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Tips from a Flight Attendant[/caption]
Flight Attendant Keri has spent the past six years of her life traveling for a living, and boy has she picked up some great tips for staying beautiful in flight! Read on for our interview with her!
Nomaterra: What airline do you work for?
KL: I work for United Airlines, what used to be the old Continental.
N: How long have you been working for them?
KL: I've been with them for six years!
N: Where do you fly often?
KL: I've been doing only international flights for the past 4years. I just transferred this month back to domestic flying. So normally I am all over Europe but I would work a lot of trips to Scotland, Ireland, and England.
N: What have been your favorite places to visit?
KL: I love Edinburgh! It's such an amazing city. Dublin is always a fun time. Athens was amazing and the food was to die for. Hong Kong is also really cool. And of course Paris never gets old!
N: How long do you normally get to stay in a given place?
KL: It depends on where we fly, internationally the layovers are usually 24 hours. But domestically it can be anywhere from 8 hours to 30 hours. It's always changing
N: What are your top three favorite US cities and why?
KL: That's so hard! I'm going to have to narrow it down to four:
Los Angeles: I just love the west coast. The vibe, the beach, the weather. It's a nice break
Austin: I'm a Texas girl and Austin is where it's at!
NYC: This one is just obvious. Everyone loves New York and I've been living here since I started this job. It's everything you could ever want on a tiny island.
N: What beauty secrets do you have for keeping skin and hair looking great in spite of constantly traveling?
KL: It's definitely a challenge because the air is so dry up there. So staying hydrated is a must! Drink lots of water, always have lotion, Chapstick, and eye drops. And baby powder for the hair.
N: Are you allowed to wear fragrance when you fly, and if so what do you wear?
KL: We are allowed to as long as it isn't over bearing. It can be a disaster if there's too many different smells going on. My favorite perfume is Estes Lauder Pleasures. But in the summer I'll wear more floral perfume like Gucci Flora.
N: What are your travel product essentials?
KL: Well I've become an expert packer. I always have my bag packed for any weather because things change so often that you could end up somewhere you weren't expecting. So I always have a bathing suit, gym clothes, long and short sleeve clothing, light sweater, extra under garments, make up, make up remover wipes, lotions, perfume, my watch, and a pen.
If you find yourself near Melissa Akkaway's B-named boutique, then you're hot on the heels of the Nomaterra LA Scavenger Hunt! Be sure to stop in and ask for Heather to win your own bottle of Nomaterra's classic East Hampton fragrance!
Nomaterra Scavenger Hunt Los Angeles Clue #2: find a free bottle of our East Hampton fragrance at this gorgeous luxury clothing and accessories store that has locations in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Next Tuesday, March 19th, Nomaterra founders Ben and Aggie are hitting the road and heading west for our first Nomaterra road trip! The Nomaterra-mobile will be making stops all along the Pacific coast. Our trip will start in Los Angeles, CA and we’ll wrap up in Seattle, WA.
The best part? Giveaways! In each town we stop in we’ll leave one of our travel sprays hidden, and will post clues on our Facebook
pages to lead followers to the product! Once the product is found, the winner can take a victory photo with their trophy and send it to us so we can post their victory online!
As we make our way up the coast, we'll also be checking out restaurants, sites, and more and posting reviews right here on our blog for all of you lovely people. For those of you on the West Coast, we'd love to hear your recommendations! Where should we go, what should we eat, where should Nomaterra be? Let us know in the comments!
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El Matador State Park at sunset[/caption]
The beaches along the Pacific Coast Highway are generally amazing across the board, but the sunsets at the beaches in Malibu, CA, are some of the best we've seen. Be sure to check out El Matador State Park for some amazing beach shots of your own next time you're in the area!
photo c/o Extra Medium