Tuesday, June 21

In search of heat

It's about that time of the summer where you have your trips booked and planned... and now it's just a matter of packing. One of the best investments you can make this summer is a carry-on bag that [should] last you through the beaches of Florida and the cities of Europe. Splurge a little- the more you spend, the safer your goods. Scrimp on your full-sized luggage (which goes straight to the plane's baggage area anyway) and splurge on that one carry on that will follow you around the airport, down the plane aisle, around the hotel-- you get the idea.

Louis Vuitton Cruiser Bag 40. eLuxury.com, $1340.


Diane vonFurstenberg Newport Canvas. On sale at Macy's for $169.99. (I love the Natural+Blue combination!)

Go light with Nuala by Puma, $190.

And don't forget to label your valuables...

Burberry Luggage Tags. Set of 3, Neimanmarcus.com, $65.00.

Wingers Luggage Tags. Kitson, $12.

Horseshoe Luggage Tag. Wishingfish.com, $4.99.

Store your beauty essentials in these:

ML Traveler Tote. Wishingfish.com, $44.99.

And pack a itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny... bikini.

La Perla. On sale at eLuxury.com, $147.

Pucci. On sale at eLuxury.com, $236.

Juicy Couture Charm Bikini. Neimanmarcus.com, $128.