Mismo & Flips Audio
Two items that are a must on any getaway are my headphones and a good day-pack.
Stranded on a long flight with nothing but libations and a three-year-old movie playing overhead is the absolute worst. Bumping my favorite Coachella hits through clean, precise, and hi-def headphones helps me escape. With Flips Audio, I no longer have to pack headphones and a portable speaker pod. By simply flipping the ear pods outward, I now have powered speakers to share the music--going from #solo2social.
Then comes the problem of carrying all my daily items: wallet, camera, and phone to name a few. It's a tough balance between form and function. A backpack is functional but old-school. A tote is stylish but not exactly functional for a day of sight-seeing. Mismo's leather and canvas fold-over backpack is the right proportion to carry all my items and does it in style.
Backpack: Mismo (available here Mr. Porter)
Headphones: Flips Audio
Shoes: Cole Haan