Packing Guide for Your Haute Havana Holiday

Every season, Chanel stuns us all by finding innovative ways to captivate audiences.  Creating the most alluring and compelling backdrops; turning the most unsuspecting place(s) into make-shift runways.  Last May, Havana took the main stage for Chanel’s 2017 resort show.

Since then, Americans have been flocking en grande masse to Havana to indulge in this highly sought after novelty of a travel experience.  I’ve yet to make the journey to Havana myself — doesn’t hurt to be ready, right?

Whether you find yourself champing at the bit, or if you already have set plans and a booked flight, let’s get down to business and get organized.  Now…what to pack?

Distressed Boyfriend Shorts

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Fitted Tees

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Panama Hat  

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Straw Bag

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Maxi Dress

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Social Media Inspiration

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Recent travelers to Cuba advocate lightweight fabrics like linen, supima cotton and chambray to keep dry and to remain most comfortable while sightseeing.  I’d advise that having chaco sandals or slip on sneakers close at hand to also be a great idea.


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If these images don’t inspire you to make good on embarking on a Cuban getaway of your own, these essentials still come in handy for anyone preparing to engage in outdoor or warm weather activities at home base.


To all those jetsetters anticipating receipt of a Havana passport stamp anytime soon, don’t forget to bring cash and share photos of your adventure with us!


A list of places that come highly recommended are listed below:


  • El Chanchullero – off the beaten path, tapas restaurant, don’t expect forced ambience, just go there for the creative dishes and mind blowing mojitos!


  • Plaza de la Revolucion – while it’s unlikely that you’ll have internet access, this is the optimal choice for your “latergram”


  • Museum of the Revolution – the interior is decorated by Tiffany and Co.


  • Cafe O’Reilly – locals flock here for to die for coffee.


  • Plaza de Armas – no tour guide necessary, but be sure to make a pit stop here, support the local vendors by picking up a vintage book or poster.
Gaetane Joseph

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