Leila al Marashi Owner, SugarVintage
TOP MUST-PACK ITEMS
Sunglasses, good shoes that can be dressed up or down and my iPod. Those are my three main essentials, but I also pack a great book, a tote bag, face cream, lip balm, BlackBerry, notepad, flip flops, sunscreen, perfume, travel pillow and of course, my passport.
FAVOURITE SHOPPING DESTINATIONS
It has to be Italy and Dubai, in particular Zap in Milan and S*uce, which stocks SugarVintage, in the UAE. That said, you can’t go wrong at Le 66 on Champs Elysées in Paris. London’s Chelsea Farmers Market on a Sunday is also great for fashions and food.
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
Le Marais in Paris has the best teahouse, called Mariages Frères on Rue du Bourg Tibourg. They have an assortment of over 400 teas from across the globe. At teatime they serve fois gras and scones.
IDEAL TRAVEL COMPANION
Kate Moss would be my dream travel partner. I would dress her up in SugarVintage the whole time and take lots of pictures! She would look fab in our collections.
HOLIDAY BEAUTY REGIME
Sadly I haven’t yet found a jet lag cure, but otherwise I sleep early, drink lots of water and always use sunblock.
Tokyo and Tibet are still on my to-visit list. My next holiday is in Paris. My best adventure was in Machu Picchu, and my favourite hotel is definitely the Bulgari Hotel in Milan.
MY TRAVEL WARDROBE
Lots of belts and white shirts – the classics.
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