Grab a friend and split this awesome travel deal on Luxury Link: get 65% off three days and two nights at The Ritz London in the chic West End district, steps away from the Piccadilly Circus. You have until 12 pm tomorrow to bid ($1,162, down from $2,107) or buy it right away ($1,370, down from $2,107).
Stay in the Superior King Room, above, complimentary food like a bottle of chilled Ritz champagne, breakfast each morning and a three course lunch for two. We’ve even made packing easier with this no-fail packing list that has you covered for day and night:
It rains a lot in London, and the weather fluctuates like crazy. That’s why you will need a lightweight jacket with a hood like this Come Rain or Shine coat ($56.99, down from $114.99).
For date night, this Anne Klein Aceate Spandex Jersey dress ($148) is very forgiving and it will suck in your tummy so you won’t have to worry about skipping dessert. The cowl neck is sexy, but not slutty (no nip slips).
It’s a vacation, so buy some special heels like these Nine West Women’s Elkie Platform sandals ($68.95). They will pair well with your black dresses–and the bronze color pops.
Because the weather changes, you should go with pieces that you can layer like this Patterson J. Kincaid Fern Denim Voile Belt dress ($138). If it’s chilly out, throw on a cardigan or wear the dress as a tunic with a pair of leggings, skinny jeans, or cropped pants. Another bonus: the waist cinching belt that comes with the dress.
If you don’t end up locking yourself in your ridiculously plush hotel room, expect to walk around a lot. Go for a short version like Aerosoles Popularity wedges ($59.25,down from $79.00) that will protect your feet without making you look like you’re wearing orthopedic shoes.
An umbrella is a must, but buy a pretty one like this Galleria Big Flower Folding umbrella ($30) that packs up easily in your carry-on or purse.
Even if you missed out on a trip to Istanbul, check out the packing list for exotic trips in your future, and then see our guides to the best trench coats, the best umbrellas, the best summer dresses, and the best cocktail dresses.