premiere of the The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou this evening, and many corners of the globe are bracing themselves for Da Vinci Code tourists.   Tours of Paris and the Louvre are the obvious first port of call, with the likes of London, Scotland and Rome also […]

World's first ergonomic beach lounger?

World’s first ergonomic beach lounger?

Recommended by physical therapists, this lounger has three pillows engineered to relieve spinal pressure and provide support at stress-prone points on the body, allowing you to lie prone and read without neck strain, or lie supine, or drop the lower portion of the chair to the ground for use as a beach chair. The sloping […]

Best airport in Asia?

Best airport in Asia?

Changi Airport has been voted ‘Best Airport Asia’ for an impressive 20th time on the trot in  an annual survey conducted by the Hong Kong-based publication CargoNews Asia. It’s also received awards recently from both DestinAsian magazine, a luxury travel publication, and from the the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

Europe's favourite wine bar

Europe’s favourite wine bar

Travel + Leisure have identified five favourite spots in Europe where you can simply go out, have a drink and enjoy  a great atmosphere.   They are Le Sommelier (Copenhagen), La Taberna de Cien Vinos (Madrid) [if my Spanish serves me correctly, that one sounds good!!], Legrand Filles & Fils (Paris), Enoteca Cantinone Già Schiavi […]

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