Your Ultimate Holiday Prep Checklist

It’s been a hot minute since anyone got to dust off their passport, or even just had the chance to pack a weekender bag to escape up the coast. No matter what the next trip you’ve booked is, we’ve got the ultimate guide to ensure you start your much needed holiday off on the best note.

Holidays are for relaxing so when it comes to beauty, you want to keep it as low maintenance as possible. We also know that when you look good, you feel good. So prep is the key to success. 

Make holiday prep a breeze with the talented team at Leah’s Wax Works. They have basically every beauty service under the sun, so you can glow and go.

Packing, now this is a big one. You’ve either been that person that realises when it’s too little, too late, that you’ve forgotten THAT thing, or you’ve witnessed. Either way, it’s something that can be and should be avoided. A few weeks out, start writing a list, whether this is in your diary or in the notes section of your phone, so you can add to it as you remember items. It’s good to have time on your side to be able to buy things like skincare or new swimmers. Break down your list into categories like clothes, toiletries (opt for travel-size products), electricals, accessories, footwear, etc. Don’t forget your headphones, a good read, sunscreen, a water bottle, and if you’re heading to international waters, your passport! 

When it comes to the packing stage, you need to be smart and make the most of your bag space. Tightly roll everything and anything, instead of folding. Then fill any gaps with socks and underwear. 

Now, Pack Your Bags For The Sun & Sea

It’s time to pack your bags for the sun and sea! We’re celebrating the good life the only way we know-how, in style. So get excited to switch into holiday mode as we transport you to Italy’s Amalfi Coast. 

Throughout the month of November, we’re running a few in-centre giveaways as a thank you for your support. We want to reward you with a $25 MidCity Gift Voucher! Simply spend a minimum of $80 at MidCity Shopping Centre and show us proof of purchase at the Italian themed pop-up installation on the Ground Level (located next to Forever New, it’ll be hard to miss) to receive the gift voucher. Pop in from Friday, 12th to Sunday 14th, and again Friday 26th to Sunday 28th for your chance to get a slice of the pizza. 

Want a chance to win something even bigger? While it’s not flights to Italy, you could win a $1000 MidCity Gift Voucher so you can build the ultimate Summer wardrobe. Simply register via MidCity wifi to be in the running.


Want a classic Italian Lobster Pasta recipe with a modern twist? Well, watch this space as we team up with one of the best Italian Chef’s, better known as Chef Luca, who will talk (in his authentic Italian accent) you through an easy how-to recipe on MidCity’s Instagram Reels. Trust us, you’ll want to save this one! It’s the perfect excuse to host your own Italian themed dinner party. Convincing your loved ones that you’re worthy of auditioning for Masterchef will never be easier. Buon appetito!

To add to the ambience and truly transport your guests to the land where you inhale food like air, you obviously need a Euro Summer Playlist to match, and after a few Aperol’s, a dance floor will naturally flourish. Click here for the good tunes, and we’ll leave you in charge of the good times. 

If you prefer to be on eating duty as opposed to cooking, then check out our guide of Sydney CBDs must-try Italian and French bakeries, cafes and restaurants. We’ll be saving the goodness to our Instagram, so you can be referring back to it when you’re next in town visiting for a shop and want a fuel stop that doesn’t involve a crowded food court.