Saturday, May 17, 2014

What's in the bag?

Ready for more packing fun?! I finally got the backpacks I ordered from Amazon so I wanted to share my essentials for the trip. I'll start with Liv since hers is the lightest. I have been wanting to get her a new backpack for her new school so when I found the Fjallraven Kånken *which means arctic fox in Swedish* I knew it was the one. It was hard choosing a color because of course Liv wanted pink but we wanted a more neutral color. I almost bought the mini version but I am glad I went with the classic. Liv is so tall and she can fit more stuff in there. I chose the ochre color and I really love it *I just may have to borrow it, Liv* Olivia is going through a transition from toddler to big girl, so she really likes having her own bag with her own things.

Fjallraven Kanken Backpack in Ochre
Urbanears Plattan headphones in Colbalt
Apple ipod shuffle *loaded with all her favorite Michael Jackson songs*
Frozen Little Golden Book
Paris coloring book *I had to get it when I saw it at Michaels*
Twistables crayons
Newsweek Michael Jackson special edition magazine
Harry & Wills the two-headed Dragon *purchased from this awesome store*
Eos lip balm in strawberry sorbet
Fisher Price digital camera *it holds 1,000 photos so she can go nuts!*
Fruit leather from Target
Organic Lavender & Orange Blossom Lotion stick *a gift from my friend Kim, smells so yummy*
Neutrogena Baby sunscreen
Liv's passport
Funko POP Michael Jackson "Beat It" Vinyl

Here's my backpack

Herschel Supply Co Backpack *mine was filthy but a trip to the dry cleaners has it looking brand new*
SkullCandy headphones
my iPhone/ case
The Fault in our Stars *so excited to read this on the plane*
Bon Voyage Travel Journal
Wandering Paris
My Passport
Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume rollerball
Aviator glasses *I buy cheap ones from Anthropologie since I break/lose them so often*
Rebecca Minkoff P.Y.T. Pouch *I keep my lipsticks in here*
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 15 *this stuff has changed my complexion for the better, I use it everyday*
Eos lip balm in Sweet Mint *I used to swear by Rose lip salve but the container is hard to open and my last one melted in my bag*
Nikon J1 camera *just had it repaired and cleaned*
My rosary that smells like roses Aimee bought me from the Vatican *I travel with it everywhere*
Orla Kiely for Target bag *I keep socks in there and my eye mask so I can sleep*
Kleenex Wipes *I have a three year old, I'm never without these*
*I may have to add a small umbrella

Also in my backpack:

Our itinerary, vouchers, hotel info
Copies of our passports and drivers licenses
Streetwise maps
Streetwise makes my favorite maps. They are laminated and small so you don't look like a lost tourist and they are easy to find landmarks, museums and public transportation. Another packing tip I found was to take photos of everything in your luggage so if it gets lost, it easier to file a claim.

I am going to Flight 001 this weekend to buy luggage tags and a voltage converter for my flat iron.

Of course Antz hasn't packed yet because...well, he's a boy and he works full-time so I'll add photos of his backpack hopefully soon. What are your must-have travel essentials? Did I forget anything? I will pick up some snacks at the airport and my electronics/extra batteries and cords are in my laptop bag.

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