From Local to Far-Off Destinations, Here’s What to Pack for Spring Break

Spring Dreaming

The Stylish and the Practical: It’s in the Bag

No matter how far your spring break plans take you this year, you’re going to need both stylish and practical essentials. Plus, if getting in shape and eating well is part of your pre-trip planning, the merchants at Hawthorne Plaza have you covered from head to toe.

The Swimsuit

 

The swimsuit… perhaps the quintessential and most difficult-to-choose vacation staple ever. Make your first stop Swimwear Solution. Trust us and their hardcore fans when we say that you’ll never shop department stores or online hoping to find the perfect swimsuit again.

 

With more than 8,000 swimsuits in stock, Swimwear Solution has all the latest styles in one-piece, two-piece, tankini, high-waisted and ruffled for all body shapes whether you’re a pear, apple, hourglass or rectangle. The hardest part won’t be finding a suit you feel amazing in, but narrowing down all your options.

 

How do they do it? Their associates are swimsuit “whisperers.” They get a feel for what you want to maximize (and minimize). They magically lead you to several suits that you’ll probably love and some you probably never would’ve considered. And, their dressing rooms? Bliss. No grocery store lighting or distorting mirrors.

 

Add a stylish sarong, cover up, hat and sunglasses and you’re not only good to go, you look phenomenal.

 

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The Dress

 

The right dress can take you from pool or beach side to dinner at the lake or on the coast. The name in resort wear is Lilly Pulitzer with the brand’s signature in florals, bright and muted colors for active and casual styles.

 

Get in a vacation state of mind with this season’s newest swimsuits, everyday dresses, golf and activewear, resort wear and mother daughter matching outfits (ridiculously cute for you and your mini me).

 

BROWSE ONLINE, SHOP OR PICK UP IN STORE

The Luggage

 

A luggage tag, a ribbon on the handle or even stickers. Travelers have a lot of hacks to try to identify their black bags from the hundreds of other black bags on the baggage carousel.

 

Those days are over with the new Briggs & Riley limited edition luggage in an eye-catching plum color. Briggs & Riley luggage is engineered for reality and backed by a true lifetime guarantee. Get yours with complementary monogramming at Bag & Baggage.

 

Whether your vacation is set or you’re planning for the future, Bag & Baggage has an impressive collection of curated products for safe traveling. Some favorites are hand soap toiletry sheets and hand-sanitizing wipes, portable sanitizing light devices, personal air purifiers, as well as essentials to keep you comfortable and organized.

 

CHECK OUT THEIR TRAVEL GUIDE

 

The Mani/Pedi

 

Manicures and pedicures are little vacations in and of themselves, but nothing beats the feeling of a pre-vacation mani/pedi. PAINT Nail Bar is the perfect place to start your relaxation vibe. Their fume-free environment is expertly designed with elegant decor, a large selection of premium products and accessories, and high sterilization standards to ensure the utmost perfection in aesthetics, comfort and cleanliness.

 

PAINT uses vegan and formaldehyde-free lacquers and only LED lamps for curing their water-based gel polishes.

 

Check out their newest line of quick dry polishes, just in time for spring break.

 

  • EMMA: the next generation of nail polish. It’s quick dry similar to gel finish, but can be removed at home with regular polish remover.
  • Dazzle Dry: a high-gloss polish dries in just 5 minutes.

 

INDULGE YOURSELF

 

Paint Nail Bar

Feel Good Food

 

Eat Fit Go

 

You’re busy, but eating well is important for feeling good and staying healthy. Grab Eat Fit Go’s convenient ready-to-eat meals made fresh every day. With premium high-quality ingredients and nutrition facts listed right on the label, they make it easier to eat well most of the time so you can have what you love on vacation. For high protein and fiber with no guilt, try their new pasta dishes featuring chickpea rotini noodles.

 

Eat Fit Go

 

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Nekter Juice Bar

 

 

Nekter is known for handcrafted juices, smoothies, and acai bowls that are natural, clean and always buzzing with the most energizing and nutrient-rich ingredients. For healthy on-the-go, try one of our cold pressed juices or take a 6-bottle vacation with a Nekter Cleanse.

 

 

START A CLEANSE OR GET YOUR FRUITS & VEGGIES IN

The Mixx

 

First things first: the Bahn Mi Salade is back. Yay! The menu is influenced by farmer’s markets and the coastal fresh food culture. Eat like you’re on vacation anytime at The Mixx.

 

The Mixx

 

The Mixx

 

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Get in Shape

 

Pure Barre 

 

Want to drop a few pounds or get in shape? If you’ve never tried barre workouts, try Pure Barre. You’ll love its effective total body barre workout focused on low-impact, high intensity movements that lift and tone your muscles to improve strength, agility and flexibility. Even better? It’s perfect for every body type.

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