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Head buyer for Le Louvre
Amelia is the buyer for Melbourne boutique Le Lourve which stocks high fashion designers such as Christopher Kane, Balmain and Lanvin.
Although she calls Australia home, Amelia’s work takes her overseas three times a year. Lucky for us, this frequent flyer is happy to share her top travel tips.

Amelia Coote

Home is?
Toorak, Victoria

What do you do?
Head buyer for Melbourne boutique, Le Louvre

What makes you glad to be alive?
My husband, our dog Elvis and getting to travel to exotic destinations all over the world

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Right here! Australia has the best the world has to offeR

What do you do to relax?
I love researching my next holiday destination, rearranging my cupboards in colour combinations and going for long walks in the country

You travel a lot for work and play. What are your top 5 travel tips?
1) Pack your clothes on coathangers so you can unpack in a flash. I use the velvet flocked ones fromHowards Storage World – pale grey for summer and black for winter (I am OCD about my coathangers!)
2) Try your outfits on at least twice before packing them. Each item needs to work with the rest
3) For long hauls, I slather Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Cream all over my face. By the time I reach my destination, I have amazingly moisturised skin
4) Book restaurants in advance through your hotel’s concierge. It makes life so much easier and you are assured a table
5) A GPS is an essential in rental cars to save time and marriages! The extra nine euros a day is worth every cent

What are your travel essentials?
Next to wallet and passport, earplugs. They ward off jet engine noises, creaky hotel pipes, noisy neighbours and snoring husbands. I also always take my Celine Ocelot Trio bag as it’s so versatile and goes from day to night, airport to L’Avenue restaurant, and an extra Longchamp Pliage bag. They fold down to nothing and are vital for the inevitable excess luggage on the way home

  • My family, my work and I all use Transworld Travel in Niagra Lane in Melbourne. I have used them for 12 years and have been happy every trip (and there have been quite a few!). They are Virtuoso members which means lots of upgrades and special treatment. I work with Ruth McKenzie who is a star!