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Diva Essentials – What to pack for a trip to Russia!


Decisions, decisions! Trying to decide what to pack…..


Im trying out a new discovery BoostOxygen

I use it to help recovery after my daily run.  I absolutely love it, helps me to feel energised after exercise rather than needing a lie down!.   It can also help with tiredness after a flight, so I will give it a go and let you know how it works!  Popping it into my suitcase to use at the hotel.  Boost Oxygen


Christian Louboutin Beauty Lipstick

This is my latest indulgent purchase.  Lusciously rich colours that last for ages in the most gorgeous packaging.  Who can resist?  Not me!  Just whisper the price because it is quite expensive, £70 from Net-a-Porter

My gadgets and books, essential for a luxurious trip. What to pack for my trip to Russia?

iPhone 7 and IPad, I’m not sure how I survived before IPad’s were invented – an I’m sure it is the same for you.  Actually, an iPad is my No’1 must-have – even if you are on a tight budget, you will never regret travelling with an iPad, Promise! Amazon link below for a great price.

Kindle, I take a Kindle as well on long haul trips and my trusty Canon EOS 100D, reliable and idiot proof.  AMAZON  link below for a ridiculously cheap price.


Books for my Journey: We all depend on ibooks these days, but sometimes it is nice to add an old fashioned book into the mix for travelling.  What do you think of these two? Buy on Amazon link below.

Women Travellers  edited by Mary Morris

Who loves reading about intrepid Women travellers?  This book is a source of great inspiration and some very interesting tales.  I recommend it.

La Prisonniere by Malik Oufkir  A good read that is fascinating and you will not put it down until the last page is turned.  A true story of a brave woman held captive in Morocco for a large part of her live, she tells her story so beautifully.





We all download movies to watch on our travels.  I always pack some good old fashioned CD’s of movies.  I can’t tell you how many times these have been incredibly useful.  Yes, most of the time you won’t need them but they can be wonderful, stuck in a jungle somewhere and nothing is working!

My first suggestion is from a reader and fellow blogger Janna, who thought my Venice blog reminded her of ‘The Tourist’ a movie with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.

All squeezed into a Hermes Kelly shoulder bag, along with LV sunnies and wallet.  Voila! I’m good to go.







Jord Wooden Watch