Travel Chic | June 14, 2012

Mark and I are jetting off to the U.S. tomorrow! We're going to be visiting Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. We'll then be heading up to Canada to visit Vancouver, BC.

Flying is really not my favourite thing in the world, but accessoring for the journey can make things a little more bearable! The following are some items that I either a) bought for the journey or b) fantasised about getting for the journey. The majority of which, unfortunately, fall into the latter category.

Safari collection { suitcases } from Globe-trotter.

Pastel Geo { scarf } from Topshop. (Is it just me or are planes always freezing! I'll definitely be bringing a warm scarf for the journey)

Organic pomegranate { lip balm } from Figs and Rouge. (A possible remedy for all that awful, dry cabin air.)

How cute is this { laptop case } from Ted Baker?

The comfiest sequined { bed socks } from Peter Alexander. (I actually splurged on a pair of these for the trip. I believe a 14 hour flight is solid justification.)

Cute pink polka dot { cosmetic bag } from Gorman. (Gorman really needs to stop tempting me with all their pretty goodies.)

So, just so you know, although I'm away over the next couple of weeks I will still be updating Eat Drink Chic whenever I can!

posted under: Gift Ideas, storytelling, Travel


  1. These are awesome picks! I have that exact lip balm and love it. And I'm pretty sure I need everything else, starting with the laptop case!
  2. Kenna | Jun 14, 2012
    I love that you placed Figs & Rouge, for some time I have been looking for petroleum free balms!

    Oh.... and I hope you enjoy the Pacific Northwest, if you find yourself in the Madison neighborhood of Seattle check out Canopy Blue it is a fantastic little place.
  3. Kenna- Thanks for the tip about Canopy Blue. I'll check it out!
  4. The Pacific Northwest is where I grew up--so nice there! I hope you enjoy it :). And these goodies are making *me* want to get on a plane :).
  5. oOoooo lucky you, have a lovely time ... are you meeting up with any blogging pals while you're in the US?
  6. i need this laptop case!
  7. It's exciting you'll be in BC! I live on Vancouver Island which is gorgeous if you have the time to make the trip!
  8. As per usual, another fabulous post!
  9. I've been eyeing off that Topshop scarfe for days now - I love it, the colours are just incredible.

    Hope you have an amazing time in the US..!

  10. Hi Amy!

    I hope you have a great time in our neck of the woods. If you intend to make it to the "Eastside" of Seattle, called Bellevue, think about coming to the little town of Kirkland. It's right on the water, great views of the Seattle skyline, great restuarants, shops and amazing sunsets. While you're there, I suggest you stop by our home decor store and kids store. Simplicity Decor and Simplicity ABC. I guarentee you'll find some unique treasure to take back to Melbourne with you! I heart your blog! ~ Amleia
  11. I can't go anywhere without cozy socks...I even take a pair to the movies with me, sick I know.

  12. I just got back from Portland, and it was fabulous. I did a Where To Shop post in case you're looking for some fabulous shopping suggestions! :) You can see it here:
    Oh, and I'm in Vancouver... all I can say is that I hope the rain eases up before you get here! ;)
    Have a great trip!
  13. i'm from vancouver too- how exciting! like others have said, it's been quite rainy lately, but i do hope you'll enjoy our beautiful city either way :) (also, i need that laptop case! it's way too cute...)
  14. claire | Jun 19, 2012
    Portland has the best restaurants. Try at least one of these: Nostrana (northwest/italian), Pambiche(cuban), Potobello (vegan trattoria), Bamboo sushi (sustainable fisheries only). Bars: Whisky Soda Lounge and The Sweet Hereafter. Retail gems: Gilt jewelery and Canoe home/design. I love Portland!
  15. i need this cosmetic bag.
  16. just added the lip balm and laptop case to my wishlist. such pretties. :)

    hey, i enjoyed the series of portland photos on your instagram yesterday!
  17. Check out Gas Town and Main street (North of Broadway) in Vancouver, you will like the funky independent shops.
  18. Oh, have such a great time! I'm originally from Vancouver - if you get a chance, you should eat at Carderos or Sandbar (Sandbar is on Granville Island which you should definitely visit!).
  19. I am in love with that suitcase!!!!
  20. i want to go to Italia with this suitcase!
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