JENNIFER PLATT | So which authors do you book time with when you’re on the move?

I might forget my clothes, but never a thriller, memoir or, if I have little energy, collection of short stories

06 October 2021 - 18:44

Packing for a holiday is such a first-world problem. Even more so now. I know that, but I am a Type A, head-girl person, filled with travel anxiety, and one who thinks about what goes into the suitcase from the moment the plans are made to the minute the case is placed on the conveyor belt at the airport check-in. 

I must confess, though, that sometimes I am not great. Once, on a midweek getaway for Gman’s birthday in The Cradle a few years ago, I only packed one T-shirt and a few pants. So there I was, on the hot-air balloon with a glass of champagne at sunrise, in my black-and-white polka-dot tee and leggings; and there I was, at Roots restaurant, in my polka-dot tee with smart pants eating a fancy-schmancy meal. I felt like Jack Reacher, who only travels with a toothbrush in his back pocket and buys a single T-shirt to wear in whichever town he finds himself in. I have only worn that polka-dot tee once since then. ..

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