Let’s be real……we all want a little escape every now and again, right? Today we’re talking about what to pack for a weekend getaway and why we all need them!
Thank you to Bota Box for collaborating on this post, and making me look even more forward to my girls’ getaway trip this summer!
Our schedule is CRAZY. If you’ve been following along all year, then you’ve probably noticed. My husband and I both work full time jobs (him as a musician and me as a teacher). He’s also a full time (yes another 40 hours a week) graduate student, and I run this little old blog. So, school years are a little nutty. But, guess what happens in the summer? FREEDOM. We both have very relaxed schedules in the summer months, and it’s amazing. So……one of the things I do each and every summer? I escape for a little girls’ getaway!
This year, I’ll be heading to New York for a week, and I’m over the moon excited. I can’t wait for the food, the culture, the no alarms, and the girl time. I’m already counting the days and planning what to pack.
What To Pack For a Weekend Getaway: 5 Must Pack Items
Cute Shoes: I wear flats ALL the time. Why? Because I’m either teaching on my feet or chasing a toddler around. But you better believe I’ll be wearing heels (like these cute green sandals)in New York (at least for an hour or two, ha)!
Simple Day to Night Pieces: Sometimes those girls weekends? Go from day to nighttime fun in the blink of an eye. And since I won’t be worrying about bedtimes or snacks…..we can stay out until we drop! I’ll be bringing a couple sundresses and if I’m really brave, these white jeans that can easily be worn from morning to evening.
Sunscreen: Funny, because I always remember to pack it for Lydia…..but forget to put it on myself. For once? I’ll be putting a small bottle in my purse, so it’s there when I need it.
Fun Makeup: I tend to wear the same makeup everyday. Why? Because I’m in a hurry in the morning and don’t have time to experiment. But guess what? I do during girls’ weekend! I’ll be bringing all the fun colors I’ve been meaning to try!
Wine: I mean, it IS a girls’ weekend after all. Now let’s talk boxed wine. I know, you’re a little nervous. Right? This isn’t college. Well, this isn’t your college student boxed wine. My newest obsession? Bota Box. Little known fact, I lived in wine country for a year after college. I’ve had my fair share of GREAT wine…..and Bota Box? Has become a staple in our household. So obviously it’s also coming on my girls’ getaway. Why do I love it? It’s EASY to transport. It’s earned 30 medals in wine competitions since 2011 and that package? 100% recyclable. Plus, the box keeps the wine fresh for a MONTH (although I can guarantee it will be gone in one night of our weekend getaway).
Do you go on weekend getaways as a mom? Where would you go if you could escape ANYWHERE for a weekend?