I'm an NYC-Based Editor Who Just Escaped to the Mountains—These Items Came With

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@gracejoshua13

Every holiday season, I retreat from my tiny apartment in SoHo and escape to Colorado to spend time with my family and get a much-needed change of scenery. This year, in particular, I couldn’t wait. I was spending my time in Colorado at The Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek, which is something I was most excited about. This hotel has such a special place in my heart, it's right near my grandmothers home and its the coziest boutique hotel. It was the perfect place for my Colorado getaway. Sharing big white robes and champagne with my sister was high on my list of priorities for my trip. Along with playing cards with my mother and grandmother, going to dinner and drinks with my two sisters, going on family outings to see a holiday version of Cirque du Soleil, and getting the best hydrafacial I’ve ever gotten at The Four Seasons Denver. What else could you ask for on a holiday winter vacation?

For all of the fun things on my very packed Colorado itinerary, I had to make sure I brought some of my best winter outfits with me. After all, the holidays are such a fun time for outfit planning. I wore a red minidress from Nana Jacquline with a large bow on the back so I looked like I belonged under the tree. I mean, how cute is that? Another favorite look I wore on my trip was an all-white ALO outfit with the coziest beanie ever and classic mini Ugg boots.

Keep scrolling to see the other fashion and beauty items that made it into my suitcase for this trip.

I swear by this serum. It goes everywhere with me. 

Good tights are hard to find, but these pass my test. 

I wore this dress to drinks and dinner with my sisters, and I cannot wait to wear it again. 

If you want to look glowy and hydrate your skin, this product is for you. 

My favorite powder ever, as it blurs your skin to perfection. 

I paired these with the ALO bodysuit below for a winter-white look. 

I just got this brow powder. I'm so into it. 

I wore this dress for the holidays and it was hit. 

I swear by this foundation. I'd never travel without it. 

I think I've found the perfect knit dress. 

A holy grail concealer. Trust me. 

This scent is one of my favorites and it comes with me wherever I go. 

The coziest sweats ever. Great for a travel day.