Feb 292012
 

Use this checklist to take the stress out of preparing for a glorious weekend getaway.

Your Packing Cheat Sheet

  • Two fabulous bikinis
  • A sarong or beach wrap
  • An over-sized lightweight scarf for covering up at dinner
  • a sexy tank dress made of jersey material
  • Four pairs of underwear, a light and dark bra (one strapless)
  • One pair of flip-flops
  • One pair of comfy flats or slip-on sneakers
  • A pair of heels
  • Two solid-color tanks or camis
  • Two pairs of short shorts, one denim
  • A pair of tight jeans to wear with flats or heels
  • A floral or solid-color sundress in a bold shade, like tangerine or cobalt
  • A lightweight hoodie
  • Thin hoop earrings (gold for the beach, silver for the city)
  • A chunky necklace (either brightly colored or with large metallic or stone accents)
  • A thin, durable plastic bag (for the beach and dirty laundry)
  • Sunglasses
  • Shampoo, conditioner (unless you use the hotel’s), makeup remover, razor, shaving cream, body lotion, and eye cream
  • Toothbrush, a small tube of toothpaste, and floss
  • A hairbrush or comb
  • Deodorant
  • Pain reliever, upset-stomach treatment, and allergy meds
  • Sunscreen and SPF lip balm
  • Bug spray
  • A spritzer bottle filled with clothing dewrinkler
  • Earplugs and an eye mask
  • Mini travel candles
  • Mini sewing kit with safety pins, tweezers, and rubber bands
  • A camera and cell phone, with extra batteries and chargers
  • Quart-sized plastic bag for any three-ounced liquids you stash in your carry-on luggage