Mela Purdie

I'm always discovering somewhere new however I love the East coast of Italy in the Summer as I am drawn to my Italian heritage. Nothing beats the buzz of New York and at any time of the year you can feel the energy. I always find what I need and on occasion something unexpected! With kids in tow our own Great Barrier Reef is magnificent and a good Australian beach holiday is always a winner.  

  1. Aways pack whole outfits to avoid unnecessary items of clothing that don¹t get used.
  2. Leggings and tanks are a great start to a travel wardrobe and can be layered for summer or winter looks with silky tunics, draped cardigans and stretchy lace for any occasion
  3. Lightweight travel toppers add street chic, weather protection and always double up as a stylish cover up at a minutes¹ notice.
  4. Two way stretch black or coloured jeans are a great comfort essential for en-route and double up as a tailored option for day into night.
  5. All colour dressing always works but a striped or printed top or blouse can add a splash of difference giving basic layers a new look.
  6. Pack something special to add a little glamour and put you in the holiday mood like an exotic printed or embellished satin kaftan or tunic.
  7. It's always best to pack fabrics that don¹t crush too much and that move and breathe with you.
  8. Don't pack too many shoes! Think about how many shoes you need in a normal week at home.
  9. Always consider your destination and its weather as it is easy to forget extreme weather changes when you are in the comfort of your own home.
  10. Allow plenty of time for departures and connections to avoid the stress of missing flights and appointments, however, delays are always inevitable.


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