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Must Haves: Carrying On

by David Nash

Whether it’s armchair travel or the real thing, nail the vibe with key essentials.

Cover story. If the mere thought of a vacation ignites your imagination, then you’ll burn for Pamela Fiori’s book Holiday: The Best Travel Magazine That Ever Was ($85), from Rizzoli. The 270-page volume from Town & Country’s former editor in chief chronicles the history of Holiday, which was one of the most revered travel magazines in the world between 1946 and 1977, the years it was published. Paying tribute to its original take on style and adventure during the postwar era and the jet age, Fiori highlights the work of iconic contributors like Jack Kerouac, Joan Didion, Truman Capote, Colette, Slim Aarons and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Runway revival. While Yves Saint Laurent’s first safari jacket went down the catwalk in 1967, it wasn’t until a oneofakind version was produced for a Vogue feature the next year that it reached icon status. This women’s Saharienne Jacket in cotton gabardine and linen ($1,690) from Saint Laurent Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello is a masterful update of the original. With its belted waist, flap pockets and shoulder tabs, this is not only an homage to the house’s namesake designer — it’s a new classic. 108 Geary Street, San Francisco;

Tote up. Longchamp has pushed the boundaries of customization on its ultimate travel accessory with the new My Pilage (from $305). Originally designed in 1993 by Longchamp President Philippe Cassegrain (who passed away from COVID complications in 2020), the staple tote can now be completely personalized with any combination of vibrant base and trim colors, oversized monogramming and finishing options. As eye-catching as it is ecofriendly — from the special printing technique to the 100 percent recycled polyester canvas — the bag is available in four shapes. Westfield Valley Fair, Santa Clara;

Eye spy. Embrace a portable pop of color this winter with a pair of Monochroms 01 Sunglasses ($350) from Celine. Under the artistic direction of Hedi Slimane since 2018, the brand has taken on a more youthful, rockandroll vibe that’s been embraced by trendsetters like Hailey Bieber and Lady Gaga. The cool acetate shades come in several colors like Bright Red, Yellow and Flash Pink.

Mist opportunities. Keep your face hydrated on long flights — or throughout the day — with Evian’s Brumisateur Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray ($22.50 for a threepack). Just like the brand’s totable bottled water, its spray is 100 percent pure natural mineral water sealed at the source in ÉvianlesBains, France (although the mist is “propelled” by ozonefriendly nitrogen). The leakproof canisters come in three sizes, including the 1.7ounce spray that fits easily in a purse or carry-on.

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