Holiday Traveling Guide: A Girl’s Getaway Essentials

16 Dec

Yes, It’s that time of year again. Christmas is here and while we all scramble to find the perfect gift for everyone on our list we must not forget the important details.  For many of us spreading cheer this holiday season requires more than gift giving- travel takes up a major portion of our Christmas vacation.  And whether it’s across the state or the entire nation, we must prepare accordingly.

Amidst the present wrapping and dessert baking one must devote an adequate amount of time packing and organizing for the trip to the Grandparents’, in-laws’ or whichever family member you chose.  I realize the stress of preparing for the holidays can be daunting enough – before factoring in all the minor details…..So I have created a Holiday check list to keep you focused and efficient.

1. The Right overnight or weekender bag can make or break you trip this Christmas so be sure to do things right and pack all your holiday gear in a Longchamp “Le Pilage large” tote bag. Not only are these tote bags super  stylish but this particular line of Longchamp totes is made of lightweight waterproof canvas so they are easy to clean if necessary.

2. Checking your luggage is so last year.  Now essentially all airlines (with the exception of Southwest because they rock) charge up to $25 for each checked bag. Outrageous!  I say stick it to the airlines and work your carry on.  Be sure to stock up on conveniently portable travel sizes of all your toiletries.  Major brand names from big name makeup companies  to fancy shampoo and conditioner lines  now produce travel sizes.

Invest in a travel set for your hair and face- it’s worth the dough because it will last you a long time.

Bumble and Bumble produces travel sets for all their lines from thickening and curl conscious to Creme de Coco and all natural seaweed.  Major skincare brands now make convenient travel sets too.  Clinique offers cute travel sets for all the different combinations of their 3-step skincare system and it even comes with a travel bag.

3. Don’t throw out your usual routine. During the holiday season we are all guilty of letting a few rituals slide like our diet restrictions, hitting the gym or even our before bed skin routine.  Don’t  let the holiday madness through you off the path you’ve worked so hard to maintain.

Download the FIND A GYM APP for your iPhone, iPod or iPad and locate a gym nearest you in seconds.

4. Don’t you dare show up to dinner wrinkly. That’s right I said it. You’re a big girl now, you have your own place, pay your own bills and found that faublous holiday cocktail dress- so why not invest in a small, portable steamer to help you stay stylishly starched.  First impressions are everything in this world so show up smiling and wrinkle free- trust me you’ll be glad you made the extra effort when you look through the photo album next year.


One Response to “Holiday Traveling Guide: A Girl’s Getaway Essentials”

  1. Lydia December 16, 2010 at 6:54 PM #

    Very well done! So I expect to see you at the Laddon’s with your longchamp bag, workout clothing, and wrinkle free atire. Although you already made an excellent first impression, the Laddon Family X-mas is really a whole new ball game!!!! See you tonight!!

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