Super excited for a short excursion to Cuba. It has been a dream of mine to visit Cuba for a very long time.   Years ago, I worked on a film “Grandpapa” which followed Margot Hemingway to the island and traced her infamous grandfather’s famous haunts.  Alas, I was pregnant at the time and had to stay behind. Several more opportunities presented themselves but somehow I could never get away.  So I am super excited to be going for the Havana Biennial with three friends who know the town well and who have managed every detail – my idea of heaven!

So I had better get packing.  First I checked the weather and found out that it will be quite warm.  Highs in the 90’s a low in the 70’s. This will call for light cotton dress for day and white pants and tunics or long dresses for evenings.  It is essential to pack in a roll on bag, so organization will be key. My color scheme when I travel south is a bright combination of pinks, coral and oranges.

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On the Plane:white pants , top, cardigan or light weight jacket, tote, wrap, hat, sunglasses. 

Day Wear:2 cotton or linen dresses, 1 skirt or long shorts, 2tops. 

Evening:1 white pants, 2 tunics, 1 long dress, clutch or small bag. 

Shoes:1 low heeled walking shoes, 1 medium heeled sandals, 1 wedgesandal Also: 1 bathing suit and coverup, packable hat. 

And other basics like undies and toiletries that you pack for every trip. For more detailed descriptions and packing list, please read “Packing for Travel” available at Amazon Prime.

By the Pool. I found this lovely swim set at J. Crew

swimwear: J Crew Underwire Ratti Floral One-Piece-Swimsuit $128J Crew Tassel-Tie Beach Tunik In Floral $98
accessories: J Crew Panama Hat With Grosgrain Ribbon $79.50 
J Crew Le Specs Last Dance Sunglasses $79 
shoes: Valentino Garavani The Rockstud Rubber Slides $345

Havana here I come! What to wear on the plane.

top:Tory Burch Striped Printed Shirt $398 
bottom: Tory Burch Vanner Cropped Pant $258
accessories: Saint Laurent Shopper Large Tote $995/  Chan Luu Frayed Cashmere Scarf $280
shoes:Vince Jesson Leather Espadrilles $250

Day Dressing is easy.

dresses: Tory Burch Linen Shift Dress $358Tory Burch Printed Silk Linen Shift Dress $498
accessories: J Crew Panama Hat SALE $39.99J Crew Le Specs Last Dance Sunglasses $79Stud Sherly Two -Tone Croc-Effect Leather Tote $295 
shoes: Vince Jasson Leather Espadrille Platform Sandal $250

Nights are long and lovely.

dresses: Tory Burch Printed Ruffle Maxi $998Figue Helena Cold-Shoulder Embroidered Cotton-Voile Midi $825 
accessories:Lucy Folk Memphis Milano Gold-Plated And Lurex Earrings $255 Cult Gaia Cora Mini Acrylic Tote $170
shoes:Tory Burch Frieda Espadrille Sandal $278

Cuba on the Verge

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Also: 1 bathing suit and coverup, packable hatAnd other basics like undies and toiletries that you pack for every trip. For more detailed descriptions and packing list, please read Packing for Travel, available at Amazon Prime.

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