How does Alex Guarnaschelli pack when she travels?
No matter where I’m going, I always overpack and regret it and curse myself the entire time. I end up wearing the same two pairs of pants and T-shirts. I feel like I’m going to dress up if I take dress clothes, and then I don’t have to wear them because they are in my suitcase. I take a really nice necklace. It’s amazing what you can tell yourself you’ve done when you’ve done nothing but put on a necklace. I always take my laptop and a stack of magazines that I have to catch up on. I always take a book, which I rarely finish, and a couple of notebooks. I like to take a lot of notes and I like to handwrite them when I’m not at home for some reason. There’s something about the ritual behind handwriting.