Your Winter Getaway Packing Guide

Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 9.29.36 PMAutumn is officially upon us and while I do cherish the crisp fall nights and the beautiful dance of falling leaves, I’m sure my cabin fever will set in soon enough. And as most New Yorkers do, I’m already creating my escape plan to a beach or somewhere slightly more tropic than below freezing. So here’s an essential guide to your winter getaway packing list, why not get started now? Ticket not included.

1. Deux Lux Varick Weekender in Charcoal, $205: the perfect carry-on that will fit all of your travel necessities and it’s woven material will last through any travel mishap (spilled coffee, etc). The best part is that it is vegan leather, so no animals were harmed in making this bag.

2. Barraca Chic Hera Bathing Suit, $520: you can’t go wrong with a sexy swim suit by Barraca Chic, my go-to swimwear line.

3. MALIN + GOETZ Essential Kit, $30: all of your favorite products in mini sizes!

4. Tejo Fringed Drops, $228: wear these statement earrings day to-night.

5. Dolce & Gabbana Dress, $1,625: the colorful print and breezy style of this dress are made for trips to an island.

6. Ramoncinas Espadrilles, $33: authentic espadrilles from Spain.

7. Whiting & Davis Passport Cover, $65: a passport cover with a silver metal mesh shell? Yes, please.

8. Art of Henri Body Chain, $234: pair this body chain with your bathing suit or under a crop top or loose blouse, either way it will make a statement.

9. Fendi Crystal Sunglasses, $530: two of my favorite things together at last, a cat eye and crystals.

10. Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit, $16: an all-inclusive kit designed to help survive any beauty, fashion, or personal care predicament. Never leave home without it.

11. Josie Maran Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick, $22: use this multi-purpose balm for moisturizing, fixing fly aways, soothing sunburn and the list goes on: an absolute must-have for your next getaway.

Jeanette | @jeanettezinno

A Haute New Orleans Travel Guide

IMG_1451Randi and I on the Mississippi River

IMG_1413One of the best Po-Boys I’ve ever had – Domilise’s Po-Boy & Bar

IMG_1453Jazz night with The Stooges at Blue Nile

photo-4Hotel Monteleone, Carousel Bar – the bar spins, literally

photo-5Beads!

photo-8My first hurricane at Pat O’Briens

photo-10Dinner at Sylvain

photo-11Randi eating crawfish and crabs

photo-12Fire dancers on Frenchmen Street – OBSESSED.

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Last weekend Randi and I took a trip to New Orleans for a quick getaway from New York City – neither of us have ever traveled there, so it was an exciting adventure! The food was DELICIOUS, especially the pralines and the beignets from Cafe Du Monde.

It was also awesome to be able to walk down Magazine Street and see all of the unique shops, to witness Bourbon Street shenanigans and to ride our rented bikes exploring other districts, including the Ninth Ward, which is still being rebuilt after Katrina’s destruction. I can’t say enough of great things about New Orleans, it’s definitely a southern hospitality experience you can’t miss! Email me with any travel questions.

Jeanette x

@jeanettezinno

A Haute Oregon Travel Guide

I have Portlandia fever.

My boyfriend, Randi and I went to Oregon for a friend’s wedding recently, and I fell in love in a world wind of a memorable trip. Here’s a photo guide of some of the things you HAVE to see (no pressure); from the best restaurants and wineries, to shopping and outdoor excursions… Randi grew up in Portland, so trust!

The Portland Rose Gardens

Our friends were married in the Willamette Valley, a most perfect setting to be swept away.

Wedding attire: Elizabeth and James dress. Fierce. Meow.

 We stayed at an estate on the Brooks Winery in the Willamette Valley, this was the enchanting view of the vineyard from our deck.

No makeup, no problems. Me at Thistle Restaurant, in my newly acquired vintage Pendleton hat from the shop next door, Rag & Bone American Vintage.

Thistle’s dining room, tucked away in a small town called McMinnville. Best restaurant in Oregon.

Being a beauty and spa obsessed girl, I had to go to the hot springs while I was in Oregon! Here’s a snapshot of Randi at the Cougar (Terwilliger) Hot Springs, in the Willamette National Forest. The water was 112 degrees.

We hiked Silver Falls – 10 waterfalls, 7 miles.

And then we had Voodoo Doughnuts. Ahhhhhmazing.

Randi by the beach in Newport with salt water taffy. :) We stayed at Salishan’s Resort while we were there.

And let’s just say this, Portland is not known for their fashion. But of course, I was able to find some of the best boutiques out of the bunch. I got this beautiful bag made by Building Block from Standup Comedy, a cute boutique on Burnside Street. I also adored Una, another charming shop just down the street.

I would recommend going to Oregon to anyone who hasn’t been! It’s a magical place filled with hidden treasures and surprises. Feel free to email me with any questions: jeanette.zinno@gmail.com.

Xo Jeanette

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Street Art

Me and Gregory

View from the water hut

Mariachi band in Playa del Carmen

A quick trip to Mexico is always a pleasant retreat from the bustling city of Manhattan. Here are some of my treasured snapshots from my recent trip to The Riviera Maya in Mexico. In between snorkeling, cliff diving and zip-lining I was able to explore the beautiful cities and magical beaches. I was so inspired by the vibrant colors and the tranquility of the turquoise-blue water. Jeanette xx

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