How much does it cost to travel in style? Aoife O'Riordain reports
Saturday 09 January 1999
The ticket First-class to Barbados on BA, pounds 6,118
The luggage Louis Vuitton leather case, pounds 1,200; Smythson luggage labels, pounds 13.50 for 10; leather label case, pounds 15; Connolly travel wallet with space for 10 credit cards, four currency compartments, driver's licence, passport and ticket sections, pounds 350; Hermes Herbag (large bag which folds down into a handbag), pounds 650; Mulberry leather passport cover, pounds 59; Chanel hanging bag, pounds 289
The flight Decleor aromatherapy massage (before take-off), pounds 35; Pickett pashmina cashmere blanket, pounds 489; melatonin for jet-lag (unavailable in the UK), around pounds 4; Tiffany & Co pill box (to house melatonin) pounds 85; reading material: Vanity Fair, Time, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller, The New York Times, pounds 20; JP Tods ultra-comfortable leather shoes, from pounds 175; Connolly leather vanity case, containing brushes, etc, mini-Leatherman and Jo Malone cosmetics, pounds 2,000; N Peal cashmere socks, pounds 45; Sony Walkman, (CD players or other laser equipment not allowed), pounds 45; Nintendo colour Gameboy, pounds 69.99
The arrival Patek Philippe Travel Time watch with dual hour hands (so you can tell the time back in Britain), pounds 6,970; Gucci sunglasses, pounds 89; Bosch World 718 international mobile phone, pounds 99.99
Total pounds 18,821.48
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