I seem to always be traveling- not just by plane, but even while home in NYC, I’m always on the go. Most of the time that means eating on the go. One product I have used for a long time and will never stop using is David Kirsch “Kirsch Bars”. Not only do they taste good, but they are made with 7 grams of appetite-satisfying casein and egg white protein and are only 100 calories! Did I mention that they are also gluten free? Dreamy. If you have been searching for a snack bar that is extra satisfying, try one by ordering the David Kirsch Flight Pack-, which is perfect for someone on the go.
Here are are mine… what are yours? XO Kate
Always glad to be back in New York…. but my weekend trip to Miami was pretty fantastic. You can’t beat clear blue skies and 90 degree weather. There are several things I find necessary to do upon returning to reality.
Maintaining a tan. My choice is Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Glow Moisture for face-which locks in moisture and gives my skin a slight glow and tint. A few other after-travel problems to solve are tired eyes and getting my body back on track. Klorane Eye Patches reduce eye puffiness, and David Kirsch Vitamins & Thermo Bubbles regulate my appetite and replenish my immune system.
As we all know, fashion is key, especially while traveling. Not only is it important to look your best, but to be comfortable. While in flight, my favorite piece of clothing as of recently is the J Crew Merino Leather-Pocket Sweater in black. It is warm and comfy, and has 2 large pockets on the front- perfect for a cell phone and boarding pass. Most importantly it is super cute and keeps its shape while sitting for hours- unlike so many other clothes! This top is PERFECT with jeans, trendy sweat pants, or leggings.
After a busy and tiring week/weekend Alexi and I swear by these easy to use Klorane USA Eye Patches. They refresh, moisturize, and brighten your eye area while reducing puffiness. Do you have a busy week ahead? Make sure you have these on hand. http://bit.ly/1akX6YM
My favorite purchase of the month: Jawbone Mini Jambox in Orange. This tiny blue tooth speaker is unbelievably powerful and has the best sound. It is perfect for travel and fits right in your purse or bag. It charges like a cell phone, no batteries needed. Definitely worth purchasing, and built to last a long time! http://bit.ly/GZsG6q
When I travel, my phone is one of my most important accessories. I have several apps that I rely on for different needs when I am traveling domestically or internationally. Here is my hot list:
Spotify [FREE] is my first any only option to listen to the latest hits, and some oldies too.
Hotel Tonight [FREE] is great for finding last minute deals on hotels.
FoundersCard [FREE] is my go-to for discounts as I travel, and is membership based.
GateGuru [FREE] is what I use to check my flight itineraries, view security wait times, see airport restaurants, and view reviews from other passengers.
Google Translate [FREE] is a must for International travel.
Uber [FREE] is one of my most used apps period, even at home in NYC. I always have fast and reliable service, and there is no exchange of cash because Uber requires you to set up your bank account to their service.
Exit Strategy NYC [$3.99] is a New York City based app that is super helpful for riding the subway. It tells you exactly which car to ride in in order to exit the station at the right corner for your destination.
Evernote [FREE] helps keep me organized wherever I am. It allows you to share files with others and organize things you find on the web or paper documents by scanning them at home/work.
I am always trying my best to find convenient ways to choose a healthy lifestyle- that heavily includes what I eat. Although I’m not really into juice cleanses, a green juice can be an easy way to make sure you get all your greens everyday, and it can be a great option for a meal replacement. I found this dreamy new juicer called Magic Mix Juicery in my neighborhood. MMJ is based on the concept that being healthy shouldn’t have to mean depriving yourself. They always use fresh, organic ingredients to create nutritious plant-based foods and juices that are made from scratch in-house daily. They believe that no one solution fits all so they encourage you to make bio-individual choices that fit your lifestyle, and needs. Sound complicated? It’s not! Go by and try one for yourself, I have been drinking the Green Radiance daily and I am OBSESSED!!
Magic Mix Juicery
102 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038
Getting ready for the trip…
I would describe my packing style as somewhere in between anal and relaxed. I normally don’t seriously pack until the night before a trip or day of. If I am not packing in my Coach duffle bag, I am using a rolling carry-on sized suitcase. I do not own luggage sized for checking. I always check my baggage out of bag loss anxiety, and just the comfort of knowing where my stuff is.
I always over-pack my toiletries and my intimates because you never know what could happen, and those are the two hardest items to replace. I always pack a particular way. I pull out the items I want to pack a few days before the trip, and roll my clothes for a tighter fit. Shoes go in first and toiletries always last. When I get home from a trip, I refill my toiletries so they are always full and ready to go on another trip.
Once I leave for the airport…
I normally fly American Airlines, but on the occasion that it is not available, I fly JetBlue. Since I have the luxury of having airline status, I push the envelope on my arrival time since I know I won’t run into a line. Once through security, I pick up two bottles of Smart Water and the weeklies from Hudson News. If I have any time to spare, I sit in the airline lounge.
On the plane…
During flight I will usually treat myself to the weeklies before I start working. I have been known to do my best work on cross-country trips. On red eye flights I will watch a TV show, then sleep. Entertaining myself in flight is easy. I use my MacBook Air to watch TV shows or to get some work done.
Seat preference is always aisle for quick bathroom access. I drink the two bottles of Smart Water- one filled with David Kirsch Thermo bubbles to curb my appetite, and the other with plain water. I never drink soda during flight because the carbonation makes our bodies bloat. As far as eating goes, if I am hungry I will eat almonds or a protein bar, but normally never a meal. I try to time my flights so that I am not missing a meal or eating on a plane.
Travel is a necessity, and I like to do it a specific way. I’ve had a lot of practice.