5 S.F. Bloggers Dish On Their Dream Destinations And Vacay Duds

[UPDATE: This story was originally published on June 12.]
We constantly turn to our local crop of top bloggers for spot-on styling and quirky musings. After all, they’ve shown us how to sport stripes and printed pants like nobody’s business. And now that summer-vacay season is creeping up, and we’re still completely perplexed about pinning down a place on the map, we figured hey, why not hit up S.F.'s top blogging babes? We know they wouldn’t steer us astray.
So, not only did we tap these five cool ladies to dish on their fave getaway locales, we also asked them to assist with those looming packing dilemmas, too. From a swanky Bali respite to a wine-fueled Napa outing, this quintet is serving up a diverse roundup of must-hit destinations away from these foggy parts. Ready to book your next stylish sabbatical? Trust that you will be after peeping these inspiring travel plans and the cool looks to go along with 'em.
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Annabel Ly, Blushing Ambition
Dream Vacation: Santorini, Greece


“I've wanted to go to Greece ever since I studied classical languages in college, but I still haven't had the chance. If I had to choose an ideal getaway spot within Greece, it'd be Santorini. The photos I've seen of the island look gorgeous!”

Annabel’s Packing List:
“This great carryall fits everything you need when on vacation. I've had this overnighter and the messenger on my wishlist for ages. Clare makes the most amazing bags.”
Clare Vivier Overnighter, $386, available at Clare Vivier.

“Extra slouchy and comfy — these are the perfect pair of loose-fitting shorts to wear over swimwear.”
Current/Elliott Boyfriend Roll Shorts, $175, available at Boutique1.

“I love the look of this top worn unbuttoned and tied at the waist over a bikini top. This sleeveless version of the classic white silk top by Equipment is a must-have for summer getaways.”
Equipment Diem Tie Front Blouse, $184, available at Shopbop.

“Vacationing in a new place means you partake in an equal amount of both walking around in an attempt to see everything or being lazy in the heat by a beach or pool. Either way, I always swear simple flat sandals. Since I’m all about being comfortable, these Isabel Marant shoes fit the bill.”
Isabel Marant Merry Sandal, $294, available at La Garconne.

Photos: Courtesy Annabel Ly, Santorini Official Tourism
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Erin Hagstrom, CaliVintage
Dream Vacation: Hawaii


"My favorite vacation destination is a no-brainer: Hawaii."

Erin's Packing List:
"This bag is ideal for toting around all of your beach goodies."
J.Crew Straw Famers Market Tote, $48, available at J.Crew.

"Eyewear is essential. I'm a huge fan of Karen Walker's statement sunnies."
Karen Walker Number One Sunglasses, $253.56, available at Karen Walker.

"Let's face it: All you really wanna do on a Hawaiian getaway is lounge around and drink mai tai's."
Wine Reserve Inc. Cocktail Shaker, $6.30, available at Amazon.

"Once you're in your island paradise, go all out and wear a tropical print like this easy silk number by Equipment."
Equipment Sleeveless Sundress, $328, available at Equipment.

Photos: Courtesy of Erin Hagstrom
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Heather Clark, Heather In A Candy Shop
Dream Vacation: Rio


"My perfect summertime getaway is anywhere with hot weather and a beautiful beach. It is preferably in a foreign country, so I can enjoy a change in cultural scenery, too. With its gorgeous beaches and exotic locale, I'll take Brazil please."

Heather’s Packing List:
“You can't let the pool outshine you — so one up it with this fun, printed clutch.”
Kate Spade New York Pool Party Clutch, $278, available at Zappos Couture.

“Bikinis! J.Crew separates make it easy to mix and match and keep it fresh on the beach.”
J.Crew Polka-Dot Twist-Front Bandeau, $48, available at J.Crew.

“A dainty signature necklace is in order to complement your outfits. Yep, bikini included. I love these Ettika astrology necklaces. Aries for me!”
Ettika Aries Gold Chain Necklace, $35, available at Ettika.

“I love a simple everyday sandal that goes with everything. Leopard print is a neutral if you ask me!”
Diane von Furstenberg, $159.60, available at Shopbop.

Photos: Via Heather Clark, Brazil Official Tourism
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Jeanne Chan, Shop Sweet Things
Dream Vacation: California Wine Country


“My ideal getaway is nothing further than an hour away — the wine country. Since it’s so close to home, I can always be spontaneous and plan a weekend there in no time. One thing I love most is staying at my favorite bed and breakfast spot and enjoying a scrumptious meal on an outside porch overseeing the beautiful and quiet vineyards. It’s literally the best way for me to unplug."

Jeanne's Packing List:
“I have a weakness for weekenders and I recently came across this Rag & Bone one that I adore. It’s the perfect size for a getaway and I love that it’s unisex. If I need my man to carry my bag, I’m sure he will be more than happy to do so!”
Rag & Bone Duffel Bag, $192, available at Shopbop.

"These Go Clean Pack Bags are my lifesaver every time I travel. I have several of them and they keep me so organized. It’s also nice to have a place to keep all your dirty laundry and shoes in your suitcase at the end of your trip."
Go Clean Pack Bags, $24, available at Flight 001.

“It’s so easy to throw on a pair of flip-flops and call it a day! However, I still like to keep myself on trend even when I’m on a trip. I love the two-tone and ankle straps on these, and because these are neutrals they are so versatile to wear."
Cheap Monday Saviour Sinaii Flat Sandals, $75, available at Shopbop.


Photo: Courtesy of Jeanne Chan, Molly DeCoudreaux
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Natalie Goel, Like Fresh Laundry
Dream Vacation: Bali


“Bali is my dream destination. In fact, I’m headed there for the first time this summer for my honeymoon. As far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t get much better than unplugging with hot weather, beach bungalows, and tropical drinks.”

Natalie's Packing List:
"Usually, when I’m beach bound I’ll forget to bring a tote, so I’m forced to buy an ugly cheapo one at a local store. Not this time. I love the simple shape and magnetic closure on this number."
Nordstrom Under One Sky Oversized Straw Tote, $28, available at Nordstrom.

"I know I said I wanted to unplug, but that’s hard to do without my jams. I like the look of Jamboxes, too — they’re like a cross between Tetris shapes and Legos."
Jawbone Jambox, $299, available at Jawbone.

"A dream vacation calls for a killer bikini. This one’s obscenely expensive, but it’s also kind of perfect. Scalloped hem and boy shorts!"
Chloé Scalloped Halterneck Bikini, $287, available at Net-A-Porter.

"Bali’s hot, hot, hot. So, I’m going to need some backup in refreshing my curls."
Hot Tools Professional Curling Iron, $27.18, available at Amazon.

Photos: Courtesy of Natalie Goel, Julia Anderson
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