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What to pack for India!

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I can hardly believe that we are actually on our way!

After dreaming about travelling to India for so many years, to be sharing this trip with my Mum and sister, and some lifelong friends, words cannot describe ...

We will be visiting Mathura for the Holi Festival - also known as the Festival of Colours - which celebrates good over bad, and marks the transition from Winter to Spring. This is the one where everyone showers each other with colourful powder in the name of JOY!

Can't Wait!



I'm happy to say that even packing my bag for nearly three weeks in India was pretty painless.
 
Here's how I did it - packing shortcuts that worked!


1. Asking tips from fellow travellers.

I took to Instagram a few weeks back to ask people to share their India travel tips. I've also gained some great intel from chats with some of our wonderful customers - thank you! Love Travel Guides India (Delhi & Jaipur) have been devoured cover to cover and many notes made!



2. Check the weather.
I've been told India is hot, hot, hot. But it's also a vast country so I've been checking the weather apps for our different locations along the way. Some cool mornings and evenings are possible and luckily for me, we have some beautiful trans-seasonal layering pieces instore right now from Eb&Ive and Maison Scotch - so I'm sorted! We also stock THE best travel handbag - the Bowery clutch - from Elms & King with its 12 credit card card compartments, internal zip pockets, room for phone and essentials, and cross body strap. Available in a huge range of great colours, it's a winner.



3. KonMarie folding.
Don't know about KonMarie? Get the scoop on this life-changing (seriously I mean it) art of Tidying here. One of the best things I've learned is how to fold clothes properly. For holiday packing I've always been a roller, not a folder. But Marie Kondo takes it to a whole new level! The KonMari method is to roll and place all clothing items on end (like rolls of sushi!) in your suitcase creating one visible layer so you can SEE everything. Very clever. And it works!



4. Pack light. Take out half.
I know I should be planning a capsule wardrobe with neutral colours so that everything goes with everything else (check out Nikki from Styling You for great tips.) But this is me - and this is India. So I've packed my favourite colourful, lightweight pieces from Naudic, Solito & Carolina Lifestyle and enjoying the 'clashback'! Legs and shoulders covered, jewels on (yes that's you, Covet Handmade) mind open and away we go!


We are also spending time in Agra, Bharatpur, Jaipur, Bhuj and Delhi.

I'd love you to follow along on Instagram and Facebook.

Can't wait to share some highlights with you!

 
Lots of Love,

 

 



ALOHA!

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