Fabulous! Festival – Travel Edition

Une femme is delighted to be hosting this go-round of the Fabulous! Festival. The theme for this Festival is Travel, and we received Fabulous submissions on many different facets of this topic. So many in fact, that we weren’t able to feature them all, but we thank everyone who submitted.

Meg at All About Appearances tells us in Travelling in Style why appearances are as important as comfort, and how to have both. In fact, check out her entire series on Travelling in Style; there’s beaucoup des conseils to keep you looking Fabulous on the move.

Fabulously Broke in the City gives some excellent advice about what footwear to bring and what to leave home in Travelling: Shoes, and helps bring out your inner McGyver in Things To Use in a Pinch When Travelling. And if you have trouble zipping your suitcase every time you pack, check out Travelling: Clothes to help pare down to essentials.

Icy at Individual Chic eschews boring touristy khaki and recommends some stylish Travel Wear.

D. Dottrey at STYLEnosh helps out with the number one travel mistake, overpacking. I’m going to bookmark LESSONS FROM OVERPACKING and review before our next trip!

Ashe Mischief at dramatis personae shares a recent Travel Trauma, and gives some great packing advice to avoid just such misfortunes.

Host Bee at Busy Bee Lifestyle offers some great no-nonsense tips about What To Wear on a Vacation to Paris. Oh la la, we love Paris!

Speaking of Paris, materfamilias has a nose for shoes like nobody’s business. In “My Shoes Wednesdays” she features two pairs that she picked up in Paris, here and here, and waxes eloquent about travel, Paris, and the allure of Louboutins.

Shoes, teacups or whatever unique trinket strikes your fancy, souvenirs are a great way to bring back memories of your journeys. Shopping for them can be half the fun, and needn’t break the bank. At Intelligent Travel, National Geographic Travel staffers reveal their favorite thrift stores around the world in Thrifty Souvenirs.

Not everyone is a Happy Wanderer. Some are afraid of flying, others have trouble sleeping in a strange bed. Tina Su at Think Simple. Be Decisive offers 3 Tips to Calm Anxiety which can help calm the mind and allow one to better enjoy the journey.

Catching a live performance is often on the agenda when travelling especially when visiting cities like New York and Las Vegas. Ruth at Buy Outside the Box says Cirque De Soleil is formidable, Art In Motion in fact.

On other topics:

Dealing with breast cancer or any other serious illness is a challenging and life-altering journey. Karen at Makeup and Beauty Blog shares Makeup and Beauty Tips For Breast Cancer Patients: Staying Beautiful Inside and Out!

Miss Janey at HATtastic is hosting the next Fabulous! Festival and the topic is–Surprise!–Hats.

Miss Janey sez:
“It’s all about the hats this edition! Do you wear them for fun or
only for practical reasons? Do you hate hats and refuse to wear them?
Do you like hats, but think you can’t wear them? Do you have advice
for people who think they can’t wear them? You’re invited to submit
all your fabulous posts on hats, including about church hats, hat
tricks, mad hatters, etc., etc.”

Deadline for submissions is November 23rd, and posts for consideration may be submitted here.

To those of you who are travelling for the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays or for any other reason, I wish you Safe Travels!

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  1. November 12, 2007 / 3:58 pm

    You’re very welcome. Thanks for participating!

  2. November 12, 2007 / 4:56 pm

    I’d also like to extend my thanks for including me in the festival! And thank you for hosting the Festival, as well.

    This is a lovely post– I’m anxious to read all of the included entries.

  3. November 12, 2007 / 6:50 pm

    Thanks for including my “less is more” travel rhetoric! Now maybe my friends will stop calling me crazy!

  4. Tina Su - Think Simple. Be Decisive.
    November 12, 2007 / 3:48 pm

    Thanks for including me in this edition. Much appreciated. 🙂

    Think Simple. Be Decisive. ~ Productivity, Motivation & Happiness

  5. November 12, 2007 / 11:56 pm

    Wow! I’ve just gone in from a weekend away and before I’ve even unpacked, of course, I’m checking my blogs. Have to take the dog out for a quick walk and when I get back in, I’m going to settle down with a cup of tea and check out all these great posts. Thanks so much for all the work you’ve done putting this together, Deja, and thanks for including me in such great company!

  6. November 13, 2007 / 10:49 am


    I am sure you want to be in London when you find out that the V&A is running TWO, not one, exhibitions on haute couture:

    Design and Photography at Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, and

    The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957.

    And both are free to see. 🙂

  7. November 13, 2007 / 1:47 pm

    Oh yes! If they’re still running next October it’s a definite possibility.

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