February 20th, 2012

Trick Travel Essentials

Most of you may not know but my husband and I are about to embark on a month long trip through Europe for our belated honeymoon. As a typical girl, and with only three weeks to go until our departure, I have already started to plan the outfits I intend to pack, along with bits and pieces I would love to buy over there.

With a week in Paris to look forward to, I decided to pick up and read this year’s Xmas gift from my in-laws, Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange, to see what insightful information it could offer. Apart from a thorough list of what not to wear on the streets of Paris (my beloved striped ‘sailor’ shirt is out), Ines has put together a great guide of secret Parisian finds which I plan to test drive.

I also stumbled upon a fitting, Parisan themed blog stream on Oh Happy Day, written by Jordon Ferney. She beautifully documents her recent move to Paris with a husband and two children, her time spent unearthing a new city and offers great advice and gorgeous photos to boot.
A recommended read if you are travelling to France anytime soon.

Before I take off, I leave you with inspiration (I love a good mood board), my coveted Trick Travel Essentials List, if I had a bottomless purse. All carefully selected to ensure no fashion faux pas are made as I meander along Paris’s pavements and take in the sites.

I promise, on my return, to bring you many a post about my adventures, as well as the little treasures I found along the way.

Bon Voyage!
x Bee

Image 1. Sofia Coppola for Louis Vuitton Handbag. Image 2. From the general store, found on Fashion Toastitems purchased from Mohawk General Store. Image 3. Ellery Et Graz Sunglasses, available at Ellery. Image 4. Kenton Sorensen iPad leather portfolio, available at Mjölk. Image 5. Leica M7 Hermes on Wired.com. Image 6PARIS 48°49N 2°29E Ami Sioux, available at Ofr.
Image 7. 
Acne Pistol SH Boots.