Jet-set shopper Gabby Logan is supporting BAA's Summer Shopping Campaign around tax-free shopping.(www.baa.com/shopping)
How often do you fly to where, from whereI am constantly on the go and fly up to 3-4 times a month, mainly from Heathrow flying to Milan, Madrid, Barcelona for the football and Leeds and Edinburgh for family.How much time do you allow before check in how early do you get there
It depends if on work I am quite last minute but when on holiday or with the kids I get to the airport up to 3 hours before! I never have time to really let my hair down or do simple things like going shopping during the week so when I travel I take advantage of the amazing shops and services at the airport and catch up with fashion!What do you do between check-in and departure
I shop! I always go to WH Smith to pick up the newspaper and a couple of magazines, pop to Boots for a bottle of water. If I am on work and need a nice pen I head to Cartier - very indulgent but at tax free prices its practically a bargain! I also pick up some make up from WDF.How do you pack light, everything? Carry on bags only, lots checked in? What do you include in your hand luggage?
I am a bad packer when I go on holiday I pack everything! With work I am better as I try to pack light, have a better idea about what I am doing and where I will be going saying that I always seem to have a lot of luggage.
My hand luggage always includes my make up, a hairbrush, note pad and pen, blackberry, photos of the kids which I keeping in my Asprey travel photo album which I got the last time I was in Heathrow, my Smythson diary and the latest thriller from Books Etc at the airport.Luggage type and brand
I love Tumi! Their range is so versatile and compact. Their new store at the airport is fantastic and with great services such as Shop & Collect, I can pick up the new colours and styles, leave it at the airport, go off on my trip and collect it on my return ready to use when I next fly.Travel tips planning, packing, mid flight activities, stuff you couldnt travel without
Although I am a bad packer, I would recommend pre planning your outfits and laying them out with your shoes and accessories and then trying to cut back on shoes and handbags! I also minimise my toiletries and buy travel size shampoos etc from World Duty Free I particularly like the new minis by Lancôme available at the beauty bar in WDF.
I also cant travel without my Smythson diary and E45.Suitcase contents / cant-travel-without essentials
Cosmetics: Mac lip gloss and lip liner in spice and pressed powder, Dior showgirl mascara
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Sundress: Harrods Way In
Beach bag: Todds beach bag from Kurt Geiger
I love the fact my favourite brands are available at the airport so I can save lots of money.
Pre-holiday beauty tips treatments and products and what works well for you in summer climates
I always have a St Tropez tan the day before I go to ensure I have a base tan and have a wax and pedicure. If I havent had time for a manicure I head to the nail bar at the airport. I always find it hard to book in all my pre-holiday treatments so am very excited to hear that Rejuve Well-Being Club and Spa is opening this summer so I can have all my treatments before I fly.
What are your guilty pleasures when it comes to shopping?
Shoes and bags! I cant resist Kurt Geiger and Bally.
Favourite shops airport, high street, overseas boutiques
Airport: Books Etc, Mulberry, Gucci and Chanel
Highstreet: Chloe, Zara, Harvey Nichols
Overseas: Milan. Prada, Fred Segal in LA
Best thing about shopping at the airport
Best thing is being able to do lots and lots of spontaneous shopping and then buying a bag to carry it all in as well! It is like being on the high street. Last time I went on holiday I got so carried away at the airport that I ended up buying a Bally holdall to fit everything in. Also, I love that I can spoil the family and myself with all the great bargains on offer. Also, the shop and collect service is amazing and www.baa.com/shopping is great for pre-planning my shopping and make more time for pampering before boarding my flight.
Best thing ever bought at the airport?
A Cartier pen and a Bally Shopper which became my must have item last summer! I have to admit that with such great brands and shops and the convenience factor I have no need to shop anywhere else.
Books Anything by Ian Rankin, currently reading Saturday by Ian McEwan
Magazines - House & Garden, French Vogue, The Ecologist
Fragrance Clinique Aromatics Elixir, Marc Jacobs, Clarins Eau Dynamistante
Beauty products (inc suntan lotion Loreal Perfect Slim, Ultra Sun, Soltan for the kids, Clinique body polish, anything by Mac
Travel bag Gucci Holdall
Flip flops Havaanas or something from Accessorise
Sunglasses Tom Ford from The Collection
Accessories (bag, watch, jewellery) Tag Heuer, Bulgari, Asprey
Dream holiday beach, sightseeing, citybreak, sporty, partying
Beach: St Barts
City Break: New York
Favourite holiday memory
My first holiday with Kenny to Bali - it was my first holiday with a boy! and to be honest all holidays with Kenny!
Top 5 destinations
The Scottish Highlands
What do you eat/drink at the airport, pre-during travel
If I am travelling with Kenny we go to the Champagne and Caviar bar, go to Giraffe with the kids and the Tin Goose in T1. Always stop at Starbucks for a latte! I try to have a sensible meal before boarding the flight but if I get too carried away shopping I take something from the Caviar bar on board or a sandwich from Prêt a Manger
How do you keep the kids occupied when you travel? What items to you buy specifically for them?
Buy items in Boots for them and some toys in Hamleys
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