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Kim Chin's trip to Iceland Travel

Vicarious Vacation: Our Print Director’s Trip to Iceland

Try as you might, sometimes you can’t get away. Whether it’s because your PTO bank is low or your bank account is, a holiday isn’t always on the horizon. When beset by a deficit of vacation days, it’s fun to live vicariously through your well-traveled pals.

This week we’ve been poring over the stunning pics of Nordstrom’s print design director, Kim Chin, who just returned from Iceland. We can practically feel the chill coming from her cool shots of this Nordic land famed for its hospitality, its geologic landscape and for giving the world Bjork (takk!). Find out where to dine, stay and swim, plus what to pack.

SEE HER PICS AND TIPS

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Beauty Interviews Makeup Skin Care Travel

Beauty Packing List: Here’s What Almost 30 Podcaster Krista Williams Is Taking on Tour

Wellness and lifestyle blogger/podcaster Krista Williams is ready to go on tour: “I’m all about growth, learning and transformation, so having the opportunity to be surrounded by new environments, people, places and things fills me up.” She and her Almost 30 podcast cohost, Lindsey Simcik, have packed their bags for a whirlwind trip across the country, where they will have a chance to meet their enthusiastic listeners and share insights on health, wellness, spirituality, relationships and careers.

It came as no surprise to us that Williams, our most trusted lifestyle guru, is also a masterful traveler. Her packing tips and pre-flight health rituals teach us that turbulent travel can be avoided with simple preparation. Ahead of her tour, we caught up with Williams to get the nitty-gritty on how she stays organized, calm and moisturized while jet-setting. As usual, she keeps it 100.

HERE’S WHAT TO ADD TO YOUR PACKING LIST

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Clayquot Wilderness Resort Style Travel

Jet Set Go: 5 Luxury Eco Resorts and What to Wear There

Getting back to nature can be gritty, if that’s your thing. Or, as these carefully considered eco resorts show, it can be pure, pampered bliss. Within their gorgeous and distinct settings (such as the rocky Newfoundland coast, the mountains of Montana, the Utah desert) these destinations offer unparalleled luxury, catering to their guests while caring for Mother Nature.

Here are five top eco destinations, plus the perfect packing lists.

GET READY TO GO ECO

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Beauty Makeup Skin Care Travel

Beauty Packing List: The Music Festival Edit

This weekend, we’re road-tripping to Indio Valley for music and dancing in the California desert. It’s festival season, which means that between the pool parties and star sightings, there’s relentless sunshine, sweaty dance-offs, late nights and dehydration to consider while packing. And of course, you’ll want to make sure you’ve included lots of sunscreen.

Ahead, we’ve compiled a packing list of desert beauty essentials you’ll need so that you can keep your focus on Queen Bey.

YOUR BEAUTY PLAYLIST

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Casa Torgugas, Isla Holbox Style Travel

Jet Set Go: What to Wear and Do in Isla Holbox and Marrakesh

If you’re going to get away, go far. We surveyed some of the most well-traveled people we know to find out which destinations left the biggest impressions. Two places kept coming up: Isla Holbox and Marrakesh. These sandy locales are indeed unlike anywhere else, and offer unexpected pleasures and time-tested leisure.

Here are our travel pros’ tips for what to do and what to pack. All that’s left for you to do is book your flight.

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Beauty Travel

Vacation in a Bottle: Aerin Lauder’s New Scent Evokes a Tropical Paradise

Photos courtesy of Estée Lauder

“If you’re in Seattle or London or New York and you can’t actually get away, one sniff of this perfume will transport you somewhere beautiful … and warm,” promises Aerin Lauder about her new fragrance, Hibiscus Palm. Considering the grey skies overhead, we’ll try anything. But this prettily packaged perfume, which celebrates far-off destinations, white sand beaches and sweet-smelling coconut, happily sates our winter wanderlust. It’s like sunshine in a vintage-inspired bottle, a perfumed antidote to the cold and slush outside.

To celebrate the launch of Hibiscus Palm, Aerin was joined by Julie Sariñana, Helena Glazer Hodne and Tina Craig for yoga, massages and trips to the cenotes in Tulum, Mexico—the sort of palm-fringed paradise evoked by her latest exotic fragrance. After a few days spent luxuriating on what would be our dream vacation, Aerin sat down with our National Beauty Director Marynell Maddox to talk about Hibiscus Palm, what makes it so special and the special way she learned to apply her perfume from her grandmother, Estée.

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Beauty Makeup Skin Care Travel

In-Flight Beauty: The 10-Step Korean Skincare Routine

Frequent flyers know that a lot can happen between takeoff and touchdown. Recycled air is dehydrating, sleep schedules are disrupted and getting from point A to point B on time? Sometimes impossible. Though we can’t promise zero turbulence, we can relieve your otherwise irritated and puffy skin with tailored, in-flight pampering, all TSA-approved and ready to fly.

This time, we’re headed to Pyeongchang for the Winter Olympics—and to pick up some of the most innovative beauty items in the world. To mark the occasion, we’ve stockpiled our carry-on with our favorite Korean skincare brands for an in-flight redux of the infamous 10-step routine, at 35,000 feet high.

SEE THE STEPS

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Interviews Men’s Fashion Travel

The Wrinkle-Free Travel Suit We Made Just for You

Whether traveling across town, from coast to coast or to another country, the eternal question for the commuter is, “How do I arrive at my destination looking crisp and polished?” Our designers were tasked with reinventing the classic suit for the man on the move, taking their cues from the small army of Nordstrom employees who routinely fly to L.A. and New York, even Europe and Asia. (It goes without saying that you can’t show up to Pitti Uomo looking like a slob.)

The result is a next-generation travel suit that’s lightweight, wrinkle-resistant, breathable and, yes, stylish. Lead designer Ryan Guinn took a few minutes away from the European leg of Men’s Fashion Week to talk us through the highlights and features of his favorite new suit.

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Beauty Makeup Skin Care Travel

In-Flight Beauty: From the Coast to the Slopes

Frequent flyers know that a lot can happen between takeoff and touchdown. Recycled air is dehydrating, sleep schedules are disrupted and getting from point A to point B on time? Sometimes impossible. Though we can’t promise zero turbulence, we can relieve your otherwise irritated and puffy skin with tailored, in-flight pampering, all TSA-approved and ready to fly.

Today’s in-flight regimen is designed for snowy summits. Here, we take you from cabin check to final descent with a streamlined routine that doubles as an après-ski drink for the skin.

BON VOYAGE AND BEAUTY TIPS

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GREY Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2017 Style Travel Video

GREY Jason Wu Goes to Hong Kong with Caroline Issa—Plus His Upcoming Capsule Collection with Diane Kruger

One of our favorite things about fashion is its ability to transport the wearer—in time (historic, seasonal) and in place (environment, geography). When we think of it that way, a dress seems like a small price to pay to be lifted out of our everyday existences whenever we choose. Wear a mod sheath and go to a galactic future, while a peasant blouse seems to occupy the pastoral past.

Jason Wu masterfully designs to send his customers on adventures. His sibling collection, GREY Jason Wu, caters to the modern city dweller, the kind of women he knows and regularly dresses. And the campaign for GREY’s pre-fall collection occupies a particular locale: Hong Kong, that Pearl of the Orient. For the shoot, Jason asked his pal and collaborator, Caroline Issa, to style the colorful, contemporary collection in the city’s retail-heavy Central district, largely on Stanley and Wellington Streets.

We spoke with Jason about his pre-fall designs and his upcoming collection with actress Diane Kruger (at Nordstrom in November!). He also shared a behind-the-scenes video of the Hong Kong shoot. We can’t wait to go.

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