The polar vortex has rendered even the most winter-loving New Yorker desperate for warm sunrays. It’s time for a “get out, thaw out, chill out” mission. Take only the bare necessities. Blue Claw Co. canvas and vegetable leather Catalina Weekender makes the getaway a breeze to prepare for. Like keeping your travel companion classic? Fill up the Hampton Duffel with all the weekend escape must-haves.
Both available at Sands Point Shop, Port Washington, (516) 767-2970
Slip ’n Slide
When running away to an island in the sun leave the shoe collection home and sport the one style that’s appropriate no matter what the occasion may be. Prada laceless sneakers keep shorts and a tee looking casual and easily transition to complement linen pants for dinner on the beach. Don’t worry about swapping flip-flops for boots once you hit JFK, the suede composition keeps things toasty north of the equator.
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Walt Whitman Mall, (631) 350-1100
Light as Air
Dodging frigid winds and welcoming warm breezes is the only way to survive the next couple of months. Pack light and carry layers. Vineyard Vines Classic Polo plus Fish Swirl swimming trunks is preppy, yes, but the lightweight, breathable fabrics designed for varying temperatures of the New England coast are just as handy in Caribbean climes. Keep a light Harbor sweater in tow for the post sunset cool down.
All available at Renee’s, Mattituck, (631) 298-4223