Summer months are the perfect time to do work on your home, but when the opportunity calls, there is nothing like a getaway to rejuvenate and refresh. Even if a trip is only for a long weekend, these tips will help make the packing process stress free and keep the trip as smooth as possible (remembering of course that sometimes that the most lasting of memories can occur when things don't go exactly as planned!). When visiting a city, if you forget your toothbrush or your umbrella, there is always a store just around the corner. From my experience, the only things that are crucial to remember are medications, extra contact lenses (if you wear them), and your cell phone and a charger. That being said, packing these items will help make your trip easier, more comfortable and a bit more stylish. And remember to keep your eye open for design — inspiration can strike anywhere.