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HOW TO TRAVEL LIKE A PRO

Founder of the uber-cool travel app, GLimpse Guides, Jordan Rhodes knows how to vacation in style. She shares her pro-tips below!

 
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Can you name your most magical spot?

I usually fall in love with every place I visit, and my idea of magical is getting to know an unfamiliar culture. From that perspective Haiti was a truly beautiful, eye-opening country, but if I were recommending a place that everyone would love, I would probably say the Amalfi Coast for the enchanting sunsets and leisurely indulgence. 

Still on your bucket list?

Every inch of the world! But hopefully I’ll get to see Morocco and Japan in the near future. 

Can you share your pro-packing tips?

I love packing cubes. Each of my three kids has their own color cubes so their clothes stay easily organized in suitcases and hotel rooms. At Glimpse Guides, we’re working on developing our own line of cubes this year which is really exciting. To avoid overpacking, I make a list of what the kids and I will wear each day. Then I pack the cubes starting with the last day so that Day One’s outfits are on top.

What are your top tips for staying sane when travelling with kid?

Loads - and I mean LOADS - of snacks and activity books (a well-fed kid is a happy kid). Car seats on airplanes for toddlers (so you can strap them in and they can easily fall asleep). And an open mind. Don’t make too many plans or be too scheduled - kids get exhausted more easily when traveling and you need to roll with it. 

What’s your signature travel look?

It depends where I’m going! My go-tos are Frame jeans, my Golden Goose’s sneakers, a button-down from Shirtini in Charleston or a white Cuyana t-shirt and Rick Owens blazer. Then I’ll add a Tom Ford tote and Mignonne Gavigan earrings for a pop of color. 

What are your go-to travel products?

I never leave without my de Mamiel altitude oil, a portable charging device, Goop Nerd Alert chewables (I don’t drink caffeine so just one half keeps me energized all afternoon), an energy essential oil by Umi, a hydrating lavender mist by ARCONA, Rimowa luggage, and our Glimpse app because I really love using the map to find nearby restaurants and activities. 


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HAVEN’S HOLIDAY WISH LIST

Dear Santa, we promise we’ve been good! Here’s our holiday gift guide should
you find yourself in Greenwich, CT.
Love, Corrie & Jennifer

 
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We love the holiday season! By now we’ve shopped for our loved ones, sent out our holiday cards and sorted the gift wrap. Now all that’s left is to write our own lists. We’ve spent days scouring our favorite fashion, jewelry, wellness and home brands for our ten most lust-worthy gifts (it’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!)


Jennifer’s list

La Ligne Lou Dress in velvet  $395  I love all things La Ligne. This dress =  swoon . Velvet, classic perfection - just the piece to take you through the party season.

La Ligne Lou Dress in velvet $395

I love all things La Ligne. This dress = swoon. Velvet, classic perfection - just the piece to take you through the party season.


Devon Woodhill for JL Rocks Moon and Stars Locket  $2990  Simple, modern and timeless. Love this aesthetic and the sentimentality of keeping your loved ones close.

Devon Woodhill for JL Rocks Moon and Stars Locket $2990

Simple, modern and timeless. Love this aesthetic and the sentimentality of keeping your loved ones close.


Vitruvi Stone Diffuser  $119  I fell in love with Corrie’s beautiful Vitruvi diffuser, and now I want one for myself. Fun fact: we diffuse the Boost blend during our Haven brainstorming sessions.

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser $119

I fell in love with Corrie’s beautiful Vitruvi diffuser, and now I want one for myself. Fun fact: we diffuse the Boost blend during our Haven brainstorming sessions.


Anya Hindmarch Bespoke Bookmark  $125  What could be sweeter than a handwritten message imprinted in gold foil on a leather bookmark? The perfect gift for all us bookworms!

Anya Hindmarch Bespoke Bookmark $125

What could be sweeter than a handwritten message imprinted in gold foil on a leather bookmark? The perfect gift for all us bookworms!


Winston Flowers Weekly Delivery  Price Upon Request  This weekly delivery service, from the chicest florist in Greenwich is the gift that keeps on giving.

Winston Flowers Weekly Delivery Price Upon Request

This weekly delivery service, from the chicest florist in Greenwich is the gift that keeps on giving.

Liberty London Long Silk Pajama Set  $475  Nothing screams luxury like a pair of silk jim jams. Plus, this season, pajamas are a legitimate party outfit. So maybe I’ll take these for a spin outside, too!

Liberty London Long Silk Pajama Set $475

Nothing screams luxury like a pair of silk jim jams. Plus, this season, pajamas are a legitimate party outfit. So maybe I’ll take these for a spin outside, too!


Manolo Blahnik Ribbon Satin Pump  $845  Navy, bows, Manolos...need I say more!

Manolo Blahnik Ribbon Satin Pump $845

Navy, bows, Manolos...need I say more!


White Company Cashmere socks  $49  These are so luxurious you may not see me till spring!

White Company Cashmere socks $49

These are so luxurious you may not see me till spring!


Taja Custom Candle  $60  Custom candles straight out of Miami. I heart the simple aesthetic and the ability to make the candle my own.

Taja Custom Candle $60

Custom candles straight out of Miami. I heart the simple aesthetic and the ability to make the candle my own.


The Confessions Game  $33  This game is designed to provoke seriously honest conversation! Am I brave enough to play it with my friends and family? Ask me after my third glass of Eggnog!

The Confessions Game $33

This game is designed to provoke seriously honest conversation! Am I brave enough to play it with my friends and family? Ask me after my third glass of Eggnog!


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Corrie’s list

 
Anine Bing Penny boots , $699  The buckles! The embroidery! The gold hardware! I’ve been dreaming about these boots for months. I’d pair them skinny jeans and an oversized blazer for ultimate rock chick vibes.

Anine Bing Penny boots, $699

The buckles! The embroidery! The gold hardware! I’ve been dreaming about these boots for months. I’d pair them skinny jeans and an oversized blazer for ultimate rock chick vibes.


J Crew cashmere-lined, tech gloves , $98  Hurrah for these classic go-with-everything gloves that allow me to use my phone without getting frostbite (for extra kudos, I’m getting them monogrammed).

J Crew cashmere-lined, tech gloves, $98

Hurrah for these classic go-with-everything gloves that allow me to use my phone without getting frostbite (for extra kudos, I’m getting them monogrammed).


Luxe gift box from Sugar Paper , $100  I fell in love with this brand when I lived in LA and I still buy all my stationery there. My hot choice is this super-chic monochrome gift box.

Luxe gift box from Sugar Paper, $100

I fell in love with this brand when I lived in LA and I still buy all my stationery there. My hot choice is this super-chic monochrome gift box.


Goop Exfoliating Instant Facial , $125  I am OBSESSED with this mask, which brightens and softens my skin like nothing else I’ve tried before. Well, if it’s good enough for Gwyneth...

Goop Exfoliating Instant Facial, $125

I am OBSESSED with this mask, which brightens and softens my skin like nothing else I’ve tried before. Well, if it’s good enough for Gwyneth...


Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon , $16.96  Renowned fashion illustrator Megan Hass brings a whimsical slant to the Chanel story in this divine coffee table book.

Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon, $16.96

Renowned fashion illustrator Megan Hass brings a whimsical slant to the Chanel story in this divine coffee table book.

Sakara’s 10 day reset kit , $195  This little box packs a big punch. As well as 20 recipes, it contains Sakara’s signature products such as their cult Beauty Water, Detox Bars and Life Source smoothie powder. All the more reason to indulge over Christmas…!

Sakara’s 10 day reset kit, $195

This little box packs a big punch. As well as 20 recipes, it contains Sakara’s signature products such as their cult Beauty Water, Detox Bars and Life Source smoothie powder. All the more reason to indulge over Christmas…!


Chinti & Parker, star hot water bottle , $175  The icy New England winter is no match for this cozy cashmere hot water bottle.

Chinti & Parker, star hot water bottle, $175

The icy New England winter is no match for this cozy cashmere hot water bottle.


Daisy Pave earrings , Asha $295  Local brand Asha wins my prize for the most covetable bling. I’ll be making a (glamorous) statement with these pavé earrings.

Daisy Pave earrings, Asha $295

Local brand Asha wins my prize for the most covetable bling. I’ll be making a (glamorous) statement with these pavé earrings.


Jonathan Adler, Muse blanc ceramic candle , $78  When this crisp, floral candle burns out, I’m going to repurpose it as a vase. Two gifts for the price of one!

Jonathan Adler, Muse blanc ceramic candle, $78

When this crisp, floral candle burns out, I’m going to repurpose it as a vase. Two gifts for the price of one!


Saloni , $695  Calling all magpies! This standout midi dress delivers the ultimate in holiday sparkle.

Saloni, $695

Calling all magpies! This standout midi dress delivers the ultimate in holiday sparkle.


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5 WAYS TO WINTER-PROOF YOUR CLOSET

Shop Haven’s new-season style picks and storage hacks. Trust us, your wardrobe will thank you for it!

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As we write it’s a bright, chilly morning in Greenwich, CT – and it’s about time. The fashion industry may have been showcasing new-season trends since early September, but who wants to stash their summer clothes or shop for chunky knits when it’s 70 degrees outside? A shift in season combines our two favorite things: fashion and organizing. Shop our favorites right off the page (there’s something for every budget!), then read on to discover the best ways to work them into your closet.

Before you start…

Already swapped out your summer clothes for winter? Skip to the next step (and pat yourself on the back for being so damn organized).

If you haven’t, set aside a few hours to review your closet. It sounds obvious but make sure you wash or dry-clean the items you’re storing (no one wants to unpack musty clothes in spring). Stash them in under-bed containers or transparent bins, and carefully label each one.

Now, onto your winter wardrobe. Fun fact: the average person wears 20% of their clothes 80% of the time. Which means you probably have waaaay too many clothes. Before placing each item in your closet take a moment to reassess. We always follow the 3F rule.

 

Does each item:

Fit?

If not, either schedule an appointment with a tailor, or donate/consign.

Flatter?

Life’s too short for clothes that make you feel anything other than your best self.

 

Function?

Can you create at least three looks with this item? While this rule doesn’t apply to your closet’s standout items (like cocktail dresses), you don’t want a wardrobe full of one-hit wonders.

 
 

If you’re struggling to part with certain items, we recommend the hanger test. Turn all the metal-hook part of your hangers to face you. Each time you wear an item, turn the hook to face the other way. After a month, check in to see how many hangers are still facing the original direction. Those are the clothes you need to have a long, hard think about.


Done? Great! Let’s crack on with HAVEN’s winter picks…


 
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Floral maxi dress

The lowdown

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This season the runways were in full bloom! So, it’s official: you don’t have to live in pants all winter long. A great maxi-dress is so versatile. Wear with heels or long boots for a polished look, or with sneakers and a belted cardigan for a low-key take. The higher your budget the more luxe the fabric (think silk and velvet). But knock-off versions are gorgeous, too, if you know where to look.

Oscar de la Renta (photo credit: vogue.com)


HAVEN hack

You’ll need to maximize the space in your closet. Use our favorite huggable hangers to create extra room. Depending on the fabric, you might get away with folding the dress in half and draping over the hanger. We also recommend keeping a portable steamer handy to iron out any creases.

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Luxe:

Veronica Beard, $795

 
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Less:

Zara $69.90


 
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Belt bag

The lowdown

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An unexpected addition but bear with us. A belt bag instantly updates any look. If you tire of wearing it around your waist, sling it over your head and voila! A mini cross-body bag. Two for the price of one (we told you to bear with us!)

Givenchy (photo credit vogue.com)

 

HAVEN hack

We love to make a visual statement with bags: not only does it pretty up a closet, but you’re far more likely to use what you can see. Shelf dividers keep smaller bags, like satchels and clutches, neatly lined up (pad them out with a dustbag or a bag shaper. HAVEN also loves accessory hooks . Clip them to your hanging rail for an easy, space-saving way to store bags (plus they’re great for belts, scarves and umbrellas, too).

 


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Luxe:

Yves Saint Laurent, $950

 
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Less:

Madewell, $60


 
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Knee length boots

The lowdown

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Straight or slouchy, classic or animal print, over pants or under a dress, a tall boot elevates any look. Our go-to? The block heel. It’s stylish and comfortable. Trust us when we say you’ll wear them forever.

Chanel (photo: vogue.com)

 

HAVEN hack

Depending on closet space we highly recommend these space-saving boot stackers. They keep tall boots in shape and prevent them wobbling over (our major bugbear – yes, the struggle is real). Also allow us to introduce you to cedar blocks – slot them into boots to keep them fresh and mildew-free.

 

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Luxe:

Altuzurra, $1495

 

 
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Statement jewelry

The lowdown

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Easily the quickest way to update your winter wardrobe. Chunky, sculptural accessories add a fresh take to any winter look. Wear either alone or layered with your favorite pieces.

Chloe (photo credit: vogue.com)

 

HAVEN hack

While we love necklaces, we loathe untangling them. Save yourself the hassle and invest in some good storage. We are huge fans of customizable Stackers jewelry trays. But if you’re short on surface space, go for a hanging option. And keep a jewelry polishing cloth nearby to buff up your bling.

 

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Luxe:

Chloe, $550

 
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Less:

Baublebar, $22


 
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The new knit

The lowdown

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The boy-meets-girl vibe dominated the fall/winter runways. Think feminine dresses
teamed with chunky fair isle sweaters (Erdem) and baggy grey knits sprinkled with rhinestone (Christopher Kane). At Tory Burch, a graphic knit and floral combo proved a major hit with the front row.

Tory Burch (photo vogue.com)

 

HAVEN hack

First, decide whether you’re Team Hang or Team Fold. If you’re the former, make sure you have the right hanger. Go for either padded or wooden and use our trick: fold the sweater in half lengthwise, position the hanger so the hook is facing the armpit then fold over the sides. You should end up with a perfectly hung sweater. If you have the space to fold (and we suggest no more than five sweaters in each pile otherwise they start to topple), a folding board is your new best friend. And we always stash a fabric defuzzer in the closet to take care of any pilling knitwear.

 

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Luxe:

Vince, $385

 
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Less:

Zara, $49.90


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Corrie & Jennifer