|Yeah I dressed up as a Crazy Cat Lady last night! Who says all Halloween costumes have to be slutty? HAHA|
I however, am feeling very Euro and hip right now. I am sitting in the Lufthansa Business Lounge sipping on a late and eyeing the free bread (mainly because its bread, but mostly cause' its free).
I am about 2 hours out from my first leg of the trip to Odessa this week! I am finally getting excited to head back there to see coworkers who have become friends and get our Crew Conference going! I feel like I have been planning this with everyone for what seems like an eternity! Although, honestly we start discussing agenda, gift items etc.. back in May. The past 2 months I have focused mainly on this and I am very excited to see it all play out. Hopefully my presentations go well and everyone arrives safely and in time!!
I wrote earlier this week about my goal of 1 carry on and 1 handheld bag. Well I am happy to report that I did accomplish it! My bag was 2 kilo's heavier than it should be for carry on but the nice guy at check in said that since I was business class it would be fine (Huzzah for selling out and working for the man!!). I accomplished this by packing outfits that could be mixed and matched together. With 1 or 2 spare shirts just in case...
I packed one pair of buttery tan (is that even a color) boots and my grey TOMS that I am wearing now. Also in tow is my FAVORITE Gap pashmina scarf that is a checkered plaid of blue and tan that I picked up a few years back. This is probably my #1 item I would suggest when traveling. This multi-tasker can function as a scarf, blanket on the plain and shawl/throw in a pinch. It also adds a bit more style than a sweatshirt or hoodie and WAY more comfortable than lugging extra jackets to keep you warm.
Other must have items I have tucked away is plenty of chapstick, facewipes and hand lotion. Planes are very dry and after 7 hours of sitting you would be surprised at how dehydrated and dried out you feel. A quick face wash with the wipes followed by a good slathering of your favorite lotion will do wonders for your skin and mood at the end of the flight! SOOO worth it! No need to go all expensive either. I use a lavender johnson & johnson lotion and target brand wipes.
Of course, this foodie would never leave without an emergency stash of goodies. In my bag I have supply of VIA coffee packets, Crystal Light Green Tea/Lemonade Mixes, Oatmeal Packets and plenty of tea bags. I have found that even in a hotel room you usually have access to a hot pot (or coffee pot) where you can make boiling water. Plus all of those items are non-liquids so there is no fear of taking away from my 3oz ziplock bag allowance.
I will post later with some actual photos of my outfits and the goodies I have packed once I am settled. For now, I am going to watch Miami and the NY Giants battle it out. Who am I supposed to cheer for as a Pats fan I could do without both teams!
My wonderful Pats take on the beautiful Steel City this afternoon, but I predict that just like last year New England will walk away from da'burgh victorious!
Have a great Sunday and a Happy Halloween!!