“Do you want to go to Paris?” I asked my husband, daughter, sister, and friend — they all responded “no thanks, you only go for 36 hours.” Short (really short) trips are my thing. Years ago, once a month I would take the night flight from NY, do go-sees all the next day, then catch the last flight home — my girls didn’t even know I’d been out of the country. In a short spurt I get everything done and avoid jet lag.
Last weekend was no exception. I’d been telling anyone and everyone about the exhibition Trees at the Cartier Foundation (it was incredible) — all said “just go, already.” Plus, I had a few errands. Most of the space in my carry-on was taken up with Holiday Boileau returns — I’d bought each item in two different sizes. And, I wanted to see the shop (adorable, worth the trek, and I bought a red dress). September issues and a pharmacy stop were also on my to-do list.
So, no curated packing list. Unless I’m camping or heading to the beach, I wear the same things when I travel as I do in NYC. 5 grey sweaters, 1 pair grey jeans, 2 skirts (a mini and a midi), 1 pair grey Adidas, a tote, a pouch, and filet bags for purchases.
Cashmere double-slit turtleneck sweater
Wrap front plaid dress
Sirah oversized cable-knit turtleneck sweater
Crécy belt in smooth calfskin
Soft City single-breasted wool coat
A-line bouclé skirt
Bansha Fair Isle merino wool turtleneck sweater
Carré leather cross-body bag
Oversized wool-blend sweater
Crécy Camera bag
Packable-hood quilted down jacket