As you might know I am going overseas in a couple of weeks. First to Croatia, then France, then the US. Yes it sounds so exciting but there’s one thing between me and my fabulous holiday – PACKING. Ergh.
I enlisted the help of Roopa Remmaraju to help me decide what to take. Roopa is a designer who specialises in resortwear with a luxurious, decadent feel. She understands the need to pack light while looking stylish (let’s avoid the ‘tourist’ look please). The only thing better than the advice would have been her actually packing my suitcase but I guess I have to endure somewhat.
Roopa, what are the 10 things you would pack for a summer holiday in Europe?
A road map, a near-empty suitcase to fill with souvenirs, a compass, 2 pairs of shoes, a couple of bright, printed scarves, sunglasses, bangles for easy accessorising, a roomy tote bag for the plane, and a camera to capture it all.
What is your packing style? Fold, roll, bundle, tissue paper or packing cells?
A combination of folding and rolling.
How many shoes do I really need for a month away?
Just two pairs: gladiator sandals for sightseeing during the day, and a more glamorous pair of heels for night.
What’s the secret to accessorising for a holiday?
Oversized scarves are excellent for adding a dash of colour (and keeping you warm on the flight).
So there you have it – packing tips from a professional. I have a couple of weeks to make this work…. Wish me luck!