I'm leaving tomorrow for butter camp with Kerrygold that ends at the Ballymaloe Litfest (on my birthday!). Weather is 50s and rainy. I make a packing list for all of my trips in the notes section on my phone but I'm in a social mood today so here it is. I am open to suggestions and feedback!
  1. toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, face soap, face lotion, lip balm x 4, makeup, comb, dry shampoo, deodorant, hair pins, hair ties
  2. Julia Child's My Life in France
    research for my next trip after Ireland, to Julia Child's old house in Provence 🇫🇷
  3. The new Radiohead album, some old Sia albums, and more music or podcasts TBD
    do you have any suggestions?
  4. My new Patagonia fleece
    and a few ways to turn this into a conversation starter with Francis Mallmann without making it look like I'm mocking his pronunciation of "Patagonia." I love his pronunciation of "Patagonia." It's how I say it in my head every time I put on this fleece.
  5. 35/1.4 lens (+camera, charger, cord)
    it's a lot to lug around but I think it'll be worth it!
  6. phone, charger, additional battery pack, computer, charger
  7. Running shoes, running pants, my dark grey light sweatshirt
    Morningtime running/walking in new places is my favorite way to see the area and get alone time.
  8. my green dansko clogs, fancy nude shoes, and rain boots if there's room
    note to self: buy less clunky rain boots that are better for travel than average tall rain boots
  9. passport, plug in converter things
  10. black jumpsuit, curling iron, evening bag, lipstick, jewelry
    for Saturday's cocktail event
  11. black puffy coat, white wool coat, green rain jacket, grey scarf
    lol "May"
  12. green backpack, leather tote
  13. a sharpie marker, a pen, my green moleskine
    the sharpie marker is for when I meet Ottolenghi because if he signs my body I'm probably gonna get it tattooed on
  14. Questions to ask Yotam Ottolenghi after his class
    Any suggestions???
  15. nerve and gumption
    (see above)
  16. jeans, glasses, underwear, socks, sweaters, overalls?
    what's stylish in Ireland?
  17. a birthday outfit and birthday perfume
    TBD but I like putting thought into my birthday outfit, and usually start a new perfume every year on my birthday. open to suggestions. leaning towards Le Labo but IDK how I'd get it before I leave tomorrow.
  18. A big hug for Imen McDonnell! I am so excited to see her. Ooh I should see if she needs anything from the states.
  19. A small tin of flaky salt and a small bottle of Tabasco, little Larabars, my blue water bottle, cash, a hat?