All posts tagged: Travel Toolbox

Travel Toolbox – Pitchfork Music Festival

1. Le Tour Classic – Schwinn, $869; 2. BDG Raw-Edge Corduroy Short – Urban Outfitters, $39; Eyelet Crop-Top – Pitaya, $29; 3. Seaport Vegan Classic – TOMS Shoes, $54; 4. Barnoculars Binocular Flask, $19.99; 5. Ear Plugs, $2.99; 6. Neka Turquoise and Brass Clutch – Free People, $468; 7. tUnE-yArDs and Fleet Foxes Albums – Reckless Records, $12.99; 8. Vintage-Frame Crazy-Print Sunglasses – Pitaya, $10; Stila Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, $32; Burt’s Bees Sun Protecting Lip Balm SPF 8, $4 Pitchfork Music Festival Prep Pitchfork Music Festival is finally here! Don’t forget to pack these essentials as you head to Union Park this weekend. 1. Bring your bike to Pitchfork! Sponsored by the Chicago Reader, the Bike Lane provides 9,500 square feet of secure bike parking at the Corner of Ashland and Warren. 2. Rompers seem like great fest apparel, but bopping around in a one-piece is only fun and games until you’re four beers deep and face the prospect of undressing in a porta-potty (take it from the girl who flashed all of Comfest …

Travel Toolbox – Winter Wandering in NYC

1. New York Stories – Strand Bookstore, $11.95; 2. Revlon Kiss Me Coral Lipstick – Drugstore.com, $7.99; 3. Statement Tough Chain Bracelet – The Limited; 4. Knit Beret – NYC Street Vendor, $10; 5. Green Floral Blouse – H&M; 6. Vintage French Coin Medallion – Gift; 7. Time Out Shortlist New York 2011 – Amazon.com, $10.36; 8. Cio Bella Thabata Two Tone Boot – DSW, $99.95; 9. Front Pleat Silk Blouse – Banana Republic Every explorer requires a certain set of tools for their travels.  For some, this means a Bowie knife and thorough knowledge of the constellations.  For me, it’s more likely the perfect bag and thorough knowledge of affordable attractions.  I’d like to say my steamer trunks are bursting at the seams with chic labels in svelte sizes, but the truth is I packed in a New York minute throwing in everything at arm’s length. For my recent trip to New York, I left behind notions of hot heels and Gossip Girl getups (after all, they have drivers!).  Cold weather wandering in the …