Mar
10
2010
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Up In the Air

luggage full and ready to travel

I hope everyone has a nice base tan and a fruity cocktail because now it’s time to pack for your trip! Here are 10 tips to stress free packing. Why should you listen to me you ask? Oh – maybe because upon checking my bag on my last trip, I hit the 50.0lbs mark on the scale. Yes, 50.0 exactly. That, my friends, is good packing. Much to my disappointment, balloons did not fall from the sky and I did not receive a free upgrade to first class. Obviously the system is flawed, but that’s no reason to give up on the perfect pack job.

1. Lay out everything you’re going to bring on your trip before you start packing

2. Roll your clothes to allow more room in your suitcase and to prevent wrinkles. Roll more than one item together to create extra space

3. Get creative – stuff shoes with phone chargers, cords, socks, belts, etc.

4. Place your shoes on the bottom. Pair your shoes so that the heel of one aligns with the toe of another

5. Always place heavier items such as jeans on the top to help keep all other items in place

6. Never place breakable items in the outside pockets of your suitcase since your bag will be thrown around like a hot potato by airline employees

7. If you have rolling luggage, lay your liquid contents (in a ziplock bag) so that when you are pulling your bag, the bottles are sitting upright

8. Pack essentials like toothbrush, toothpaste, makeup, medication and documents in your carry-on bag. You never know where you could end up!

9. Leave some room – who knows what you may need to bring home with you…

10. Because each airline is different, please go online and check your airline’s bag policy. Thank you.

Bon voyage!

xx,

WhyDon’tYouActLikeALady

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Feb
03
2010
1


Guest Post: Tough Love

redroses

What kind of lady would I be if I didn’t share important information with you? Not a very good one.

You may want to write this down. Valentine’s Day = Amateur Night.

People who don’t eat out all year long take this opportunity to bum rush the most expensive restaurant in Zagat still accepting reservations. Couple this with the fact that Vday falls on a Holiday weekend this year and we have a serious problem. It’s like a bad storm. My advice…stay indoors.

With that being said, I would like to shine light on one other issue surrounding the “Day of Love”. Flowers. If just the sight of classic red roses makes most women have a gag reflex, imagine how we feel when we receive them on Valentine’s Day?  They are soo unoriginal and to be completely honest, they look cheap. The only thing worse that I can think of is baby’s breath. Wait…I take that back – carnations are equally disturbing. I get it, red roses are easy and they do have an appropriate meaning but there are so many other flowers and colors that have beautiful meanings. Here are some of WhyDid’s favorites.

WHITE ROSES (My personal fave) – White roses represent innocence and purity.
PINK ROSES (WhyDon’tYouEatMe’s personal fave) – A symbol of grace and elegance. The pink rose is often given as an expression of admiration.
DAISY (WhyInGayHell‘s fave) – Innocence and loyal love.
ORCHID (WhyDidYouWearThat‘s personal fave) – Rare Beauty, refinement, beautiful woman, long life.

More on flowers and their meanings…. http://www.proflowers.com/flowerguide.aspx

Lady Malkin’s Tip of the Week: Cut flower stems on a diagonal under cold running water and place immediately in a water filled vase. Peel away to outer layer of petals from roses to make them last longer.

Hope your Valentine’s Day is lovely…

xx,
WhyDon’tYouActLikeALady

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