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I have been doing a lot of air travel this summer, and I realized that there are certain things I can't fly without. Take a look!

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This Matouk Santa Fe Cashmere Throw is so soft—perfect for keeping cozy during the flight.


I prefer to bring my own pillow cases to rest on en route to and while staying at my destination. The newest design from Sferra—the Orlo collection—is so crisp and fresh.

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On long flights I couldn't live without a little entertainment. I load up my iPad with all of the shows I've missed including The Tudors, The Borgias, and Mad Men.


Air travel can cause your skin to dry out. Mario Badescu's Complex Moisturizer is just the pick-me-up I need.

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I never—ever—wear sweatpants in public. But once I get on to the plane, I slip into a pair, because while they aren't fashionable, they are comfortable! The ones from J. Crew are wonderful.

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Comments (3)

  • SFERRA pillow case? Not Martha Stewart bedding?

  • Hi Kevin. I also love Mario Badescu products. Read about them in Martha's magazine a long time ago & have been hooked ever since. The Sferra linens look great. And those sweat pants! They're the best.

  • I never thought to bring my own pillow case! I like that idea! I agree with you that I could never travel without my iPad. I don’t know how people survive flight delays without them! Just like you mentioned, I take the time while waiting to board to catch up on some shows. It’s rare I get time to relax and watch TV, so flight delays are not all that bad to me. I have the free Dish Remote Access app that allows me to connect to my home TV through the sling adapter, so I might as well be at home watching my trashy reality shows. Hey, everyone has a guilty pleasure! LOL!

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