A good book is essential for most holidays, especially excursions into the mountains – and by books, I am am not referring to “Top 10 Things to Do in…” or “The Essential Guide to…”. Currently, I am stuck in “How to be Parisian Where ever You Are”, of course, and, naturally, as I do anything remotely related to Paris, I am loving it. Next on my list is Alexa Chung’s book, and, yes I know, I am far behind the bandwagon on this one, but better late than never, as they say.
For chilly holidays, another essential is moisturiser, particularly one catered to dry skin, or at least this is an extremely important detail for me. The next moisturiser on my skincare list is Aesop’s parsley-seed cleansing masque.
For a winter trip into the mountains, like one to the Drakensberg, accessories aren’t on the top of one’s packing list, especially mine, as I tend to be extremely minimal when it comes to icing my outfits. But a watch is always a must, and while you may want to forget about the boundaries that come with time on a holiday based solely on relaxation, a watch is just the touch you need to accomplish that “less is more” look.
Now to the coats. A rain jacket is a must for those long walks that could welcome a shower and conversely, a sleeveless trench is always useful for those days that aren’t yet icy enough to completely cover yourself up. But when the cold freezes over and your inside voice begins to sing “Let it Go”, a thick trench is essential.
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