The Essentials: Grace Coddington

Grace Coddington, Creative Director at Large for American Vogue, has spent years finessing the art of travelling. Here, Grace shares her list of definitive travelling essentials – the items that have been accompanying her from exotic shoots to city breaks for decades.
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Idea Books Share Their Top Reads to Inspire Your Next Trip

The founders of London's revered IDEA Books share their definitive list of the most inspiring and covetable publications, alongside their own travel recommendations, tips, and the destinations that have influenced them – and their business – the most.
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Travelling with Jane Birkin

The original Parisian style icon, Jane Birkin, welcomed Smythson Travel into the Paris home that she now shares her beloved bulldog Dolly, and opened up about her enduring love of travel – alongside the art of doing it well.

Travelling with Phoebe Tonkin

The Sydney-born actress, and star of Smythson's latest campaign film, Phoebe Tonkin, spends an inordinate amount travelling. Here Phoebe tells us about her in-flight essentials, stealing Le Labo, and getting lost in London.

Travelling With Grace Coddington

Grace Coddington, legendary fashion stylist and global traveller, has spent the last half a century honing her travel techniques. Here, Grace shares how thirty years as the Creative Director of American Vogue impacts your packing habits, the well-known faces she always turns to for travel recommendations and the Smythson products she's relied on for decades.

Travelling with Sarah Harris

As part of our series The One, documenting the tips of the well-travelled, Fashion Features Director of British Vogue, Sarah Harris divulges which hotel's club sandwich reigns supreme and reveals the hidden corners of London where the Vogue team can frequently be found.

Travelling with Penny Martin

Editor-in-Chief of The Gentlewoman, Penny Martin, is no stranger to spending time in transit. As part of our series The One, Penny shares her consummate guide to stylishly surviving the long-haul and explores the sentimental side of packing.

Travelling with Nacho Alegre

As part of our new series documenting definitive recommendations from the well-travelled: The One, we talk to the editor and publisher of Apartamento Magazine about bringing aboard realist novels and his in-flight essentials.

Travelling with Ben Cobb

In our on-going search to uncover the absolutes of effortlessly chic travel, we speak to the Editor-in-Chief of Another Man, Ben Cobb, about what it means to travel like a true gentleman.

Travelling with Claire Thomson-Jonville

As part of our new series The One, Editor-in-Chief of Self Service magazine, Claire Thomson-Jonville, passes on her tips to for getting quality alone time on the plane, the superlative Parisian essentials and how to behave like a local in her home city.

Travelling with Jefferson Hack

For Smythson’s new interview series The One, we're divulging definitive travel recommendations from those who spend their careers on the move. Here, co-founder of Dazed Media and Nowness, Jefferson Hack, truncates decades of travel into a foolproof guide to the art of journeying.