Got a vacay coming up? We do a helluva lot of Asia hopping and have perfected our ultimate travel kit. These are the holiday essentials we can’t do without, including chic travel accessories by Mischa - and you could win a shopping spree! Ready, (jet) set, go!
We can’t shake this wanderlust, and are already in the throes of planning all our long weekend getaways for 2018. As we’re always on the move, we know exactly the demands of back-to-back travel, so when it comes to packing, it’s fair to say that we’ve got this. We’ll let you in on our secret to our spiffy travel kits: handbag and accessories label Mischa. Famed for its iconic hexagon print tote bags, the globetrotter’s favourite offers a huge variety of travel essentials, including carry alls, shopping totes, clutches and travel wallets. Ahead, we put together our ultimate travel kit, featuring some of the brand’s bestsellers.
WIN! Got your eye on one of these pieces by Mischa? We’re giving you the chance to go on a shopping spree at Mischa’s online store – we’re giving away three USD750 vouchers! Read on for how to enter, and an extra perk!
Now, what’s in our travel bag?
Mischa Canvas tote (in jet set stone)
The one thing we need to keep all of our essentials in place? A travel tote. Mischa’s classic canvas carry-all is ideal for storing all your essentials within each reach. Heading out to the markets? Its massive size is perfect for stashing all your handmade buys – and if you get a little too carried away shopping, your tote will stay comfortable on your shoulders thanks to soft, but strong handles. To keep your belongings safe, stash your cards and money in the detachable pouch or zip on the inside. It’s available in 13 colours to match all personalities and styles.
USD220, available at Mischa online
Chic head gear
We don’t need to tell you that you should shield your face from the sun; Asia is home to some of the world’s most blazing destinations after all. Protect yourself from the sun’s rays with a hat that matches all your outfits, like this straw cap from Seed Heritage.
A hydrating face mist
No matter how short your flight is, dehydrated skin is inevitable. Keep your face moisturised with a face mist: we’re loving Mmerci Encore’s Invigorating Hydrating Mist, which smells divine and even soothes sunburnt skin and sets your makeup.
An all-in-one moisturiser
The lack of sleep and climate changes from constant travel can seriously wreck your skin. Get the effects of a good night’s sleep with Allies of Skin’s 1A All-Day mask that protects you from city pollution (so important, especially when you’re in the busy streets of Bangkok, Jakarta or Shanghai!), while reducing any visible signs of stress or fatigue.
Mischa leather folio pouch in stone
Every girl needs a good arm candy, even on vacay! Don’t be deceived by the sleek design – it’s got ample space for you to store your tech essentials, like your tablet and cables. And if you’re out and about, the clutch has an inner pouch and card slots to keep your cash and credit cards intact.
USD150, available at Mischa online
A good read
Leave that Kindle at home, and reconnect with the delicious feeling of turning a crisp page. Rep the local literary scene with a novel or poetry anthology to keep you company on your solo meals or quick domestic flights.
The perfect sunnies
Whether you’re strolling down the beaches of Sri Lanka or cherry blossom streets in Seoul, you’ll always need sunnies to protect your eyes from UV rays. Cult Korean eyewear brand Gentle Monster is our current fave for show-stopping, quality shades.
Mischa travel wallet in rattan
Got a knack for misplacing your passport and boarding pass? The Mischa travel wallet holds all your travel documents in one sleek little case with multiple pouches and slots. Printed with silk screen, this rattan number pays homage to the Balinese ikat weaving tradition.
USD125, available at Mischa online
A lightweight scarf
A scarf comes in handy no matter where you go; it keeps you cosy when you’re chilly and modest when visiting sacred sites. We always bring one by sustainable label Matter Prints, ‘cause we’re all about knowing where our clothes are made and by whom. Of course, the pretty prints are a bonus too.
We can’t go anywhere without our earphones – a good pair blocks out crying babies on a crowded flight, and is the gateway to our life force: music. Given our ongoing obsession with rose gold, it’s fitting that we’ve picked these shiny ones (who needs earrings anyway?) by Happy Plugs.
An eye mask is all too handy for you to catch some zzzs on a domestic flight, or if you need total darkness when sleeping alone. Our is from Sephora, and has a suede lining which feels nice on our eyes. It leaves zero gaps to block out any trace of light.
Mischa Zip Around Wallet in Oak
We’d carry this around whether we’re travelling or not – it’s an everyday essential that stores all our cards and cash without the bulkiness of larger wallets. It also makes for a chic name card holder for all the networking you’re doing on your trips.
USD75, available online
Never leave without sunscreen
Being on holiday is no excuse for neglecting your skin. Slather on that sunscreen, ladies. Not only does it prevent sunburn, it also lowers the risk of skin cancer, premature aging, and pigmentation. Our pick? This lightweight Kiehl’s bestseller as it soothes skin and doesn’t leave a chalky finish.
A make-up multitasker
Don’t want to pack your entire makeup bag? Pop a cream blush in your bag. Glossier’s Cloud Paint gives cheeks a rosy, dewy hue, and lips and eyelids a bright pop of colour.
Your fave fragrance
There’s nothing as uplifting as your favourite scent. Our pick? A custom-blended perfume by local fragrance brand The Lab.
Want to win your own Mischa travel essentials?
Simple – all you have to do is fill out the form below*, and share your all-time favourite travel spot in Asia to win. Competition ends 2 February; winners will be announced here on 5 February. See our full competition terms and conditions.
* By entering this competition you are subscribing to the Honeycombers newsletter for weekly updates on hot new restaurants and bars, happenings in Singapore, VIP invites, travel inspo and more great giveaways. You may also be contacted by our prize sponsor, Mischa. Good luck!
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
Thank you to everyone who entered! Our three lucky winners are Tricia Tan, Eunice Yeo and Rachel Lim. Congratulations! Our winners have been contacted directly – please stay tuned for more great giveaways!
Psst… Here’s an extra perk for Honeycombers readers!
Enjoy 15% off full-price items at mischadesigns.com with the VIP promo code HONEYBUNS (valid until Jan 29-Feb 28; minimum purchase USD200).
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