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Packing List: Summer Music Festival Glamping

Pssst… There are a few more tips in my 2018 MightyGoods music festival packing interview! Everlane backpack and v-neck, Lou & Grey shorts. Photos by Stu Haluski. I’m off to Washington, DC to kick off a week of champagne, girl talk, glamping, and killer music at Firefly Festival. Working through the details of what to bring on the trip, the bridesmaids and I put together a spreadsheet chock-full of festival essentials, tips and tricks, and a detailed packing list that is universally handy for any hot and humid summer festival – especially if you’re flying! From wardrobe to beauty bag to handy tools, this list covers everything I’m taking to DC and Deleware for six days… And it’s carry-on friendly! Save the glamping supplies and groceries, I’ve tucked every item on these lists into one Bric’s duffle and an Everlane backpack (more packing tips right this way). And whether the hot summer weather takes you to Firefly (say hi?) Bonaroo, Coachella, Hangout, or Ultra – and whether you’re camping, glamping, B&Bing, or couch surfing – …

Autumn in New England: Burlington, Vermont + New York City

When in Burlington, Vermont: Breakfast of gingerbread banana pancakes, hot granola and fruit, and biscuits and herbed vegetarian gravy at Penny Cluse Cafe / champagne truffles at Lake Champlain Chocolates / lakeside walk at Battery Park / vintage shopping at Dirt Chic, Old Gold, Downtown Threads / lunch at The Farmhouse – try the Vermont cheddar soup, roasted root salad, and a pumpkin ale / stop by the place where Phish found their start, Nectar’s Lounge / window shopping along historic Church Street / freshly pressed juice at The Vermont Juice Company / dinner at Trattoria Delia – Verdure Stufati, Maltagliati, Pollo alla Diavola; and of course, affogato / nightcap tasting at Vermont Brewery / cozy up by a fire with a good book (or, watercolors and a mission to DIY wedding invitations). Heading south, drop by Windsor, Vermont: Wonderful concoctions and conversation at Harpoon Brewery – Boston Irish Stout black and tan, gingerbread ale, pumpkin cider, PB&J brew, and Grateful Dead – a mix of a cranberry harvest ale and Leviathan IPA / Brattleboro, …

Barcelona + Ibiza, Spain

BARCELONA // Within hours of stepping off the overnight train into town, Barcelona shot up the list of my favorite cities in the world. It’s easy to spend whole days here “wandering without purpose”, as our bartender in El Raval said it, finding your way from Barri Gòtic to El Born down to the gentle waters at Barceloneta. The narrow streets are dotted with the most incredible tapas bars and local boutiques, all leading to the big thoroughfare of La Rambla and open market at Boqueria. This entire city is kissed by the magic of Gaudí, Dalí, Picasso, Miró – the art, architecture, clothes – everything is vibrant and alive in Barcelona. IBIZA // Sprinkled with white-washed taquerías and discotheques, Ibiza was a sun-drenched paradise. We ate dinner at a little spot by the water, Bodega, every night – fresh seaweed, cod fritters, prawns, patatas bravas – listening to DJ sets and drinking Mahou and Hierbas as the sun set over the roof of the two-thousand-year-old sleepy village of Dalt Vila. A place so old …

Paris, France

Summer in the City of Light means late sunsets and long picnics along the Champ de Mars, listening to guitar strums, breaking bread and drinking Bourdeaux over good conversation. Walking along St. Martin Canal, walking down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, walking up the hill to Sacré Cœur de Montmartre, walking everywhere you can. And the thing about Paris, is, everything is art in Paris. The sign posts, the metro stations – the doorknobs, the ceilings – a billow of extra cream in a warm café noisette. Every little thing is dressed in fleurettes, red and blue broadcloth, and a tailored adornment of toujours la politesse. Layering at the Louvre: You may already be privy to my aversion to checking luggage. Efficient packing is that sweet spot where my contingency planning tendencies and an intense love of all things miniature collide. For our recent 10-day trip I crazily whittled down to hand luggage only and when I saw a lone suitcase languishing on the open tarmac of the Madrid-Barajas airstrip – bravely standing like a wheeled …

Smart, Stylish, Sustainable Travel: Packing Tips + The Six Cs

These tips were posted shortly before my two-week trip to Paris, France and Barcelona and Ibiza, Spain with only a single duffle bag in tow. Since this post, I’ve put together an extensive guide to traveling lighter – it includes detailed steps and a printable packing list template. Bespoke bag designed in collaboration with Andover Trask. Ever-beautiful BodhiLuxe Magazine is centered around a mindful modern lifestyle and champion of all that’s natural, ethical and sustainable. The sister magazine to Bodhi & Birch is all about savoring life’s little luxuries, and today, all about my take on smart and stylish travel: Here are my “Six C’s” to packing lightly, travel wardrobe tips, beauty favorites, and what’s in my carry-on. SMART & STYLISH TRAVEL It has to be said, stylish travel is a bit of an art form. Want to look more Bardot than Dora the Explorer this summer? Read this inspiring piece by the ever stylish and super organised Jess Hunt… Living a train ride away from the world’s busiest airport has its perks. Taking a handful …