packing tip

Simplify Your Packing

When I was in my twenties, every vacation was an opportunity to wear fabulous outfits.  Of course, wearing a fabulous outfit means bringing multiple pairs of shoes and a lot of accent pieces and accessories.  Luckily I grew out of that phase, and I now pack very simply, bringing things that are easy to pack and easy to wear.  I never pack more than I need. The one exception has always been my jewelry.  I am crazy about costume jewelry. …

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Packing Tip: Plan Before You Go

Packing / Travel / 

I’m breathing a big sigh of relief, because for the first time in months, I’m not packing. We spent the first two weeks of July on a family safari in Africa.  Then, a few days after we got back, we drove our 13-year old daughter — and her luggage —  to camp for a six-week stay. In the weeks before I go on a trip, people always ask me, “Are you packed yet?”  They assume that, because I am an organizer, I pack my…

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