Jet-Setters’ Musts

In this fun series, we ask chic travelers what they would never leave home without. Today鈥檚 jet-setter is at home everywhere on the planet, traveling both for business (she reps top properties around the globe, and recently launched a luxe handbag line) and for pleasure.


Who: Andria Mitsakos, founder/creative director, Dea Rosa; president, Andria Mitsakos Public Relations (AMPR)andria mitsakos

Twitter: @wanderlista

Lives in:聽 New York City; Milan, Italy (feels like it); Delray Beach

Travels to:

聽聽聽聽 Siem Reap, Cambodia for philanthropy work. Hotel de la Paix is my fave.

聽聽聽聽 Luang Prabang, Laos gave me loads of inspiration this year, it鈥檚 a must-see. The Alila Hotels do a fantastic job.

聽聽聽聽 Bangkok as it鈥檚 my hop on/hop off point, to explore Southeast Asia

聽聽聽聽 Hong Kong to shop

聽聽聽聽 Hotel Rafael in Paris; I handle their PR and live there during for about a month surrounding fashion week

聽聽聽聽 Cannes for my PR work every December and in May for the film festival 鈥 just because

聽聽聽聽 Rome to visit my dear friend Stephanie who works in Sicily, which will be a summer 2011 haunt

聽聽聽聽 Hotel du Palais, Biarritz because everyone should know about Biarritz, an uber-fab laid back French city near Basque country

聽聽聽聽 Gansevoort Turks and Caicos to get a bit of NY chic on a gorgeous beach, it鈥檚 the perfect mini-break

聽聽聽聽 Harbour Island to visit my client鈥檚 hotel, Pink Sands on its namesake strip of rosy hued sand

聽聽聽聽 Saint-Tropez to the darling Pan Dei Palais boutique hotel. I handle their PR and love how central they are to everything.

聽聽聽聽 Verbier, Switzerland to the Valmont Chalet

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聽聽聽聽 Courchevel, France to Hotel Les Airelles (above) to kick off ski season

聽聽聽聽 Buenos Aires to visit friends, shop, eat great steak, drink amazing wine and tango. Mai 10 is the ultimate Argentina go-to company for all my travel planning.

聽聽聽聽 Isla Holbox, Mexico to completely unplug at Casa Sandra

聽聽聽聽 South Africa: Cape Town for great food and wine, Johannesburg to gain perspective and safari to explore and discover. Check out Tintswalo for the trio of perfection.

Essential travel gear:

聽聽聽聽 Passport!

dea rosa聽聽聽聽 Dea Rosa Carpiano satchel (left) in white lizard or chocolate python

聽聽聽聽 Rosebud Lip Salve (great for cuticles too)

聽聽聽聽 Renewing Pack by the Swiss skincare company, Valmont. I love using this on long-haul flights to stay hydrated.

聽聽聽聽 Cashmere socks and wrapmissoni bikini

聽聽聽聽 iPad

聽聽聽聽 Almonds and goji berries 鈥 my staple snack

聽聽聽聽 Beauty Elixir Facial Spray by Caudalie

聽聽聽聽 Missoni bikini (right, in 鈥淟aos鈥) just in case I end up somewhere sunny

聽聽聽聽 Ligne St. Barth avocado body oil keeps my skin super soft

聽聽聽聽 A pair of YSL black tribute pumps

Cannot leave home without:

聽聽聽聽 My sketchbook

聽聽聽聽 My Dea Rosa Carpiano for day and Dea Rosa Pompeiana for evening

聽聽聽聽 My BlackBerry to keep me connected to clients and family

聽聽聽聽 Tom Ford Cyrille Aviator Sunglasses in black

聽聽聽聽 Valmont Cyto Complex eye cream 鈥 the key is reapply eye cream at least five times per day (as per Madame Sophie Guillon, my client and the COO of Valmont)

ex voto paris聽聽聽聽 A scarf to update an outfit in a pinch

聽聽聽聽 My lucky Buddha necklace bought in Thailand with my late Grandmother Rose鈥檚 Nefertiti pendant and evil eye

聽聽聽聽 My gold byzantine pinky ring I bought for myself in Santorini

聽聽聽聽 Ex Voto Paris Eau de Luxe in Amber created for me by my fab Parisian friend Nathalie Paillarse

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