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Skiathos Suitcase
Q:Dear Ms. Queen Bee:
I am going on holiday to Skiathos. Do you have any thoughts on how to look chic and fabulous? Any of your brilliant thoughts would be appreciated.

-- "Kathlene"


Ah, brilliance. Sadly if my thinking were more brilliant, I would have brought more sunblock myself and not be unchicly sunburnt right now.

So, my pile 'o' stuff for Greece would be:

800 tubes of La Roche Posay sunblock (yes the European stuff is MUCH better. Mexoryl works much better than Parsol)
A Tumi suitcase - they are the strongest
Lulu Guinness sunglasses - they come in prescription
A Rosa Cha bathing suit
A Salinas bathing suit
The double CD set from Hotel Byblos
An Hermes scarf halter top
Yoga pants from Victoria's Secret
A swim cover up from Ash Francomb (I have the Mexico one)
A tiny black dress for night time
Black strappy sandals for dinner or dancing out
A Missoni cover up - with hood - it gets into the 80s and very sunny there and about mid 60s at night
A BIG hat, I like the ones that J Crew makes because I don't feel guilty when I trash em
Plastic Mexican shopping tote for the beach
A big beach towel - the Coach one is super absorbent and fuzzy
Esprit plastic flip flops - they never die - I bought mine in 1986
Two pairs of cheapie shorts from Express
Puma sneakers for any walking
Two Bonds t-shirts - they're Australian and fitted enough to be chic without being as thin as Petit Bateau which I think is flimsier than paper.

And remember take your Hermes top and your jewelry on your carry-on now that they make you unlock your freakin' suitcase (do you trust those baggage handlers? I don't.....)

~The QB

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