However, after reading her hints for romantic cooking and seeing her up close and personal at the South Beach Food & Wine Festival, I've changed my mind. I think the independent Italian restaurant owner is fabulous!
I've experienced minor trip frustrations when leaving a certain outfit or pair of shoes at home . . . and wishing I had them after I arrived. But, hey, savvy travelers don't over pack, especially not me. While I always leave room for smart purchases to come back, check out five things I wish had taken up some space in my suitcase since they're expensively difficult to replace.