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Chic Traveler:  Sally Horchow

Occupation:  Broadway Producer, Curator/Host of www.verygoodlooking.com

Hometown:  Los Angeles

Dream destination?

Dream destination I love to go for vacation:  St. Barth’s, Nantucket

Dream destination I have never been to:  South Africa

What’s always inside your carry on?

Socks (for going through security and wearing on a cold flight), my SJ cosmetic bag with mini versions of my make-up for touch-ups, and my first generation iPad (loaded with plays to read and past episodes of Girls, Mad Men, and Downton Abbey to watch).

Your guilty pleasure while traveling?

Room service breakfast in bed!  Such a waste of money, but such an awesome indulgence!

The Stephanie Johnson bag / bags that always make the trip?

ML Traveler!

Any tips or must-pack items for making your hotel feel more like home?

A sachet for your unmentionables, small portable iPod speakers to play your own music.

Is there a particular destination that inspires your creativity?

Anyplace new.  NYC always.

What’s the most stylish city/locale you’ve visited? 

Paris and Hong Kong, natch.

Anywhere in particular where the fashion/beauty/women’s personal style really blew you away?

Copenhagen had surprisingly stylish folks.

Next on your Stephanie Johnson wish list?

A shape named after me!  (I know so many of the other ladies; I have serious jealousy issues about it.)

What’s your favorite SJ piece to give as a gift?

Medium Zip Cosmetic.

Is there a favorite possession you’ve acquired during your travels?  What is it?

My custom-made orange hand-embroidered table runner (extra long for my long dining table!)

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Favorite travel ritual or souvenir: (Do you always visit a local book shop?  Hunt down the best cappuccino?  Pick up a tree ornament depicting your destination?)

I always take a walk around the neighborhood upon arrival in a new place – even if just around the block.  New ritual souvenir when traveling with my boyfriend: a charm for the bracelet he gave me.

Your personal travel style: (Do you like a luxury resort?  A private hideaway?  Do you prefer to lie on the beach?  Explore the countryside?)

Small luxury resort on an island beach with great dining options abounding.

The one thing that you cannot leave home without?

My old-school Canon Sureshot

How do you pack for a trip? (Are you a list maker? Do you pack in outfits? Throw caution to the wind and shop when you arrive?)

I pack for each planned day, outfit-by-outfit.  Very strategic.  Takes hours, a separate hanging rack in my guest room, and a clear head!

Favorite pre-travel or travel-friendly beauty routine?

I like to take a shower the night before I travel and then dry my hair in the morning before leaving for the airport.  I wear basic make-up until just before the plane lands, when I apply mascara, etc.

First drink in the air:  H2O, champagne or OJ?

H2O, or a glass of red wine if an overnight flight.

Checked bag or carry-on?

Carry-on as much as possible – sending other luggage ahead via LuggageFree.com.

Favorite Airport?  Why?

ACK (Nantucket) – Because I’m always so happy when I get there, and it’s so mellow and small, it makes it easier to deal with when I have to leave.

On your reading list?

New books I have pre-ordered on Amazon:  Malcolm Glawell’s David and Goliath, and A. Scott Berg’s Wilson.

Favorite in-flight pastime?

Catching up on magazines; I love watching the Boing Boing Network on Virgin America.

Any tips for breezing through airport security?

Get TSA Pre and Global Entry.  Life changing!

Window or aisle?

Aisle for sure.  I get up every 25 minutes in a flight, if only to stretch my legs.

Your flight’s delayed:  best way to kill time at the airport?

Drink wine.  What else is there to do?

How often do you fly?

Every two weeks.

Go-to flying ‘uniform?’

It changes every few months, but my latest is: Vince khakis (no belt needed), tank top with a “shelf” (so as to avoid wearing an uncomfortable bra), J. Crew soft cotton button down, camo scarf from Urban Outfitters (to pull outfit together/doubling as extra warmth), Cole Haan black flats with rubber soles.

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Chic Traveler:  Yasmin Kaderali

Occupation:  CEO, Mommy’s Bliss

Hometown:  San Francisco, CA

Yasmin Kaderali and her team work hard at making mommyhood easier with their line of natural baby care products called Mommy’s Bliss.  The company was founded by Yasmin’s Mom Roshan in 1999 when she introduced the first all natural Gripe Water, which relieves infant colic and gas, to the US market.  Now the Mommy’s Bliss line has a number of natural products for relieving common childhood health issues.  When Yasmin isn’t working, she can be found hiking the Marin County hills or traveling to exotic beaches and cities.

Dream destination? 

Maldives

What’s always inside your carry on?  

EO Hand Sanitizer, headphones, iPhone

What’s on your plane play list?

I waver between podcasts and music- I love listening to TED talk podcasts, but sometimes I need a little music from Pink or Michael Franti to get me through the flight.

Your guilty pleasure while traveling?

Swedish fish and a few magazines.

The Stephanie Johnson bag / bags that always make the trip?

My Stephanie Johnson Mini Pouch!

Any tips or must-pack items for making your hotel feel more like home?

I bring my Mommy’s Bliss Sweet Slumber Spray with me everywhere.  It immediately makes the hotel room feel calm and it smells like home.

Is there a particular destination that inspires your creativity?

Surprisingly, they are places where I see young families spending time together – the beach, hotel pools . . . I’m reminded of the joys and challenges of parenthood, and inspired to look for areas where Mommy’s Bliss can make a positive impact.

What’s the most stylish city/locale you’ve visited?  Anywhere in particular where the fashion/beauty/women’s personal style really blew you away?

Rome, Italy.  The casual, yet elegant style was amazing.

If you were introducing a world traveling friend to SJ for the first time, what’s the first piece you’d recommend they buy?

Probably the Mini Pouch.  It’s perfect for makeup, but it’s also cute enough to act as a little wallet or clutch.

Next on your Stephanie Johnson wish list?

The Julie Jewel Case.  I really need something to keep my jewelry organized and protected.

What’s your favorite SJ piece to give as a gift?

The Molly Straw Mat – everybody needs one of these and it’s such a cute gift!

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Is there a favorite possession you’ve acquired during your travels?  What is it?

I love the jewelry I bought in India:  it’s so beautiful and intricate, and reminds me of what a wonderful trip that was.

Favorite travel ritual or souvenir: (Do you always visit a local book shop?  Hunt down the best cappuccino?  Pick up a tree ornament depicting your destination?)

I always save the drink coasters from favorite times in local bars and restaurants.  I now have a collection from all over the world.

Your personal travel style: (Do you like a luxury resort?  A private hideaway?  Do you prefer to lie on the beach?  Explore the countryside?)

I love places that are quiet, so a little private getaway near the beach would be at the top of my list.  Doesn’t have to be luxury, but there has to be a comfy bed!

The one thing that you cannot leave home without?

My iPhone

Your happy place / Favorite travel destination?

Zihuatanejo in Mexico is a place my family goes every year and we always have so much fun.  For my alone time, I love Wilbur Hot Springs in Northern California.  It’s very peaceful and the waters are rejuvenating.

How do you pack for a trip? (Are you a list maker? Do you pack in outfits? Throw caution to the wind and shop when you arrive?)

Definitely a list maker!  And I choose lots of mix and match tops and skirts.

First drink in the air:  H2O, champagne or OJ?

H2O

Checked bag or carry-on?

Carry On.  I travel as light as I can.

Favorite Airport?  Why?

San Francisco (SFO).  The Virgin America terminal has a Pinkberry and Plant Café, both great for getting healthy in-flight snacks.

Favorite in-flight pastime?

Catching up on the latest Inc. Magazine & watching movies.

Plane food or bring your own?

Bring my own or grab a salad before boarding.

Any tips for breezing through airport security?

Breathe and laugh:  it will feel shorter and more enjoyable.

Window or aisle?

When I’m traveling somewhere new, I’ll choose the window so I can look out as we land and see the area.  But typically for work trips, I will take the aisle.

Your flight’s delayed:  best way to kill time at the airport?

Cocktails!

How often do you fly?

Twice a month.

Go-to flying ‘uniform?’

Gap Body long black cotton skirt, a T-shirt and hoodie.

Any tips that make frequent travel more efficient?

Pack lightly, wear something really comfortable on the plane and breathe!

Do you work in-flight or use the time to unwind?

Both!  I always start the flight with unwinding, work comes later.

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