Travel

Well, Spring Break week is over, but thankfully we have the weekend because the lovely ladies at Ampersand Design Studio are taking us around the world. I met Morgan and Carrie at Alt Summit earlier this year, after months of building our friendship online. Truly their beauty and talent is contagious; and I am obsessed with their online shop, especially their namesake Ampersand Poster.

For their dream “Spring Break”, Morgan is going to Positano, Italy with her “insanely supportive and patient husband who deserves a vacation” — one that she doesn’t bring her laptop on (Don’t all of our husband deserve that!). And Carrie is packing up her husband and little boy to head to The Caribbean. It would be their first big trip with their son!

“A couple of years ago, my husband and I took a vacation to Italy and one of our stops was Positano! It was absolutely the most relaxing, beautiful place to spend a few days exploring, lounging on the beach, and eating lots of fresh seafood. I would do just about anything to escape my crazy to-do list and be back there right now! Here is my dream wish list of the things I would be tossing in my bag!” -Morgan

“I’d love to go to the Caribbean because I would love nothing more than to sunbathe at the beach and do nothing at all. My life has been so hectic and crazy lately so some R&R would  be perfect!” -Carrie

As talented designers, you’d expect these girls to have good taste. And they do! Check out what their each packing below.

Morgan’s suitcase:

1. // Scalloped halter bikini
2. // Turquoise leather journal
3. // Platforms
4. // Mint candy apple nail polish
5. // Beach tote with neon yellow straps

 

Carrie’s suitcase:

1. // Swimsuit
2. // Sunglasses
3. // Cover-up
4. // Sandals
5. // Orla Kiely bag

 

// Postcard photographs on Getty Images via Cutlass & Cane and Wikipedia