MY SISTER'S SUITCASE
I am lucky enough to have two uber-stylish sisters, all three of us with different looks and tastes. This week I thought it would be fun to showcase my gorgeous sister Elyse - she lives outside of NYC, she’s a super Soul Cycle devotee and an avid games player - especially bridge and golf.
Elyse is prepping for a one-week trip to Tuscany with her husband, two beautiful daughters, their awesome husbands, and it’ll be the first time traveling with her grandson Noah. BTW, she’s so NOT what you think of when you say “grandmother”…she’s definitely Grandma 2.0.
“Our family’s rule is to travel with carry-on only, no matter how long the trip is. But this time we have a toddler with us. Even though his clothes are tiny, his stuff takes up a lot of space.
This trip presents an interesting packing challenge. We will be trekking around small Italian towns, going wine tasting, visiting museums and galleries, maybe even truffle hunting. Since we’re staying in a villa with a lot of lounging space, we’ll also be spending time hanging at home together, running after the baby and sitting by the fireplace. Add an unpredictable weather forecast to the mix, with some days predicted to be sunny and in the 60s and others cold and rainy.
I’m also bringing my favorite cropped black neoprene pants by GBTSO, which are nice enough for dinner and comfortable enough to wear on the plane. They can also be washed, which is helpful on a long trip. They were a good buy from last year and no longer available, but these Skyler’s from Anatomie are very similar.
I am breaking out of black with a bright yellow cashmere sweater by Everlane, which will be perfect for a day when I want to look more pulled-together.
I always wear a cashmere scarf like this one from Barney’s on the plane and I’ll be able to use it all week long. I’m only bringing one scarf - maybe I’ll buy another one while I’m there.
I’m also bringing one pair of short black Rag & Bone Chelsea boots that have a very comfortable heel. I’ve had them forever so I know I can wear them each night, even if we end up walking around.
Now that the planning—and packing—is done, I can focus on the fun stuff…a special week with my growing family!”
SHOP ELYSE’S TRAVEL POST