The Wanderer's Toolkit: Our Travel Bag Essentials

by JANE STRINGHAM //

We can’t all have magical carpet bags à la Mary Poppins, but what we do have is better: a list of Sheridan’s tried and true travel bag essentials.

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Between traveling for coastal US markets and international jet setting, she’s thoughtfully refined what stays and what goes! Read on for her must-haves; they rival Mary Poppins herself.

For Your Bod

Scarves do triple duty, no matter the weather.  They become blankets on long-haul flights, draped cover-ups on the beach, and shoulder shawls for cool summer nights.

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Straw toppers make your look instantly travel-chic. Fighting hat hair and shielding skin are plusses, too.

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The best way to become a tall drink of water is to drink one — from glass! Beat the expensive and harmful plastic habit with our sleek glass bottles by Manna. 

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And yet, staying hydrated means nothing if your feet are screaming. Quiet those toes with on-the-go picks from Kork Ease, Miz Mooz, or OTBT.  These shoes have seen Sheridan from cobbled streets of Soho to hill-climbing around the Haight, and all the way to hard parquet floors at the Louvre — just in this past year alone.

For your Blue Q Pouch

Blue Q zippered pouches are equal parts sass and equal parts quirk, and they're even sourced from recycled materials!  Our travel bag is never complete without at least one.

Here's what's inside:

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With fairy-tale fervor, we’ve broken into cosmetics.  Our Jean Queen lipstick was tailor-made to complement the blue hues in your beloved denim, and Frog Prince magically adapts to your skin’s pH for a unique shade of rosebud pink. (We stock gloss and blush, too!)

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Even if you have a signature statement scent, we think the above purse-sized roller perfumes are perfect post-journey pick-me-ups. We all deserve to feel a little girly once we’re wheels-down.

For your Mind

We’re into color therapy. Just look at our turquoise storefronts!  And colored pencils + adult coloring books = instant meditation. Take a quiet moment to process your journey by channeling color’s light and energy onto a page.

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Where are you headed this summer? From ocean to ocean, from backyard pool to air-conditioned basement, H&H will get you there. Flying umbrella not included.

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