Travels in Chicago

No style advice today. Instead I’m going to share with you some photos from my travels in Chicago (where I’m currently on holiday). On our first day the weather wasn’t so great, so we took a walk up to the Chicago Cultural Centre and Public Library. Amazing building with lots of mosaic designed by Louis…

Packing for a Week in the USA

Packing for a trip to the USA I’m in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA for an AICI International Board planning meeting this week, plus I’m training some US based trainers in the Absolute Colour System – so if you want to learn how to do colour analysis with my system the International Image Academy is the place…

Hello…. Where Am I?

Many of you regular readers may wonder where I’ve disappeared to this past week. So I thought I’d do a quick post to tell you a little of my past 10 days where I’ve been attending the AICI (association of image consultants international) conference in Phoenix Arizona (USA).   After the conference we went to…

Travel Tip no. 3 – Check Travel Advice before Leaving Home

.. Before you leave home there are some useful websites that you should check for travel warnings as well as checking the weather, to decide what you should pack. Some useful websites include: www.weather.com Australia http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/ Canada http://www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/menu-eng.asp UK http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/\US http://travel.state.gov/ Also, don’t forget to take out travel insurance, some countries, such as the UK…

Travel Tip #1 – Socks

After having spent years travelling for work (previous life) plus having spent time travelling for pleasure, one essential item I take no matter what the weather is a pair of socks. Even if it’s mid-summer, and all I’m wearing are sandals or thongs, I always take a pair of socks that I can put on…

Wardrobe Capsules

I was directed by Christine to a Wardrobe Capsule Challenge on the Sewing Pattern Review forum boards and wanted to share with you the fantastic capsules that were put together.  You can check out lots of entries and the wardrobe capsules they put together for the competition. The winner did a great job, not only…

Packing for a Conference

Metscan mentioned that she wanted to know what I packed and wore at the AICI conference in Sydney over the weekend.  I spent 4 days in Sydney, the weather wasn’t great, though the forecast for Monday was sunny and mid 20s (that’s something like 80F).  So I’ve done a quick Polyvore on the floor of the…

Travelling with Zero Baggage

Last week I was listening to ABC Radio National’s Life Matters program and there was an interview with Catharine MacIntosh the founder of a new and coming soon concept – Zero Baggage – where you take no luggage, and hire it all before you leave and it’s waiting at your destination for you. The concept…