December 12

Prepping For A Holiday Destination: Tropical, Snow, City & Home

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We’ve spent our previous holidays in a mix of locations, from the warm beaches of Hawaii, to the winter whites of Lake Tahoe, the bright lights of NYC and the coziness of home. Regardless of where you’re heading this holiday season, we have you covered on what to pack. This year we’re spending our Christmas in Monterey in California, with a brief trip to SF, so I’ll be packing a mix of the city and staycation lists. But putting together the island getaway products definitely has me craving some sand and sunshine! Keep reading to see my my favorite pieces for each destination…


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Last February we went to Harbour Island in search of some sunshine in the midst of winter. With all of the bright resort wear coming out, I’d love to book another beach or tropical getaway soon. Although our schedule doesn’t look like we’ll be able to fit one in any time soon, I’ve picked up a few pieces anyway, hoping we’ll see some warm weather again in Charleston (which isn’t that unlikely since we were on the beach last year on Christmas Eve!).

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There is nothing more picturesque than a snow filled Christmas morning. The last time we enjoyed the snow was during our trip to Iceland last year. My Instagram feed is currently filled with snowy pics from up north and I’ve been dreaming of finding a small cabin to get some r&r in a winter wonderland. I’d love to bundle up in this dusty rose puffer coat from Madewell and cozy up next to a fire in this cableknit sweater. If there is one item I recommend packing though, it’s these Sorel boots– I never travel to the snow without them!

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A city getaway always makes for the most fun during the winter season! From seeing shows, going ice skating, shopping, getting extra dressed up for a fancy dinner and walking around exploring all afternoon- there is no shortage of things to do. Last year we rang in the New Year in Paris with my best friends and we had the time of our lives!

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Last but not least, there really is no place like home during the holidays. We spent last Christmas hosting my whole family in our home here in Charleston (pre-renovations). I can’t wait until next year when we’re back in our house and we’re able to start some new Christmas traditions in our home, ones we’ll hope to carry on for years and years!

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