Louise Roe's 10 Things to Pack for An Italian Honeymoon
Five musts for you and five musts for your him!
After our dream-come-true wedding in the English countryside, my new hubby Mackenzie and I jetted off to southern Italy for a few days of bliss. We'd always dreamt of visiting Positano, and it was everything we had ever hoped for. If you're honeymooning in Italy (or just heading there on vacay!), don't forget to pack these essentials!
1. A silk slip dress
This one's a no brainer. It can double up as a negligee and a sexy dinner outfit, plus it packs up super small in your suitcase (so you can save room for those sky-high date night stilettos).
You'll go sightseeing and walk for hours, but you still want to look cute! Go for a nice leather pair, like these, in a neutral color, so you can style it with multiple outfits. They even make the perfect spa-to-room must have.
3. Statement shades
There's a lot of drinking cocktails outside from afternoon to sunset, so a great pair of sunnies is crucial. And this is Italy we're talking about, so an oversized pair with a retro-vibe is the way to go. I love these Italian-made Céline tortoiseshell shades.
4. Killer heeled sandals
In general I shy away from heels on holiday, but your honeymoon is different! Get dressed and sashay your way to dinner in a sexy lace-up pair.
5. A glamorous, flowy cover up or maxi dress
Because let's be real. You've just worked out and dieted for weeks like a demon, and it's time to say hi to pasta again. This Melissa Obadash crochet-knit one does just the trick.
As for your husband, here are some necessities for him to consider.
1. A camera!
You'll want to remember every moment. This Fuji digital camera is small enough to tote along to document your adventures.
2. A formal shirt
You'll no doubt go to the poshest restaurant on your first or last night, no matter where you are. This one by Drake's can be easily dressed up or dressed down.
3. Stylish shades
He'll look just like the leading man in so many of those classic Italian movies.
I love the men's line by Soludos, including these desert boots with a classic espadrille sole.
5. A cashmere sweater
Perfect for your new wife to borrow on the plane!