Category: Travel

Don’t Leave Home Without These Packing Musts!



Summer is coming to an end, but I plan to make the very most of what’s left of summer and enjoy Labor Day Weekend with an end-of-summer trip!

These are my top 6 can’t-do-without items for an endless summer.

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I’m loving this Boden Santorini Swimsuit¬†one-piece.¬† The color block is on trend and this retro style will have you donning your coolest shades and channeling your inner Jackie-O.

No beach day or pool day is complete without a good read. ¬†In my Hamilton-obssesed existence, this means the bio that started it all —¬†Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton. ¬†There’s nothing more energizing or inspiring than taking some time to yourself and reading books that move you. ¬†Consider me moved.

Anyone who follows this blog knows what a big fan I am of Coola suncare products. ¬†I don’t hit the beach or BBQ without them, and neither should you! ¬†Coola’s¬†Body SPF 30 Plumeria Moisturizer¬†is my favorite way to be kind to my skin, without feeling overly sticky or chemically. ¬†Like the name suggests, my skin is both moisturized and protected from the sun¬†and it smells great!

I don’t typically wear graphic tees, but this¬†Sub_Urban Riot ‘Freakin Weekend’ Graphic Tank¬†is one of the few exceptions. ¬†A little cheeky goes a long way. ¬†This tank is great for an afternoon of sight-seeing and doubles¬†as a beach coverup.

I love these Madewell Indio Sunglasses.  I bought my sunnies with the turquoise mirrored lenses, which are super fun and at a reasonable price point.  Great for the beach, and if someone walks off with them, its not as big a loss as designer shades!

I love a¬†good tote. ¬†When traveling, I carry so many things on me — sunblock, sweaters, guidebooks, souvenirs, etc. ¬†A backpack is the best way to carry around your must-haves on the go. ¬†I bought my¬†Madewell Transport Rucksack¬†before going to NYC in July. ¬†From the island of Manhattan to the islands of Hawaii, this rucksack will give you space to spare, while offering a more fashionable alternative to¬†your typical backpack.

What’s on your Labor Day “must-pack” list?