This weekend is super special to J and I because Saturday is our one year anniversary as Mr. and Mrs.! It is actually pretty mind blowing to me that it has already been a year. As much as I had my hopes up of going on a lavish vacay/ possibly returning to our honeymoon spot in St. Lucia, due to work schedules and more importantly-the little watermelon seed growing inside my belly, we opted for a quick weekend getaway.
This weekend we will be taking the short drive up to Orlando to stay at the Castle Hotel. This hotel is a Marriott Autograph Collection property and absolutely stunning. Complete with a heated outdoor swimming pool, full spa, and four restaurant on property we will be living the high life!
Anyways, since we aren't going for long, I thought it would be fun to share with you my Weekend Get Away Essentials!
First things first, the bag!
There is no shortage of travel bags in my closet from massive and small rollers to totes and duffles, I have it all. For quick trips, I usually opt for a weekender style bag. These aren't as large as a full sized tote but are stylish, trendy and will fit all you need for the weekend with some additional space for anything you may pick up along the way.
These three are all under $100 and the perfect size. (Target has some great styles right now for under $40!) What I look for in the perfect weekender bag is a comfy handle/shoulder strap (for J, of course haha!), a small compartment on either the outside or inside for accessories that I don't want to fall into the black hole, and space for 3-4 outfits, a swimsuit, toiletries, and 2 pairs of shoes.
After the bag is picked out, I usually do my toiletries next. For me, this is pretty simple as I always have a travel bag pre-packed. When I find cosmetics that I absolutely love, I buy 2 or 3 of them at a time. This way I always have a backup at home and I can have one for on the go. I do try to organize and refresh my "go bag" each month to keep it fresh and updated.
Once all that is done, it is time to tackle the outfits. It is always most important to look at the weather and see what you will be working with. In Florida, it is pretty predictable-either hot as hell or raining. For the sake of vacation, we are lucky that there isn't any rain insight this weekend. I also think it is important to discuss what types of things you will be doing on your getaway to know if dresses or athleisure would be more appropriate. For this weekend, it will be a mix of a casual wandering around Orlando, hanging by the pool, and a nice dinner.
In addition to these items, I will also be bringing a swim suit cover up and since we are driving, a rain jacket is always in my car just in case!
What are your weekend get away essentials?