(Packing for) A Weekend Getaway

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Today I’m leaving for a long weekend in Washington, DC. My bestie lives there and we are going to eat, shop and see live music. It’s always fun to pack for a weekend getaway but also a little nerve wracking because of the contributing factors. Will the weather be as forecast? Should I only carry on? Do I need clothes for rain? Will I be walking a lot? Which bag/s? I always lean toward over packing. There are inevitably several items I pack and don’t use. I’m a dress person, so I’m planning to wear pants & a blazer to travel, then bring my dresses.

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Here are a couple of packing guides that I found helpful…

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Sources: how to pack, packing light, packing checklist, how to pack 2, how to pack 3
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Honeymoon Edition: Roma

Rome was our last destination and I must admit we were really tired by the time we arrived. But, we couldn’t go to Italy without experiencing some history! Above we are on the train from Naples to Rome.
Eating in an outdoor cafe

The view from our hotel’s rooftop balcony

Sightseeing around the city

A hilarious oops

Ro was the tallest man for miles until we met a couple from Holland. The guy was easily 7’1″
I gained 7lbs in pizza ALONE

Below in Campo di Fiori, which is a great place for nightlife and used to be a spot for beheadings!
I can’t believe it’s over! Definitely the trip of a lifetime!

(WHAT I WORE: red/black dress – maude shoppe, sandals – impressions, black front snap bra – vintage, just married necklace – kate spade / blue dress – vintage, sneakers – converse/ white tank – old navy, skirt – american apparel/ jeans – seven, linen button down borrowed from ro – banana republic, sunglasses – vintage ray ban)

Honeymoon Edition: Positano

Positano was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever imagined. The cliffside villas, the clear water, the pebble beach. Everyone was incredibly friendly and I brushed up on my college Italian. It felt like we were in the middle of a postcard and it almost makes me sad to look at the pictures because it was such a lovely time. We ate gobs of pizza and gelati. We sat in the sun and slept in late. We walked the narrow streets – Positano centers around one beach and our hotel (Buca di Bacco) was on it. There are roads that take you all the way down but 200 yards from the beach they become too narrow for cars. We had to walk the rest of the way down and have our bags portered.
Our room opened up onto a balcony and we had two chairs so we could sit and people-watch.

Our hotel. The yellow building with two rows of windows was ours.
The view from our room

The narrow streets
Journaling
Loving on my brand new hubby
Laughing the night away…

Tahiti & Tulle

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A gorgeous setting for white dresses, bronzed skin, the sun, the sand and of course tulle. I’ve become particularly fond of the floral wreath and it looks stunning with her dark hair.

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images: pia miller by darren mcdonald on location in bora bora pearl beach resort & spa, styling by karissa fanning; via studded hearts, originally from the lane via {this is glamorous}

Bridal Inspiration {Our Honeymoon}

We booked our honeymoon! AHHH! I’m so excited. We are going to Italy (Rome and Positano) for eight days. We’re staying at the Marcella Royal Hotel in Roma and Hotel Buci de Bacco in Positano.

Rome…

This is the rooftop bar at the Marcella

Positano

This is a balcony at the Buca di Bacco

The view

The hotel

An amazing video of the beach at Positano

Autumn in Italy

According to Garance Doré, Italy is absolutely lovely in the Fall. I have to say, I think any of us would enjoy ourselves in this beautiful country, autumn or otherwise. It’s been almost 10 years since I was in Italy as a youngin’ and I’m dying to go back.

The thought of swimming in the Mediterranean, eating figs and prosciutto, lazing about and exploring. I could dig it.

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All photos by BawkBawkBawk