A long weekend away from everything can restore balance and serenity to a hectic life. Take time to get away from it all and slow down. Whether you’re visiting your summer house for a long weekend or exploring in the wilderness - time away, and time with less, will give you more space to breathe.
DECONSTRUCTING A QUIET WEEKEND AWAY
Layers are key for staying cosy in changing weather. You can pack light without packing less, fold using the Konmari method to fit more items in and keep you comfortable if the temperature drops.
Give heavy makeup a rest and choose versatile products like Invisible Illumination Instant Glow Beauty Serum and Valo Glow Reveal Moisturizer to nurture your skin whilst you’re away so you can return looking as refreshed as you feel. Pure Arctic Miracle 3-in-1 Micellar Water an easy all rounder to take with you for cleansing and a gentle Lip Perfector Balm can be doubled up to work as blush on cheeks.
Instead of planning outfits day by day, pack for the bigger picture, stick to a color palette so you can mix key pieces, greys, whites and blacks. Choose your clothing intelligently, fabrics such as natural merino wool won’t crease and will take up minimal space.
Dematerialize everything you can before travelling: guidebooks, maps and magazines can all be transferred to a tablet. To minimize distractions and maximize on calm set up a ‘do not disturb’ schedule on any device you take with you, schedule an hour a day to catch up on your messages and contacts and leave the other 23 hours to yourself.