Romantic getaway packing tips!

February 6, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Planning a romantic getaway is hard work. Add the shopping and packing on top of it and many of us start dreading or even reconsidering the trip. Thankfully, Audrey Mansfield has shortcuts and helpful tips to make packing for a trip, stress free and relaxing.

For more info on the luggage featured:

Samsonite Black Label: www.samsoniteblacklabel.com

The Samsonite Vintage Spinner retails for $500 and features:

    Pop Up Wheel handle
    Four multi-directional Spinner wheels
    Rain cover
    Organizer in top front pocket
    Back pocket for magazines
    Detachable address tag
    Laundry bag & 2 shoe bags
    Removable suiter system and toiletry kit on 26" and 31" Spinners

    Samsonite Black Label is located at:
    Samsonite Black Label
    The Union Square Building
    287 Geary Street San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 391-2024

Audrey's checklist when packing for a romantic getaway:

    Beach or Pool
    Tote Canvas or Straw
    Sunglasses
    Hat
    Swimsuit / Bikini or both
    Sarong /Wrap cover up
    Flat sandals/Espadrilles/ Thong Sandals [Tip Silver and Gold goes with everything]

    Site Seeing Day Trip
    Sandals [Repeat]
    Sunglasses [Repeat]
    Tunic Top/Camisole
    Belt
    Walking Short / Casual Pant /Cropped Pant/Skirt [Repeat]
    Tote [Repeat]
    Cardigan/Jacket/Hoody [Repeat]
    Jewelry: Hoop Earrings, Bangle

    Workout
    Juicy Contour Warm up/Cotton Hoody & Running Shorts
    Tennis Shoes
    Socks
    Workout top or Tank

    Lunch On Board
    Sundress/ Your Staple Dress in Cotton Jersey or in a non wrinkle fabric
    Cardigan [Repeat]
    Tote [Repeat]
    Sandals [Repeat]
    Jewelry: Bangle, Beaded Chunky Necklace, Hoop Earrings [Repeat]
    Evening Dinner on Board
    Satin Pant
    Halter Top/Dressy Tank/Dressy Wrap Jacket/Camisole
    Sandals [Repeat]
    Jewelry: Earrings, Bangle [Repeat]
    Evening Clutch Handbag
    Wrap [Repeat]

    Travel
    Jeans/Khaki's Cotton Chinos [Repeat]
    White Tee / White Tank
    White Blouse
    Belt [Repeat]
    Jacket [Repeat]
    Sandals [Repeat]

Packing:

    Lingerie Bag Containing
    Pajamas or Nightie
    Panties/Nude, Black and White
    Bra's Nude Black and White

    Toiletries Bag Containing:
    Shower gel or soap
    Eye drops
    Night Cream
    Sun block
    Makeup remover
    Shampoo/ Conditioner
    Q Tips
    Tooth Paste /tooth brush
    Dental floss
    Hair Ties
    Band Aids
    Hand/body lotion
    Tampons or other
    Razor /and Shaving Cream
    Tweezers
    Scissors
    Emery Board / Clear Nail Polish
    Brush Cleaner
    Hair Spray
    Shu Uemura Face Pack
    Deodorant
    Mouthwash
    Henna Hair Pack

    Makeup Bag
    Foundation
    Brushes
    Pressed Powder
    Concealed
    Lip Balm
    Lipstick/ Gloss
    Eyeliner pencil
    Mascara
    Blush
    Eyelash Curler
    Quad of Eye shadows
    Pencil Sharpener
    Perfume

    Medications: Aspirin/Tylenol/Other
    Neosporin
    Vitamins
    Blister Block
    Hair Dryer / Round brush / comb
    Ziploc Bags
    Safety Pins
    Sewing Kit
    Oversized Scarf to use as a cover up , hair accessory or as a top for jeans or evening pant.

    Travel Documents
    Passport
    Drivers License
    Medical Emergency Information Card

Leave Room For Extras:

    Beach towel
    Camera/ Camcorder
    Cotton Jacket that can be belted
    Electrical Adapter
    I pod
    Umbrella

Wardrobe Color Scheme

    Group One:
    Brown
    White
    Yellow
    Beige
    Wheat
    Khaki
    Navy
    Gray
    Red
    Pistachio

    Group Two:
    Yellow
    Orange
    Turquoise
    White
    Pink
    Green
    Purple

    Group Three:
    Navy
    White
    Red
    Turquoise
    Khaki
    Yellow
    Orange
    Stripes

    Group Four:
    Black
    Gray
    Silver
    Gold

All clothing and accessories featured are available at Nordstrom.

Web site: www.nordstrom.com

Nordstrom
Westfield SF Centre
865 Market St, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94103


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