The Sofia Richie Grainge Guide to Summer Vacation Packing

Photo: Courtesy of Sofia Richie Grainge

It wasn’t just her star-studded nuptials at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in the south of France last year that cemented Sofia Richie Grainge status as a paragon of travel. From Greek island hopping, trips to the white-hot sandy beaches of St Barts, and honeymooning in the Maldives, the 25-year-old knows how to curate a holiday.

And we are listening. After all, between her game-changing haircare tips on TikTok (more than 33 million watched her give a masterclass in her signature sleek bun), effortless glam, and styling panache (think: The Row, Khaite, and Chanel), the girl has vacay taste nailed.

Having traveled a lot as a child—which is to be expected when you have an international superstar for a father—Richie Grainge has her routine on lock. “Don’t forget your chargers and always give yourself extra time. Pack accordingly to make yourself a comfy environment on the plane,” she says. Though packing doesn’t always need to be perfect, she adds reassuringly. “If we’re going on a long trip, it’s a free-for-all.”

What’s always in your carry-on?

My Elizabeth W lavender pillow, fuzzy socks, Aquaphor, a phone charger, a book, sunglasses, and my Stanley water bottle.

Your favourite SPF?

EltaMD. It does a high factor and it doesn’t break me out.

And preferred luggage?


Where is your dream spa?

The Dior spa at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc is my favorite abroad. Locally, it’s the Rosewood in Montecito for a great facial.

A favorite travel memory?

As a kid, I visited the Four Seasons in the Bahamas every year with my family. It was a really special time to bond.

Who makes the chicest sunnies?

Saint Laurent, always.

How did you decide where to go for your honeymoon?

The Maldives was a place that both Elliot [my husband] and I had never been before and wanted to experience together for the first time.

Any vacation tips you swear by?

When I travel, due to my sensitive skin, I don’t wear any make-up or do my hair. I’m not sure how but I always end up looking crazy. It’s a natural vibe for sure!

Where’s the best beach?

St Barts or Italy.

Recommend a great restaurant.

I love Fleming by Le Bilboquet in New York if you’re looking for a low-key, yummy spot.

The best holiday jewelry?

I love dressing up my casual outfits with fun earrings and, of course, my David Yurman sculpted cable bracelet.

This article was originally in the November 2023 issue of British Vogue.

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