Packing for New York City

The day is finally here!  My trip to New York City is hours away and I am beyond excited, not only to go and have a much needed vacation but to share everything upon my return.  I have been stressed with all the preparation and packing up until now but am finally ready! I will be documenting most of the trip which I promise will largely consist of food.  I am about to take off for the airport now but wanted to quickly share my essential travel  carry-on items.

I usually travel with only carry-on luggage, but since this trip will be a week long I gave in and decided to check a bag, which left me a lot more room for my carry-on.  If you find yourself in a situation where you will be bringing both a checked bag and carry-on I have the following recommendations.

  • Pack your valuables in your carry-on bag.  This includes jewelry, any electronics, etc.  Its a bummer to start a trip with lost checked baggage and I’m sure would suck even more had you packed valuable items in your luggage.
  • Pack your beauty routine in your carry-on.  Make-up, skin care, hair products.  Provided all liquids comply with the TSA 3-1-1 rule (no more than 3 oz. per item all in a single quart sized zip-lock bag) I recommend packing these items in your carry-on so that you have access to them as soon as you land and in case the airline loses your checked bags.
  • Pack one outfit in your carry-on.  This will also help protect you in case of any lost luggage and in case you want to change when you get off the plane.

Because carry-on luggage is smaller maximize your space by following the above tips.  Below I also have some recommended products to include in your carry-on as well that I am bringing with me on this trip.  Note that this is not all I have packed in my carry-on (which is crammed full by the way) but a sample of some of the items I found necessary, useful, and fun!

  1. Sunglasses
  2. Notebook
  3. Makeup bag for skin care/ makeup products
  4. Make-up remover wipes
  5. Compact mirror
  6. Mask for the plane ride (Rodial Dragons Blood Hyaluronic mask)
  7. Halo charger (in case your phone runs out of battery!)
  8. Snacks
  9. Hand Sanitizer
  10. Makeup bag #2
  11. Jewelry travel case
  12. Carry-on cocktail kit
  13. Wallet
  14. Make-up Planner (Trish McEvoy)
  15. Mini Lint Roller
  16. Umbrella
  17. Anti-bacterial Wipes
  18. Phone charger

Hope some of these tips helped.  Keep updated now by following me on social media: instagram, snapchat, and twitter where I will be posting about my trip in real time!

Comment to let me know if you have any recommendations while I’m in New York for food or places to visit!