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Jolly good: Travel in style with a hint of Britain

Pull on a throw for the plane and rock chic rainwear for that inevitable shower

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Throw it Cozy up to Scottish designer Donna Wilson?s Nos Da Blanket. Named after the Welsh phrase meaning "good night," the soft woollen blanket is spun from thick Yorkshire yarn in a 100-year-old mill in Wales. It's much warmer and less scratchy than the standard issue airline throw, making it a perfect accompaniment on a long haul flight. It's also durable enough to double as a picnic or beach blanket. $295 (U.S.),

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Cover it Fulton's Birdcage umbrella gets the royal seal of approval. A favourite accessory of Queen Elizabeth II and the late Queen Mother, the see-through brollie's dome provides all around coverage in light showers and torrential downpours. Its strong fibreglass ribs add an element of stability against unexpected wind gusts. Available at the Bay, Sears and Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques. $35,

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Wear it Made by Burberry, Britain's purveyor of chic rain gear, the new Men's Zip Front Packaway Blouson has a more tailored, urbane look than a traditional trench. It is machine-washable and comes with a hood hidden inside the collar and multiple pockets that are perfect for storing a mobile phone, keys and a wallet. $575,

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