As much as I love to travel, packing is not my favourite part of the experience. I always panic my suitcase will be overweight or my hand luggage will be a big heavy hassle to carry around duty free. The packing struggle… 

My problems were solved when the gorgeous team at Original Satchel Store sent me the most beautiful reason to get my hand luggage packed; a custom gold, embossed tote bag. I LOVE gold and I can’t resist things with my name or initials on. I’ve always wanted a leather satchel but when I saw the tote bags on the website I knew that was the one for me. I asked if the tote was available in gold like the metallic satchel collection and although it wasn’t, Original Satchel Company made it in gold just for me, LEVELS! Instead of my initials I asked if they could simply emboss my bag with D-O-M. Embossing is a fairly new feature at The Original Satchel Store, see more here

I was too scared to use my shiny new Original Satchel Tote bag but I realised I had to show it off and take it all the way to New York obviously. 

The British Airways flight from Heathrow to New York is between 6-7 hours so it’s quite a long distance. I always take my trainers off on long flights but I hate cold feet, allow me to introduce the genius brand, Bridgedale socks.  Bridgedale socks do special travel socks with graduated leg compression to help blood circulation and help prevent DVT when travelling for extended periods. My compression socks also helped keep my feet warm, bonus!

Another thing I hate about travelling is having dry lips. Thankfully I added Papaya Gold Paw Paw moisturising balm to my in flight toiletries. This lip balm feels so good on the lips, is enriched with Manuka Honey and it smells good too. 

Of course my iPad is a standard travel necessity and I’m late to the party with the Girl on the Train book but I’m looking forward to getting into it. 

I think I did really well and packed light for this trip, coming back on the other hand was not so easy…


Let me know what you think…


Dom Dominique xx




Bag: Original Satchel Store

Socks: Bridgedale

Sunglasses: Quay Australia 

Lip Balm: Papaya Gold Paw Paw

Tracksuit: Top and Bottoms New Look 

Trainers: schuh



About The Author
- It’s a Style Thing is all about my style, (see what I did there) my fabulous life and my adventures exploring London City through food, exhibitions and events. There will also be a little bit, ok ALOT of shopping, you will learn very quickly that I have problems so please don’t judge.