I can always tell about mid way through the summer because I am exhausted, and any holiday weekend is long gone or still six weeks away at least. Andrew and I decided that was just too long for a relaxing weekend, so we decided to have a little staycation weekend this weekend. Andrew is taking a half day from work on Friday and we are heading to Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas about 40 minutes from our house. The best part about this is that we are still relatively close to home. No long drive or dealing with an airport. The even better part is that once you arrive at the Four Seasons you feel like you are a long ways away from city life. I wanted to share a few packing essentials for a staycation with you because, if you are anything like me, you have a tendency to over pack.
Packing Essentials For A Staycation
First of all, you need the basics like undies, bras, socks, PJs, etc. I hate to have to tell people that, but we’ve all been there when you forget something like a strapless bra.
Then you need to think about what you are going to be doing. Are you making fancy dinner reservations? Are you going to the spa? A fitness class? Will you be lounging by the pool? Will you play golf? So many questions, right? That’s because there is SO MUCH TO DO at the Four Seasons. What’s on our agenda? I plan to take a barre class, head to the spa with my husband, and enjoy a fancy dinner at least one night for starters. So I wanted to make sure I had some workout clothes that would work for a barre class and a set to hit the gym the next day. Then of course I needed a swimsuit and cover up for lots of pool time. Plus, a cute hat and sunnies to protect my face. I always throw in a pair of cut off shorts and an easy tee for lounging around. This Wildfox sweater is perfect to throw on to go walk around in the morning or go sit by the pool late at night while soaking your feet and chatting about life.
This dress that I have above is a current favorite for summer! It’s so comfy and easy to wear with sandals. It’s perfect for a dinner date or even a bridal or baby shower!
Then of course things like my iPad (loaded with books and magazines), and my trusty Vera Bradley cosmetics bag full of the essentials (basic makeup, toiletries, and skincare).
Something very cool that all Four Seasons hotels offer is their free app. You can download the app in the Apple’s App Store or Google Play. Once downloaded, you can create an account and while you are on your way you can actually check in. Another thing you can do is have things waiting for you in your room. Say you want extra pillows or perhaps a bottle of Rosé or even warm chocolate chip cookies. Boom, just request it on the app! While you are staying there you can order room service, book a spa service, make dinner reservations, and request ANYTHING you need from toiletries to towels and more. The app is AMAZING. Clearly one of the perfect packing essentials for a staycation that isn’t difficult to pack 😉
I will be back next week with a full recap of everything we did and TONS of pictures. I can’t wait to tell you guys all about it! But now I need to finish packing!
What are your packing essentials for a staycation?
In partnership with Four Seasons Resort Dallas.