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Rory Tahari, creative director and vice chairwoman of the Elie Tahari fashion house, can add a new title to her résumé: list-maker extraordinaire. Her just-released book, Lists for Life (Simon & Schuster, $19.99), includes a section with quick tips to help you get organized for your next trip. “I love being prepared—it eases the stress of travel,” she says. “Creating lists gives you boundaries, so you don’t have to worry, What am I forgetting?” Her top three pointers: Check the weather, plan your outfit combinations ahead of time, and consider downloading her Lists for Life iPhone app to make sure you don’t forget anything.