Top image: Edwina Hanneysee, Photography Cricket Saleh
SUITCASE SERIES: Edwina Hanneysee founder of PR & marketing agency DXD + jewelry brand CHIEF
This week we caught up with Edwina Hanneysee, the woman behind the Australian PR & Marketing Agency DXD and jewellry brand CHIEF, to find out what she never travels without, her packing tips, and what her most memorable trip has been so far…
Edwina Hanneysee is the founder of Australian-based, global PR and marketing agency DXD, which has been operating for 14 years out of Melbourne. After a lifelong accessories obsession and an urge for a personal creative outlet, Edwina recently launched the demi-fine jewellry brand CHIEF.
What’s been your most memorable trip, and why?
What’s your favourite ever hotel?
I love the rooftop and decor at the Downtown Proper in LA; the rooftop is a great place to have meetings. Any luxe hotel in Bangkok has incredible hospitality – Thai hospitality and kindness are hard to match in my opinion, especially when traveling with children. I have great memories of Hotel Fukudaya in Tokyo, a traditional ryokan family-style hotel that gave a fully immersive Japanese experience.
Where or what is your escape?
A solo road trip with music blaring. Daydreaming. A thrilling TV series like Ozark or an entertaining reality show like Below Deck. I’ll escape any way I can.
If you could go anywhere tomorrow, it would be…
What’s your idea of a luxury wellness holiday?
Setting an “Out of Office” message, travelling to a bustling international city, staying in a plush hotel, and having a trusted childminder on call.
My top bucket-list destination is…
I’m dying to do a yacht cruise in the Mediterranean and I’d love to get back to Africa.
If you could sit next to anyone – dead or alive – on a long-haul flight, who would it be?
This is an excellent question; so many people are on my ‘ultimate dinner party list.’ However, I’d love to rewind the clock and spend time with either of my parents pre-dementia.
What is your jet-lag recovery tip?
Try and adjust your sleep to the local timezone on Day 1, then get on with it and try and pretend it doesn’t exist!
CHIEF Signet Ring Round Turquoise, Green & Gold
What is your suitcase stalwart?
Packing cubes, a multi-device charging pad, and a toiletry bag with a hook.
What is your number one packing tip?
Check your baggage allowance; most airlines reduced it during Covid.
I never travel without…
Drawings by my children (if they’re not with me).
In my beauty/toiletry bag I always bring…
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