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Top 5 Scarlet Obessions: Lady in Red

Forget the poinsettias. To really get in the festive mood, what you need are red bags! (Okay, maybe only one red bag, even though the idea of a bouquet is tempting…) When you’re dealing with the boldest color in the spectrum, it’s best to go classic and minimal and let the hue do the talking. … Continue reading “Top 5 Scarlet Obessions: Lady in Red”

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Eric Javits Cruise Ensemble: Come Sail Away

Leaving the mainland anytime soon? Nothing travels as well as an Eric Javits hat – I’ve had mine for years, and they’re the only ones that have survived severe suitcase trauma. So an Eric Javits bag is the logical choice for jetsetting! With their patented Squishee straw-like material, the Norwood bag can handle a little … Continue reading “Eric Javits Cruise Ensemble: Come Sail Away”

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Moncrief Detachable-Case Travel Trolley: An All-Inclusive Ticket to Ride

You may be paying the big bucks for this glossy leather Moncrief trolley, but that’s because it comes with absolutely everything you need to travel! A roomy suitcase and a chic carry-on (it could seriously double as your work bag!) all on wheels – an organized system for the OCD in each of us. The … Continue reading “Moncrief Detachable-Case Travel Trolley: An All-Inclusive Ticket to Ride”

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Sophie Hulme Leather Suitcase: Industrial Revolution

There are times when I fully support throwing practicality right out the door. Now is one of those times. Sure, I never would use a suitcase without wheels (unless a strapping, young man is traveling with me to help!). But, like that strapping, young man, this old-fashioned Sophie Hulme suitcase is all about the fantasy. … Continue reading “Sophie Hulme Leather Suitcase: Industrial Revolution”

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Top Fall Bags for the Man Snob: Lovely Leather

There’s a few things that remind me of fall: high quality leather, and ridiculously sweet maple candy. Since I’ve quit the sugar (with a cranky side-effect at the moment), I guess I’ll just deal with the leather…This season though, we’re talking about beautiful accessories and bags that are just perfect for that trip upstate or … Continue reading “Top Fall Bags for the Man Snob: Lovely Leather”

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Valextra’s New Groove: V Marks the Spot

How do you redefine perfection without a complete overhaul? I bet you didn’t think the answer would be Kevlar! But Valextra is as resourceful and pragmatic as they are obsessive about enduring luxury. Their new collection employs the clever use of Kevlar fabric, a super-durable fiber, on their enduringly timeless shapes. The result is an … Continue reading “Valextra’s New Groove: V Marks the Spot”

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Origins All-Purpose High-Elevation Cream: That’s Elevation, Baby

I’m getting on a long-haul flight today and my biggest worry isn’t the prospect of 14 hours of boredom, it’s the 14 hours of drying out. There’s nothing worse than crawling off a plane with sad, papery skin. It’s about hydration, hydration, hydration, inside and out. Prior to getting on-board, I eat a high-sodium meal … Continue reading “Origins All-Purpose High-Elevation Cream: That’s Elevation, Baby”

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5 Essentials for Mother’s Day: What Mom Wants

Baby Bag – Prada Nylon This is pure function. And it’s Prada so it ain’t all that shabby either. Prada started their followers (yours truly included) on nylon and for a baby bag, this is still the best choice. Easy to clean, super lightweight and mightily durable. The outer pockets will keep you sane which … Continue reading “5 Essentials for Mother’s Day: What Mom Wants”

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Travel in Style: Oribe Beautiful Color Travel Set

I’m psyched about the coming weeks because I have three fun 3-5 day trips planned. First up I’ll be heading to Lenox to stay at Canyon Ranch. It was going to be an early birthday present to myself, but then my dad saw their website, noticed that it’s very close to Cranwell’s golf course, and … Continue reading “Travel in Style: Oribe Beautiful Color Travel Set”

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