We know what women want, which is why we’re interviewing top business savvy women on their top travel essentials.
This week in “What Women Want,” we will be featuring Naomi Beckwith. Naomi Beckwith is the Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. She has curated, juried and written for several art projects internationally and looks forward to presenting the work of Chicago artist, William J. O’Brien, in January. Her most recent exhibition, Homebodies, is on view at the MCA until October 13th.
What’s the most unconventional item in your carry-on?
Firstly, I make it a point to only do carry-on, no matter how long the trip. I also carry a bikini everywhere all year round as you never know when a pool is going to pop up at a hotel or party. For longer trips an epilator, rather than razor, is my friend.
At 10,000 feet, what gadget do you reach for?
A cashmere wrap. It’s cold up there!
What book or e-magazine is currently on your Kindle or iPad?
I’m totally retro and savor turning the smartphones and screens off during flying. But I do always have the latest issue of The Economist magazine and a book with me. I’m looking forward to starting Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie on my next flight.
What is your guilty pleasure purchase at Kiosk before take-off?
Gossip rags, of course! It’s even better when someone from the prior flight leaves them at the seat.
If you could create an app to help you with your travels, what would it do?
Pull up a copy of my passport on my smartphone.
What’s the most recently played downloaded song on your iPod or Spotify?
Cody Chestnutt’s soulful “Chips Down in No Landfill” which, incidentally, I first heard on a Lufthansa flight.
Fill in the blank:
ORD à JFK/LGA is the most common. Though EZE (Buenos Aires) is coming right up.
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