Johnson, co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, also founded Salamander Hotels & Resorts and lives 10 minutes from Salamander's flagship property in Middleburg, Virginia.
MUST-HAVES: I pack things that are easy to carry and fashionable at the same time — items that make me feel good and look good, without complication or stress. A cozy black sweater. Elegant flats. And a wrap from my scarf collection (SheilaJohnsonCollection.com), which is great for staying warm on the plane and can accessorize any outfit.
COULD USE: I'd love a warm, oversized bathrobe. It's like wrapping yourself in comfort, wherever you are. To me, when I'm traveling, there's nothing better to come back to than a soft, cozy bathrobe you can just sink into and relax in — especially after a long day out hiking or sightseeing. One of my favorite bathrobe brands and styles is UGG's Duffield.
TO GIVE: A great, versatile piece of luggage is the best gift I can imagine. TUMI luggage is my personal preference. I like the weight, expansiveness and style (like the Tegra-Lite extended trip packing case). Walt Whitman once wrote, "every cubic inch of space is a miracle" — and when you're traveling, that's certainly the case!