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August 20th, 2014

Peek-a-look* – End of summer road trip

Rachel Khoo peek-a-look August 2014

There’s nothing I love more than a summer road trip. Jumping in the car, with a boot crammed full of everything from walking boots to sun hats, and setting off to a playlist jammed full of sing-a-long tracks fills my heart with joy. Being prepared for (almost) every eventuality means I can be as spontaneous as I like and enjoy every moment. Here’s my essential road trip check list:

*1 – Nothing beats a good picnic blanket. Not just good for spontaneous feasting, but also perfect for keeping warm on a late summer’s eve. I’ve just added the gorgeous Tweedmill Polo zig-zag print waterproof-backed blanket to my collection; ideal if the ground is dewy or you are picnicking at the beach. Also loving this Plum and Ashby number.

*2 – If you’re going away for a while, eating out all the time just isn’t practical. Packing a picnic basket with basic utensils and a chopping board is great for making simple meals with delicious fare from local markets and shops. If you’re looking for on-the-go snacks, then look no further than my homemade energy bars – healthy and delicious!

*3 – Having a trusty thermos flask is a must. If you’re driving late into the night, going to an outdoor / drive-in cinema or planning on camping out, it’s the perfect aid for a warming treat. I like to fill mine with creamy hot chocolate – yum ☺

*4 – I’m always inspired by the things I least expect, so having my trusty notebooks and camera to hand means I can snap, sketch and make lists to my heart’s content. This pocket size notebook is perfect.

*5 – Music is essential for any road trip. I like to have a good mix of songs I can blast out the speakers and more mellow tracks for early mornings. Check out my Spotify playlist:

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What are your must-have road trip accessories, gadgets and activities?

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3 thoughts on “Peek-a-look* – End of summer road trip

  1. Just started watching your show on The Cooking Channel, here on Oahu in Hawaii. Luv your vintage fashion sense and food ideas. have to find some creme fraiche here – would like to try your sticky ribs and cole slaw recipe, as well as your new potato salad (creme fraiche, lemon juice and chives and your eclair recipe ( your homage to the London tube) Your cooking looks ONO (Hawaiian for tasty,good)
    Can,t wait to see more episodes.

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