The LaBelleValise blog is now one year old. This blog started as a travel log on all the places work, life, and wanderlust takes me and over the past year the adventure has been better than I hoped. Here are a few of the highlights Istanbul, Turkey Chester, UK Chicago, Illinois New York, New YorkContinue reading “One Year in Review”
Prepping for my next big voyage: Toronto, Amsterdam, and London. Is it in bad taste if I thank the tragic Ebola outbreak for saving my Labor Day weekend and cancelling my leg in Pretoria? Figured I’d share my packing lists: After a luggage-check mishap in the UK earlier this year I am now firmly committed toContinue reading “My Gear List”
I am an addict. I am addicted to make-up tutorials and home organization videos. I know, there are more important ways for me to spend my time, but they just don’t offer the same mind-numbing thrill as turning on a good “Get Ready with Me” make-up montage while prepping, primping, and priming for a day atContinue reading “Home Organization: Make-up Brush Holders”
I am struggling with some real First World Fashion Girl Problems. How does one properly prepare for a whirlwind five weeks of apparel markets, black tie parties, runway shows, and endless meetings with buyers? In my line of work, in addition to all of the professional prep, appearance matters, so I’m needing a head toContinue reading “Show Season”
A few general rules to follow when traveling abroad … 1. Never carry what you can roll. 2. Eat before you’re hungry. 3. Never miss a chance to pee.
One o’clock on a Friday afternoon is a perfectly reasonable time to depart from Salt Lake City International Airport en route to the lush green countryside of England. The airport is busy and fully staffed but not yet crowded with weekend warriors and the commuting execs have already cleared out of the Priority security lanes,Continue reading “The Buffer Day”
Packing is the most optimistic part of a journey. Building your tool box – Chapstick, leather belt, and iPhone charger – you feel optimistic and in control, The Captain of the Journey. Oh Captain, do tell, what happens when the taxi driver can’t find your hotel and his meter and your Lira are dangerously closeContinue reading “Packing … the great flirtation of a voyage”