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


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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.

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Assistant Editor

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Grace has always been a lover of all things fashion and beauty. Upon receiving her first degree in visual communications from FIDM in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and continued her education at LIM College, majoring in fashion media with a minor in society and culture. Grace has worked for PhotoBook magazine, Insider, and Harper's Bazaar. As a writer, Grace has had pieces published covering topics including racial justice, fashion, politics, and current events. During her free time, she loves wine tasting, creating content for her social media, spending time with friends, traveling to new places, and Pilates, and has a love for reality television, especially The Real Housewives. Grace is the person in your friend group everyone goes to for recommendations for the best place to grab drinks in NYC on a Friday night or the best hotels and restaurants to try when traveling to a new city. While fashion is her main love, she loves all things wellness and lifestyle as well. Her ideal sunday is brunching with friends then walking around furniture shopping and listening to a podcast. As the assistant shopping editor at Who What Wear, Grace loves finding the best buys out there for the WWW readers.