This year I'll be in two very different climates during my winter holiday. But first, even before leaving New York, I have to stop by Sharon Dorram Salon for a keratin complex treatment with Chris Lospalluto--it's the only thing that manages my curls in humid weather. After the salon visit, I am traveling to El Paso, Texas to visit my family. My wardrobe in El Paso usually consists of jeans and a cozy sweater, but for Christmas Eve dinner I am packing a special dress from Oscar de la Renta's resort collection.
Sharon Dorram Salon, sharondorram.com
Helmut Lang fur snood for the cold airplanes. Helmut Lang, $520.00
For Christmas Eve, I will wear this Oscar de la Renta red dress.
Oscar de la Renta, Petal Dress, $3490, neimanmarcus.com
I always pack my favorite crewnecks.
Uniqlo Merino wool men's crewneck sweater, $39.90, uniqlo.com
After Texas, I am headed to Puerto Escondido, a casual surf town in Mexico. For this trip, my suitcase won't be as full--but I am taking my favorite beach essentials:
For the evening chill... David Szeto, Zig Zag Print Scarf, $298, barneys.com
Perfect hostess gifts... From left: Boi de Tau candles by Alexa Rodulfo, $69, alexarodulfo.com; Tory Burch Foundation towel, $95, toryburch.com
My favorite flats are these Louboutin printed flat sandals. Christian Louboutin printed flat sandals, $395
A few basic bikinis Eres, Bandana/Omaha bikini in cyclone/noir, eresparis.com
J Brand Gigi jeans in Ecru and White J Brand Gigi jeans in Ecru and White, $163, jbrandjeans.com
The essential beach bag... Dolce & Gabbana straw tote, $2095
Clinique Sunblock Clinique Sun SPF 30 Face Cream, $17.50, clinique.com
I'll wear this Diane Von Furstenberg green silk caftan dress for a casual New Year's Eve dinner. Diane von Furstenberg green silk caftan, $525, dvf.com
This Tory Burch printed cardigan is perfect for sunset cocktails. Tory Burch, Liesa cardigan, $275, toryburch.com
Misela metallic beige evening clutch
Misela, Lara at Plaza clutch in metallic beige, available spring 2011, miselaistanbul.com