Cynthia_Vincent

CYNTHIA VINCENT
Founder and designer of Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent (cynthiavincent.net),
Mom of Theanna (6)

THE DESTINATION
“I’ve taken Theanna on work trips with me since she was a baby. We’ve been to India, China, Mexico, and Vietnam, among others. Next we’re planning trips to Morocco and Egypt.”

Cynthia_Vincent_travel_list Protective Nourishment: Elizabeth Lavin; All others: Courtesy of Vendors


THE PACKING LIST
1. Dresses, t-shirts, and leggings for Theanna. “My mantra is layer, layer, layer.”
2. Caftans from her collection, American Apparel leggings, and a cozy Navajo sweater
3. Blanket and pillow for the plane
4. A good felt pen and sketch pad
5. iPod loaded with music from Frank Ocean, SBTRKT, Kenna, Santigold, Michael Kiwanuka, and The Duke Spirit
6. Stila tinted moisturizer with SPF
7. Smashbox Photo Finish primer
8. Protective Nourishment

THE TIPS AND TRICKS
1. “Take time to learn about your destination before the trip to get kids excited. We also try to master a few key phrases in the native language.”
2. “Stay on the kids’ schedule. Sleep on the plane at their regular bedtime so you arrive refreshed. Planning your flight around this is key.” 
3. “Don’t underpack, especially if you’re checking bags. It’s fun (and less stressful) to have lots of options when you get where you’re going.”

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PAT SMITH
Co-host of D: The Broadcast, speaker, philanthropist,
Mom of Jasmin (17), Rheagen (14), EJ (10), Skylar (9), and Elijah (2)

THE DESTINATION
“I love the ocean. My favorite place to be when I need to let down is near the water, so I can hear the waves. It’s the perfect setting to read, meditate, and pray. Family vacations are always planned on the water.”


Pat_Smith_travel_list M&Ms: Elizabeth Lavin; All others: Courtesy of Vendors


THE PACKING LIST
1. Books
2. A blanket and pair of socks for the plane
3. iPad loaded with Scandal and iPod with music and workout videos
4. Lots of gum and Peanut M&Ms
5. A hair wrap
6. Sundresses
7. Two pairs of big hoop earrings—one silver, one gold
8. A sun hat for the beach

TIPS AND TRICKS
1. “Use a standard packing checklist for all trips to make sure you don’t forget that belt or pair of socks that completes an outfit.”
2. “For kids, pack one pair of tennis shoes and one pair of sandals. No more.”
3. “Create an individual carry-on for each child that includes something to write with, something to read, and something to watch on the plane.”