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My Carry-On Essentials

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With the holidays quickly approaching, for many people that includes a fair amount of traveling. I'm a big proponent for carrying on anytime I fly, which requires a bit more thought and organization, but also means there's no risk of lost luggage or long waits at baggage claim. Here are some of my favorite carry-on essentials that keep me entertained, hydrated, and looking my best as soon as I step off the plane.

Read: Just finished this book, which has become my favorite read for 2013.

Lug: Large carry-on tote, I love this Clare Vivier version.

Listen: Bose noise canceling headphones + Paul Simon's Graceland album.

Eat: Kind bar - my favorite is almond coconut.

Hydrate: Josie Maran face oil and Kiehl's #1 lip balm to keep my skin from drying out.

Refresh: Orbit peppermint gum + Visine eye-drops.

Brighten: Nars multi-purpose stick in Luxor is ideal for creating a post-flight glow.

Cleanse: Honest Company natural hand sanitizer.

Charge: Mophie juice pack keeps my phone charged and ready to go.

Wear: A cozy cashmere hoodie and my favorite slip-on flats.

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