That’s Amore: It’s in the Bag

During our American stay, Mr. G and I stayed at a condo that a friend of the family kindly offered to us. It had an amazing view, and my mother and her friends stocked the house with wine, champagne, fruit, and tons of snacks.


View from our condo / Photography by Courtney Ortiz


Chex Mix! Pita chips! I was so excited to see so many American snacks. / Personal photo

My sister, Mimi, was also kind enough to make OOT (out of town) bags for all of our OOT guests and put one in our condo as well!


Our OOT bags had flip-flops for me and Mr. G, bottled water, and Floridian snacks such as key lime pie cake and plantain chips.


I’d never received an OOT bag before, and I loved having one! The thing that I appreciated most in the OOT bags were definitely the flip- flops, which were perfect for walking on the beach. Quite a few guests mentioned how much they liked the flip-flops, and a few people told me they had been planning on buying a pair but didn’t need to since they were already in the bag. The snacks were also very much appreciated and perfect after a night of drinking at the rehearsal dinner and wedding. I also liked that everything came in a canvas bag that could be reused.

Are you making OOT bags? What are you planning on putting in them? For those who have received OOT bags, what did you appreciate? What didn’t you use?

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Mrs. Gondola

Wedding Date:
December 1969
Highway to Happiness: Up with the Sun
Love Is in the Air: Hair and Makeup and Caffeine, Oh My!
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  1. jetsetter Bee
    jetsetter 535 posts, Busy bee @ 6:15 am

    Your sister rocks for these OOT bags! And wow, that view!!

  2. gondola Bee
    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:22 pm

    @Miss Milk Cow: @Miss Parisian: Thank you! I think my sister did a good job as well!
    @nadnuk: wow! Wine and chocolate sound awesome!

    @luluvohn: I think snacks are quite useful. I agree about the restaurants. Most of my guest picked restaurants they wanted to go to before they came over for the wedding.

    @Mrs. Palm Tree: @Mrs. Road Trip: Thank you! My sister did such a good job. She really put a lot of effort into them.

    @Miss Filly: The view was sooo nice! I loved it!

    @Miss Weather Vane: I highly recommend you try any key lime product if you ever go to south Florida.

    @Miss Pyramid: She just bought a size bigger than the average shoe size for Men and women. It all seemingly worked out.

    @Mrs. Campfire: @Mrs. Jet Setter: Thank you. I think my sis is pretty cool. You’ll be seeing her a lot in my recaps.

  3. mswaterfall Bee
    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:51 am

    Your sister is so sweet! I wanted to make OOT bags but nixed them due to budget. Also, I really want plantain chips now 😛

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