Though I’d ideally be running around patisseries in a beret and stilettos, tackling miles upon miles of city streets in under 48 hours calls for a more practical ensemble. Casual pleats, bows, and tailoring it is.
Amidst a rough couple of weeks between eye surgeries, my sister* Tiffani finally left the US and made her way over here to join me for two weeks of adventure in Leeds, London, and Paris. Not only that, but two of my favourite Londoners hauled their lovely bums up to Leeds to share in the excitement of her first weekend; an introduction to ‘night’s out’, cathedrals, mystery games, the countryside, latte art, the Great British High Street, and more.
I am a lucky lady.
(*Not by blood, but – long story short – after her family took me in and became my family so many years ago, there is no better way to describe her).
Since then, my business has grown aggressively, my tech kit has taken on a life of its own, and this beautiful double-zipped handbag from Pied a Terre has found its rightful place on my arm.
What’s In My Handbag?
To be frank, this post is mostly an excuse to gush about the new LG G3. While my keys, passport, rail card and multiple Oyster cards all serve their purpose, my star of my handbag is the new LG G3. In my opinion, it is far superior to every other smartphone on the market.
Though a full video review of the G3 will be coming (you have to see some of the features to understand just how groundbreaking and intuitive the smartphone is), two of the main reasons I love it are:
- The camera (the 13-megapixel camera has laser auto focus and dual LED flash!)
- The weight (with the amount of stuff I need to tote around during a work day, having a slimline device that lets me control my inboxes, Google Drive, social media, photos, and more – all on a quad HD display – is incredible).
With all that said, just stay tuned for the full review!
To keep everything neat and tidy, I use a small silver purse to hold my cards (front pocket), business cards (main pocket) and money. I then use a slightly larger gold purse to hold my ‘diabetes paraphernalia’, L’Occitane hand cream, and go-to lip products (a day and night red lip, as it were).
Outside of the purses I have my blue mirror-lensed Guess sunglasses and a cookies and cream Quest Bar, leaving the small zip compartment for receipts and tissues.
Obviously, the first compartment totally wins.
Not pictured: my laptop (only in the handbag during business hours) and SLR (though the bag has plenty of room for it, I have no desire to lug it around town when I’m not specifically out to take photos).
What is your favourite item in your handbag?
Most women have a very personal take on the criteria which quantifies an ‘acceptable’ heel. Depending on the occasion, most ladies choose to spend their day in a heel under three inches tall (if they choose a heel at all).
Try as I might, it is simply impossible to spend a day in anything thin, tall, or (sigh) shoegasm worthy.
Except for these babies. These ‘Heels of The Year’ (courtesy of Lela London’s completely unofficial and ongoing blog awards) are four inches tall, super glossy, and extraordinarily comfortable thanks to Sargossa‘s patent-pending insole technology. In fact, I was able to spend a total of thirty minutes hopping and skipping over cobblestones and steep roads on an evening. Sargossa insoles are no joke.
Only problem? Now I want the entire line (I don’t think any hashtag quite explains my life like #tremblingbankcard).
All the way down to my onesies.
I dare you to try and find something more satisfying than rolling around in bed for a few hours while listening to some Paolo Nutini and clashing all the prints you can get your hands on.