My Mexico Vacation Packing List

Whiskey & Lace by Erika Altes - My Mexico Vacation Packing List Hola! I’m currently prepping for a trip to Zihuatenejo, Mexico, and I couldn’t be more excited! My hubby and I are heading to a house on the beach with some of our closest friends, and while we’re there, we’ll be celebrating my BFF’s birthday, too. Zihuatenejo is one of my favorite vacation spots on the planet – my husband and I were there two years ago and completely fell in love with the fresh food, friendly locals, and chill vibe. If you haven’t been, I highly suggest you check it out!

Whiskey & Lace by Erika Altes - My Mexico Vacation Packing List
For me, packing is always a struggle. But, since I’ve been to this part of Mexico before, it was a little easier this time around. Curious to know what I’ll be bringing along? Read on for a list of my Mexico must-haves!

Kai Body Glow
Can you say heaven scent?! I’m completely obsessed with this fresh and light fragrance. Every time I use it, I feel like I’ve been transported to a tropical land far, far away. Besides smelling super-yummy, it leaves skin soft, supple, and glowing for hours on end. For best results, use it immediately after showering.

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a fan of swimming in the ocean. With that said, I can’t deny how much I love some tousled beachy waves. This is the only product that’s been able to recreate that look without diving head first into the deep blue sea. Simply spray it on and start scrunching!

These are the most comfortable sandals I own. They’re easy to wear, easier to slip on, and come in cute colors and prints. I’ll be wearing these from the beach to the bar and back.

Rag and Bone Hat
I’m big on sun protection so a cute fedora is a must-have in my book. While Rag & Bone hats are on the pricier side, they’re well worth it to me because they hold their shape whether they’re tucked in a suitcase or carried around in a bag. This one’s perfect for the beach and beyond!

Coola Sunscreen
It took me a bit to find a sunscreen I love, but this one takes the cake. It not only smells amazing, but it’s also free of icky chemicals and boasts anti-aging components. Bonus: it goes on so smooth and isn’t sticky at all. It’s totally worth the price – promise!

Boys and Arrows Bikini
I’m obsessed with this brand! Their prints are so cute and their bottoms are so flattering. I love mixing and matching their prints and colors – they all seem to go together.

A Vintage-Inspired Bag
The perfect way to stash it all in style, this unique bag is made from recycled material and boasts an intricate print that’ll seriously turn heads. Make it the focal point of your look by pairing it with distressed denim, a basic tee, and a classic fedora. I’ll be using it to store all of my beachside essentials during my trip.

Beach Cover-Ups
Kimonos make the cutest cover-ups! This L Space Flynn number features two of my favorite things: crochet and tassels! It’s perfect for wearing over a bikini, but stylish enough to wear over a dress.

Beach Dress
I’ve been a fan of Jen’s Pirate Booty for some time now. Her pieces are lightweight, effortless, and incredibly packable. Every piece looks beautifully bohemian with sunkissed skin and beachy waves.

Leave it to Tom Ford to make a girl feel chic. This pair is clean, understated and so incredibly cool. And that rose gold finish? Absolute perfection.

I’ll be sure to share some pics of our house, the beautiful town, and of course, the beach on the Whiskey & Lace Instagram account, so be sure to check it out!




I’m Erika and I live in the heart of wine country, Sonoma County with my high school sweetheart Mark and I’m a mama to two little cuties

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  1. 10.29.15
    katie said:

    That bikini screams Mexico! Love the print

    • 10.30.15
      erika said:

      I couldn’t agree more! xo