London to Venice – One Can Never Be Overdressed

We were newly married and it was my husband’s first trip to Europe to celebrate our honeymoon for a second time. The highlight of our journey would be travelling on the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express; we were very excited. When arranging the trip, I asked what outfits should be packed to which the Belmond booking agent replied “one can never be overdressed on the Orient-Express.” With this in mind, we took the opportunity to treat ourselves to a new wardrobe, evening and cocktail dresses for me, a tuxedo and suit for Jim. Our travel journal and tickets followed in the post and included the itinerary and history of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. To this day I still have that travel journal, the menus and luggage tags as mementos.

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