Christmas on the go / by Mike Tyle

Traveling as much as I do I have become accustomed to knowing what actually fits in a carry-on and 1 checked item.

Christmas time is no different! So when my Mom was begging to know what I wanted I made it clear I need anything to be packable.

This year I was lucky enough to get a few of the items I've been wanting from my wish lists.

Here are a few of my favorite things. Click through the images for more info.

It's always time for Moscow Mules! I had been searching everywhere for the perfect mugs but after several online attempts and multiple store searches I finally found the perfect style for me. Clean & minimal, yes please. Bring on the ginger beer!

Ok, so there may be an alcohol theme appearing... But one of my all time favorites is Aperol Spritz. Reminds me of walking around Venice or really anywhere in Europe in Spring/Summer. Not only does this book have many recipes for the perfect aperitivo, and the hors d'œuvre to go with them, but also a fascinating history of the sprezzatura way of life.

Always a fan of the HBIC Martha I was here for this book came out. I love the idea of cooking but realistically I'm better at watching others cook for me... However, One Pot changes that! I am very capable of dumping everything in 1 place and voilà... dinner for 2.

First stop, One Pot Pasta. Life. Changer.

Unbeknownst to me this bad boy is literally the size as pictured! It's an industrial monster, as far as fabric shavers go, it is also amazing.

The pilling I was able to get off in record time on a couple of my fave COS sweaters is shocking. I can't wait to have a go at all my knitwear!

I am that much of a loser.