Brit’s Essentials

My Essentials is a series that highlights those items you just can't live without. Editors note: we've banned the answer "my phone", because we're optimists.

Photographer, world traveller, and vitruvi muse—Brit is an incredibly inspired, kind soul with a seriously dreamy instagram feed. Below, Brit let us in on some of her daily essentials.


I usually carry an arsenal of (somewhat) natural beauty products! I am in LOVE with these products lately: Elate Mascara + Multistick by Bite Lipstick in Blondie + Aesop Reverance Aromatherapy hand balm. For the most part, I am quite a stickler when it comes to natural products, but beauty is a place where I am only slowly coming around. It has been a long search to replace my beloved beauty products and I always make sure the ingredients in my bag check out on the EWG’s skin deep cosmetics database before I buy them. The site is awesome because you can evaluate the overall hazard of the products you are using on your skin.

Pur Gum in Spearmint + Neem Teatree Toothpicks. I am obsessed with having good breath! I don’t want to be ‘that girl’ who doesn’t know she stinks. LOL. I usually have the motherload of gum stashed in my bag and I am so down with these Neem toothpicks. They give you that ‘just left the dentist’ feeling, I swear my mouth has never been more fresh and my dentist is equally impressed! Neem oil has a multitude of uses, but has been commonly used in India for oral care for thousands of years before dentistry.

I have been carrying this exact style of MOLESKINE notebook for over 15 years. I have been recording a personal anthology of to-do lists, musings and inspirations since I can remember. I love the that one day I will be able to look back and peer into my past self. I have had views into my future and I can see myself writing a book one day, so I have been consciously documenting big moments and learnings of my life with the hopes to have it all come together in one place someday. And of course I need the right pen for those ideas to cross from soul to paper and the MUJI GEL PEN is where it’s at! It doesn’t bleed through the thin moleskin paper which is a major win. I also always have a photo-taking device, whether it is in the form of a phone, old film camera or an updated digital camera…I can’t leave home without one of the lot.

Last but certainly not least is my defence shield! I am always carrying essential oils especially when I travel. I love a nice blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary oil as an amazing natural antibacterial and all around immune strengthener. I seriously feel like I am in my own protective bubble—immune to the world of germs when I smell it on my skin.

For a daily dose of inspiration (we’re talking one, beautiful, never-ending moodboard), check out Brit’s instagram, or connect with her on twitter, pinterest or facebook.

January 19, 2018