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 …

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Packing for a beach get away is as easy as it gets, especially in very laid back Maui. Below is a sampling of what is going into my suitcase this year. My Packing List: 3 Shorts 3 Tank Tops 2 Jeans Linen Pants 3 Tee Shirts 4 Dresses 2 Cardigans Light Jacket 3 Swim Suits …

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This month I’d like you to meet Rosie aka The Londoner. Along with her trusty and loyal companion Custard she travels and eats and shows us all there is on offer all over the world. I love Rosie’s sense of wonder and adventure, and you better believe I bookmark almost every restaurant and resort and …

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Last time we had a weekend away I challenged myself to take as little as possible. Everything HAD to fit in the back pack and large tote pictured below. Our activities included sight seeing, dinner out and a football match. The challenge for my dopp kit was made easier by knowing I would have body …

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When we decided on New York for our family vacation I asked for a list of things each person wanted to do… Empire State Building Lunch at Les Halles Rockefeller Center & Top of the Rock See a Yankee Game Shop at Supreme (Gavin) Have photo taken with The Wall Street Bull (Kellen) A day …

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If your friend travels frequently, or is planning a trip in the near future why not stock them up with all those travel sizes that are essential for plane travel. Start with an inexpensive quart size make-up bag and fill with as many travel size goodies you can squeeze in. Lip balm, hand sanitizer, pain …

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Okay enough of the re-blogging stuff! I did throw in a few new recipes though. I’d like you to meet Carol Gillott! She’s the painter, traveler and Francophile who writes the most superb blog Paris Breakfast Carol bounces around Paris with her trusty camera and long-suffering mascot Bear, snapping pictures of shop windows and street …

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