1. Funky and fabulous luggage: You won’t inadvertently take someone else’s luggage off the carousel if you have this colourful and seriously funky trolley suitcase (R3 000, Pylones). For the more sedate types, consider the new Samsonite Neopulse collection, which is made of lightweight polycarbonate. The range features a sturdy frame, an integrated TSA-accepted lock, smooth-rolling double wheels and a double-pull handle. The collection (R4 695-R5 995) is available in five metallic shades – black, red, blue, silver and sand – from leading luggage stores.
2.Beauty time-savers: Don’t have access to water, but need to wash your hair? No worries – Girlz Only Dry Shampoo (R39, Dis-Chem) is ideal for refreshing hair after a long flight or between hectic sightseeing schedules. No time to tidy up before you left for your holiday? The Tweezerman Facial Hair Remover (R369, Dis-Chem) is a nifty tool for DIY grooming, easily removing eyebrow, chin and cheek hairs at the roots.
3.Hit the streets with local tunes: One of the best ways to explore a new city is by walking the streets. Enjoy a scenic workout to some local tunes. The Jaybird Bluebud X2 (R2 999, The Gadget Shop) is sweat-proof, has an eight-hour battery life and fits securely. It also delivers wireless music and calls.
4.Slick and sparkly: Want to look as if you just stepped out of Business Class? Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour Duo (R990 at counters countrywide) gives a sun-kissed touch, while a pop of the brighter shade to the cheeks will make you look (pretty!) rested.
Look as if you got eight hours’ sleep with Babor Active Night Fluid (R752 for 7 x 2ml), which helps boost the skin’s regenerative processes overnight. This is beauty sleep in a vial!
5.Trendy comfort. Anytime, anywhere shoes are fabulous for work, play and travel. These trendy, water-resistant and super-comfy Crockett & Jones boat shoes (from R1 400 at John Craig, Edgars and selected independent retailers) are practically the only footwear you need to pack.
6.Eye like it…We love the edgy, retro vibe and real gold rims of these shades (R6 250) by Cazal Eyewear, available at Hydraulics in Sandton City or Eastgate Mall, Johannesburg.