Back to the Basics aims to teach you all the little things you're "supposed" to know how to do. How to mix a martini, how to cook a steak to the right temp (medium rare, please!), and in this installment - we're tackling packing the weekend getaway (or longer?) suitcase.
Tomorrow is Friday (TGIF, y'all!) and to sweeten the deal, this week is giving us a little long weekend loving - meaning that for those lucky enough to have Labor Day off, you can take a little weekend getaway to wherever your heart desires.
This weekend, my poison of choice for weekend frolicking happens to be Martha's Vineyard. Instead of my usual take-three-bags-don't-look-back approach (one for shoes, one for accessories that aren't shoes, and one for clothes that I just happen to like, but have no idea if I'm actually going to wear), I'm pairing things down a bit. Lugging three large suitcases through the airport usually draws stares from those who have been savvy enough to pack everything they need for a getaway into one tiny carry on. The look of mixed pity, confusion, and slight disgust I got from the Air France check-in man when I was returning from my study abroad program with the aforementioned three suitcases (PLUS everything I bought while I'd been there. I mean, how could you not?) is enough to make you want to change your ways. Believe that.Read More