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Senior Living

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Luxury Living

14 Saving For Retirement 26 Destination Vacations

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32 Local Event Guide 45 Travel In Style 46

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RETIRE WITHOUT CHANGING YOUR LIFESTYLE

Today’s upscale senior communities offer “resort style living” which is hospitality-oriented and resembles a 4-star hotel or cruise ship rather than a hospital or retirement home. Amenities Some of the more luxurious communities at the deluxe level even feature lively bars with chandeliers and overstuffed pillows. More standard amenities include:

Activities: Education and Entertainment, Fashion shows, Lectures from retired professors and various social and cultural events which are all examples of regularly planned activities for residents at higher-end facilities. In urban settings, planned outings to the city for museums, art galleries or theater visits are frequent occurrences as well. Grounds-keeping: Luxury communities are beautifully designed on the outside as well, from gardens to ponds to putting greens and walkways. Many include well-appointed courtyards for residents to socialize, relax, or enjoy a meal. Concierge Service: Offering ‘Concierge Service’ is what makes a Senior Living community a Luxury one. Similar to a hotel concierge, a resident can use the Concierge to arrange hotel flights or tickets to events, a service that makes these luxury communities clearly more desirable to prospective residents and their families. 4

Modern Therapies: Assisted living communities offer personal care to their residents, and the best communities often offer top notch therapy on top of standard care. In addition to specialized pet and physical therapy, upscale communities often also provide top notch occupational therapy, and music therapy, and always from trained and certified professionals. Residences: The kitchen is the focal point of any home and it’s no different when looking at the residence at an Assisted Living community. A standard assisted living apartment has a kitchenette, traditionally including a mini-fridge, a microwave, and a small amount of cabinet and counter space. The luxury assisted living residences feature full kitchens and appliances plus top of the line finishes, like granite counter tops for instance. (. . .continued on page 6)


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Dining: An upscale senior living community will most likely retain a registered dietitian on staff and employ experienced chefs who serve gourmet meals. Choice and variety are crucial for the success of a kitchen at a luxurious community and most have more than two restaurants within the community, each with their own menus. Personal Fitness Trainers and Recreational Facilities: Recreation rooms are always available to use at the residents’ convenience, with computer labs, fitness rooms and cinemas. Fitness programs supervised by physical therapists and personal trainers are also kept on staff by any upscale community. High-end assisted living communities also provide full service spa treatments, beauty salons for the women and barbershops for the men. Additionally, no luxury assisted living community would be complete without a heated pool and spa, which are always popular with residents. Pet Friendly: Studies have shown that pet ownership has been shown to be beneficial to seniors, and more and more luxury communities are open to 6

allowing residents to have their pets on site. There can sometimes be limitations regarding the size and number of pets. They frequently provide pet care such as dog walking, nail clipping, grooming and litter-box changes as well as formal, certified pet therapy. Spacious Apartments: One can expect about 20% more square footage at a Luxury community (approx 600 sf versus 500 sf at a standard community). A Two bedroom apartment at an upscale community can be more than 1200 square feet. Clearly, senior living is not what it was years ago. And for the retiree with means, it can be a lively, active, and rewarding lifestyle full of growth and fun!


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LUXURY

LIVING IDEAS

Upgrading your home is only limited by your imagination and budget. Is it a luxury bath, fabulous kitchen, incredible master suite or home theatre that you desire?

KITCHEN Your kitchen is probably the heart of your home. This is where memories are made and shared as families love to congregate in the kitchen. The possibilities are endless. White is the most popular color for cabinetry but combining cabinet colors is the latest trend in kitchen design. Blues and greens are also becoming popular. Quartz is the latest for countertops and islands. Commercial-grade appliances, extra sinks and dishwashers all add to the luxury kitchen. Also popular are pizza ovens, appliance garages, warming drawers and under- counter refrigerators for wine and other drinks. If you have space, consider a butler’s pantry which acts like a second kitchen - great for caterers or just an extra space for food prep without disturbing the main kitchen area.

BATH For a luxurious bath, create a spa-worthy retreat. Consider heated floors and towel racks, a steam shower and a large soaking tub. Create a separate water closet for the latest in remote controlled toilets that feature a night light, bidet and self cleaning feature. Turn a great piece of furniture into your double sink vanity for a sophisticated look. And why not have a sofa and television for added ambiance. 8

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MASTER SUITE Add a mini-kitchen which includes a small fridge and coffee bar along with a sitting area so that you can enjoy your wine or coffee first thing in the morning or at the end of the day. Fireplaces are another nice touch for a romantic setting. If your home is equipped with gas, they are an easy addition.

LUXURY

LIVING IDEAS

MOVIE ROOM If you have a spare room, create your own private theatre with a high-definition flat screen tv, surround sound and theatre seating. A popcorn machine and fridge for drinks are nice additions. 10



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10 Year Countdown

To Retirement

Money See Where You Stand - It’s time to assess how prepared, or unprepared, you are financially for retirement. • Take a quick test: Assuming your retirement is about 10 years away, you want to have roughly seven times your current salary in savings, according to research from Fidelity. That puts you on the road to having about 10 times your final salary saved by retirement and maintaining your present standard of living. Retire before hitting 67 and you’ll need more saved; after, you’ll need less. • D . o a deeper dive: Plug your current numbers (such as earnings, savings and future pensions) into an online calculator to estimate your retirement income. Experts say you’ll need 75 to 80 percent of preretirement income to live well — debatable but a good starting point. • D . on’t despair: You have 10 years to act, by earning more, trimming expenses or delaying retirement. “Whatever you can do can only help,” says George Papadopoulos, a financial planner in Novi, Mich.

Save the easy way If you’re among the 82 percent of workers paid via direct deposit, save more by splitting your pay across accounts. Have your payroll department put part of each check into an online savings account, where it’s out of sight and out of mind. The direct-deposit users who split their deposits save up to $90 more per month than those who use another method to save, according to a recent study.

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Pad your nest egg If you already have significant savings in a 401(k), 403(b) or IRA, open a Roth IRA (in 2019 you can contribute up to $7,000 if you’re 50 or older), or put money into a regular taxable account. •

Why do it? You’re laying the groundwork for lower taxes later. Say you need a new roof on your house in retirement; If you take money from a 401(k) or traditional IRA, it is taxable as ordinary income, and you may end up in a higher tax bracket, explains Carolyn McClanahan, founder of Life Planning Partners. But you can pull your contributions from a Roth IRA tax free (earnings, too, if you’re at least 59½ and have had the Roth at least five years). You can also invest via a basic taxable brokerage account; when you sell securities, you’ll pay only (usually lower) capital gains taxes on the profits.

Pay down the mortgage The problem with a mortgage in retirement is that you may have to sell investments to cover payments. And sometimes that will be when the markets are down - the worst possible time to sell, says Shelley Giordano, chair of the Funding Longevity Task Force at the American College of Financial Services. Her advice: 1. In place of your monthly payments, make half payments every two weeks. Those 26 payments per year are the equivalent of 13 monthly payments, resulting in a faster payoff and lower total interest costs. 2. Got a tax refund? A bonus? A side job? Apply that to your principal. 3. Avoid refinancing your mortgage, since a new loan with a later payoff date means more of your monthly payment goes to interest expense, not an increase in your home equity. 4. Don’t use a home equity loan or line of credit for purchases. The new tax law makes that less attractive, says Giordano. And this is the wrong time to be growing your mortgage debt. 16

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Put new retirement savings to work Not sure where to invest additional money? Aim for growth, somewhere between a trip to Vegas and stuffing cash into your mattress. The sweet spot •. Balanced mutual funds: Seek a mix of stocks and bonds;

a 50/50 or 60/40 ratio of stocks to bonds is reasonable. • Target-date mutual funds: These balanced funds automatically adjust investments to lower risk as you age.

Conservative but sound • High-grade corporate bond funds • Money market accounts • U.S. government bond funds • Certificates of deposit and online savings accounts (See bankrate.com for Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.–insured banks offering higher rates.)

• Series I inflation-protected savings bonds (sold at treasurydirect.gov)

Work Prepare Your Plan B - Ask yourself these questions, and be honest. 1. Do I work in a stable and growing industry? 2. Do I work for a stable and growing company? 3. Is my heart still in it? Have you answered no to any? It’s time to update your LinkedIn profile and see what else is out there.

• Why do it: Only about half of workers cruise their way to a planned, voluntary retirement; the rest of us exit prematurely, often as a result of job loss or burnout. You still have time to regroup. “With 10 years to go, there is still enough runway to make a mark,” says career and retirement expert Nancy Collamer.

• .How to do it: You know the routine. Tell people who can help you. Sign up for job alerts on the go-to site in your industry. Browse the postings that interest you, and note the skills that employers are seeking.

• .Want to stay put? Get busy anyway. “Whether you drive a bus or work in a store or in a professional occupation, maximize your opportunities by building your capital,” Collamer advises. “Give talks or write articles to boost your profile, or take advantage of short-term training programs.” One option: Go to linkedin. com/learning and get online access to thousands of business, creative and technology courses for $30 per month.

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Miller, Mark and Powell, Robert, AARP (2019, Feb 6). Countdown to Retirement: 10 Years [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://www.aarp.org/retirement/planning-for-retirement/info-2019/10-year-countdown.html




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TRENDING LOCATIONS TO VISIT THIS YEAR

Destination

Vacations

If you are looking for an exciting and affordable travel destination, consider the following locations. 1. Hawaii is a tropical paradise loved by all. It offers a rich marine life, unmatched underwater experiences, gorgeous landscapes, volcanoes, and interesting history. Of the six largest islands, Maui has the state’s most beautiful beaches - some with white sand and others with red or black sand. Oahu has Hawaii’s largest city and capital, Honolulu, which is known for Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbor’s World War II memorials. The weather is perfect and there are endless opportunities for adventure. 2. Barcelona is both a beautiful city as well as a renowned beach town. It boasts a lively nightlife, lots of activities, and restaurants galore. There are amazing museums and galleries; Including the Picasso and Salvador Dali Museums, La Sagrada Familia, and other buildings by renowned architect Antoni Gaudi. Las Ramblas, the main walking street ends with a monument to Christopher Columbus honoring his discovery of the new world. 3. The Bahamas, which is made up of a series of islands, has the clearest turquoise water on the planet, as well as white sandy beaches.

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Underwater adventures abound dive for Spanish galleons, seek out the caves, or go sailing or fishing. The Bahamas offers a plethora of Ecotourism options, from bird watching to hiking. Nassau offers a few cultural sites like Ardastra Gardens and the Conservation center, in addition to being the capital city, but the Bahamas is great for island hopping as well. Or just pick one of the great resorts and relax at the beach. 4. Tel Aviv, known as the non-stop city, is a vibrant and exciting city on the Mediterranean Sea. It offers beautiful beaches, great cafes and restaurants, exciting night life and a 24 hour a day culture.

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DALLAS - FT WORTH NOVEMBER

NOV 1 | Dia De Los Muertos The City of Garland Parks & Recreation’s Dia de los Muertos celebration will feature a performance by Los Matachines and various student performances, from Mariachi to Ballet Folklorico and more. There will be bounce houses, food and craft vendors, cultural art show, and altar displays. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/dfw-nov1 NOV 8-11 | The Edge of Texas Join us for EDGE: The Texas Monthly Festival, a weekend full of onstage storytelling, live music, and access to exclusive interviews between Texas Monthly editors and some of the most influential people making waves in Texas and beyond. From fascinating conversations to artistic performances, explore culture alongside the National Magazine of Texas. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/dfw-nov8

DECEMBER

NOV 9 - DEC 31 | Holiday at the Arboretum The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents The 12 Days of Christmas, featuring twelve elaborate 25-foot-tall Victorian gazebos filled with the charming costumed characters, whimsical animals and winter scenes made famous by the beloved Christmas carol. Each 32

gazebo is encased in glass and extravagantly decorated on all sides to provide a dramatic, three-dimensional experience that adds to the “music box” quality. This beautiful setting is great for photo-ops and will look good in any Instagram feed! For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/dfw-nov9 NOV 29 - DEC 31 | Christmas in the Square Head out to Frisco Square for Christmas in the Square, the largest choreographed lights and music display in North Texas. Featuring over 175,000 lights and over 11.5 miles of wiring, this Christmas spectacle also has an outdoor skating rink and Christmas tree lot. The sheer amount of things to do at this festival makes it perfect for a family night in the city. The square even has snow flurries every 15 minutes on Friday and Saturdays! https://friscosquare.com/cits DEC 7 | Dallas Holiday Parade This festive parade, full of largerthan-life floats and spirited marching bands, travels through the streets of Downtown Dallas with over 450,000 onlookers, making it one of the largest parades in the country. The parade takes place on the first Saturday of December. http://bit.ly/dfw-dec7 (. . .continued on page 34)


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JANUARY

JAN 5 | The Color Purple THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South featuring a soul-raising, Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues. For more information visit: https://http://bit.ly/dfw-jan5 JAN 9 Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk The Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk is the perfect way to unwind in Plano’s favorite historic neighborhood. Get an early start to the weekend by sipping selected wines at your favorite shops throughout the Downtown Plano Arts District while enjoying live music, curated art exhibits and shopping discounts just for Wine Walkers. The Art & Wine Walk takes place on the second Thursday of every month from April to December with a unique theme each month. November is Neon Night. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/dfw-jan9 JAN 25 | Dallas Winter Whiskey Tasting Fest Take your taste buds on a flavor adventure at The Dallas Winter Whiskey Tasting Festival taking place Saturday January 25, 2020! 34

From Scotch, Irish, Single Malt and Blend to Bourbon and Rye… your taste buds will be in heaven as you sample dozens of amazing whiskey varieties. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/dfw-jan25

FEBRUARY

FEB 11 | Tchaikovsky Serenade The third concert of the Dallas Chamber Symphonys season, Tchaikovsky Serenade, led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, will send listeners on a musical journey. Tchaikovskys late-Romantic Serenade for Strings anchors this program, which also features groundbreaking works by two American masters. Samuel Barbers Serenade Op. 1, and Franz Waxmans Goyana Sketches featuring acclaimed pianist Kyle Orth round out the evening. For more info visit: https://www.dcsymphony. org/serenade-for-strings

MARCH

FEB 29-APR 12 | Dallas Blooms Dallas Blooms is one of the largest floral festivals in the Southwest, with over a 100 varieties of spring-blooming bulbs exploding with color and 500,000 tulips, plus hundreds of thousands of other spring flowers that will dazzle you. For more info visit: http://bit.ly/dfw-feb29

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MAR 6-8 | North Texas Irish Festival NTIF continues to be one of the largest Irish Festivals in the United States and its organizers have been recognized throughout the world for their dedication to preserving traditional Celtic cultures and providing a quality venue for all types of Irish and Celtic performers. For more info visit: http://ntif.org MAR 16 | St Patrick Parade & Fest Thousands of people flood the streets annually for this Dallas favorite St. Patrick’s Day event, which has been a March tradition for more than 35 years. The parade features more than 90 colorful floats that ride along Greenville Avenue. For more information please visit: www.dallasstpatricksparade.com

APRIL

APR 16-23 | Dallas Int’l Film Fest This week-long event is the largest film festival in Texas, bringing in respected filmmakers every year to present their work. Other activities include panel discussions and galas, making this festival a great spectacle for all independent film lovers. For more info visit: dallasiff.org APR 3-5 | Annual Arts Festival Festival attendees can stroll through displays of cutting-edge decorative arts and admire, commission, and purchase the works 38

of sculptors, muralists, jewelers, painters, leather and wood crafters, as well as other specialized fine artists, some of whom will be creating original pieces on the spot. Featuring 200 top-notch decorative and visual artists, 100 original bands and singer/songwriters performing from four different stages and two additional performance areas, The Artists in Motion Walk, and enticing foods and drinks. For more info visit: http://deepellumartsfestival.com

MAY

MAY 1-3 | Dallas Int’l Guitar Fest Dallas International Guitar Festival will feature feet of display space at Dallas Market Hall today, the Dallas International Guitar Festival celebrates 37 years of bringing guitar dealers, manufacturers, collectors, celebrities and music enthusiasts together. For more info visit: www.guitarshow.com MAY 15-17 | Main Street Fest Main Street Fest features craft beer tastings to the exciting Tap Talk Brew master Discussion Series to pre-festival craft brew and dining experiences. Guests can Texperience craft brews from more than 36 breweries across 15 states, boogie down to live music on three stages, sample delicious festival food and much more. For more info visit: 10times.com/main-street-fest (. . .continued on page 40)



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JUNE

JUN 1-2 | Las Colinas Home Show For four decades, the Texas Home & Garden Show series has provided home and garden products and services for consumers. These events are an incredible opportunity for businesses to connect with Texas homeowners. When you exhibit with Texas Home & Garden you position your company directly in front of consumers who are ready to buy. You will generate critical leads with motivated consumers. Exhibiting with us is also an incredible opportunity to demonstrate your products, debut new services and tap new markets. For more info visit: http://bit.ly/dfw-jun-hs JUN 5-7 | Taste of Dallas Taste of Dallas celebrates its 33rd year with dozens of interactive and engaging attractions and activities featuring over 200 chefs, restaurants, exhibitors, and sponsors. This Texas tradition is one of the largest and most anticipated events of the year, showcasing the best of what this larger than life city has to offer! For more info visit: tasteofdallas.org

JULY

JUN 17 - JUL 12 Frozen Broadway Musical A mysterious secret. A family torn apart. As one sister struggles with being an outsider and harnessing 40

her powers within, the other sets out on a thrilling adventure to bring her family together once again. Both are searching for love, but they’ll learn that to find it they’ll have to look inside themselves first. For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/dfw-jun17 JUL 4 | Dallas Freedom Fest Enjoy great food, music and fireworks during one of North Texas’s biggest Independence Day celebrations! As if the bright lights and great music aren’t enough ... don’t miss the hilarious fun of the Dachshund Dash right before the 5K starts. Party in the Plaza festivities will feature even more of all the family favorites of the past including a Community Stage with local dancers, singers and bands; a Children’s Expo, complete with jump houses, face painting, strolling entertainers and games; plus the Hometown Hero Exhibit, which showcases Frisco’s finest, the men and women of our Police and Fire departments, along with the equipment they use to help keep our community safe. For more info visit: http://friscofreedomfest.org

AUGUST

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the Indominus rex escapes and causes chaos in the park. Audiences will join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save Jeanie, an all-new dinosaur, from a terrible fate. Along the way, they’ll experience some of Jurassic World’s most iconic dinosaurs, including Blue the Raptor, Triceratops, Pteranodons, and the mighty T. rex. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/dfw-aug6 AUG 7-30 | Biloxi Blues The second in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon’s trilogy which began with Brighton Beach Memoirs and concluded with Broadway Bound. When we last met Eugene Jerome, he was coping with adolescence in 1930’s Brooklyn. Here, he is a young army recruit during WW II, going through basic training and learning about Life and Love with a capital ‘L’ along

with some harsher lessons, while stationed at boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1943. For more info visit: http://bit.ly/dfw-aug7

SEPTEMBER

SEP 3, 10, 17, 24 Cool Thursdays Concert Series The Dallas Arboretum will once again present Cool Thursdays, a concert series overlooking White Rock Lake on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. In addition to the cool view of White Rock Lake, attendees can bring picnics and beverages or purchase food from some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s favorite food trucks. The gardens are also open to stroll through before the concert to enjoy the floral displays.. For more info visit: http://bit.ly/dfw-sep3

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SEP 3-20 Amelie @ Firehouse Theatre Based on the acclaimed 2001 film, Amelie tells the magical and musical story of an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. When a chance at love comes her way, she realizes that to find happiness, she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner. www.thefirehousetheatre.com SEP 4-6 | Riverfront Jazz Fest For three days, the festival attendees will browse and shop through vendor booths, experience diverse foods and enjoy music performances. Produced by TBAAL, the Riverfront Jazz Festival promises to be one of Dallas’ annual major attractions for patrons, tourists and Dallas

citizens. For more info visit: www.tbaalriverfrontjazzfestival.org

OCTOBER

SEP 25 - OCT 18 | State Fair of Texas Held in historic Fair Park, the State Fair of Texas is the longest-running fair in the nation. From the famous Fletcher’s corny dog to the Texas Star Ferris wheel, the fair brings 24 days of family fun and entertainment to Dallas every fall. For more info visit: https://bigtex.com/ OCT 24 | Supercar Expo Show Come join us for the 3rd Annual SuperCar Expo! An indoor high energy exposition dedicated to passionate SuperCar enthusiasts. The SuperCar Expo is the first of its kind. Dealers & SuperCar owners will have their cars on display for this one-day event. Vehicles, Vendors and an Evening Wear Contest! Bring the entire family out on Saturday October 24, 2020. www.supercarexposhow.com/


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Travel in Style – by Bonnie Roseman

If there’s anything I’ve learned in my 35 years as a stylist, it’s to “carry on,” and by that of course, I mean take a carry-on bag! In order to make travel easier for my busy clients, I’ve spent years developing techniques to make traveling simple and fun. A carry-on bag is key to making your journey more enjoyable; no more hauling multiple bags, or worrying about losing your luggage, which can ruin your trip before you even begin! In my most recent trip abroad, I traveled to the Scandinavian countries before flying to Greece for a little sun in the Cycladic Islands. After that, it was off to Italy and over the Alps. All the while, I had just one bag with me. (. . .continued on page 47) 45


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To make the most of your luggage space, I suggest you wear your jeans and sneakers, and carry your leather jacket while you travel, to save space in your bag. Roll all items tightly! It saves space, and keeps everything from wrinkling. I usually prefer to stuff my undies and socks in my shoes. Select pieces with fabrics that can wash and hang to dry without needing to be pressed – it’s easier to keep things fresh and avoid using foreign cleaners that can be very expensive. Here are the basics for 6 weeks of traveling abroad across different climates. This short, gender-neutral list includes the basics for a great travel wardrobe. I recommend that your main wardrobe color for travel be black. It looks slimming on everyone, and doesn’t show dirt as easily. A few colorful tee tops can be added to give a little zip to your ensemble. All of these items will fit into your carry-on luggage and provide options for mixing and matching stylish looks while you see the world. You can then personalize your list by adding your toiletries, gloves, hat, or other essential accessories as needed.

TRAVEL WARDROBE Underwear 6 undergarments 6 pairs of socks Pajamas (your choice) Outerwear 2 tee shirts 2 button down shirts (one dressy, one casual) 2 pairs of pants (one jean, one black trouser) 1 pair of shorts 2 jackets (one leather, one raincoat) 1 cashmere sweater (pullover or cardigan) 1 bathing suit 1 basic black blazer (can be worn day or night) Accessories Scarves (colorful, lightweight) Belts (at least one black) Jewelry (a few pop pieces) 1 tie (traditional or bow tie) Shoes One heel or dress shoe One pair of flats (for day or night) One pair of sandals

Feel good, and look even better! Please contact me personally if you have any questions or would like to see my unique travel collection which can be dressed up or down. Bonnie@bonnieroseman.com | www.bonnieroseman.com | 917-209-0516 Bonnie Roseman Bio Fashion Designer. Style Consultant. Wardrobe Architect. The press has designated Bonnie Roseman as the ultimate fashion expert over the years. Featured on the NBC Today Show, People Magazine, and more, Roseman furthered her B-L-T brand by presenting her collection through the Home Shopping Network and Home Shopping Europe. Bonnie Roseman’s BLT has evolved into a full service boutique for women of all body types and lifestyles, featuring wrinkle-free fabrics and unique accessories that pack well and travel lightly wherever you go. Schedule with Bonnie and she’ll tell you all the secrets she’s been telling her clients for over 30 years. 47


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