by This Island Life in New Products on Sunday 12 December 2010

Whether it’s a cocktail with a mini umbrella on the plane, or an exotic duty free fragrance at the airport, everyone needs a little something to tip them into summer holiday mode. My ritual is a little different. It involves loading boring travel paraphernalia into one the most fabulous travel companions I’ve ever seen.

No, I’m not talking about my boyfriend and his pockets. I’m talking about an eel skin travel wallet that’ll transport you to the warm aqua waters of your destination before you even board the plane. Flash it at check-in and get ready to get into a lengthy discussion about your accessory. Tell them it’s by Sydney label Pratten and you might just get that upgrade.