First off – my sincerest apologies for not putting up a new post in practically a month! I’ve had an incredibly busy (but fulfilling) past few weeks at work, so I spent my weekends relaxing with family and trying to regain energy. Given it’s a long weekend here (Labor Day weekend), I finally found myself some time (and energy) to write a new blog post. I did mention in my very first post that my entries might be sporadic given the fact I have a full-time career, I have a family of my own, we also have a band… but rest assured I will always try my best to update this blog as often as I am able. 🙂
Anyway, I had a great week in Seattle (my business trip some weeks back) – met some very intelligent people, learned a lot, and I was able to contribute my own experience and knowledge as well – all in all, I ended that week on a high. I felt pressured for sure, but I also had fun! There’s nothing better than being passionate about your work, and I’m thankful my passion translated well that week. Here’s hoping I’ll have more experiences like that in the not-so-distant future!
You must be wondering when the bag discussion is going to start… well, I was going to segue into that. Since I’ve been traveling quite a bit the past few months, I thought it would be good to share my experiences as far as what bags I used on those trips were (to clarify – I won’t be discussing luggage but bags used when already in my destination). My go-to bag for amusement parks the past few years has been my Prada nylon shoulder bag. It’s really tough and water-proof (made of the same material as sails on boats) – for instance the last few times we went to Disney World and Universal Studios in Florida, my Prada nylon bag got poured on by very strong rain; it also got stepped on, bumped, even thrown(!) – and it survived admirably. In fact, after cleaning it with wet wipes, it still managed to come out looking like new! When we go to concerts (especially outdoor ones), it’s also my default bag. Just a little over a month ago, I brought it to Lollapalooza when we went to see Metallica. So to me, my Prada nylon bag is the perfect bag to bring to amusement parks, concerts, and all other trips and occasions where you don’t want to worry about your bag. I did say I wouldn’t really talk about luggage but interestingly enough, my Prada nylon bag is also now my default carry-on. It’s hassle-free, stress-free, and as tough as they come!
Now the Prada nylon bag probably makes sense to you as a travel bag. My next one though – maybe not so much. I suppose that’s what makes it extra interesting…
Two of my most prized bags in my small collection are my Prada Fairy bags (yes, I have two – my dear hubby found me one in Prugna for Valentine’s Day and I ended up finding another one (this time in Cipria) not too long after… I could not pass up the chance! Finding one is hard enough but finding two is practically unheard of since they’re limited edition). It’s rather known that the Prugna version, which has a white background, is more delicate than the other colors so I don’t bring that with me when I travel. The Cipria version (with a dusty pink background) is not as delicate so it’s a better candidate to bring with me on my trips. It’s still an odd choice over-all though, since it’s more of an artsy bag or a novelty bag versus a bang around travel bag… but for some reason, it turned exactly into that in my case. I found myself bringing the bag with me to New York and Seattle this year and it did not just survive – it actually thrived! I brought it with me to Times Square and to our trek to the late Kurt Cobain’s house in Seattle and despite the not-so-ideal conditions (Times Square usually has a ton of people and “bag accidents” are just waiting to happen there), my bag came out unscathed. So now I really love bringing it with me when I travel – after all, it exceeded my expectations, and its roominess doesn’t hurt. It’s also a consistent conversation piece and head-turner.
I have a few more bags that I usually use on my trips, but I will cover those in my next Bag Travel Chronicles post. My next post will probably be another Bag Feature or a Bag Review. Either way, stay tuned for that, and thank you once again for taking the time to read my post! Have a great week ahead!