Good morning from Odessa! It is my first full day here and already its off to a great start! Yesterday after a LOONNNNNG day of traveling we took in some sights of downtown and had a great dinner at a Steak House "Regione Toscana" I know, I know... Italian food in the Ukraine, but I promise I will get my fill of local cuisine this week!
My travel outfit worked wonderfully and I think it is safe to say that TOMS are my new go-to traveling shoe of choice! Airport security friendly (read slip on/slip off) and felt like slippers during my 7 hour flight over the pond!
To start off day 1 I had some lovely English Breakfast Tea, Oatmeal and a banana. The fruit and tea was part of a wonderful welcome basket of goodies in my room when I arrived yesterday!
What foodie wouldn't be excited to find a fridge stocked with fruit, H2O, tea and chocolate bars! Thank you V.Ships!!
(The resort does offer breakfast and I am sure I will make my way there this week, but this foodie is not always up for a full breakfast of sausage and eggs during the week. I prefer oatmeal or a turkey sandwich before a big day and save the eggs/bacon for lazy weekends)
Thanks to the hot pot in the room, I was able to heat water for my oatmeal and tea. No bowl? No problem, use a glass and just in case there are not spoons in the room I usually keep a few in my travel pouch along with the tea/via packets. Nothing worse than realizing you have all the fixins to eat breakfast but no silverware! Ever eat oatmeal with a coffee stirrer? Not pretty people, not pretty at all!
Ok so back to a week of fashion in the Ukraine :) For day one of the conference I am going for professional but comfortable! I picked one of my favoritetarget finds of all time, a simple navy blue linen dress with an empire draw string belt (perfect for summer to fall transition outfits) I paired that with a New York and Company kelly green cardigan, white knit tights and my tan boots. Simple, classy and perfect for the temps of a large meeting center and the walks to and fro....
Alright friends, I am off to kick off this conference! Today I get to take notes and tweak my presentation for tomorrow... I will be sooooo excited when this is presentation is complete