1. Don't be a pack rat..
Ask anyone who knows me - I take as little as possible when traveling. It has become sort of a personal challenge! I hate having more things than I need- hate unpacking a load of clothes when I get where I'm going and truly do not like looking at any unworn outfits at the end of a vacation week. Whether you are going for a quick getaway down south for some sun and relaxation or a week long ski trip, laying out your clothes/outfits a few days before is a must. Start with the basics- undergarments, socks, pj's, and work your way from there. Stick with simple styles and a single color story. Seven days vacation does not require seven outfits - figure you will take three and repeat. Finish with a few accessories that will add style and interest. If you are still not convinced contact me and I will prove that it can be done!
2. Travel in Style..
What should your carry on bag consist of? What can't you live with out even for a day? It's so personal but here are a few of my own must haves:
Advil, lipstick, jewelry, medications, nail file, travel documents, mints, healthy snacks, water(after you pass through security) small money for tips, earphones, phone, computer, eyewear, reader, hand sanitizer, facial wipes, chargers, cards.. did I forget anything? Some of my friends throw in an extra outfit and small make up bag in the event of lost luggage- not a bad idea..
I took a trip into the city yesterday to the Blue Duck sample sale. Well worth the trip.. Beautiful light weight shearling coats at amazing prices. They are open to the public this week. 463 7th Ave between 35th and 36th Street. Call for details - 212-268 3122 . Mention my name for an additional 15% off!