As many of you know, we are expanding in the state I love and grew up in — California. I am in the midst of a whirlwind trip. One day in Phoenix. One day in LA. One day in San Francisco. And the beautiful United red eye home from San Francisco to Dulles.

While I have perfected my carry-on packing — Veronica Beard hoodie blazer, Theory silk sleeveless top, Splendid tank, Helmut Lang legging jeans, 1 pair flats, 1 pair heels, 1 Joseph tank flare dress, 1 Prada sable crepe dress — I seem to have forgotten about the California weather.

The things I forgot:
1. Sunscreen that goes under makeup. I was dreaming of my La Mer The Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UV Protecting ($70), my RéVive Perfectif Even Skin Tone SPF 30 ($275) or my Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 30 ($66).
2. A fragrance. Something about the LA weather makes me want to wear fragrance — my go-to, of course, is Acqua di Parma Colonia ($156).
3. Dry shampoo. All these flights are making my hair greasy and oily. Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder ($27) or Oribe Dry Texturizing ($22), where are you?
4. A cream bronzer. LA is so much drier than Washington, DC. My powder bronzer disappeared in an instant. I am pining for my NARS The Multiple ($39) in Laguna that I put away last September.

P.S. – I had fun at the Urth Caffé on Melrose and did a little shopping at Isabel Marant.