I’m not sure about you, but my Instagram feed has been consisting of a lot of vacation photos. It’s hard to take one scroll without finding a picturesque shot on the beach or in a villa. My fellow editors have also started to take their vacation days, and I’ve been pulling inspiration from their outfit shots along the way. From matching With Jéan sets to vintage Pucci tops, my co-workers know their way around packing a fun set of looks for any destination. As I start to plan for my own vacation, I thought I’d ask my team for insight into their travel vibe.
Below, you’ll find their dream vacation destinations, shopping picks, and beauty products that must be packed in their carry-ons. If you’re looking for items to bring onto your next vacation or simply just need some inspiration for figuring out your OOO looks, you’ve come to the right place. Be prepared to take notes.
Dream Vacation: “Mexico! Specifically, Rosewood Mayakoba in Riviera Maya. I went there for my honeymoon, and it was the best resort I’ve ever been to, hands down. I think about it a lot.”
Dream Vacation: “My absolute dream is to stay on one of those little huts in the water in the Maldives. I love the ocean and fantasize about waking up right on top of it doing nothing but eating papaya and drinking margaritas for about seven days straight.”
Dream Vacation: “While I love to travel to far-off destinations, I’m holding off until more of the world has access to vaccines. That being said, I’ve been dreaming of escaping New York and traveling to local beach cities. With one recent trip to Montauk under my belt, I’m vying to go back before the end of the summer. It’s so charming and calm and has incredible restaurants. Basically, it’s the only place I want to be for the rest of the summer. Give me all the laid-back beach vibes—please and thank you.”
Dream Vacation: “The Aeolian Islands sit off the coast of Sicily and are basically a postcard for every stunning aspect of the Mediterranean: crystal-clear blue water, dramatic cliffs, and bougainvillea-covered terraces. I could easily see myself spending a week (or two or three) exploring the islands by boat and eating fresh seafood for every meal.”
Dream Vacation: “Take me to the picturesque and charming Amalfi Coast any day! I’ll enjoy fresh seafood and crisp wine while savoring the dramatic coastline and historic sites. Bliss!”
Dream Vacation: “I’ve dreamed of going to Isla Holbox in Mexico, specifically the Punta Caliza hotel. Step out of your hotel door directly into your own private pool? Oh, sign me up.”