Travel & Leisure
updated 1/13/2012 10:51:38 AM ET 2012-01-13T15:51:38

“You’d think the airplane was an extension of the bedroom,” says Portuguese-born, London-based Lopo Champalimaud, the founder of, which offers wellness tips and exclusive deals at spas around the globe. “Too many people take the ‘dress comfortably’ thing too far.” Whether he’s headed to New York for business or to Lisbon to visit family, the dashing son of interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud never skimps on style. Typically, he pairs a cotton shirt($152) by British label Favourbrook with dark raw-denim Edwin jeans($185) from Trunk Clothiers, in London. “Finding pants that fit me is tricky—I’m six feet four inches—but these are perfectly tailored.” Champalimaud always wears a leather Bill Amberg belt($176). His corduroy jacket(from $717) was made by Sherlock Hart, a bespoke tailor on London’s Kingly Street. As for the stainless-steel chrono-automatic IWC “Portuguese” watch($7,400): “It was a present from my mother on my wedding day. I love its simplicity and elegance.” Lastly, Champalimaud never leaves home without his vintage canvas military bag, which he found at a souk in Marrakesh. “It cost me ten dollars, three cups of tea, and ninety minutes of hard bargaining,” he says, “but it was worth it.”

Wrap It Up: “Whenever I vacation in Malindi, on Kenya’s southeastern coast, I stock up on cotton kikoy wraps. They’re sold in all the markets, and are great when you’re sleeping on the plane.”

Aromatherapy: “Bring the Shelter essential oil blend ($19) by Como Shambhala on long-haul flights. The eucalyptus opens the sinuses.”

Sneakers: “Vibram FiveFingers shoes (from $75) have virtually no cushioning, which makes for a more natural stride. I love going for a run when I’m in a new place.”

Camera: “My Leica D-Lux 5 ($799) has excellent optics and is lightweight—I like it for taking snapshots while traveling.”

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