We talked to NYC-based Virtuoso travel advisor Judy Stein for her best tips and product picks while traveling.
How do you make 14 hours in a plane feel more like a spa?
“It’s all about comfort. I have my ‘plane leggings’ and soft and fuzzy socks that I wear on every long-haul flight. After I shower, before my flight, I put on a favorite lotion, like Hermès Le Jardin de Monsieur Li. It smells so nice, but it’s subtle and won’t offend other passengers – just enough to make me feel good.
What products do you bring with you for a flight?
I always bring my Neutrogena makeup remover towelettes and micellar water. My face needs to be clean before I sleep. Then it’s all about the night creams – first, I put on Sisley Hydra-Global face lotion, then my Sisley Eye & Lip Contour eye cream.
Do you have any rituals before, during, and after you land?
I hydrate well, add new songs to my playlists, put my hair in a ponytail, and off I go. I usually work quite a bit to clean out my inbox, and then I can relax and tune out.
Do you eat plane food?
I look forward to the mixed nuts, as I don’t eat them much any other time, and I’ll sometimes have a glass of wine depending on the time of day and my mood. I’ll nibble on the salad and splurge a bit if there is a pretzel roll (the only time I’ll eat one is on a plane!). I tend to go vegetarian and eat as little as possible on the plane. I bring a bunch of protein bars with me.
Any favorite TV shows to recommend?
I’m watching This is Us, a great show!