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As I mentioned in my last post, I have a BIG trip on the horizon…Israel!

Credit: Pnina E. Flickr account – click photo to link

As a member of the tribe, my first visit to the holy land is an occasion to celebrate. I mean, I would celebrate any vacation right about now…but this is special.

(BTW – If anyone is arriving to this here blog by searching “Israel” – this is not a forum to talk foreign policy, so don’t waste your time. Thanks!)

BUT…this is a forum on what to pack!

So, let’s see…long plane ride? (check), city sight-seeing? (check), hiking? (check), desert hot and cold weather? (check)…and of course I want to do this comfortably, stylishly and efficiently…so, what’s on my list?

My go to summer dress:

2. A comfortable and secure bag to carry my DSLR, water bottle and the rest of my gear:

3. Sunblock!

4. A fun read:

5. And of course, comfortable shoes…but more on that to come.

Now it’s your turn, what would be on your list?

P.S. If you’re wondering about the subject line, it is from a Jon Stewart bit:

“They’re not the ‘Oh, let me help you with your taxes’ Jews. They’re the ‘Can you hold my machine gun while I take a leak’ Jews. It’s a different culture.”


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Spring in DC this year can only be described as erratic…one day it’s warm and beautiful, the next cold and rainy.

I could really use a week in the Dominican Republic, but that is not in my future. Luckily, five days in Phoenix is just a week away!

On the agenda – a trip to Frank Llod Wright’s Taliesin West, a visit to the University of Arizona’s Biospere 2, a round of golf, delicious Mexican food and some relaxation in the sun!

My packing list:

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Candide Tangerine


Michael Stars’ Calypso Tote

Garnet Hill’s Cotton Gauze Long Dress

Restricted Wood Wedge

Top things off with a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, summer scarf, denim jacket, brown leather belt and a mani/pedi! Done!

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My birthday was yesterday and this past weekend was filled with lots of surprises and great gifts!

GK and my family  threw me a surprise party at Old Ebbitt Grill. They even had an oyster raw bar as part of the menu…yum! I also had surprise visits from my parents, my MIL and my college roommate, ASW, and her fiance!

The weekend also included lots of incredible food, a trip to the portrait gallery, a game of trivial pursuit and a manicure – some of my favorite things all rolled into one very busy weekend. So busy in fact, that I didn’t get a chance to post the fourth, and final, “Never Gonna Get It,” in the Dream Birthday series. 

Reviewing them, I realized there actually is a theme…it’s all about classic luxuries. And what is more classic than a quilted Chanel bag? So, that’s my last pick:

The only thing is, I think I’d go with black. Non?

Hope you had fun dreaming along with me. What would be on your dream birthday wish list?

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Dream Birthday Present #2

Here is the second in the series I like to call, “Ha Ha, Yeah Right!”  (if you missed the first part of the series, you can find it here.)

Who wouldn’t want a classic Cartier Tank Francaise Watch?

 Can you say le sigh?!

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Love It Look

It’s been a while since it was posted, but I loved this look on The Sartorialist:

Nothing beats a great hat, coat and scarf combo…

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