What to Pack for a Business Trip | The Hollyday

WHAT TO PACK FOR A WORK TRIP

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I’ve been traveling more and more for work the past several months, which has made me have to refine my packing skills to bring along only the necessities. I always…

What to pack for The Hamptons.

WHAT TO PACK: A WEEK IN THE HAMPTONS

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I’ve just returned from my week-long jaunt to The Hamptons, where I spent my time exploring all the little towns, attending the U.S. Open and drooling over all the sprawling,…

NYC's Cutest Coffee Shops

MANHATTAN’S CUTEST COFFEE SHOPS

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If there's one thing New York City will never be in shortage of, its coffee. And that's a good thing, because New Yorkers live off it, as evidenced by the...
The most Instagrammable spots in NYC.

THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN NYC

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NYC is covered in photo-worthy attractions. From Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge to the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty, there are photo-ops around nearly every corner. Below...
Five things I'm loving lately for travel & everyday.

5 THINGS I’M LOVING LATELY FOR TRAVEL + EVERYDAY

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Sharing a few things I'm using and loving lately for both travel and everyday! AWAY CARRY-ON I got this Away Carry-On for Christmas this past year, and I absolutely love...
Podcasts to listen to while you travel.

5 ENTERTAINING PODCASTS TO LISTEN TO WHILE YOU TRAVEL

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I’ve been very into podcasts lately. But there are so many out there, it literally seems like everyone has a podcast now. I know there are lots of popular ones…

Most anticipated hotel openings of 2018.

THESE ARE SOME OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED HOTEL OPENINGS OF 2018

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Happy New Year! Now that it’s officially 2018, it’s time to start planning this year’s vacations. If you need some inspiration (you’ve come to the right place!) or you want…

Fort Dickerson Park Quarry

EXPLORE YOUR CITY: FORT DICKERSON PARK QUARRY IN KNOXVILLE, TN

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The lull in my travel schedule as of late (for which there is good reason, will explain later) has had me itching to get out and do some more exploring…

NYC

NYFW SPRING 2018: THE VENUES

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While the fashion world has already moved on from New York to London, now Milan, and soon, Paris, I am still sitting here reeling over all the new, unique and…

Artifact Uprising photo prints.

COMMEMORATE YOUR TRAVELS WITH ARTIFACT UPRISING

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Remember when we actually used to print out all our photos? I remember well the days of the ole disposable camera. Before going on a trip, I would stop at...

HOTEL REPORT: MALLIOUHANA – ANGUILLA, BRITISH WEST INDIES

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If you’ve been following along on The Hollyday for a good while now, then you may know about my affinity for the magical Caribbean oasis that is Malliouhana. If you don’t…

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EXPLORE YOUR CITY: DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE OUTLOOK POINT

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Traveling brings out the adventurer in us. Going somewhere new encourages us to get out and explore, try new things and make new discoveries. That's what makes travel so great......
How to make a watermelon keg.

WHAT WE’RE SIPPIN’ ON: WATERMELON MARGARITAS FROM A WATERMELON KEG

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Just in time for the July 4th festivities, I’ve got a crowd-pleasing cocktail that is sure to impress, and goes perfect with any cookout, BBQ or summer dinner party. Just…

hugo-spritz-recipe

WHAT WE’RE SIPPIN’ ON: THE HUGO SPRITZ

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Happy Friday! Seems like this was an extra-long week, and I am thankful to finally have the weekend in sight. I’m also really excited because today I filmed my first…

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CELEBRATING DAD: A FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

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{My Dad and I in Anguilla circa 2011.}  Father’s Day is just shy of a week away, fyi. And if you don’t already have a gift for your old man,…

A Memorial Day picnic on the beach.

A MEMORIAL DAY PICNIC

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Have you ever scrolled through Pinterest and seen those amazingly dreamy, effortless-looking picnics? With a blanket sprawled on the grass, bottles of rosé or champagne, and a spread that looks like something...
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WHAT TO WEAR: MEMORIAL DAY EDITION

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Memorial Day is upon us, which means that summer has unofficially started, we’re all happy about a long weekend and most people (including me) will be spending it outside in some…

SHE INSPIRED MY PASSION FOR TRAVEL

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Mom and I at the 2014 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in L.A. She grew up an “Air Force brat.” From the time my Mother was born until the day my grandfather…

Upcoming events worth traveling for during summer 2017.

FOUR UPCOMING EVENTS WORTH TRAVELING FOR – SUMMER 2017

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Summer is almost here, which means, if you’re anything like us here at The Hollyday, you are probably planning out as much travel as you can possibly swing in a…

Striped umbrellas on the Malibu pier in celebration of National Stripes Day with J.Crew

J.CREW DECIDED TO MAKE UP A HOLIDAY…

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And it’s today. Happy “National Stripes Day.” We’re usually not ones to celebrate silly random made-up holidays (well, except for National Pizza Day, National Margarita Day, and National Bring-Your-Dog-to-Work Day,…

Collecting matchbooks from restaurants when you travel.

HOW TO COMMEMORATE YOUR TRAVELS

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If you love to travel, you’ll likely agree that some of the best memories of our lives are made while we’re out seeing the world, visiting other cities or countries…

What to buy yourself on Valentine's Day.

TREAT YOURSELF

SHOW YOURSELF SOME LOVE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

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On a holiday that’s all about love, why not celebrate yourself? After all, if you don’t love yourself, can you really expect someone else to? Treat yourself to a relaxing…

What to do when you wan't to travel but can't decide where to go.

HOW TO PLAY TRAVEL ROULETTE

LIKE AN ADULT (AND MUCH CLASSIER) VERSION OF SPIN THE BOTTLE

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When your list of places you want to travel is as long as ours (it's, like, really long), it's sometimes hard to decide where to go next. The options are...
A delicious cocktail recipe from Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Knoxville.

WHAT WE’RE SIPPIN’ ON:
LONESOME DOVE WESTERN BISTRO’S 1888 COCKTAIL

HEAD BARTENDER PALMER MASON BRINGS US THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF OUR #THIRSTYTHURSDAY SERIES

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The first time we tasted the 1888 cocktail at Chef Tim Love's Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Knoxville, we described it like this: "it's like today's modern woman, pretty and feminine on the outside,...

WHAT TO GET YOUR MAN FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

IN THE EVENT THAT GIFT RECEIVING IS HIS LOVE LANGUAGE

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There are many ways to go about celebrating Valentine’s Day. Relationship or not, our preference usually involves champagne, pizza (this is a judgement-free zone, ok?) and a night in. But…

Veuve Clicquot Polo Match in Los Angeles.

UPCOMING EVENTS WORTH TRAVELING FOR

WINTER / SPRING 2017

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CLICQUOT CARNIVAL Miami, FL | March 4, 2017 Veuve Clicquot celebrates Carnival at Museum Park overlooking Biscayne Bay in Miami on Saturday, March 4.  You can expect a day full…

Stylish rainy weather gear.

RAINY DAY NECESSITIES

THE ONLY TIME WE REMEMBER THAT WE NEED TO BUY AN UMBRELLA IS WHEN WE’RE CAUGHT IN THE RAIN WITHOUT ONE

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Considering the fact that it has basically been raining all over the entire country these past several days, we figured now is a good time to check our rain gear…

Casa Tua restaurant in Miami.

THE BEST DATE-NIGHT RESTAURANTS AROUND THE U.S.

MAKE YOUR VALENTINE’S DAY RESERVATIONS NOW, GUYS

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Valentine's Day is less than one month away, which means that if you plan on going out for dinner, you should make reservations, like, yesterday. While we have mixed feelings...

#ADULTING: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BUYING ART

WHEN YOU HAVE CHAMPAGNE TASTE ON A BEER BUDGET

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Let us first make it clear that we are by no means experts in buying or collecting art. Quite the opposite, actually. But in this process of life we like...

A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

LOOKING BACK AT 2016 AND WHAT LIES AHEAD

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While 2016 has certainly had its ups and downs, I can't help but think of it as a *special* year for us here at The Hollyday. After nearly a year of...
A delicious, festive and easy holiday cocktail recipe.

WHAT WE’RE SIPPIN’ ON: A CHRISTMAS KIR ROYALE

IMPRESS YOUR HOLIDAY GUESTS WITH THIS EASY BUT FESTIVE COCKTAIL

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Is it just us, or does anyone else have a tendency to over-commit during the holiday season? Don't be fooled, we love a good excuse to throw our routines by the...
Visit the famous Wynwood Walls in Miami.

EVENT GUIDE: ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

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Every December, thousands of people flock to Miami for the American show of Art Basel, the world's premier modern and contemporary art festival, bringing together people of the art world...
Five travel apps that make planning your trip a breeze.

FIVE APPS TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR TRAVELS

CHEAPER AIRFARE, BETTER HOTEL RATES AND TRUSTY RECOMMENDATIONS

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SKYSCANNER Skyscanner is our favorite app to use when it’s time to book a flight. It scans thousands of airlines and travel companies to give you the best results, narrowed…

What to pack for Art Basel Miami Beach.

WHAT TO PACK: ART BASEL EDITION

EVERYTHING WE’RE PACKING FOR MIAMI BEACH’S HOTTEST WEEKEND

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We are so excited to be heading down to Miami this weekend for Art Basel! While we are no strangers to Miami, this will be our first Art Basel experience…

Recipe ideas for your Thanksgiving feast from The Hollyday's favorite food blogs.

OUR FAVORITE RECIPE RESOURCES

FOR ALL YOUR LAST MINUNTE THANKSGIVING NEEDS

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We like to think we’re knowledgable about the topics on which we cover here on The Hollyday, but when it comes to the kitchen, we are definitely not experts.  So…

How to survive election night.

ELECTION DAY SURVIVAL TIPS

LET’S PUT OUR POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS ASIDE AND ALL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER

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No matter whether you’re #WithHer or you’re on #TeamTrump, we’re all likely to need some form of self-medication tonight, as the results of one of the most contested elections in history…

Santa Monica boutque hotel

HOTEL REPORT: PALIHOUSE SANTA MONICA


A GLIMPSE INTO THIS RELAXED, RESIDENTIAL-LIKE RETREAT

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We first discovered Palihouse Santa Monica while doing research for our L.A. City Guide (which is coming soon, btw!). We were intrigued by it's quirky-looking interiors and charming facade. The more...

WHAT TO PACK: A WEEKEND IN THE MOUNTAINS

EVERYTHING YOU’LL NEED FOR A WEEKEND SPENT WITH MOTHER NATURE

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A few weekends ago, we were woods deep in the Great Smoky Mountains, posted up in this cabin for a few days which consisted of nothing but hiking, grilling, watching football, and enjoying bottles…

THE TRAVEL ACCESSORIES TO INVEST IN NOW

BECAUSE THE LAST DAY (GASP!) OF THE SHOPBOP SALE IS AS GOOD AN EXCUSE AS ANY

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Our morning routine pretty much consists of the following: wake up, check email on phone, read theSkimm, walk the dogs, make coffee, feed the dogs, pour cup of coffee and sit…

WHAT WE’RE SIPPIN’ ON:
LAVENDER LEMONADE ROSÉ SPRITZER


LETS ALL HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE AS WE POUR OUR LAST GLASSES OF THIS SEASON’S SUMMER WATER

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Call us basic, but rosé is our adult beverage of choice in the summertime.  But now that Labor Day weekend has come and gone, our rosé supply has begun to dwindle…

WHAT WE’RE SIPPIN’ ON: PROSECCO AND POPSICLES

INSPIRED BY THE CONRAD HOTEL’S LOOPY DOOPY ROOFTOP BAR

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It's Thursday, and we're thirsty.  It's also August, which means we have to do what we can to stay cool in these 95 degree temps.  But fall is right around the corner and...

HOTEL REPORT: THE VICEROY SANTA MONICA

GET THE LOOK OF KELLY WEARSTLER’S STUNNING DESIGNS

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It's safe to say that traveling is one of our biggest sources of inspiration for just about everything.  For us, when we travel, we walk around with our eyes open...

THE HOLLYDAY BOOK CLUB: SUMMER EDITION

NOT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER READING LIST

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We’ll admit, summer so far has been pretty busy for us over there at The Hollyday HQ (you know, finally launching our website, throwing ourselves a party, etc.).  So we haven’t…

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SAFETY TIPS

A PART OF OUR TRAVEL SMARTER SERIES

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With recent health and safety concerns causing the U.S. State Department and other countries to issue travel warnings, it’s important now, more than ever, to travel smarter, no matter where…

THE HOLLYDAY LAUNCH PARTY

CELEBRATING IS KIND OF OUR M.O., SO WE THREW OURSELVES A PARTY, NATURALLY

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Thanks to everyone who came out to The Hollyday Launch Party last week! In true Hollyday fashion, we don't miss an opportunity to celebrate with friends, good food, libations and...

OUR FAVORITE COFFEE TABLE BOOKS FOR SUMMER TRAVEL INSPO

IF YOU CAN’T BE ON THE BEACH, AT LEAST YOU CAN READ ABOUT IT

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Summer travel inspiration is everywhere on social media.  We could look at dreamy images of the Caribbean, Capri, Lake Como, Cannes, Mallora, and more all day on Pinterest.  (Our own…

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KEEP IN YOUR CARRY-ON


TO HELP MAKE THE FLIGHT A LITTLE LESS MISERABLE

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There’s nothing worse than being miserable on a plane flight.  Whether there’s a screaming baby on board, your neigbor won’t stop sneezing, the wifi isn’t working or the plane is…

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Father’s Day…  our favorite time to celebrate our Dads, thanking them for all that they’ve done for us, and apologizing for all we’ve done to them (namely, giving them gray…

HOW TO SNACK ON THE GO


FEATURING SAKARA’S CLEAN BOUTIQUE: A.K.A. YOUR NEW VIRTUAL PANTRY

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You know the drill.  Your flight leaves in three hours; you’re still packing, throwing last minute items you don’t need in your already full suitcase (just in case), and going...
Festival Season Attire

COULDN’T CATCH COACHELLA?

THE OTHER MUSIC FESTIVALS YOU SHOULD ATTEND THIS YEAR

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Despite what your Instagram accounts may suggest, Coachella is not the only music festival in existence.  Festival season has really just begun, so don’t put your fringe crop tops and...