I’m in Paris this week and I only like to travel with a carry-on. I did a post last summer on how to pack for Paris in the summer but the winter is a whole other beast so I thought I would do a post on it. The first thing I think about when packing for the winter is being warm. When you are a tourist you have to dress warmer than the average Parisian who is usually just going from home to work. A tourist spends most of the time outside going from location to location so you have to dress for the elements. Paris rarely gets snow but gets a decent amount of rain. I’ve found a good pair of leather boots repel the water just fine. It’s not worth bringing a whole other set of rain shoes. If you are going somewhere in Europe with a lot of snow it might be a different story. I usually buy an umbrella for 5 Euros from a street vendor if I need it, same with cheap black gloves. I don’t pack that kind of thing with me because they usually get lost quickly and I don’t want to worry about lugging my good stuff across the pond with me. Below I’ve listed what I brought with me with an explanation of how I use it. The main thing to think about when you are traveling in the winter is that every single outfit is basically going to look the same because of your winter coat. So pick your warm coat first and then plan all the outfits around that. I bring enough underwear so I only need to do laundry once (if I’m staying for 10 days I bring 5 pairs!) I do a load midweek (it’s usually underwear and tshirt layers) to save space.
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1. Jihan had a bespoke pinata made just for me…
2. Never buy an envelope again!
3. Cute (and SUPER easy) party hats.
4. Wearing these to every party from now on. (PS – Have seen ban.do’s new line??)
5. These invitations are amazing.
Last week we hosted 2 events at the Oh Happy Day studio for my friends Erin Jang and Steph Hung their new book Make & Give. The first was a Craft Night and the second was a Book Party! They were so fun and we had such a good time. Make & Give is full of super original ideas you won’t find on Pinterest. It is one of the best craft books out there right now and if you don’t have one get one! Click through below to see the whole event!
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Oh, Open Shelving… so beautiful, yet so impractical. It can be hard to keep open shelving looking good unless you like like you are in a museum. We have open shelving in our new kitchen, so I thought I’d share a few tips I’ve learned from organization the shelves in our new home.
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