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      HC Traveler — Travel

      Meet Patricia Gentry

      Meet Patricia Gentry

      Name: Patricia H. Gentry
      Occupation:  Haha! Living in retirement for the past 19 years and growing. It begs the question...
      Age72, it's a wonderful age!  
      Location: Kentucky, in the wonderful city of Lexington and the beautiful town of Lake Conroe, Texas. We try and enjoy approximately 6 months in each state. After living in wonderful places like New Orleans, Asheville, London, Washington State, New Jersey & Hong Kong, we feel pretty lucky narrowing it down to two.

      1. Do you have a favourite travel destination and why?

      Florence, Italy. We discovered Florence as a couple on a driving vacation for our 25th anniversary. We stayed at an inn that was a home of Napoleon called Villa CoraWe revisited Florence this past November while on a cruise celebrating our 50th!  My husband and I want to return and enjoy some more of this artistic and romantic city.


      2. What are your favourite heleneclarkson pieces and why?

      Evening Fave
      Tulita "Maxi" Reversible Skirt 
      Lille Reversible Poncho 

      The Tulita "maxi" skirt, paired with my Lille Poncho is so comfortable and perfect for any occasion. It's such a wonderful outfit to mix and match and add a touch of elegance. Travel made easy!

       My Day Fave
      Mirabel Reversible Jacket
      Sousa Top
      Aro Reversible Cigarette Pants 

      I love this pant outfit for travel or everyday activities such as shopping and dining with friends and family. I've packed this outfit on many excursions including our two week cruise in Europe this past November. P.S. Adding the Nadi Wrap for extra warmth makes this a perfectly comfortable outfit for flying. 


      3. Favourite travel accessory?
      A carry-on bag for flights plus a travel purse. I am not fond of backpacks or totes while sightseeing. A travel cross-body purse that holds an umbrella and a few necessary items is more to my liking leaving my hands free.


      4. How often do you travel in a year?
      It all depends. We plan one annual two week vacation, hopefully to a foreign country or a cruise.

      We also take several 3-5 day stateside trips. We love Bed and Breakfasts or unique inns. We fly or drive for those. I am a fan of Karen Brown travel ideas, whether on a European driving vacation or in the US.  

      We research travel books or book online ourselves. We have moved many times in the US and lived twice in other countries. Travel has always been our passion and experiencing different cultures, there's nothing better!


      5. Travel Advice?
      Do not travel in fear, but be cautious.  I think to embrace the differences of people and cultures is a key to unlocking a great enjoyable adventure of life.


      These lovely photos of Patricia Gentry were shot by her son Rob Gentry at Richard Mitchell's Classic Car Museum, Old Iron Works in Montgomery, Texas.  

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      Meet Graydon Moffat

      Meet Graydon Moffat

      Name: Graydon Moffat
      Occupation: Chief Idea Officer + Founder of Graydon Skincare
      Location: Toronto, ON
      Favourite Skincare IngredientOur botanical retinol
      Guilty Pleasure: A mid-day pick me up at Soul Chocolate

      1. Tell us your must-have travel items and why?
      All of our products at Graydon Skincare are TSA-approved, so that makes choosing hard! I can’t go anywhere without Fullmoon Serum, Superfood Serum, Face Glow, and our foaming cleanser, Face Foam. Especially on planes, I cannot live without a bottle of our mineral-infused Face Food Mist, because it keeps my face hydrated at all altitudes.

      2. What are your favourite heleneclarkson pieces and why?
      Hard to choose, I love everything! I particularly love the Aro Reversible Pants, and the Cali Reversible Jacket. Another one I love is the Jinnah Blouse, I wear that all the time. I am currently travelling with all her products as we speak! They are my go-to's.

      3. What products from Graydon Skincare are you most excited about right now?
      Our Fullmoon Serum, of course! Spoiler alert: we have a double-retinol clarifying, gel-like lotion coming out soon, perfect for super sensitive skin, and that is totally blowing my mind!

      4. Any tips for packing skincare products for carry on travel?
      Choosing multi-purpose products that help to cleanse and hydrate your skin with both oil and water-based formulas. An example of that is our hydrophilic Fullmoon Serum and our rich oil-based Superfood Serum.

      5. What’s your go-to advice for great skin?
      Instead of getting stressed out about drinking so much water, eating juicy water-based food will keep you hydrated and increase your digestion. Another is if your face is feeling tired and puffy, take an ice cube and lightly trace it all over you face and make little circles around your eyes, and over your lips.

      6. Favourite vacation spot?
      Topanga Canyon is still somewhat undiscovered, it's a hippie town in the hills north of Malibu, and I absolutely love it there!

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