This year for Christmas, Chuck and I agreed that we wouldn't exchange presents. To be honest, after a rough few months at the end of the year I felt a bit behind on the Christmas front and I truly did not need or want anything except for my family together and healthy.
I planned on surprising my best friend for her birthday weekend by flying to Florida to be there and then I woke up on Christmas day and opened an envelope with an airplane ticket from my sweet husband to go on the trip. He always makes special days extra special and this Friday I take off for Fort Lauderdale for a fun girls weekend. I'm bummed he won't be joining our friends for the celebration, but I won't lie- I've been having a ton of fun thinking about all the fun we are going to have this weekend.
Our friends moved to the Fort Lauderdale area at the end of last year so it's obviously their first Florida winter and they are already claiming 65 degrees is cold- HA! As for me, I'm still packing a pair of jeans and some light sweaters because I'm afraid I'll still be freezing, just kidding it's going to be 84 degrees during the day and I CAN NOT WAIT!
Here are some vacation must have items you'll find in my bag this weekend:
Swell Bottle for airplane hydration
A black off the shoulder top for some birthday night out fun
Starbucks card for plenty of caffeine re-fueling
My iPad to read on the plane
Fun Kate Spade bags because her stuff is the cutest
Bright pink lips from Nars- Yu is my favorite shade they make
I've never been to the South this early in the Winter so I'm anxious to see what the weather will be like coming from the snow and cold. Needless to say I am excited and ready for a fun weekend full of brunching, speedboat tours in Miami, beach and celebrations!
Stay tuned for a list of what I'll be reading on the airplane and a giveaway this week on the blog. Tell me your favorite Fort Lauderdale area recommendations in the comments.
Happy Monday--hope everyone has a great week!