Admittedly, I find it hard to travel being so busy with SHHHOWERCAP. However, I've made it more of a priority over the past two years. I prefer long, far away, mind expanding trips. We're making more of an effort for three day weekends away to our favorite spots. It’s so important to get out of the city to explore new things. Incredibly important in my journey as CEO + Founder.
I literally just came back from vacation in Miami and had the best time at The Standard Spa (40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach; +1 305 673 1717). I chilled and basically opted for every service they offer. The body scrub was my absolute favorite. And, the acupuncture gave me a zen on the first day that I’ve never experienced anywhere else. The pool is so chill and I spent most of days there just laying and reading books. I decided to travel solo this time in order to spend some quality time with myself and no one else. There’s such a value in trips like this to reconnect and reflect. I got so much from it. I am going to make it an annual thing.
I lived in Paris for an exchange program when I was a 10 year old girl. So, the city will always have a very special place in my heart. There’s something about spending time immersed in another culture when you're young. I feel so fortunate to have had that unique experience with some of my best childhood friends.
Now as an adult, I try to get there at least once a year. I always make a stop at Merci (11 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris; +33 1 42 77 00 33) for the best shopping and household goods. I’d recommend croissants, but honestly you could get one from any random cafe and it would be stellar. Our stay is always made even better by Hotel Amour (8 Rue de Navarin, 75009 Paris; +33 1 48 78 31 80). They have the sexiest rooms that are each designed by a different artist. The spot is especially fantastic because it is located in the coolest up and coming neighborhood of Paris — Pigalle.
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Our trip last year to Jaipur, India was life changing and it is now one of my favorite places in the world. They call it “The Pink City” because the entire city is painted the most perfect dusty rose. Its beyond instagrammable and every street has a memory to be made. We stayed at 28Kothi (House no. 28, Shivaji Nagar, Civil Lines, Jaipur; +91 76658 34022), an impeccably designed boutique hotel with even better hospitality. A must stop for shopping was Jaipur Modern (51, Dhuleshwar Garden, Sardar Patel Marg, Panch Batti, C Scheme, Jaipur; +91 141 411 3000) — think the Opening Ceremony of India to pick up unique designers that we would never find anywhere else. And, off the beaten path in the back of a major market is a hidden gem of a textile store. Here you can customize your own silk button shirts, lingerie sets and basically design anything you want from any fabric in the place custom tailored to you! They make it and deliver to your hotel that day. This is where my luxurious long black silk changing robe (and matching PJ set long and short) is from. Such a special thing to come back with. Phillip Lim was also randomly shopping there when we popped in — imagine crossing his path all the way on the other side of the world? Disorienting. It was such an incredible coincidence. And, I guess truly a testament to the quality of the goods! Last but not least, there are palaces everywhere. Palaces! My favorite memory was watching the sunset on our last night at Rambagh Palace (Bhawani Singh Rd, Rambagh, Jaipur; +91 141 238 5700) where we watched the sunset and the most regal peacocks just casually wander around the grounds. Such a beautiful way to end a trip.
No matter where I go, I always have to bring my pink Away suitcase. I’m notorious for overpacking (aren’t we all) and I’m always shocked at how much it expands to fit my clothes plus anything I decide to come home with from my trip. And, I never leave home without my Slip Silk sleep mask for necessary shuteye on the plane and combating jet lag.