The thing I've discovered in my quest to become an expert packer is I can live with less. Not just packing for a trip but, less everyday. What you see below is my make-up travel bag and everything that goes in it. Guess what, that's my non trip make-up bag too. So when I go … Continue reading The Packing Project: Episode 12
Coco Channel is often quoted as saying: "Before you leave the house; look in the mirror and take off one thing." It was her advice when asked how to be simply chic. I humbly offer similar advice when packing. Before you complete your packing, go through the suit case and remove two, or three, or … Continue reading The Packing Project: Episode 11
What are the must haves when you travel? These are the first things I put in my bag! Frends headphone / Lodis wallet / F1 Spacepak Clothes Blue / Books
It's hot and steamy with a side of rainy day in NYC in the summer. I tried to pack by occasion and the outing planned.
Traveling means asking your wardrobe to do double duty. Pack versatile pieces and let the accessories do their work to move a simple romper or sheath dress from day to evening.
San Francisco is about 10 to 15 degrees cooler than Eugene in the summer. It was weird packing jeans and sweaters and jackets, I had a few doubts along the way, but I put my faith in the forecast and did it. So, happy I did! The mornings were chilly, afternoons sunny but not too … Continue reading The Packing Project: Episode 5
Hawaii anyone? It's more like Hawaii everyone! Why the rush for the 50th star on our flag? It doesn't hurt to have the #1 movie of the year, set in Hawaii and starring George Clooney. Well played, Hawaii Chamber of Commerce! Guess what? Us too! Yay! This means packing. My Achilles heel. Here's the plan: … Continue reading The Packing Project: Episode 4
When last we left our intrepid teen adventurer and his anxiety stricken Mother, we had figured out the air travel, passports, talked about getting a temporary international cell plan, and which stalking...er, tracking apps were my favorites. Which brings us to packing. Those who have read this blog for a while know of my past … Continue reading Sending Your Teenager Abroad Part 2
Oh how the righteous have fallen! I'm ashamed to say I've reverted to my old habits. Last time I packed to travel my dopp kit was a mess, not only that, I packed a bunch of stuff I didn't use; to the tune of almost 2 lbs! Shame, shame, shame. Below is a photo of … Continue reading Packing Light: The Dopp Kit (Redux)
Q: What is a Dopp Kit? A: The Dopp Kit was designed by Jerome Harris in the early 1900's for his Father-in-Law, Charles Dopplet. The term was later used to describe the shaving kits issued to G.I.'s in the Second World War. It is now a registered trade mark owned by the Samsonite Company. The … Continue reading Learning To Pack Light: Dopp Kit