How I Travel

written by Chouquette January 20, 2016

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ANTLER LIQUIS EMBOSSED LARGE CASE White HERE

ANTLER LIQUIS EMBOSSED MEDIUM CASE

ANTLER LIQUIS B1 EMBOSSED SMALL CASE

BALMAIN BLAZER

GREY TEE

LEATHER JOGGERS Faux HERE

CHANEL TRAINERS

HEREMS CDC

CHANEL WOC 

 

The time has finally arrived for us to go on our honeymoon. We are both in need of some sun and relaxation, we can not wait.

A lot of you ask me questions about my traveling. You ask about the bags I use, what I wear and what suitcase I have. Today I will tell you everything and answer all those questions.

Paris and I were in desperate need for new luggage and we also wanted some chic cases because we are travelling first class. I never fly first class, this is actually my first time and I am really looking forward to it. Obviously I can not go on the plane with in appropriate, skanky cabin cases so now was the time to buy some good quality but also some good looking luggage.

Paris was surprised how seriously I took this whole luggage shopping and he was pleased when I finally made up my mind. I have done all the hard work for you and picked out the best brand and the best style.

I was looking for hard cases because all my fabric ones have ripped in the pass and they are easy to cut open. I wanted either black or white. I wanted three different sizes, I wanted four wheels, I wanted a secure lock, I wanted light weight and when I found all of this the case had to be pretty and not hundreds of pounds. As you can imagine this was not a quick and easy shopping trip. I searched on line and visited every luggage shop in London and Essex.

The brand I chose was ANTLER. Not only is ANTLER a British brand (I love buying British brands) the prices were more than reasonable and they covered my very long check list. ANTLER has thought of everything when it comes to the perfect luggage.

As you can see from the photos the inside is so big and easy, I love it that I pack both halves of the case. Even though my case was super heavy it is really light to push due to the four wheels.

Features

  • Embossed texture gives added protection from scratching
  • Tough but light A+ polycarbonate shell
  • Fixed TSA combination lock
  • 360 Hinomoto silent easy glide rotating wheels
  • Leather handles
  • Internal pocket and packing straps
  • Size L 83 x 55 x 33 cm. Size M 68 x 46 x 30 cm. Size S 56 x 35 x 23 cm.
  • Packing Capacity Size L 104l. Size M 63l. Size S 32l.
  • Gross Capacity Size L 151l. Size M 94l. Size S 45l.
  • Wheels x 4
  • TSA Fixed Lock Combination
  • Weight Size L 3.8kg. SizeM 3kg. Size S 2.1kg.
  • Lightweight
  • Material – Polycarbonate
  • 10 Year Warranty

Prices

Large £199 Click here to buy.

Medium £189 Click here to buy.

Small (Cabin) £149 Click here to buy.

You can buy ANTLER at VERY , LITTLEWOODS and SELFRIDGES.

I chose the  most expensive style, because I loved the look. My second favourite style is actually the cheapest range and that is called JUNO. I really love the white set and hoping to get cabin case soon.

I always wear a small cross body bag and yes I am guilty that my cross body bags are usually CHANEL. They are perfect to hold your passport and money. This way you do not have to rummage through your big bag or suitcase every time you need money or your passport.

I never wear jeans or any form or tight clothing because I really bloat on the plane and want to be comfortable. I always have way too much luggage as it is so bringing a spare travel outfit is not going to happen.

In my cabin case I pack all my valuables and some emergency items like one bikini and a toothbrush. If you have had your suit case lost before then you know it is important to be organised. Virgin lost my suitcase when I went to St Lucia, I had nothing for five days and they gave me £50 to cover what I had bought. It is also important to keep your expensive items on you at all times.

I travel with my laptop because I need to work on holiday. I carry a Kindle, face products because I do mini facials on the plane. I pack lots of food because I stress eat and hate place food.

I also carrying my beach bag with me because it’s too big and too nice to squash in my suitcase.

A little tip I can share with you to smuggle some extra bags on board the plane, basically for when you travel with the budget airlines that are super strict. I always have my carry on suitcase and then a hand/beach bag. Most budget flights do not allow a hand bag as well as the suitcase so here is a little trick. I buy something from the duty free, something small but I ask for a bug bag. Go to a shop that doesn’t have transparent bags. Then I shove my bag into the duty free bag and there you go, I smuggled an extra bag.

Today we fly out to the MALDIVES! Yep we went for the typical cheesy honeymoon. We both wanted to relax and we both have never visited the islands. We will be heading off to two more destinations so keep following me on Instagram and Snapchat.

I hope this luggage review has helped you for your next holiday and I hope I answered all of your questions. If I did’t please leave a comment below.

 

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Photos by Stevie Newman

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1 comment

Paulina January 20, 2016 at 8:15 am

Have an amazing time! Can’t wait to see the pics.

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