1.11.2013

SFO ---> ORD

It's 4:30am and I have been awake for over 21 hours. If you have never successfully fallen asleep on a plane, I highly recommend not taking a red-eye. Miserable experience. The showing of Pitch Perfect made the trip slightly tolerable, but it all went downhill as soon as the guy behind me started snoring and my thoughts turned to all the different ways I could ruin his life. Alaina and I were traveling for work but were able to meet Taylor, Crystal, Julia, Caitlin, and Meg for dinner, and I saw one of my best friends the following night.

Travel outfit. J. Crew sweater (on sale!) | Lo & Sons OG | Decadent bag | Jeffrey Campbell loafers (sold out)

Caitlin invited us over after lunch. Her home is perfection.

 My home state is kind of pretty.

  Coffee with Alaina and Jodee
 
With Jodes. One of my best friends of 13+ years. I miss her face.

Red-eye flights are the worst. I am never doing this again. Ever. I need enough sleep so I can go to CrossFit at some point today. And I can't wait to see my pup. I miss that guy.

Landing in 35 min and then I'm off to bed. 

So tell me–can you sleep on a plane? What's your secret?

Happy Friday.

19 comments:

  1. I am from CA also, but live in NYC now. When I go out for a long weekend, the red-eye on the way back east is so miserable. Especially when I have to go straight in to work! I wish I was good at sleeping on planes... its definitely a skill I want in my next life. Glad you had a good trip though and happy Friday!

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  2. I'm looking for a new black carry-on bag for flying. Something chic but classic! What bag, besides your handbag, is your go-to carry-on bag for flying? :)

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  3. I always fall asleep on the airplane even before taking off. I don't know how I do it, I just do - buckle up, make myself comfortable and sleep.

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  4. I completely sympathize. I am the worst flight companion because I cannot sleep. at. all. For me, it's a mix of fear and anxiety, I'm sure. I really don't like flying one bit. For our honeymoon, my husband and I went to South Africa -18 hours one way. I never slept. I'll be checking back for advice too because I think the next step is some good drugs to knock me out!

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  5. Nope. Never have. Even when we took an overnight flight from Hawaii back to the mainland--still could not sleep. My deal is that I cannot sleep sitting up, which rules out long car trips too. Lame. I agree with Jenn above, I think that some sort of sleeping pill would be the only thing that will work for us traveling insomniacs!

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  6. I'm pretty sure that even if you're the best sleeper in the world (and I can fall asleep anywhere, anytime), that sleeping on an airplane is just plain difficult, and uncomfortable. Hope you get some rest tonight!

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    1. Well, I'm the WORST sleeper in the world, so I had nothing on my side.

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  7. This may sound so stupid but I saw too many horror movies as a kid so I am petrified of sleeping on a plane. I'm like a cracked out rabbit jacked up on a caffeine on a plane. That sucks that guy was snoring too!! I hope you get home safely and can catch a nap!!

    How fun that you got to meet up with your friends!!! =)

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  8. I can't sleep on a plane either! It turned out to be a big problem when I was traveled abroad and had to be up for over 30 hours. A friend on the plane gave me some advil pm, and that helped a little. But I still just dozed on and off all night instead of really sleeping. I agree with everyone else that a sleeping pill is probably the only thing that would really help.

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    1. The WORST. Since it was a 3.5 hour flight I was afraid I'd be too tired only falling asleep a few hours. Never. Again. EVER.

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  9. Phew! I'm tired just reading this. Get some sleep, you certainly deserve it! :)

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  10. Falling asleep on a plane is never an easy task and definitely not comfortable. I recommend some tylenol PMs and a cute eye mask!

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  11. Hope you've caught up on some sleep now, friend! Have a lovely weekend and hi to Buddy!

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  12. Looks like a great time - minus the redeye! Those are never fun. Quick question - what do you usually order at restaurants when eating Paleo?

    xo Olivia
    go for the glam

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  13. Went to a Starbucks conference in Seattle two years ago, and the only way we could build in some sightseeing time was to take a red-eye back. My flight landed at 6:35 am, I got home and went straight to work. Longest.day.ever. But so worth it because I seriously fell in love with Seattle during that sightseeing afternoon.

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  14. Ahhh I'm taking my first red eye from SFO back to new york next month...will pretty much get off the plane and go into work! haha Now I'm all nervous about it. haha

    Glad you had a great time in SF - I can't wait to go to La Boulange - everything I've ever had there has been delicious!

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