Every year we take a week long vacation at my parents’ lake house in upstate NY. It’s magical for many reasons, not the least of which is that we all drink heavily and pretend to watch each other’s children. (Which, of course, amounts to no one really watching any children and said children jumping wildly off the dock/various boats and not wearing life jackets.)
The other part of the magic is the backdrop and the diversity of weather that you encounter in a single day. The mornings are temperate, the afternoons can be blazing, and the evenings are often chilly – not to mention that you are subject to crazy rainstorms at any moment in time. This could make packing tricky but luckily, I’m a professional! For last week’s adventure, I got myself and both kids packed in under thirty minutes and fit all of our clothing in one medium-sized suitcase. This was a cinch given the challenge I was presented with a few weeks ago by two of my favorite LA-based clients, and the founders of Lifehack Bootcamp, Carey and Demir Gjokaj.
Carey’s and Demir’s challenge was this: to create a wardrobe for each of them for a full year that will work for all occasions (from hiking to giving presentations to meeting with clients to touring around), and span all climates since they’ll be living in Spain, Bali, Hawaii, and Columbia. Oh! Did I mention that each wardrobe had to fit in one CARRY-ON SIZED suitcase? That’s right. And, yes, we rocked it: