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PACK LESS, WEAR MORE

Here's the plan...

TRAVELING WITH MAKEUP

Streamlined down to the essentials.

IN COPENHAGEN

I love Copenhagen. The architecture and canals make it a stunning city right off, but spend a little time there and you’ll see how it’s pulsing with style. I’ve been to Copenhagen three times including

A FAVORITE NEWSLETTER

YOLO Intel is at the top of my list.

GOOD FOR TRAVEL

Four essentials I like to pack.

JAPAN GORA KADAN

Recommendations please!

IT’S STILL SUMMER – THE END OF SEASON PACKING LIST

By popular request, a packing list for end of season European travel.

TOP TEN – AT HOME & AWAY

Travel inspired picks.

PACK THESE THREE PIECES!

Additions to the travel capsule collection.

PACKING A LIMITED PALETTE

On the move again with this easy packing strategy.

PACKING TIP: BRING A NAVY BLAZER

An essential travel piece.

STYLE INSPIRATION ABROAD

Observations from the street.

BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR TRAVEL

These make packing easier.

CORE PIECES TO PACK FOR COOL WEATHER

How I start my packing process.

CARRY-ON PACKING TIPS FOR A WEEK: THE COLD WEATHER EDITION

Updating a popular post.

READY TO BOARD

My in-flight musts.

MUSINGS ON PARIS

A walk down memory lane.

THE LBD FOR TRAVEL

On the go with the little black dress.

I ALWAYS PACK THIS JACKET

Another tried and true piece.

COMMIT TO A CARRY-ON

Now more than ever, a carry-on bag is the way to go.

My New Packing Formula: Black + White + Bright

From the archives. Originally published in 2018. I always build my packing story starting with a color palette of black and white. I make sure to bring the essentials that are stylish, versatile and comfortable.

My In-Flight Travel Essentials

My in-flight essentials.

When in Amsterdam…

From the archives. Originally published in 2015. Every time I visit Amsterdam, I discover new charms. Restaurants and shops come and go, but there’s more than a handful I look forward to returning to. Several

SOUTH OF FRANCE HIGHLIGHTS

Adventures in France continued...
IN FLIGHT PREP

MY SIX TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

Comfort and convenience.

PACKING FOR PARIS

What I packed and how I wore it.

PARIS HIGHLIGHTS

A brief recap on Paris.

Dining in Charleston

  From the archives. Originally published in 2017. Earlier this year, when I initially started planning a trip to Charleston, I had no idea it was such a foodie town. I expected a well-preserved, historic,

In Flight Style

My in flight essentials.

I Can’t Believe How Much I Fit in A Carry-On

From the archives, Updated May 2022. I consider myself a pretty efficient packer. After years of mastering the carry on, it just keeps getting easier. I stick to a color story that can be mixed

I Packed These Basics for My Road Trip

From the archives. Originally published in 2015. I was never really planning on warm weather for any part of the 11 day road trip I took in March, but I certainly hadn’t anticipated snow. I’m
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Cutter Brooks: The Best Shop in the Cotswolds

A must visit stop when visiting the Cotswolds.

The Dylan Hotel Amsterdam

From the archives. Originally published April 2015. A great hotel can make or break a trip. I always put a lot of thought in choosing a hotel based on location, rooms, and service. I read great

Taking An 11 Day Road Trip Through The Southwest

From the archives. Originally published in 2018. Taking a road trip to Santa Fe has been on my radar for some time but the logistics of planning a route and finding enough time to stop

Packing A Carry-On For Spring Travel

The pieces I'm packing for an upcoming trip.

A FORMULA FOR CARRY-ON PACKING

Lots of looks with these easy pieces.

POSTS ON PACKING

Carry-on packing tips.

Gifts For The Frequent Flyer – Worth Repeating

From the archives.  I find traveling to be less stressful when I’m organized and efficient with what I pack. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m usually all carry-on, so every item is well considered. If
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The Key to Carry-On Travel

It's all about the tote.
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FALL TRAVEL: KEEP IT SIMPLE AND PACK A CARRY-ON

All I need for a week (or more) of outfits.

Packing A Carry-On For A Week In Cold Weather

Traveling with a carry-on for a week in Europe.
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Winter Travel in A Carry-On

I'm rerunning this popular post on packing a carry-on for a week in Amsterdam.

AMSTERDAM IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

My love affair with Amsterdam continues.

Back to That Blazer…

Building a streamlined travel wardrobe

Road Tripping: Building A Week of Outfits from A Few Key Essentials

From the archives. Originally published in 2018. After my post on packing essentials for a road trip through the Southwest, readers asked for details about some of the specific pieces I wore in my Instagram pics.

When in Nashville…

From the archives. Originally published in 2018. Nashville had been on my list of places to visit for a long time, so when I had the opportunity to spend a few days there in the

I WANT TO PLAN A TRIP

A road trip sounds good.

Fall Travel: Start with The Basics

These styles are the core of my packing strategy this month.

Updating My Travel Uniform for Fall

It's not too early to start planning now.

This Week’s Favorite Finds: The Travel Edit

Over years of traveling, I’ve got packing down to a science. With so many travel-friendly items constantly being introduced, I think it just keeps getting easier. I’ve learned what works and will always find a

Packing Guide for A Quick Get Away

I ran this post in April on La Dolce Vita and with the holiday weekend coming up, thought it was worth a repeat. I have a few trips on the horizon so naturally I’ve got

A Spring Trip to New York

Every time I go to NY, I do my best to experience new things. I’ll explore a neighborhood I’m not familiar with, walk streets that don’t necessarily get me from a-to-b the quickest, and leave

2017 Best of Travel Posts

Some of my most popular posts are about packing and travel, subjects I love to write about. I’m repeating my dining guides from 2017 to Napa, Charleston and New York, and a couple of posts

A Visit to Calistoga Pottery

  I’ve been attracted to earthy, organic-looking pottery the last few years, but never really visualized it integrated well in my home. A visit to England last summer changed that and I’ve been obsessed with finding

Building a Packing List Around Updated Separates

As longtime readers know, I’m all about thoughtful packing with the intention of fitting everything in a carry-on. With a couple of trips lined up, I’m sorting out in my mind the things I’ll wear so it

Poolside Pastels

WHAT TO PACK… I usually gravitate towards black and white with a pop of color for poolside or beachwear, but this season, I have my eye on a softer palette. I still love white as the

The Summer Carry On Guide

WHAT TO PACK… The efficiency of packing a carry on when traveling goes far beyond the freedom and ease at the airport. I like the challenge of putting a weeks worth of clothing in one bag. It

Travel In Style

WHAT TO WEAR / WHAT TO PACK… I like the soft beige, almost blush, hue in a lot of the spring collections, especially for travel. Rather than resort to all black and denim, my usual

Packing For Beach Days

Just spent a week on the beach in Hawaii in my gear from years past and think it’s time to add a few new items to the rotation. Going for a neutral palette always makes
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