Travel // What's in My [Party] Bag


Off we go on our last official summer vacay today! 

My Sweet G turns 30 next week and we'll be doing a LOT of celebrating over the next several days... First up, headed to Las Vegas this weekend to meet up with my parents, little brother (+ his girlfriend), and two of our most favorite friends.  Then Monday, we're off to Lake Tahoe for some lakeside relaxing with another set of besties and their baby girl!  I'm so excited I could squeal...

(Ok, just did. Much better.)

In past travel posts on S&P, I've shared a few of my general must-haves for hitting the road, but today you're getting a very real glimpse of exactly what's filling the cobalt blue beauty sitting on my shoulder.

Keep reading for the low-down on what I can't leave home without, AND to see the sweetest cameo from my sweet little Sadie Mae... (Miss her so much already!)

Nourish15Healthy snacks are a MUST... I usually grab some assortment of fresh veggies and a piece of fruit for dessert, but for a much needed source of protein and crunch - These salty-spicy-crunchy favorites from Nourish Snacks are always on board.

Nourish10Blogging supplies at the ready...  My smallest camera for capturing adventures, a sassy little embellished moleskin (always full of magazine tears) and THE BEST kind of pen to jot down ideas for future projects and posts.

Nourish11Lasting first impressions... Boldly making new friends is easier with my "super-hero cape" of bright red lips, and a stash of business cards in a chic case keep me from losing contact with new connections.

Nourish13Seeing clearly and staying connected... My Warby Parker 'Dean' sunnies fit perfectly inside my JA "monogrammed" case (Ohhhh, the handiness of sharing initials with Mr. Adler himself!) and le phone obviously does not leave my side.

Nourish12 Party in a bag... Piñatas are not exactly a necessity in most cases, but this little guy wanted to come along for the ride, and for all the fun we'll be having this week - I just couldn't say no! ;)

Nourish08The most beautiful girl you've ever seen... I know, can you even get over it?!?!?  God, I love that precious snuggly face. Plus, I'm awfully proud she knows a great handbag when she sees one... Little Miss is just like her Mama. 

Looking for more travel inspo for the girl on the go?  You'll love Meg's expert packing tips (she's a true PRO), check out my guide on how to pack a longterm portable wardrobe, and a few more of my own travel essentials!

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