ME ON MONDAY (BAGGAGE). 27 Mar 2013
I'm currently spending time with family on North Captiva Island, FL., and, everywhere I go on this tiny island, I seem to have all this stuff with me. Like, all these surprising little things that I really cannot live without. Only three short years ago, I was the girl who could go anywhere, for any length of time with all of her belongings in one small, carry-on duffel. I've always hated being bogged down with things; I love the feeling of freedom.
Now, I could pass for a pack mule when I travel. I literally can't go anywhere (I panic) without my rugged as luggage Jonathan Adler mom bag. Part diaper bag, part work bag, part-beach bag and part day-tripper, this baby has six inner pockets that I stash all of my lifesaving essentials in. I'm dumping out my bag right now (literally) so I can tell you what I'm hoarding: Sun Bum spf 30 stick, coconut sugar, Korres lip butter, lip balm, Josie Maran's Argan oil stick, gum, hand sanitizer, a tiny car, a ball, nasal saline spray, scarf, advil, two books, two diapers, a swim diaper, diaper balm, wipes, a changing pad, water, an avocado, a sippy cup, a banana, a pen, floss, my camera, my computer, my phone, a Lithe iPod, sunglasses, Mars's sunglasses, an extra shirt for Mars, a few band-aids, and my wallet. Can you believe it? I think what we women carry around on a daily basis is fascinating. Whether you're a mom or not, what are the must-haves in your bag?
Image of LBG walking Mars on No. Captiva Island