Amanda's packing essentials
Green & Blacks chocolate
As a chocoholic, Green & Blacks is a non-negotiable for me. It has to be a minimum of 85 per cent and, if I’m going for a week, I’m going to need more than one bar.
A silk pillowcase
I love good bedlinen and have become a complete convert to silk pillowcases, which really do protect your hair and skin. Mine’s a white, Oxford-style one, with no zip. The zips never last.
Beauty Pie Featherlight SPF50
I’m rigorous about using Beauty Pie’s Featherlight SPF50 sunscreen when I’m in the sun. It’s milky and light but incredibly protective, even at high altitudes. The SPF30 Nourishing lip balm is genius, too: I take it everywhere.
Maeva Rae candles
I’m very sensitive to smell, and have just discovered Maeva Rae, which does the most gorgeous scented candles. Its travel trio – Calm, Invigorate and Joy – smell incredible.
An Hermès blanket
A cashmere blanket makes any hotel room feel like home, and if it’s chilly on the plane, there’s nothing like cashmere. The Hermès ones I’ve collected down the years are amazing, and I’ll hopefully still be using them in 20 years’ time.