{take me away № 01 | perfectly packed: a list}



A wonderful trip must always begin with preparation and organization. Proper organization defeats any what-ifs and mishaps and can save you from little disasters that may unexpectedly occur.



Now, this certainly does not entail bringing one’s entire home within a suitcase or two, but it does make use of the essentials, as well as many additional small items that can come in handy at the most crucial moment.


Over the years, I have received advice from a lovely neighbour, who often travels the world, speaking at conferences as well as vacationing. Along with some of the wonderful tips she has shared, combined with a few other things learned along the way, I hope to assist you in planning for your next journey.



To be certain that everything is covered, one must make use of a comprehensive list. Attached, you will find a lovely list that I’ve assembled, suitable for all seasons of the year. Please download and print as many as you need, check the boxes and add any additional information that you like . . .


Some additional helpful packing & preparation tips:

01 Keep a copy of your list. There is always the chance that your baggage might be misplaced, and so, with your list, you have evidence of exactly what your luggage contained.

02 Keep in mind that only 100ml of liquid per container is acceptable on a plane. Often your local drug store will carry small, fillable containers that are the perfect size.

03 Download helpful apps ahead of time to assist you in your travels, such as maps, destination information, weather and even common phrases for that specific country (rather than packing physical maps, books and such).

04 Be sure to look into the country of your destination – will you need to pack an adaptor?

05 There are some wonderful tutorials on how to best fold your clothing, including full skirts, for travel.

06 Always keep a little sachet or two of your favorite scent within your luggage. Upon arriving to your
accommodations, you can also refresh your footwear by placing one or two within your shoes.

07 Add a special marker to your luggage so that you might distinguish yours quickly amongst the rest upon picking it up at the airport. I often tie a favorite ribbon of the moment to mine.

08 If you are flying, be sure to visit the airline’s website /airport for specific information on luggage weight limits, size and more.

~ sarah


the “perfectly packed” list was developed & designed by sarah klassen for {this is glamorous} -- please click here to download

{images: 1, 6, 7 - ceilia lee on flickr ; 2 - tiffany nguyen on flickr; 3 - lipsticks & lightsabers; 4 - La Maison Champs-Elysees by Maison Martin Margiela via another mag via ~laura~; 5 - ; 8 - smythson of bond street}

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Blogger Karlita said...

loved the perfectly packed list! lovely and useful list! so complete and easy to fill and read! and the beautiful and glamorous images! congratulations sarah and roseline for the new starting..

October 05, 2011  
Blogger Pin said...

Perfect timing! I'm headed to California on Friday and was stressing about packing (and making sure I brought all the essentials). This will be so useful! Thanks!

October 05, 2011  
Blogger Pin said...

Also, congratulations on your first post here, Sarah!

October 05, 2011  
Anonymous Chelsea said...

Amazing list! I am concerned about packing for my honeymoon, and this is going to be so helpful. Bookmarking it now. xo

October 05, 2011  
Blogger Dustjacket Attic said...

A very useful perfectly packed list and love the images you found. A special marker on your luggage ... so helpful.

October 05, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful post. I love Sarah and she is a wonderful addition to This Is Glamorous! Sarah "gets" glamour!! xo

October 05, 2011  
Blogger wildchild said...

oh i love it. thank you!

October 05, 2011  
Anonymous Priscilla Joy said...


October 05, 2011  
Blogger My Two Cents ...before I spend it said...

Strangely enough --I love to pack! It's so fun to challenge myself in getting more and more organized. Great post! Xo.

October 05, 2011  
Anonymous classiq said...

Lovely post. I'm looking forward to Sarah's posts, I'm sure she will share great tips and fabulous ideas in this interesting new series. :)

October 05, 2011  
Blogger Britt @ Dreamy Spaces said...

Wonderful list! I'm going on a trip this weekend so I will most def be using these tips!

October 05, 2011  
Blogger Audrey said...

Beautiful first post from Sarah, and what a good list, especially.. a copy of your list and to mark the luggage. Great!

October 05, 2011  
Blogger Jacquelyn said...

great list! nothing like trying to use North American flat irons in Europe... ;)

October 05, 2011  
Blogger Neda said...

What a thoughtful and lovely post!! I can't wait to use your list for my next trip. ;)

October 05, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aww...where was your perfect little list when I needed it for my London Fashion Week trip, haha! but I somewhat survived! got it downloaded for my next journey, just to be sure! it's fabulous, thanks sweets! x

October 05, 2011  
Blogger hello, Friday said...

This is a beautiful post. I'm so in a travel mood. Great post! xoxo

October 05, 2011  
Blogger Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie said...

Such a beautiful post!!!



October 06, 2011  
Blogger anglopologie said...

My OCD side loves you! Thanks! X

October 06, 2011  
Blogger Linda {Simply Seductive} said...

A fabulous post, Sarah... everything is so beautiful. congratulations!

October 06, 2011  
Blogger laily said...

i love it! it will definitely come in handy next time i travel...wish i had it last week when i was preparing for london and paris!

October 06, 2011  
Anonymous robyn said...

this is lovely, sarah! and the design on the list is simply gorgeous! love you! xx.

October 08, 2011  
Blogger Style Maniac said...

Your photos made me feel like I took a little trip to Paris -- always a lovely way to start the day.

October 08, 2011  
Anonymous Nina Pundarik-Dossin said...

I love your blog so much! I hope you won't mind if I take a few of your lovely photos for use on my own blog (with credit to you, of course).

About this list, I would just like to mention that women often forget to bring their personal stationery when they are traveling. You never know when you'll need to mail a quick formal note (one that cannot be put on a postcard) and carrying 2 or 3 sheets between the pages of a book doesn't take up any room.


October 12, 2011  
Blogger CashmereLibrarian said...

How helpful! Thank you!

October 12, 2011  
Anonymous Splendid Willow said...

So lovely seeing Sarah here! She is the best!
Beautiful on all levels and very stylish. I would happily carry her bags! (:

My suitcases also have my favorite ribbons on them.

Hugs to you both,


October 16, 2011  
Blogger Marina Alberhasky said...

Thanks for the list! i love the little orange makeup bag, where is it from?

September 02, 2012  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

@Marina Alberhasky from smythson x

September 02, 2012  

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