• What to Pack
  • East Meets West on the 36th Floor


    As I type this, my packed bags are at my feet, as we get ready to head to New Dehli. (This time tomorrow, I’ll be driving to the Taj Mahal in Agra! Cue the goosebumps!) Here in Mumbai, we have seen some wonderful sights, like the Elephanta Caves, where we climbed 60 flights of stone stairs to […]

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  • Greetings from Mumbai


    The packing process for my 3-week trip to India was intense. It started several weeks ago, when I moved all my winter clothes into my closet and packed away my summer and spring clothes. This proved to be a nice head start for this task. I diverted summer tunics and drawstring linen pants — clothes that otherwise would […]

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  • So, I’m Going to India


    This year, I’m spending the holidays halfway around the world — specifically, I’ll be trekking to Mumbai, Dehli, Agra and Bangalore. The word “excited” seems trite when compared with my true emotions as I prepare for the trip. I’ll be traveling with my husband and in-laws, and I feel so incredibly lucky (and yes, #blessed) […]

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  • When Moths Eat Your Sweaters


    Over the weekend, I went to Massachusetts to visit family. And although I felt like my packing was minimal, I wound up bringing a full suitcase and a weekender bag. (I still don’t understand how this happens.) Because the weekend was mostly comprised of yoga and relaxing (with a little sprinkling of shopping), I brought my […]

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  • Recap: New Orleans Bachelorette


    I’m fresh off a trip to New Orleans for my sister’s bachelorette party, so it’s been a whirlwind of hastily thrown together outfits and late nights. I never did the bachelorette thing myself — my sister and I had a low-key weekend in Palm Springs — so this was my way to live vicariously. (PS: Here’s a […]

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  • Working Wardrobe: Packing for a Business Trip

    Camel Blazer:  Ann Demeulemeester | Top: Madewell | Skirt: Ann Taylor | Sandals: Pierre Hardy (Goop)

    The last two months, I have racked up thousands of travel miles jetting around the country — mostly for business. I’ve been traveling so frequently that when I return to my apartment, I don’t bother putting my suitcase away. (All the easier to pack for the next trip, which is usually just a couple days […]

  • What to Pack
  • What to Pack: Mexican Beach Vacation


    Five years ago, I was known as a somewhat legendary packer. Meaning I could somehow fit a two-week vacation into a carry-on bag — and I was endlessly smug about it. When other people’s luggage got lost by the airline, I marinated in my self-satisfaction, knowing that would never, EVER be me. Fast-forward half a decade, and […]

  • Weekend
  • How to Pack for a Weekend Getaway


    Lately, I’ve been spending weekends in New Jersey to visit my in-laws and bask in the opiate-like atmosphere of the suburbs. I always take the ferry to Jerz, which is basically an aquatic version of an over-crowded jitney. I dread toting a tote bag onboard, since I usually wind up having to jam up next […]

  • Shopping Secrets
  • The Bag That Fits Everything… Seriously


    Some people geek out at the idea of meeting a celebrity. For me, there’s no one more awe-inspiring than an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs put their blood, sweat, tears and often, their savings into their dreams. It takes nerves of steel to take the plunge — especially in fashion, where consumer tastes are famously fickle. I had […]

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  • Vegas, LA and Palm Springs: A Recap


    It’s been a wild, cross-country-hopping few days, but I’m back in blogging business. Last week, I hop-scotched between Las Vegas, LA and Palm Springs. I had been hoping for tropical temperatures, but it hovered between the 50s and 60s during the entire trip. (Which also meant I wore the same Uniqlo sweater for almost the entire […]