How Sylvia Mantella travels
Sylvia Mantella is a prominent businesswoman and philanthropist based in Toronto. She is chief marketing officer of family-run Mantella Corp., a land development and venture-capital firm presided over by her husband Robert. She is equally famous for her fashion influencer status – she has a 20,000-strong Instagram following, was recently named one of the best dressed Canadians by HELLO! Magazine, and recently added a 1,000-foot-square custom dressing area to her home – and for her charity work, which supports a wide range of local, national and global causes. Along with Robert, she also runs a 40-acre private wildlife sanctuary in Palm Beach, Florida. Tully Luxury Travel caught up with Sylvia to find out about her travel essentials and her packing habits.
What kind of bags do you travel with?
Rimowa aluminum luggage is AMAZING for long haul travels. The locks are TSA-approved so if your luggage is lost or misplaced I'm very confident it will be returned to me with all my clothing fully intact! My personal bag is a men’s Louis Vuitton Monogram “Palk" knapsack (1). It has a compartment for a 15-inch laptop, which makes it perfect for business or travel. I love having both hands free!
Tell us about the three essentials you always bring with you…
An item of clothing
For long flights, a pair of DSquared drop crotch track pants (2) and a hoodie (3) to change into and get snuggley. I support Canadian designers! [DSquared was founded by Toronto-born twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten.]
My FOREO Supersonic facial cleanser (4).
A grooming product
I’m on a plane about every two weeks, so hydration is everything to me! I carry Farsali Rose Gold Elixir oil facial moisturizer, Laura Mercier Ambre Vanilla Body Soufflé, and Charolette Tilbury “Iconic Nude” lipliner and “Seducation” lipgloss (5).
What tech do you always take on vacation?
My Mac Book Pro (6), iPhone (7) and portable battery charger (8). And believe it or not I still use a BlackBerry (9) for the raised keypad!
What do you read when traveling?
I catch up on all things Fashion! I’ll read the latest issues of Vogue, Porter Magazine, Allure and Vanity Fair.
What’s the one thing you’d NEVER travel without?
Disinfecting wipes and a pack of candy. I run on sugar!
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