Packing Solutions: Robes, Scoodie Hoodies & Other Stuffable Stuff
Packable Posh Robes& PJs While most of the hotels I stay in provide terry robes they are usually large enough for an elephant and wrap around me three times. Ergo I've always lusted for a robe that packs easily, fits well and keep me warm in those overly air conditioned rooms or when sitting by the fire in a ski lodge room. Well I found it. A soft and fluffy full length robe that's not only cuddily and cute it fits perfectly on my body and even into my carryon bag, what's more it's actually kinda sexy. Best of all, it costs only $54.95 and looks like a million dollars on. Check it out at www.shirleyofhollywood.com. It's perfect for answering the door when room service knocks or just lounging around your suite (the money you save you can afford to splurge on a suite).
Isn’t It Romantic? Well if its products from Pure Romance a 13-year-old company founded by Patty Brisben, a creative entrepreneur, the answer is yes. Patty operates a woman-to-woman in-home direct sales company that specializes in relationship enhancers like sensuously scented lubricants, mood elevating sprays, feather teasers, racy toys and gadgets and assorted other libido-arousing props. You really need to get a catalogue. The whole premise was new to me, but right on target for the era. Not only is her stuff great for the boudoir, they make perfect gifts for friends who need a little boost to their love life.And hey what great stuff to bring on a romantic getaway or vacation. www.pureromance.com or 866-ROMANCE.
If like me you insist on carrying your bags on the plane get the Blow Hair Care Travel Kit filled with the legal limit of three ounces of shampoo, conditioner, styling mist and volume enhancers. Created by chemists and professional at Blow Styling, a hip, happening New York city salon, the products leave your hair looking silky, shiny and coiffed. Trust me, I tried them. www.blowstylingsalon.com.
Another handy travel aid is Robert Craig’s “No More Bad Hair Days Kit,” a four-piece set of 2 ounce plastic containers of tress nourishing products. There’s a conditioner and three shampoos designed for hard water, very hard water and soft water that make the products even more ideal for travel. I’ve been using his products for a year or so and they do give my hair a healthy glow. Craig also has color, vitamins, styling aids etc. check it out: www.RobertCraig.com, or 800-917-2566.
Travel Light & Smart...Airline passengers listen up. TSA isn't kidding about toting only 3 ounces or less of cosmetics in a quart size baggie. Just got back from a trip and the security folks were confiscating everything that didn't fit the regulations. I'll be giving you tips in this column, one of which is to check out www.LuckyChick.com, the company carries fabulous, super scented (Mandarin white orchid, Jasmine, Mimosa etc) mini size products that will pass muster like a trio pack of sugar body scrub, body butter and Shea butter hand cream for about $20. They even have cool looking silky soft satin eye masks to help you sleep in flight or at your hotel.