Tuesday, June 17, 2014

things i love: packing for travel

today's things i love is in response to an email i received requesting packing tips for a jaunt to omega {where i spent last week studying mindfulness with jon kabat-zinn}. since 'tis the season for weekends {and more} away, i wanted to share a recap of posts outlining suggestions for traveling with tranquility.

in 2012, i shared my packing list for six weeks in france. last year i also shared my packing list for six weeks abroad which included a spontaneous weekend excursion to lake como, italy.

for last week's seven-day training at omega, i simply repacked my suitcase with freshly laundered clothing from my costa rica retreat and i plan to do the same for my upcoming two-week voyage to paris. the contents are light and take me through meditation, yoga, plus cafe and writing time.

the contents consist of a blend from the above and below images. all TranquiliT with a splash of vintage, a blazer and light jacket, a pair of comfy ballet flats and clogs, a reusable water bottle, daybook, journal, pens, long faux pearls, an pocket-size idea book for capturing inspiration, a tea thermos, basic toiletries, good reads, an umbrella, lingerie, and tech toys {iPhone, laptop, and chargers}.

it's all about layering, comfort, and being prepared for weather changes. anything i've missed that you love to tote? may your upcoming travels be filled with tranquility and grand experiences of simple pleasures. bisous. x

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D said...

My dream is to order a whole bunch of TranquiliT for fall (I am saving up) so this post was very inspirational! I love the idea of mixing modern with vintage. When I had my Josy Mermet makeover in Paris (which I still recommend), that is what they told me my style should be.

Looking forward to your Paris posts!

I most heartily suggest Crocs for travelling! Not many people know that on the Crocs website, they have gorgeous and comfortable high heeled shoes and sandals and flats which are perfect for summer -- they are SO comfortable, washable, and of course vegan. When people admire my shoes, they are SHOCKED to learn that they are Crocs!

Amye Mae said...

This is my type of packing list - mix and match! I see a lot of potential in these items, and can't wait to start packing for my trip to France next week!

MrSMKillers said...

I have to travel a lot for my business, mostly in Europe and Asia, but often in the states to cities like Las Vegas. I used to use sites like Travelocity to book my flights and lodging, but I stumbled upon the better way to find deals: go to the second level sites - those like http://hotelsmixmatch.com who compare the hundreds of different booking sites in one single search. You'll not only see Trivago or Expedia deals, but ALL OF THEM in one place.

I must have saved over 3,000 Euros since I started using them. I sincerely believe that using only one of the top booking sites is not necessarily the best idea.

Nicole said...

We're looking at a 2 week trip to Oklahoma City next month and I immediately thought of you! As we're taking our dog, who is about the equivalent of three Louis', there's going to be a lot of walking or hiking. I don't have the first clue how to pack for that, so this post is incredibly helpful. I just have to tweek it a bit so that all of my good clothes don't end up covered in red dust!