If you are planning to travel, or if you just love packing bags and going on a trip, then this list is for you. The packing list that we have compiled includes everything that you will need. We’ve put together a checklist of important things to pack when traveling overseas.


These items cover different weather conditions while also keeping your luggage weight to a minimum. Not only for your trip overseas but also useful when you travel within the country as well.


While packing, just remember it’s not necessary to pack all of these items in one bag. You can distribute them among your luggage and keep the weight even. Some people like to dress light, with just enough clothes and toiletries for the trip. While others prefer to be prepared for any weather conditions and pack heavy, you can decide what is more important: Weight or Comfort/Safety?


You’ll find these and many more items on our comprehensive checklist. We’ve organized everything into three distinct categories: Essentials and Outdoor Gear and Toiletries. At the same time, do not forget to purchase fashionable Apple watch 6 bands to secure your Apple watch wherever you go.




Clothing – The first category includes clothing essentials for any trip. Keep in mind that you will be packing for different weather conditions and keep the weight in mind as well. There are also other items such as footwear, accessories, and outerwear.


1) Casual Clothing – These are the clothes that you would wear on any normal day at home or at work. You can pick whatever outfit makes you feel good but just remember that you won’t be able to bring everything with you. You can choose your favorite t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers or shorts and sandals if it makes you feel comfortable. But only pack the things that will make you comfortable for your trip.


2) Travel Clothing – You want clothing that is comfortable enough but also lightweight so it doesn’t add extra weight to your luggage. This usually depends on the destination but you always want to blend in when you travel. If it’s summer, pick lightweight cotton and shorts because let’s face it, they are easier than jeans and long-sleeved shirts. And if it’s winter, consider bringing clothing that is warm enough but still made of lightweight materials.


3) A Couple Of Pairs Of Different Shoes – I’m a big fan of having one versatile pair of shoes that can be worn in all kinds of climates and conditions. For example, bring one pair of sandals that are closed-toe, sturdy enough to walk around the city but also waterproof if it rains. And then if you are traveling to a cold climate, bring one pair of durable sneakers. They are comfortable enough to walk in but also have thick soles so your feet stay warm.


4) Outerwear – Outerwear is really just another name for anything that you wear on top of …

Read More

Candle-Making: A Must-Do in Charleston

I don’t usually do travel posts on the blog, unless of course it involves seeking inspiration through food travels. When I took a candle-making class at Candlefish this past week however, I knew I had to share my experience!

One of my college roommates relocated to Charleston after we graduated and while I don’t make it to visit her as much as I should, when I do visit she makes sure to pack our time full of delicious food and fun activities. That’s the perk of surrounding myself with equally crafty and curious friends who love to get to know their cities, I always know I’m in for a good time when I visit!

The store is filled with lots of delicious smelling candles from Candlefish’s sister companies


If you are heading to Charleston in the future, make sure to check if Candlefish’s classes! Whether you’re on a date, hanging out with friends or celebrating a bachelorette, you’re in for a good time. I would know because I saw all of those around the table.

Now that I’ve gotten my hard sell out of the way, let’s dig into what made my candle-making so memorable (besides the wonderful company of course – Thanks Morgan!).

In case you haven’t noticed from the photos in this post, the Candlefish space is BEAUTIFUL. Everything was light and bright and it was filled with more candles and prints than one should ever buy in one sitting. Don’t worry, I tried.

The store’s centerpiece is its library of one hundred carefully curated scents. And that’s where our class began. Before we crafted our candles we had to pick our scents! We got to make two candles each with the same scent so Morgan and I each picked one that the other liked so that we could swap candles once they were set. With one hundred options to pick from, it’s no wonder we ended up picking two different candle scents! I went with No. 4, a woodsy scent full of eucalyptus, fir balsam and woodland pine while Morgan went with watery and fresh No. 9, full of stone fruit, rose, moss.

Once we the scents were selected, we put our measuring skills to the test. Thank goodness I use my scale on a regular basis for my baking so I poured like a champ. I know it wasn’t a pouring competition but the ratio of essential oils to candle wax is important to stick to. Go too far one way and the candle won’t smell. Go too far the other way and it won’t burn.

It takes the candles a few hours to solidify so we had to wait until the next morning to come back and collect them. Since I overpacked for my 48 hour trip, I actually had them mail my candles back to me, along with a few other goodies I picked up in the store. Needless to say I’m anxious for them to arrive next week so I can start enjoying …

Read More