Travel Essentials: Kat Tanita’s Africa Packing List

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Kat Tanita, the ultra-chic blogger behind With Love From Kat, shares a few snapshots from her current travels to the island of Mauritius along with the must-have items she packed for the trip. From a festive fringe bikini and do-it-all printed scarf to practical handbag essentials like facial water spray and a chic passport holder, we’re fully on board with Kat’s shortlist for Africa – and any spring break destination for that matter.

P.S. Loving the tropical vibes? Follow our Wanderlust board to see more of Kat’s vacation inspiration.

Postcard From Mauritius

"Say hello to my new friend!"

Embossed Passport Holder

$60

Graphic Image

Passport Holder

"These passport holders are so chic and come in a variety of different colors."

Panama Hat

$58

J.Crew

Panama Hat

“A panama hat is the ultimate staple for a beach getaway. I just bought this one and I've been wearing it with everything."

Caracas Sisal Basket Tote

$115

Mar Y Sol

Raffia Tote

“This tote holds everything - my beach towel, sunscreen, hat, magazines, etc. - and still keeps its structure. I use it throughout the summer.”

In-Flight Snacks

"A four hour layover in Paris called for some Laduree."

View From Above

"I was welcomed to Africa with the most beautiful rainbow."

Facial Water Spray

$20

Evian

Facial Spray

"I’m bringing this facial spray everywhere with me to stay hydrated and cool."

Chichen Itza Tie All Scarf

$175

Theodora & Callum

Printed Scarf

“These scarves are the best. They dress up a plain outfit and double as a sarong on the beach.”

Fringe Bikini

$139

L*Space

Fringe Bikini

"This is the most flattering bikini top out there. The fringe is so fun and different.”

Beach Breakfast

"Fueling up before we go play with lions!"

Ultra Facial Cream

$27

Kiehl's

Everyday Moisturizer

"This moisturizer is amazing and so cost effective. I bring the travel size version with me on trips.”

Coin Charm Bracelet

$245

Julie Vos

Statement Jewelry

“This bracelet is such a great layering piece; the coin charms are so unique.”

Sonoran Eyelet Bustier

$225

Tibi

Crop Top

“I’m obsessed with crop tops and this eyelet number is gorgeous. I’ll be wearing it to dinner with the coordinating skirt at our resort one night.”

Jewelry Essentials

"A few jewels I packed for the trip."

Studded Sandals

$875

Valentino

Studded Sandals

“These are 100% splurge worthy. They dress up a simple LWD or LBD in an instant.”

Grace: A Memoir

$35

Grace Coddington

Beach Read

Before I left for my trip, I popped into my local bookstore and picked up The Glass Castle (just finished it – a must read), Rules of Civility, and Grace. I’ve been wanting to read Grace forever - I love saving a good book for the beach."

Bronzing Powder

$38

Bobbi Brown

Basic Bronzer

“I swear by this bronzer. I just dust a little on my cheekbones and I’m good to go.”

Mauritius Is Paradise

"Being here for a week was so worth the 27-hour trip."

See more photos from Kat's trip by following her on Instagram at @kattanita.