Jet Set In Style
With these new products, travel just got a whole lot more luxurious.
By Carly Scholl
As Arizona temperatures spike, beachside cottages, mountaintop cabins and city suites start to look like oases in a never-ending desert of heat. This summer, we’re switching our gears to vacation mode and traveling smart and stylish. On our packing list: products and gadgets designed to make the oftentimes taxing experience of travel melt away in a blur of high-quality textiles, pampering potions and clever technology.
A Savvy Suitcase
With a catalogue of rolling luggage and bags outfitted with efficient storage solutions and removable TSA-approved batteries for charging devices, Away offers a smarter way to travel. Try the Carry-On, available in 10 colors and measuring approximately 22″H by 14″W by 9″D, or the brand new Weekender bag, measuring 13″H by 22″L by 9″D, which is perfect for quick trips. $225-$295 (awaytravel.com)
Measuring only 3″H by 7″L by 2″W, the lightweight, wireless, Bluetooth-enabled, ultradurable Soundcast VG1 speaker makes a compact travel companion. Transform your hotel room, vacation rental or beachside cabana into a party with high-resolution sound at the touch of a button. $150 (gosoundcast.com)
Never misplace your passport again with this leather wallet designed to house your most important travel documents. Offered in six colors and handcrafted here in the Valley, the slim portfolio-style design can carry up to four credit cards, cash, tickets and, of course, your passport. 5.5″L by 4″W by 0.25″D. $125 (ezraarthur.com)
Garments That Give
This local fashion brand not only creates heavenly hooded cashmere cardigans—ideal for chilly flights and AC-blasted airports—but invites patrons to choose a charity to receive a portion of their purchase. Available in blush and charcoal in sizes XS through XL. $385 (thecausecollection.com)
After a long flight, your skin may be in need of a little pampering. Available in rose quartz, jade, red jade and opal, this luxe gemstone roller can stimulate circulation, decrease puffiness around the eyes and help your favorite serums absorb for a just-stepped-off-my-private-jet glow. $32 (nativenectarbotanicals.com)
Whether you’re in-flight or at your destination, the Merino Travel Kit—comprising a cozy sleep mask and 52″L by 38″W blanket made from extra fine Merino wool—will come in handy when it’s time to get some shut-eye. This matching duo also comes with its own travel pouch. $169 (parachutehome.com)
Spray on the Way
Just a quick spritz of the lavender-laden Sleep Mist and air travel gets one step closer to a spa experience. Upon landing, try the Body Mist to rejuvenate your senses with natural peppermint and rosemary oils that will leave you calm and ready for the next leg of your adventure. $10 for a 2-ounce bottle. (manaturalsco.com)