If you aren’t following Chrissy Teigan on Instagram and Twitter, you should. Her Twitter proves that she is down-to-earth, extremely outspoken and very funny. Her Instagram is full of pictures of her and her family traveling the world, their adventures together and her cooking endeavors.
In a recent interview with Hello Giggles, Chrissy gave some pro tips for packing. She also opened up about her in-flight skin care routine and what food she craves when she’s on her period. Here are some of the questions they asked as well as her answers.
“What’s the best tip you can give people to help them ‘travel like Chrissy?’"
Chrissy responded, “I’m an early packer, because I’m notorious for forgetting something really important. I love to put together look books of outfits to wear because once I’m on vacation I tend to get very, very lazy.”
She continued and said, “I don’t want to rip things off the hanger and have to try things on. So my stylists put together full look books of what we think I should wear — the shoe, the pant, the hat, everything. And you can just flip through and be like, ‘Okay, I want to wear this today.’”
Don’t have a full team of people to help you pack? That’s okay.
She suggests that “you can save yourself some time by making those outfits and putting them in a garment bag together.”
“What are your favorite meals that you’ve had while traveling that you long for at home?”
Chrissy answered, “Oh, God. There’s a baked eggs ragu at Frank in New York that has this beautiful sausage and meatballs stewing in tomato sauce. They have two eggs baked in it, and then you kind of just scoop it up with this hash brown that comes with it. It’s so, so good. I crave that all the time.”
“I also crave rice porridge from Thailand, but my mom also makes fantastic rice porridge so I can luckily have it recreated here. I always find myself missing food from New York or from New Orleans — beignets from Café du Monde. I miss Kansas City barbecue.”
“Do you have a comfort dish that you like to make after coming home from a long trip?”
Chrissy mom’s scalloped potatoes is her number one meal when it comes to comfort.
“It’s just been the same dish since I was four or five years old, and always tastes the same. It reheats really well so I end up eating it all week, and my dad comes over, he loves it. It’s just hearty and delicious and spells comfort, honestly.”
“Yeah, I want salt. I find myself eating Cup O’ Noodles a lot more. It’s like, what is the most sodium I can pack in? What else do I love? Hot soups because my cramps get crazy, crazy bad. Tuna casseroles. Anything really warm and satisfying, I love. But a lot of times during many parts of my period I’m pretty nauseous, so when that dies down I get hungry.”
“I remember my parents taking us to Bangkok when we were little and exploring the wilderness, playing Jenga with the girls in the bar. Now my days are a little mellow, but there’s still a bunch of experience that I’m like, ‘I can’t believe this is happening.’ But I will say that in my younger travel times, when I was still really wide-eyed and excited, those were really fun. And any time John and I get to go to Tokyo we have the most epic time because it’s so crazy-beautiful, and so wonderful out there, and you learn so much.”
“I tend to lean towards SK-II, though Dr. Diamond, my facialist, has these masks that come in little test tubes that you keep in the refrigerator. But I usually stick with SK-II masks, the under-eye ones.”
“I’ve never been to Tahiti or Fiji, and I’m honestly not a beach girl, but I would love to see them for a little bit. I also really want to do cabins. I want to go to Aman in Utah in the red, beautiful canyons. It’s insane. I also want to go to the cabins in Jackson Hole, also by Aman. And I want to do an Americana tour in an RV, that would be like a dream of mine.”
So there you have it! If you want to keep up with the coolest super model there is, follow her on social media. If you want to eat like her, buy her cookbook. If you want to look like her, eat salty treats like pasta and pizza and call it a day! What? That's what she does and it seems to be working for her.