10 Things to Pack for FP’s Malibu Escape and Still Make Economy-Class Work

A no-nonsense packing strategy finally means you can travel more…     

Welcome to the jetset revolution, y’all — and it’s called economy class. Why not let these modern times, where shoulder-sized carryons qualify you for significantly less expensive flights, work in your favor? When smaller bags offer lower prices to your favorite destinations, a streamlined packing routine means you can afford to travel more. Say, for instance, to the next FP Escape in Malibu that benefits a worthy cause.

If sampling biodynamic, organic produce straight from the farm and lounging in a field under the stars for a plant-based dinner party sounds like a Saturday well spent, you’re in good company. Feel more like taking in a morning soundbath before paddle boarding off of the unspoiled beaches of Point Dume? Easy — that’s on Sunday.

The weekend of July 28th, Free People partners with Malibu Fig Tree Ranch & Native Hotel for a feel=good round of experiences (peppered with musicians and mindfulness pros) which gives back to Girls Inc., meaning all proceeds will be donated to programs that empower the next generation of superbabes. Who doesn’t want to make good on that female future promise?

And with that, here are 10 no-nonsense travel essentials for you to Tetris into a stealth tote and get moving:

Supergoop! Glow Stick Sunscreen SPF 50

This hydrating wand of sun protection multitasks as your SPF, highlighter and, in a pinch, your morning moisturizer. Plus, there’s no chance it will leave an oily residue on your skin or the contents of your bag, thanks to its balancing formula and spill-proof packaging.

Hum Nutrition Flawless + Fearless

Avoid post-flight breakouts with these complexion capsules, cleverly packaged for single-servings. Offering a clinically proven ratio of brightening and clarifying ingredients, these also help keep your skin hydrated for a dewier on-the-go complexion.

Eyeko Brow Gel

A tiny wonder, this vitamin-infused gel not only grooms your brows to natural, believable perfection — it also conditions them for a healthier set of arches. If you need a little more emphasis on the eyes, their waterproof Yoga Mascara will last through Sunday’s salty waves.

Kopari Beauty Coconut Pulling Oil

The tasty contents of little packets can be swished around in your mouth at any point in your trip for a teeth-whitening, breath-freshening delight. Use a pair of TSA-approved nail clippers to pop the top and enjoy.

Bare Republic UV Protecting Dry Shampoo

More than just an oil-absorbing, style-extending puff of volumizing powder, this mango-scented formula offers UV coverage for your hair and scalp — AKA no painfully burned center part after a day drenched in sun.

Kaia Naturals Travel-Size Takesumi Detox Deodorant

Taking up barely more space than a box of Tic Tacs, this charcoal and bamboo-infused deodorant swaps toxic ingredients for detoxifying magic. BONUS: its aluminium-free formula means no more yellow stains on your favorite tees.

For Keeps Headband

Pick a color of the rainbow and channel your inner Bardot with a wide, flyaway-taming headband that will make as much sense at morning yoga as it will at a bohemian dinner party.

Expedition Shortalls

A classic pinafore staple, the versatility of a black coverall can’t be denied. Pick berries in these. Walk the beach in these. Sit in the grass and don’t worry that you might stand up with green stains in these.

Ehukai Rash Guard

Sun-protective sleeves and mock necks on swimsuits are the best thing to happen to your skin — and your wardrobe. Perfect for a paddle board, this chic one-piece can double as a bodysuit under those shortalls or a pair of vintage jeans.

Universal Flatform Teva Sandal

Cheeky throwback appeal doesn’t take away from the fact that these foam flatforms are just the kind of lightweight, day-to-night footwear that won’t weigh you down. You can even throw on a pair of socks to approximate a closed toe for any low-key outdoor activities.


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Ooh, those products sound really interesting! I’m going to check them out in more detail now!

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

5 years ago

I was hoping this was going to be a post about how to pack light when you can’t take a carry-on due to cost. Like how to take separates and make outfits, how to pack super light.

5 years ago

Love this post so much! :)