All the tips 2012
I always fly at night so that I sleep.
I take off my make-up, have a glass of champagne and voila – I’m asleep!
I always wake my self up two hours before landing so that I can reapply my make-up and be fresh on arrival, to get used to the local time
In order to waste as little time as possible at the security checks, I never wear a belt and I wear some ballet flats. My jewelry is kept in my bag to avoid having to remove it all at the gate. Other than that, I wear a pair of jogging pants for comfort, I take a book, my computer, and whatever I need to moisturize my skin and lips
In economy class, request a special meal (‘Hindu’ on Air France) in order to be served first. And above all, never make plans too specific…
Prendre son temps ! Ne jamais faire une valise dans la précipitation. Et commencer par ce qui prend le plus de place. En cas d’urgence extrême, la Valise du gentleman sera de toute manière déjà prête dans le coffre de la voiture…
I like to soak up the atmosphere of the country so I read novels about them before leaving. For example, before travelling to Africa, I read The White Masai by Corinne Hofmann. Recently I journeyed through the English countryside and I read Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. If I go on a weekend trip to St. Tropez I re-read Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan. I try to find novels that are going to plunge me into the ambience of the place.
I often take the option to “Upgrade” in a hotel, which will give you a better room if there is space. The price is a little more initially, but it’s worth it
Sometimes, I carry Dyptique candles in order to recreate the smell of my house. In my backpack, I always put my bag Chanel 2-55. And of course my iPod with a different play list for each destination
Loose clothing, water, plenty of water, my headphones to get away from the noise of the cabin, my pashmina spritzed with a touch of Maharadja de Nicolaï fragrance for comfort. My seat becomes MY territory. Upon arrival, a good massage is essential to “unwind”