As we get ready to celebrate Jetstar‘s maiden voyage to Japan with a whirlwind 3 nights in the home of geisha, onsen, bullet trains and ramen, we got thinking – just because you’re travelling on a budget, surely it doesn’t mean it can’t be a little luxe?! Here’s how we’re injecting a dose of the good life into the trip…
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Stock up on your favourite magazines and books without carrying around the weight on an Apple iPad mini from $349.00 AUD. Layer for warmth, cover up in religious areas and generally get your style on with a spectacular wool and silk blend digital print scarf from Good & Co (this print is Maui’s Marvel – $249.00 AUD).
Stick all your loot in something bendable, foldable, scrunchable and generally go-anywhere. We’re addicted to Celine’s vertical cabas totes, approximately $900.00 USD at Fashionphile. Keep your keys, hotel card and any other trinkets handy with a slick key charm you’ll be able to spot anywhere. Similar available at Coach from $50.00 AUD.
If ever an occasion called for fancy toothpaste, it’s when upgrading your cheap travel. We’re suckers for the packaging and flavours offered by Marvis ($12.95 AUD). Cinnamon, liquorish or ginger mint anyone?
Make any hotel room seem instantly more chic with an uber-luxe travel candle. This gorgeous little one by Voyager is just $24.95 AUD and the scent is inspired by Tokyo (perfect or what?).
Hydrate yourself from head to toe in flight and for the duration of your journey with decadent oils. Try this award-winning 20 day course of spelt germ oil (£80.00 by AEOS) for a glowing visage on your return and keep those limbs looking luscious with the cult Huile Prodigieuse by Nuxe ($24.95 AUD for 50ml at Adore Beauty).
Finally, pack smart with a cleanser and makeup remover in one. Trust us, you’ll be grateful at the end of your long days exploring. We’re fans of the new Mecca Cosmetica Clean Slate, $46.00 AUD.