What to pack for the honeymoon
These essentials will make the honeymoon as chic as the big day. -- Compiled by Brooke Showell
Happy Travels - Even after all that wedding-day makeup, you'll want to carry along beauty essentials to stay fresh-looking mid-air. Philosophy's "Happy Travels" set includes tiny, TSA-friendly versions of its beloved moisturizer, cleanser, shampoo, firming body lotion, eye gel and fragrance, all packaged in a clever quart-size bag. $32 at Sephora, Macy's, Nordstrom, Ulta and Philosophy.com.
Bag-It! These pretty pale pink and blue flowers are a summery twist on Marimekko's signature "Unikko" print. Save your dainty clutch for dinner, and use this "Pieni" tote as a carry-on, beach bag or city tote, perfect for shopping, day trips or carrying sunscreen and Kindle to the pool. It's $115 at us.marimekko.com or at the Marimekko flagship store, 200 Fifth Ave., New York, (212) 843-9121.
Perfect Passage - You say retro. We say, Go-go! For your first trip overseas as a Mrs., keep your passport safe in Kate Spade's cheeky "Wedding Belles" leather holder that announces you're taken. The sleek gold embossing feels instantly jet set. $78 at KateSpade.com, or find retailers at 800-519-3778.
Panache's bikinis sizzle just enough for a dip a deux in your private plunge pool, while the demure tie details are flirty enough for an afternoon basking on the beach. Brilliantly, styles are based on bra size, which ensures an extra-flattering fit that will keep you secure even against the sea's crashing waves. The "Veronica" balconette bikini top is $59 and the low-rise swim pant is $36. At Blum's, 27 Main St., Patchogue, 631 475-0136, and at HerRoom.com.
Say Cheese! Don't wait for a kind stranger to take a frame-worthy couple photo. This deluxe tripod by XSories is small, portable and lets you set up the perfect shot every time. It has flexible rubber feet that grip onto just about any surface; cool colors like orange, green and red make it as much fun as the scenery. The gadget fits most digital cameras, or buy the adaptor (sold separately) to fit a smart phone. It's $20 at XSories.com.
Trousseau Temptations - Lingerie is a honeymoon must, but after the snug corsetry of a wedding gown, it's time to slip into something more comfortable. Eberjey's "Rosina" chemise ($36) is pretty from bedtime to breakfast. And paired with a blue lace thong ($18), it shows the perfect peek of skin. At Eberjey.com.
Nixon's the One - Nixon's unisex 42-20 rubber Chrono watch gets our vote as a chic-yet-comfortable accessory for the road. With hot new hues like yellow or cobalt, husband and wife can share in keeping good time. It's water resistant up to 300 meters and has a six-hand Japanese quartz movement, meaning your wrist will be well accessorized from under the sea to top of the mountain. It's $375 at Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom and Nixon.com.