The Love List: Hit the road

From Jess Graves, the voice behind <a href=""></a>

There’s nothing like the promise of Memorial Day weekend to set the mood for a great Southern road trip.

0515_lovelist_fieldguides_cck_oneuseonlyWhether you’re feeling the coast or the hills, grab an 1 old-school field guide and dream up a destination—how far to Nashville, New Orleans, Austin, anyone? Wild Sam field guides for Austin, Nashville, New Orleans; $18 each, Tweeds, 1009 Marietta Street,

Once you’re ready to hit the back roads, you’ll need 2 sunglasses for the glare, Southern Proper x Red’s Outfitters sunglasses, $135,

0515_lovelist_caramel_cck_oneuseonlya 3 chewy local snack for sharing, Little Buffalo sea salt caramels, $18 for 25, Oakleaf & Acorn, coming to Ponce City Market,

0515_lovelist_camera_courtesy_oneuseonlya 4 camera to immortalize every barbecue stop along the way, Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic camera, $165,

0515_lovelist_albums_oneuseonlyand—now this is important—5 good music. My Morning Jacket, The Waterfall; Best Coast, California Nights; Surfer Blood, 1000 Palms; Criminal Records, 1154 Euclid Avenue,

0515_lovelist_rucksack_filson_oneuseonlyIn the back, stash a sturdy little lightweight 6 rucksack packed with the essentials: Filson rucksack, $290, Steven Alan, Westside Provisions District,

0515_lovelist_swimsuit_courtesy_oneuseonlya 7 swimsuit; Vilebrequin one-piece, $250, Buckhead Atlanta,

0515_lovelist_shirt_cck_oneuseonlya toothbrush; a couple of fresh, 8 comfy shirts; Vineyard Vines popover, $125, Lenox Square,

0515_lovelist_laperla_cck_oneuseonlyand some clean 9 undies La Perla “Begonia” mid-rise briefs, $68, Buckhead Atlanta,

0515_lovelist_soap_cck_oneuseonlyand if you forget ’em, you can 10 wash a pair in the hotel sink anyway. The Laundress Wash & Stain bar, $6, Gramercy Fine Linens & Furnishings, Peachtree Battle Shopping Center,

Can’t you feel the wind in your hair already? Pass the gas station biscuit.

Photography credits: Travel guides, caramels, soap, panties, shirt: Caroline C. Kilgore; Sunglasses: Pix House; Rucksack: Filson; All others courtesy of their company

This article originally appeared in our May 2015 issue.