I rang up my divine pal Samantha Marcus Yanks, the fabulous fashion and accessories director at Gotham/Hamptons/Los Angeles Confidential magazines, to chat about her upcoming trip to Morocco and find out what she plans to pack.
The divine Samantha Marcus Yanks!
Samantha: There’s nothing worse than getting to a vibrant spot like Marrakech with a suitcase full of New York’s ubiquitous black clothing. It’s a vacation, it’s an escape and it’s a time to get lost in the colors and textures of the city. For me, that means a suitcase packed with eye-catching colors and versatile pieces.
A colorful tote from Roberta Freymann: “Pint size in your suitcase, these totes seem to endlessly expand as I shop.”
Emilio Pucci headscarf: “These make vacation hair look so much cuter than a ponytail.”
Smythson of Bond Street jewelry roll: “When I leave NY, it’s empty; when I return from Marrakech, it’s brimming with treasures from the markets.”
Eres bikini: “Timeless and chic, and the fit is perfection.”
Sachin and Babi caftan for Ankasa: “The detailing on these is stunning: delicate for day, elegant for evening.”
Christian Louboutin sandals: “Mr. Louboutin often looks to Marrakech for inspiration, which makes these the perfect sandals in which to explore the city.”
A Magaschoni wrap: “It’s a travel blanket and scarf with a pop of color.”
Madeline Weinrib Atelier: “I am mad for Madi Weinrib’s gorgeous ikat creations, perfect for packing to tropical climes.
Hermès travel pouches: “A place to store all the loose items in your carryon for the plane, and they are so stunning that they double as clutches in the evening.”
These super-chic Hermès cosmetic bags will carry you through the evening as clutch bags.
Chanel sunglasses: “The light horn color ones pop against nicely tanned skin.”
Gorgeous shades from Chanel round out an outfit.
Enjoy the weekend! I am planning my own packing for an early May trip to Egypt, Dubai, Oman and Jordan.