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Monday, January 18, 2010

Carry-on Bag

carry on bag

for the flight

Hello loves! Thank you for all your wonderful advice on my ongoing packing efforts for Paris. I'm definitely taking silk thermals and lots of scarves!! I've put together a few items for my carry-on bag: The essential map book of Paris (even though I need a magnifying glass to read it); a well-loved pashmina; a Penguin books journal; Chantecaille rose water spray; ear plugs from the Bryant Park Hotel in NYC; a little box of candy; a Mac Euro plug and an extra 4GBs; a copy of Fight Club for the plane and a Moveable Feast for cafe reading; and all the money leftover from my last trip!



Blogger Giulia said...

Lovely, dear. When are you leaving? The 20th?

January 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Dominique said...

Gasp, I'm surprised there's not the necessary (but not chic) stash of tampons! The pashmina already looks like it's flapping in Parisian wind; how exciting!

January 18, 2010 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger the real mia said...

How exciting and romantic. Have so much fun Paris.

January 18, 2010 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger jackie said...

Have a safe trip!

January 18, 2010 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger My Dog-Eared Pages said...

Have a wonderful time... oxo

January 18, 2010 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger pixelhazard said...

I hope you have a lovely trip. I'm just about to pack my carry on bag too but I have no idea what to put in it. You've given me a few ideas

January 18, 2010 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Alina said...

awesome you're taking scarves, have an awesome trip!


January 18, 2010 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Ms Smart said...

Enjoy! May you have a lovely and memorable adventure.

January 18, 2010 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

A pashmina is always a good choice -- excellent to keep you warm on the flight there and looking fashionable once you arrive.

January 18, 2010 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Oh I want to come with you! I just love pashminas, a staple plane item and yours is such a beautiful colour. Oh and A Moveable Feast, one of my very favourites, I take it everywhere. Have a wonderful time!
Sophie x

January 18, 2010 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger Mya.L said...

One place to go for sure on Saturday mornings whilst you're there: Les Puces de Vanves, Porte de Vanves in the XIVth arrondissement (go there early because they start packing up at 12). The only real flea market in Paris!

January 18, 2010 at 2:51 PM  
Anonymous The Neo-Traditionalist said...

Looks like you're totally covered! I can already picture you a sidewalk table at Les Deux Magots reading A Moveable Feast. Love it! Safe travels and have a wonderful trip!!!
XX Kate

January 18, 2010 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

hope you have a wonderful time...great reading choices as well!

January 18, 2010 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger chelsea rebecca said...

this is SO wonderful! i am very jealous! have a nutella crepe for me!

January 18, 2010 at 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Miranda said...

A Penquin Books journal. . .Just the thing for noting the beauties of the lovliest of cities.

January 18, 2010 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Vivian Tumasonis said...

Very nice post!!!


January 18, 2010 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Have a fab fab time!

January 18, 2010 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

ps I have a giveaway on my blog. stop by if you can!

January 18, 2010 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Brook said...

lovely pictures!

January 18, 2010 at 4:54 PM  
OpenID julialuckett said...

I love this progression of photos, they are so lovely! all the items feel like they have such a story to them. I am following you via bloglovin and I would be honored if you followed me!

Stay lovely,

January 18, 2010 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger Fer Schaffer said...

ahh i love your blog :D. Im really jealous of you right now, cause youre going to paris!. haha, anyway i wish you a safe and fun trip. :D

January 18, 2010 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

I wish I was going. Have a great time. Enjoy!

January 18, 2010 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger denise, the prime magpie said...

Bon Voyage! I was considering a trip to Paris this winter, but I got cold feet after becoming a true Lady of Leisure. I will simply visit the Paris of my dreams and the descriptions you post!

January 18, 2010 at 9:34 PM  
OpenID bohemianstranger said...

Bon voyage!! =)

January 18, 2010 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Adriana said...

You seem well packed my dear, although after my last overseas trip at christmas I was kicking myself for not packing an eyemask as the airline didn't have them and it was harder for me to sleep. Although you may be on a night flight so it won't matter so much?..just a thought! So excited for you Tina, happy travels :)

January 19, 2010 at 3:01 AM  
Blogger Sundari said...

Oooh sounds exciting. You seem organised to me. I wouldn't know what to pack when travelling to that part of the world.

January 19, 2010 at 5:09 AM  
Blogger Bo said...

haha it's kinda funny to see my daily money on a picture. By the way, that 1-euro-coin turned up side down is Italian, not French :) With a painting of da Vinci. When they first introduced the euro everyone was collecting all the countries. It's pretty fun!

January 19, 2010 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Phone with a Cord said...

I recently read A Moveable Feast. It made me long for that snippet of Hemingway's life.

January 19, 2010 at 9:19 PM  
OpenID seakisst said...

A Moveable Feast is one of my all-time favorite books. It's a love letter to life, really. Just beautiful.

January 20, 2010 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Simone said...

Oh how fun! A trip to gay Paree. ;-)

Last time we were there I noticed that everyone dresses exactly like I used to when I lived in NYC. Lots of black. Black pants, black shirts, etc etc. SO you could do that or do what you feel... I think for a Cali girl that's Black Jersey Viscose Donna Karan dresses with pops of pastel accessories? :-)
XO - Have a fabulous trip.

January 20, 2010 at 11:02 PM  

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