Photography – Laetitia Wajnapel
Travel Items – Stow
After a few years spent travelling very regularly, I think I have packing down to a T. I still don’t like it, though. And I also really hate unpacking, despite being very militant about unpacking as soon as I return home. This is because otherwise, things pile up and get out of control. If you don’t believe me, I am sure you will believe Marie Kondo, she pretty much says the same thing. Neat freaks unite! Because of my slightly rigid lifestyle choices when it comes to packing and unpacking, I’ve had to figure out ways to make it as painless and easy as possible.
Enter Stow, a luxury accessories brand founded by Carol Lovell and inspired by famous adventurers past and present. The design and craftsmanship of every item in the collection is a reminder of travels past, when people dressed up to travel and the dreaded combination of sheep skin boots and sweat pants wasn’t even an idea in anyone’s mind. Back in the days, people travelled with wardrobe trunks, hat boxes and all the trimmings. Stow doesn’t make luggage, but if they did, I bet it would be all sorts of amazing. Instead, they focus on the little things that slot effortlessly inside your luggage (cabin or otherwise). The range includes a travel jewellery box, a travel jewellery case, a travel jewellery roll, a ring box, a stud box, a cufflink box, a phone charger wallet and coin tray sold as individual items or gift sets.