Travel can sometimes be not-so-haute; being in transit can be stressful and tiring. That’s why we have come up with a list of fiveitems that will inject some luxury into your travel plans. Whether you are taking a business trip or enjoying a weekend getaway, make sure your trip, from start to finish, is plush as possible.
1. XOJET’s In-Flight Wi-Fi
Doesn’t get more haute than a private jet with wi-fi. XO JET is thethe first private aviation operator to have in-flight internet for its entire fleet. XO JET provides trips from single charter trips to comprehensive longer-term flight programs. You can fly in comfort in their mid-size aircrafts, the Bombardier Challenger 300 or Cessna Citation X.
Get a quote for your private flight at www.xojet.com.
2. Hautest Headphones Ever Made
When you are traveling, it’s sometimes tough to block out all the noise and just relax on your way to your destination. Well, high-class headphones are your ticket to tuning out the rest of the hubbub. We have done the research and love these three varieties that will suit every need.
If you are looking for some serious headphones, (the kind that let the person sitting next to you in first class know that you are unavailable), The V-Moda Crossfade LPs have been developed by renowned artists, DJs and producers, and give you a full sound while being lightweight enough to carry around in your Louis Vuitton. They’re also amazingly comfortable, with plush memory foam ear cushions (which also serves to block out ambient noise). It also comes with a remote to adjust volume and control playback.
With a long list of celebrity clients including Black-Eyed Pea Fergie, hip-hop diva Eve, Rock idols Greenday, (and the list goes on), the Future Sonics earphones are the best in-ear device we could find. Their motto of “bigger sound at lower volume,” is what keeps musicians coming back. The Atrio Special Edition dynamic drivers have unique technology to deliver audio the way your own ears would naturally hear. The earphones are lightweight and have multiple in-ear sleeves for a custom fit. They also come in eco-friendly packaging and zipper case.
If you are a big ipod/iphone/ipad person, the v-moda vibrato in-ear headphones are top-of-the-line while being portable and cute with your outfit. They are zinc alloy with silicone ear tips, making you feel like you are listening to your music from the intimacy of a private concert. We love the edgy angular design and 24K gold plated jacks for serious durability. Of course, these headphones are equipped with a microphone, 3-button remote, sport ear hooks and comes with a swanky little leather pouch.
3. A Luxe Bag That’s Both Durable and Stylist
It’s not secret that TUMI is one of the leading travel case designers in the world. We love their Regent Wheeled Packing Case, their top-of-the-line carry-on that is designed for the frequent traveler. It’s a smaller, portable and expandable packing case made from TUMI’s signature ballistic nylon. You can fit your Chanel suit into the removable garment sleeve, and have space for your fabulous jewelry in the interior pockets.
Of course, we can’t leave out the ultimate luxury luggage designer who made his name making haute suitcases: Louis Vuitton. The Eole 60 is our pick. The bag is light and spacious hand luggage and can hold about one week’s clothing. It features a double zipper closure and two interior pockets as well as one exterior pocket. The handle can be extended and the bag can be rolled on its anti-skid wheels.
4. For the Business Traveler, a Portable Laptop Stand
The AViiQ laptop stand is the ultimate in light-weight portable gadgets to make your trip easier. It is the thinnest in the world and folds down to a quarter inch (and only weights 5 ounces), so you can slip it into your bag with extreme ease; it’s easier to carry around than an iPad! Laptops heat up and when you are working on the go, it can be a major problem. The stand is multi-function; it give you an optimal ergonomic angle to reduce strain from typing and also dissipates heat from the laptop.
AViiQ Laptop Stand, $80, www.aviiq.com.
5. Luxurious Body Products
From Samantha Harris to Deidre Hall, celebs love the Travertine Spa Collection’s body products. They come in convenient travel sizes so you can take the spa with you, whether you are traveling for business or pleasure. The Jojoba Petal Body Cream leverages the effects of Jojoba oil to minimize water loss from the skin. The non-greasy cream is pleasantly floral and leaves you feeling feminine and smooth. It also adds a light simmer to your skin. We recommend dabbing your shoulders with it for a natural glow. If you want a quick spritz of moisture while en route, just pull out the Travertine Hydrating Body Mist, which is made with jojoba oil and moisture-balancing essential oils; it will invigorate and nourish your skin deep down, like body cream, but you just spray it on and rub it in. Also, the mist is non-comedogenic so you can literally use it all-over. It’s the great all-in-one travel accessory to keep your skin glowing.
Jojoba Petal Body Cream, $38; Hydrating Body Mist, $48; www.travertinespa.com.