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3 Regional It Girls on How to Pack Like a Pro


Whether you’re escaping to an idyllic retreat in the Maldives, seeking to beat the searing desert heat at an all-inclusive ski resort on the Swiss Alps, or skipping town on a moment’s notice this summer, you better get packing stat. And who better to glean packing tips from than those who often find themselves traveling around the world? To help you get started, we turned to three globe-trotting cool girls: Moroccan social media sensation Nisrina Sbia, Lebanese actor Ruba Zarour, and Dubai-based model and face of Marc Jacobs Beauty, Rhea Jacobs. They share their summer travel plans and personal packing lists below.

Rhea Jacobs

“I will be going to New York this summer for work, and while there I’ll also be exploring the city. Although I’ve been there before, I haven’t gotten the chance to fully experience the magic and intricacies of the city – and I don’t mean the tourist spots. I’m looking forward to discovering the bustling art and fashion scene in its beautiful and diverse communities.”

Packing essentials: “Since it’s a 16-hour flight from Dubai, moisturization is key. I’ll be packing La Mer moisturizer and Evian mist spray to keep my skin hydrated and protected throughout the flight. I’m currently obsessed with Korean sheet masks like the mugwort mask from Aritaum. I also carry essential oils such as lavender and tea tree oil for last-minute hotel room relaxation. I’ll be taking my favorite fragrance, Alien Oud Majestueux by Thierry Mugler, of course, as well as Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara, Enamored Lip Gloss in Boom and the Remedy concealer to hide the tell-tale signs of a long flight.”

Ruba Zarour
Instagram: @rubazarour

“I have a few trips lined up this summer – by next year, I plan on visiting most of the countries in Europe. I have a bunch that I’ve checked off the list so far. My next trips are Venice, Portugal, Croatia, and Prague, and then I’m off to Los Angeles towards the end of summer.”

Packing essentials: “One thing I carry around with me almost every time I travel is my yoga mat and a yoga outfit. I always make sure I take comfortable and casual clothes for day-to-day looks, usually from Zara or Zadig et Voltaire. Two scarves and an oversized jacket are the first items I throw into my suitcase. As well as comfortable shoes (Nike, Steve Madden) and a pair of boots that can go with almost anything I wear. My journal and a book to read are always to be found in my handbag.”

Nisrina Sbia
Instagram: @nisrinasbia

“I’m going to Morocco this summer. I visit almost every year, but this year is special because my aunt is getting married, so I’ll be spending a month with my family in Morocco.”

Packing essentials: “First thing’s first: my earphones. I can’t live without them. Then there’s Alien perfume by Thierry Mugler, Almond Coconut Milk Soufflé Body Crème by Laura Mercier, and Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. Last but not least, my favorite aloe vera gel by Dr. Organic.”

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