TV viewers across Canada were first introduced to Roxy Earle’s bold, fabulous, and life-of-the-party personality in the first season of “Real Housewives of Toronto.” ET Canada declared Roxy the “breakout star” of the show and it gave her an amazing platform for launching Luxurious Roxy, a diversified global lifestyle brand built around the luxurious state of mind that Roxy embodies.
Born and raised in Toronto, Roxy parlayed her passion for marketing into a stellar career with Ogilvy and American Express, where her work garnered several Canadian Marketing Awards and a Cannes Lion, before being cast in the show.
Recently voted one of the most fashionable women in Toronto, Roxy launched her own clothing line with Le Château last year, which keeps her busy traveling all over designing the collection, interacting with customers to gather feedback, and attending fashion shows that inspire her next collection.
We recently caught up with Roxy in Montreal, where she was spending the week designing her upcoming Roxy Earle x Le Château Winter 2018 collection, to find out what this jet setter, business woman, fashion designer, and body positivity activist always travels with.
If you travel a lot, you know how important it is to invest in a good suit case. It might cost more, but its worth it. Roxy’s suitcase of choice is the from BRIC’s MySAFARI Collection in Classic Black. “I can stuff more in a soft shell,” Roxy said, who has the entire collection of 3 ultra lightweight spinner trolleys, 2 rolling duffle bags all with multistage pull up handles, and 2 cargo duffles with handle slide features, and removable shoulder straps. They start at $400 on Amazon.com.
Roxy loves Island to Eastside bags so much that she had them make a custom one with her Instagram handle on it. It’s always my “carry-on,” said Roxy, who has three custom made bags so far. However, she still on the hunt for the perfect crossbody bag for her passport and wallet. Order your own customized version from their site.
If you watch Roxy on Instagram, you know she’s always sharing her latest make-at-home fresh pressed juice recipe mixed with a daily supplement routine. Flying is hard on your body, so staying hydrated is important. Roxy ‘s water to flight time ratio is: 1/2 liter of water for every hour in the sky. She always travels with Emergen-C packs, turmeric pills, and B complexes to fight the jet lag, too. Order on Amazon.
American businesswoman, interior designer, and fashion icon Iris Apfel once said “If your hair is done properly and you have on good shoes, you can get away with anything,” and Roxy lives by that quote.
“When I land in a new city I get a blowout as soon as I can and then use DryBar DryShampoo to sustain it while I travel,” said Roxy.
“Because I travel so much I have a travel makeup bag that never gets unpacked with all my go to products. I buy everything in doubles! It saves so much time when I’m packing. That being said, I never fly in makeup. If you see me at the airport I’m covered I’ve got fresh skin and big sunglasses.,” said Roxy.
If you see Roxy in an airport, you can bet she has Armani Luminous Glow, Gee Beauty Tinted Primer and Image Tinted Sunscreen, and a Nars Brush in her bag. Shop it on Amazon.
Roxy’s first foray into fashion design became a reality last year when she collaborated with Montreal-based Le Château to launch the Roxy Earle x Le Château collection. “My dream has always been that two friends can walk into a store and shop the same collection regardless of size,” Roxy told Elle Canada.
“Of course I wear my own “Jetset Suit” from my collection. I designed it to be the perfect travel outfit. It’s chic, comfortable and works for layering. I always have a Large Louis Vuitton Shawl with me and I use them as blankets when I fly. In the winter I love to fly in Ugg’s. Comfort is at the heart of my travel looks,” said Roxy.
After checking into her hotel, Roxy always hits the gym right-away. “It’s the first thing I do I find working out really helps with the jet lag so I always travel with lightweight runners in my luggage,” said Roxy.
Roxy is an expert when it comes to electronics. I’ve travelled on far too many flights to rely on inflight entertainment. “I’ve watched everything already,” said Roxy.
Roxy makes it clear she’s a big fan of Apple – “I always fly with my MacBookPro and large iPad. AirPods are a must with my iPhone.”
Sleep and relaxation are also important. “I also bring Bose SleepBuds…they are little earbuds that play special sounds to help lull you to sleep. Because I am always in different hotels and on flights I find the consistent noise helps me sleep in new places. I also use the headspace app all the time to unwind after a long day when I’m traveling for business,” said Roxy.
The late celebrity chef, cookbook author, and television host Anthony Bourdain once said “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
Get out and travel whenever you can, even if it’s a stay-cation, or just walking around the block. Move as much as you can, and if you cross paths with Roxy, you now know what she’s carrying in her bags. And don’t forget to shop the latest Roxy Earle xLe Château collection online or at select stores throughout Canada.