1.20.2010

Alt Packing + Little Bean Party...

* A few notes about the photo (because some of you have asked ;-) -- The black and gold ball necklace is from UO, and the big gold necklace was an anniversary gift from hubby, sadly I don't think either one are available anymore. The croc clutch is clare vivier... + suann made me some incredibly lovely letterpress business cards (sitting on top of the clutch.)

After much consternation, I am (finally) all packed for Alt...I'm a bit of an obsessive packer, laying everything out on my bed before it goes into the suitcase.

Does anyone else do this?


Since I'll be in Utah at the aforementioned Alt (so excited), I'll (sadly) miss my friend Christine's party this Friday at Little Bean to show off Sarah Tippetts' gorgeous new window installation...

There will be champagne and cupcakes + she's donating 10% of all sales to the Red Cross' efforts in Haiti. Definitely plan on stopping by if you can, as Little Bean parties are the best!


I'm drooling over Christine's Baby Bean Spring collection...so lovely!

23 comments:

shoppingsmycardio said...

ooh, i think you need to share the origin of some of those pretties! love the two gold necklaces and the croc-print pouch especially!

Ana said...

I also do that and often make a systematic chart on my computer so that I don't forget anything and maximize space... I also do it because I have OCD tendencies...

Have a lovely time!

Christine Vi said...

I don't do that and that's something I should do actually. It's a nice way to see what you need and don't need. Have a wonderful time in Utah!!

Fern and Feather said...

oh you got your CV clutch! I love packing when there are a couple new goodies in my bag.

PJ said...

I go a step further--I try on all my outfits before I pack them!

kristina [ the darling house ] said...

I second the comment about the gold necklaces, they are beautiful! where did you purchase them?

GiGi said...

YES! Spill the beans on that gold layered goodness!

Oh, and have a blast!

modern eve said...

have so much fun at the conference!

Kirsten said...

Happy packing!!!! xx

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Ebony said...

I hate packing to go away. I never seem to get it right. I always have "Why did I pack this?" "Why didn't I bring _____?" moments. I always missing having all my clothes at my disposal. Feels so good to get home :)

I wish I had daughters. They would have the entire Baby Bean collection. It's all SO cute!

Hope you have a great trip :D

mustardandsage said...

I see you've packed "Comfort Me With Apples" - I love Ruth Reichl. Have you read "Tender at the Bone"? Sooo good. Hope you have a great time at Alt!
xo, Meghan

Lindsey said...

I must lay my clothes out while packing. It is so much easier when I can visualize what I will have to wear on my trip. Now my husband does it too...I must be rubbing off on him.

Loving what you packed too! Clare Vivier's bag is gorgeous!

carolina postcard said...

Love those little clothes. In fact, I wish they were my size! Hope you have a great trip

Alisa said...

Have fun at Alt, I wish I was going!

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

oh so sweet. perfect gifts for a few showers I am going to this spring and for my little one on the way!

rikshaw design said...

i am so excited for rikshaw to be in christines shop! and i wish so badly i was at alt conf..
can't wait to hear all about it!

mommyroo said...

ok- what bout the boots- perfect bootie? where are they from

Stephanie said...

You looked rockin' tonight donning that gorgeous necklace!

xo

endlesslyelusive said...

Not only do I also lay out my clothes on my bed before packing them away, I had no idea it was obsessive behavior... so at least you've got your self-awareness! Haha.

Emily

Susan Petersen said...

loved that gold necklace, so awesome. i'm glad that i got to meet you at alt. i have to admit i was a little intimidated by how pretty you are, but you are just as nice as you are pretty, yeah!

Joslyn said...

susan i'm blushing ;-)

you're pretty freakin awesome yourself...so glad we got to have dinner together friday!
xo

Elsa May said...

I just have to say I had a HUGE case of bag envy when I saw your Clare Vivier clutch. So much so I immediately purchased one online. It has just arrived and ...swoon! Thanks ever so much for the info - it's gorgeously perfect!

Joslyn said...

Elsa May...isn't it fantastic! I love her bags.

mommyroo -- the boots are from banana republic last fall...