Liz Uy @lizzzuy
What is your favourite travel destination for food, for shopping and for photographs?
I am fortunate to travel because of work and have lost count of the countries I have visited. When I was younger, I loved New York and its fast-paced lifestyle. Now my favourite would have to be Los Angeles where the vibe is more chill. For food and shopping, it's a toss-up between Japan and Hong Kong. I can't decide because I love them equally. For the best Instagrammable photos, it's definitely the beaches in the Philippines.
What tops your travel bucket list?
South Africa. I want to experience its wildlife, feed the giraffes and see lions casually chilling in front of me.
What’s your definition of a perfect vacation?
Lots of sunshine with gin and tonic.
What are your tropical travel essentials?
Lip balm, sunscreen, moisturiser, insect repellent, sunglasses, sensible shoes, widebrimmed hat, a cute straw bag, a day dress and a swimsuit.
What’s your most unforgettable travelling experience?
The challenge of trekking and to experience the spiritual energy in Bhutan was memorable.
What is one packing tip that always works for you when you travel?
Learn to effectively compartmentalise.
Do you have any multitasking fashion or beauty items that are perfect to take on holiday?
Virgin coconut oil. I use it as a lotion, hair treatment and make-up remover. For fashion, denim jeans are perfect to dress down or dress up an outfit, or just wear casually with a T-shirt.
What do you like to wear on trips to tropical countries?
Wearing colours is the quickest way to stay cool in the summer. I love good statement mules paired with an interesting iteration of the denim jean for summer. I'll just throw in a sleek shoulder bag and I'm summer-ready.
What’s in your long-haul carry-on bag?
Sunglasses, a cashmere throw, moisturiser and a small bag of toiletries.
Who are your style icons? Where do you find styling inspirations?
Bianca Jagger and Loulou de la Falaise.
For styling inspo, it's definitely when I travel that I feel most inspired. Inspiration is everywhere, as clichéd as that may sound.