As Ms. True is frolicking on the beach in the Dominican, I am watching snow fall gently to the ground creating a white blanket in my backyard. But I won't let that discourage me. Instead, I can let my imagination take me to warm sand beaches and turquoise waters...What started as a simple board about what I would take and where I would go, turned into a 5 day excursion with outfits planned, destination and hotel chosen, and bags packed. All I need now is a good book (any ideas?) and a magical plane ticket!! First stop St. Barts......
The Plane Trip!
Hat: Express, T-shirt: J.Crew, Sweater: Anthropologie, Shoes; Anthropologie, Wrap: J. Crew, Ag Stevie Skinny Jeans: Anthropologie, Bag: ebags, Cuff: Anthropologie ,Earrings: Anthropologie
Everytime I travel, I literally bring my entire closet with me. This time, I only want to bring a carry-on and pack thoughtfully and light!
Bag: ebags, Ipod: Apple, Hairbrush: JFBL, John Freida Shampoo & Conditioner, Notebooks:, Sketchbook:, Travel Watercolor Kit:, Johnson's Lavendar Hand Lotion, JFBL Mineral Makeup, New York Magazine, Hawaiian Tropic Sun Screen, Arbonne Body Lotion, Dove Deodorant, Arbonne Face Mask, Sensodyne Toothpaste, Dentyne Ice Gum
Missing: A great book to read!!
I love to travel and experience new destinations but there is something wonderful about the familiarity of a place. My husband and I instantly fell in love with St. Barts while on our honeymoon 9 years ago while visiting some friends. Now as it may be treachourous to get to (a very quesy ferry ride or a death defying plane landing), it is such a special magical place and well worth the trip. It can be quite expensive but I have noticed that many inexpensive hotels have been popping up. I found this little gem on the internet and I am quite intrigued...Les ilets de la plage is located in St. Jean (my favorite town) and offers 11 cottages right on the beach!
"In the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere of Les Ilets de la Plage you will realize your fondest dreams: privacy, convenience and charm on Plage de St. Jean, St. Barths' most beautiful beach.
Four one bedroom cottages, on the beach, with your feet in the sand . . .
Seven one to three bedroom cottages, facing the sea, located in a quiet and intimate tropical garden, including a fresh water swimming pool.
Each cottage includes a terrace with teak furnishings, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, air conditioning in the bedroom, a ceiling fan, a safety deposit box, a CD player, and a direct telephone line with a unique and private phone number."
Does this sound dreamy or what!!
Hat: Express, Sandals:Urban Outfitters, Dress; Anthropologie, Bikini: J.Crew, Clutch: Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses: Lilly Pulitzer, Necklace: Urban Outfitters
I love these sandals from Urban Outfitters! At $38 I am buying and bringing 2 pairs!
Hat: Express, Coverup: Anthropologie, Bikini: J.Crew, Sandals: Urban Outfitters, Bag: ebags, Sunglasses: Lilly Pulitzer
Clutch: Urban Outfitters, Necklace: Urban Outfitters, Dress: OndadeMar, Hat: Express, Sandals: Urban Outfitters, Bangles; Anthropologie
Bracelet: Anthropologie, Earrings: Anthropologie, Dress: Nordstrom, Sandals: Urban Outfitters, Clutch: Urban Outfitters
Hat: Express, Bikini: Victoria's Secret, Dress, Calypso, Sandal: Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses, Lilly Pulitzer, Bag: ebags
Bringing the Monster...
St. Barts is actually a great place for children..So...if we had to bring the monster, I have his bag already packed!