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PACKED UP for 3 Days in Hilton Head, South Carolina w/ Kara McGrath

Kara McGrath, executive editor of fashion and beauty at Bustle, packed for her friend’s bachelorette weekend getaway in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Kara has a way with convincing us that we NEED all the skincare, the makeup, and the clothes and we aren’t complaining. Along with her cats, she shared her favorite travel essentials with us to get her ready for a fun weekend with the girls.


Keene, NH, but I've been in New York for 11 years now


Executive Editor, Fashion & Beauty for Bustle

Fave CALPAK product:

Packing Cubes

Fave travel destinations:

Puerto Rico and New Orleans. I'm a big fan of vacations to warmer places!

Bucket list destinations:

Nothing specific, but I haven't been to nearly enough places in Central and South America yet.

3 Things you never forget to pack:

Extra underwear, my Kindle, and lots of skincare products

Last meal on Earth:

Wow, I hope I never know if something's about to be my last meal!!! My partner makes a mean fried rice that would be great to go out on, though.

Secret Talent:

I'm fairly good at lucid dreaming

Your hype song:

Lately, it's been "Bury A Friend" by Billie Eilish

What kind of packer are you:

Definitely an organized over-packer

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