With the weather in London being so... (sigh) dismal lately, I've had nothing on my mind except a vacation to a sunny place. I mean, before I moved here, they told me it rained a lot and turns out they were not wrong. I've been thinking, I really need to get away if only for a bit. Somewhere with bright blue skies, fresh mango slices, a hammock, and a scorching sun. (Because I like to get a nice, bronze-like thing going on.) Sunshine makes me happy!
In my opinion, travel bags are just as important as handbags. Mainly because airports are as good a place as any to use as your personal runway. It's worth investing in a few good pieces. After all, you want your wardrobe to get there all in one piece. Think of the horror if you arrive at your destination only to find a heel broken off your favorite pair of pumps? So far I've acquired a couple of well made, carry on pieces that have made several international trips with me.
First is my Louis Vuitton Keepall 45 in monogram canvas. This was my first real piece of luggage purchased from a company that was built on the concept of traveling in style. This is the smallest size the Keepall comes, but you would be surprised how much I can squeeze into it. It will comfortably hold two outfits, a pair of shoes, toiletries and accessories, all while fitting perfectly under your airplane seat. It's not cheap, but you will have it forever.
There's also my Gucci canvas tote. I originally purchased this bag for school as it holds all the rulers necessary for pattern making comfortably, but find I use it for traveling just as much. It's great because it holds my MacBook snug and has a long strap to wear across your body. There's an inside zippered pocket for your boarding pass and room for whatever small treasure you might pick up at duty free. Comfortably holds one outfit, plus accessories.
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