A Mont Blanc pencil – Note it down in pencil-ink and leather seats don’t mix, £205 (020-7730 7681; www.montblanc.com) Mont Blanc Pencil

Michelin guides – To navigate to lunch (01923 205240;www.michelinguide.com)

Hipflask Sip and watch the sun set on the bonnet. Swaine Adeney Brigg’s classic in three sizes, from £70 (020-7409 7277; www.swaineadeney.co.uk)Hipflask

Blanket Ideal for snuggling up or spreading on the ground for a quick picnic. Brora’s cashmere woven blanket comes in six beautiful colours, £349 (0845 659 9944; www.brora.co.uk)Blanket
Keep a Swaine Adeney Brigg Prince of Wales Malacca brolly in your boot, £290
UmbrellaDriving shoes – His and hers in a variety of colours and styles, £230 (020-7235 1321; www.tods.com)
Driving shoesBackgammon set I always travel with a game. Trivial Pursuit is a good one for in the car, but, for the evenings, its got to be backgammon or Scrabble (020-7493 8385; www.williamandson.com)Backgammon set

 Holdalls Mulberry’s travel collection is ideal for a tight space. Price varies according to size (01761 234200; www.mulberry.com)

 Mont Blanc Pencil

Picnic hamper – The classic wicker picnic hamper from Fortnum & Mason (020-7734 8040; www.fortnumandmason.com)Weekender Hamper

Sunglasses Choose a style to suit, but make them big this year! (020-7581 2928; www.ray-ban.com)


Hand-sewn leather driving gloves, £125 (0845 458 0779; www.dunhill.com)
Hand-sewn leather driving glovesBinoculars by Swarovski – For the mystery bird circling overhead-prices vary according to style (020-7409 7277; www.swarovskioptik.com) BinocularsNotebook Smythson travel journal – note down the little restaurants you would never find again, £40 (0845 873 2435; www.smythson.com)


Silk headscarf by Hermès – The iconic look for an open top. Vintage silk-twill scarf, hand rolled£200 (020-7823 1014; www.hermes.com) Silk Headscarf