In this fun series, we ask chic travelers what they could never leave home without. Today’s featured jet-setter hails from aristocratic roots in Spain, and is revered for her entertaining style. Her cookbooks certainly have a prominent place in my kitchen!
Glorious Madrid …
Who: Victoria Amory, author, Delicious Flavors; food and style blogger, victoriaamory.com
Lives in: Greenwich, CT; Palm Beach; Southampton
Travels to: Madrid and Seville in Spain, Istanbul and Bodrum in Turkey, with stops through London or Paris. I also love the Bahamas; Harbour Island and Lyford Key are great family escapes. Last year, we went to Egypt—Luxor and Aswam, sailed on the Nile and rode horses in the desert.
Essential travel gear: Hermès shawls to wear on planes and in the evenings in various colors…black, ivory and a beautiful pale blue/lavander that goes with everything; iPad filled with books, magazines and the travel guides of the country I am visiting; I use a T. Anthony bag as carry-on that has long handles I can put over my shoulder and always have one or two of those foldable nylon bags for extra shopping.
Cannot leave home without:
- White and black long-sleeved T-shirts from J.Crew, perfect for day and evening, paired with khaki, white, black and blue jeans. A light black and white silk evening coat.
- Pale blue suede Tods driving moccasins, perfect for walking around and sightseeing without having to wear sneakers. A great brown belt that I can wear over the long T-shirt to dress it all up.
The ever-chic Hermès cashmere shawl
A layering basic: the J.Crew long-sleeved T