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packing for thailand

By Marlene | Published: 22. March 2014


Aaaand… we’re off to Thailand!

My first time there and I’m stupidly excited about seeing a new part of the world. Here are a few of the things I’m taking with me.

| Leather espadrilles from Lika Mimika. When heels don’t feel comfortable anymore, go for luxe flats, that’s my (new) motto.
| Kaftan from Rodebjer. I’m not really sure why I’m bringing anything else on the trip. This tent of a garment is so comfortable and airy, I’ll want to wear it every day.
| Hamam towels from Ottomania. They don’t take up a lot of room in the suitcase and work as a beach cover-up as well.
| Assorted coconut bangles. Because when else am I going to wear these? One that James brought back for me once from Fiji. I can’t remember where the other one came from.
| Pool sliders from Ancient Greek Sandals. Thanks for the tip, Jessie!
| Sunnies from Céline. Old, still golden.
| Bal D’Afrique from Byredo. The scent of summer.
| Passport holder from & Other Stories. Using this somehow makes flying feel that little bit more glamourous.
| Bikini from Princesse TamTam. Buying swimwear when six months pregnant (or in any situation) – not as horryfying as you expect when you let the women at Blush Berlin help you. Easiest bikini buy of my life.
| „Swimming Studies“ by Leanne Shapton. I’ve picked up the horrible habit of reading on my iPhone before going to sleep. Time to focus on printed letters again.
| Dress from the Isabel Marant x H&M collection. Maybe my friend was being kind the other day when she said that this dress actually looks better on a pregnant person than a non-pregnant one. I believe her anyway.

See you on Koh Yao Noi.

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  1. Mette
    Posted 22. March 2014 at 23:38 | Permalink

    Safe travels! We stayed on Noi at the Elixir two years ago and loved it. Just got back from Krabi on wednesday and I have to say Thailand is just amazing. Enjoy and lets see pics of the belly! Xox

  2. Cécile
    Posted 23. March 2014 at 11:52 | Permalink

    Oh i love Thailand! If you need shopping tips for Bangkok, check out my post:

    xx Cécile

  3. Peggy
    Posted 28. June 2014 at 19:06 | Permalink

    Hi Marlene,

    what sunscreen did you use for your face? I’m struggling with my research and you seem to be as fair as I am. Do you probably have a recommendation?

    Thank you and a lot of fun with little Arlo!

    • Marlene
      Posted 30. June 2014 at 10:31 | Permalink

      Hi Peggy! I used the Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense for a long time, but just before this holiday I discovered one which I like even better: Face Protection from Ultrasun. The only one I’ve found which is completely non-greasy and doesn’t give those pesky “sunscreen pimples”. I add a little bit of face serum on top for extra moisture. Have a lovely summer!

  4. Peggy
    Posted 30. June 2014 at 15:52 | Permalink

    Thank you so much!

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