February 12, 2015
Last week I posted about my upcoming weekend getaway to Cuba. It’s actually a five-day getaway and I intend to soak up the warm sunshine every single day! What a welcome break from the snow and cold in the Northeast.
Personally, I don’t know anyone who has been to Cuba, so packing for this trip has proven quite the challenge. Should I pack nice sundresses or are shorts and tees more appropriate? Are high heels the best nighttime option or will I look out of place? With a 44 lb. weight limit on checked luggage I have to be selective. Not to mention, we are staying in an apartment in downtown Havana and we have to bring our own hair dryer, toiletries, converters, and even tissues for the public restrooms. Space is at a premium.
Here’s what I’ve got so far.
I’m definitely over-packed, especially on the shoes, but I have the space so why not! The Adea undies, camis, and chemise are easily laundered in the sink and set to air dry so I don’t have to pack too many. Our blogger, Shaun, also reminded me to pack an outfit in my carry-on in case something should happen to my luggage. Excellent advice. There’s nothing worse than arriving at a tropical island stuck in your winter travel clothes.
Am I missing anything? Something in particular I should eliminate?
Stay tuned for the follow-up post when I get back next week. I’ll let you know if I hit the mark with my packing and whether or not my salsa dancing improved!
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.