Thursday, January 28, 2010

Just a dream...a dream of warm sand and azure seas...

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!

The Purse

Missing: A great book to read!!

The Hotel
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!!

Day 1
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!

Day 2
Hat: Express, Coverup: Anthropologie, Bikini: J.Crew, Sandals: Urban Outfitters, Bag: ebags, Sunglasses: Lilly Pulitzer

Day 3
Clutch: Urban Outfitters, Necklace: Urban Outfitters, Dress: OndadeMar, Hat: Express, Sandals: Urban Outfitters, Bangles; Anthropologie

Night 3
Bracelet: Anthropologie, Earrings: Anthropologie, Dress: Nordstrom, Sandals: Urban Outfitters, Clutch: Urban Outfitters

Day 4
Hat: Express, Bikini: Victoria's Secret, Dress, Calypso, Sandal: Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses, Lilly Pulitzer, Bag: ebags

Bringing the Monster...
Bathing suits: J.Crew, J.Crew, Boden, Boden, T-Shirts: Boden, Boden, Boden, Polo: Old Navy, Shorts:Old Navy, Flops: J.Crew, Flops: Reefs, Shorts: Old Navy, Sweater:Old Navy, T-shirt: J.Crew, Jeans: Old Navy, Shoes:Lands End

St. Barts is actually a great place for children..So...if we had to bring the monster, I have his bag already packed!



Anna Sawin said...

What a dream-the getaway and the fabulous packing suggestions! This was just absolutely a mini-getaway to read. A girl can dream, right?

wesson said...

It's always about the dream...just waiting for that magical ticket...Any good book suggestions??

Crista said...

thanks for the shout out... xo

love looking from the laptop!