Andrew and I are heading to Westport with a couple of friends for a long weekend soon, and as it will be our only summer getaway this year, I'm sure I don't need to say how much I'm looking forward to it. Every year when we go, I find myself packing at the last minute, throwing stuff in a bag. This year I'm thinking ahead a bit. Here's what I'm bringing:
Three swimsuits. I've learned to bring a few because once you get one wet, it's not so much fun to sit around in it on the dock or on the deck.
I'm bringing my sun hat.
And some chemical-free sunscreen.
One vintage sundress in case we decide to go in to town.
One pair of running around sandals. I love Aerosole sandals because they're inexpensive and really comfortable. (They're also my go-to commuting shoes in the summertime because style should never keep a lady from making it through train doors right before they close.)
A couple bottles of Lillet. It's a running tradition for us to have a little glass of this with ice and orange slices each day with breakfast.
Some kitchy vintage German sunglasses that I love.
BPAL. I never travel without a little bit of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab perfume oil.
Also, a pair of jeans, a t-shirt, a light sweater, a cover-up, my iPod, a couple of books, and oh yeah, these guys.