Archive for the ‘Suitcase’ Category

Suitcase: A Hawaiian Holiday.

December 16, 2011

I can’t believe how quickly the Holidays have arrived. I’m even a little ashamed to admit that I’ve skipped everything festive this season.  It’s been a rather chaotic Autumn and to be frank, I’m just grateful to escape to Paradise come Boxing Day! The thought of a beach has me splurging on a few Springlike additions – including some sporty items. The bf and I have planned an active few weeks, though lazy afternoons reading sound wonderful too. What are your holiday plans? x

1. Aubin & Wills cotton sweat shorts, $90; 2. See By Chloé leather sandals, $250; 3. Rebecca Taylor camisole, $315; 4. Lanvin bikini, $825; 5. Richard Nicoll striped silk crepe de chine dress, $730; 6. Camilla and Marc dress, $660; 7. Mother low-rise skinny jeans, $210; 8. + 9. Zoe Karssen T-Shirts, $110; . 10. Alexander Wang sneakers, $385; 11. Chan Luu leather wrap bracelet; $170.


Forecast: Rain.

August 13, 2010

I’ve just discovered my neighborhood pub, the Havelock Tavern! A close friend stressed the importance of finding a local, as the Brits call it. Fortunately, mine is right down the street and features an excellent menu and drink selection. I’ve got every intention of spending a big part of this weekend curled up in a booth reading a book! My colleague Abbie has kindly lent me Wolf Hall, a lengthy account of Thomas Cromwell’s rise and fall (I’m a sucker for anything from the Tudor dynasty!) Now if only I could be wearing that pair of boots below…

{1. Silk-blend sweater by Vince; 2. Wool and silk fringed scarf by Alexander McQueen; 3. Alexa leather bag by Mulberry; 4. Magner’s Cider!  5. Ava low-rise straight-leg jeans by Citizens of Humanity; 6. Chrono 42-20 stainless steel watch by Nixon;  7. Inspiration and Ideas Panama Notebook by Smythe; 8. Flat leather boots by Chloé.}

Suitcase: London Shopping Spree.

May 3, 2010

In just a few days I’ll be in the UK to film an episode of Mayday. Sadly, the filming takes me nowhere near London, and so I’ve opted to stay the weekend for pleasure! I’m so excited to have a mini-vacation… I’ve got every intention of browsing the London shops, visiting the Tate and sipping many local beers!

{1. Asymmetric hooded raincoat by Smythe; 2. Pineapple-print cotton tea by Adidas by Stella McCartney; 3. Opal wedges leather sandals by Diane von Furstenberg; 4. Manchette Firenza gold-plated bracelet by Philippe Audibert; 5. High-waisted  linen shorts by Chloé; 6. Hillier hobo bag by Marc by Marc Jacobs; 7. Riposte mini shirt dress by Sandro; 8. Daisy 18-karat gold-plated necklace by Isharya.}

Suitcase: A Weekend Away in Washington D.C.

March 14, 2010

I’m crossing my fingers for an early Spring- And for a warm-ish weekend away very soon! I’ve always loved Washington D.C., the history, the museums, the delicious restaurants… I’ve never been during the Spring season, but somehow I think it might be the prettiest time to visit D.C.!

{1. Trish wedge leather mules by Alexander Wang; 2. Off-the-shoulder sweater by Donna Karan; 3. Cropped trench coat by Bird by Juicy Couture; 4. Zebra-print cotton tank by Stella McCartney; 5. Multi-pocketed linen-blend jacket by Smythe; 6. Howlite multi-strand drop earrings by Isabel Marant; 7. Faith twist-back dress by Acne; 8. Slouchy ultrasuede Sac Bag by Halston Heritage; 9. Light-weight denim jeans by J. Brand; 10. Clive flat sandals by Sam Edelman.}

Suitcase: Luxe Beach Vacation in Monaco.

January 6, 2010

Monaco was a spontaneous stop in my Summer vacation plans, and well worth it! I’m itching to go back to the French Riviera already- I miss the delicious meals on the beach, the bright pink sunsets and sipping wine at 11am!

{ 1. Breton jersey dress by Paul & Joe Sister 2. Oversized python tote by Burberry 3. Silk-chiffon ruffle-sleeved shirt by Catherine Malandrino 4. Manchette 24-karat gold-plated bracelet by Philippe Audibert 5. Cotton blend capri skinny jeans by J Brand 6. Halterneck triangle bikini top & bottom by Vix 7. Wood and canvas wedges by Chloé 8. Hannah dress by One Vintage 9. Vespa LXV 125 by Vespa 10. Angelica crepe-jersey gown by Zac Posen 11. Lurex jeweled shoulder bag by Miu Miu 12. Chain detailed leather sandals by Roberto Cavalli.}

{Monaco poster via All Posters; Monaco photograph by Hampus Cullin}

Suitcase Holiday Special: Christmas By The Fire.

November 25, 2009

I splurged and purchased a first class train ticket home- I’m quite looking forward to spending a week with my family over Christmas. Cozy nights by the fire, baked goods, and catching up with old friends!

{1. Oversized chunky knit cape; Stella McCartney. 2. Avedon skinny jeans; Citizens of Humanity. 3. Rosette detailed sleeveless top; By Malene Birger. 4. Flat knee-high leather boots; Chloé. 5. Wool blend-duffle coat; Y-3. 6. Bubble Hoop Earrings; Lee Angel. 7. Anna Sui shakoha suede ankle boots; FitFlop. 8. Chronograph watch; Michael Kors. 9. Sullivan cotton shirt dress; Steve Alan. 10. Medium knot chain necklace; Burberry. 11. Sloppy Joe cashmere shirt; Crumpet. 12. Kate leather shoulder bag; Marc Jacobs. 13. Lance leather belt; Michael Kors.}

Suitcase Holiday Special: Warm Christmas with the Folks.

November 19, 2009

My parents were never ones who fled south for the holidays (more like skiing vacations!)- but I have a feeling that may change as they grow older. As I peruse the 2010 Resort Collection, I’m hopeful that day will come soon… But I’ll still love the snowy nights at home by the fire.

{1. Oversized jersey T-shirt dress, T by Alexander Wang. 2. Beat quilted leather bag; Marc Jacobs. 3. Jersey drawstring playsuit; Alexander Wang. 4. Entrel metal bib necklace, Yves Saint Laurent. 5. Printed ruffled bikini; Jets by Jessica Allen. 6. Studded leather belt; 7. Leather passport cover; Smythson.Derek Lam. 8. Carlie multi-strap leather sandals; Loeffler Randall. 9. Rosette embellished wool sweater, Moschino Cheap and Chic 10. Keira snakeskin-print sandals; Loeffler Randall., 11. Cropped stretch cotton jeans; Michael Kors.}

Suitcase: Afternoon Lunch & Shopping.

November 9, 2009

Come Mid-November, I’m hoping to get a head start on my Christmas shopping. Each year, without fail, I find myself picking up last minute gifts on Christmas Eve- This year, I vow to be organized!


Jewell Beaded Vest; DAY Birger et Mikkelsen.


Silk-blend T-shirt; Kain.


Roxie knitted jersey pants; Marc By Marc Jacobs.


Matilde Leather knee-high boots; Loeffler Randall.


Stamped Leather Travel clutch; Smythson.