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Traveling light

Posted on April 26, 2019

I can’t remember a trip where I did not have that nervous excited feeling as the days grew short and travel day approached. The planning and preparation complete, the packing and repacking with the discarding of clothes I know I won’t wear. Loose itineraries preferred and traveling with friends or family a given…or not? Sometimes one must travel light in order to travel intentionally. Stepping away from the comfort and companionship to travel as “one” incorporates a completely different dynamic. As our world becomes smaller and smaller in part to the conveniences from multiple electronic devises it is easy not to feel totally alone or is it? Do we really want to? “Traveling light” by oneself and using limited screen time really can make…

Falling for Vintage

Posted on November 3, 2018

What is it about classics that transcend time, fads, and trends? Whether clothes, books or luggage, classic timeless moments call for vintage accessories. Destinations such as Paris and Florence are classics in their own right. Both cities create an atmosphere that you have been transported back to a simpler and less complicated lifestyle. We love to travel and use these inspirations to shape and create a feeling of old world charm. Season’s embrace us and create the same sense of warmth and style as our classic staples. Fall is the perfect time to experience a crisp, nostalgic stroll through a park or a long over due chat to reconnect with friends or loved ones. There is something so enchanting around a fireside discussion with…

Can you Handle it?

Posted on August 30, 2018


No matter your destination or how far you travel there is one common denominator that claims its place in everyday living, doorknobs. Silly to think about but if you did, you would find they open up a whole new world, literally and figuratively. No matter how ornate and grand or simple and small, doorknobs open doors to interests, commerce and history. They find their place into palaces and museums, markets and cathedrals, hospitals and hotels.



The humble handle serves no more purpose than to stand firm, function and allow us to walk in or walk out. No two are alike which gives them individuality and personality. They hear a multitude of languages and opinions, shouts and whispers from those that pass through once, twice or hundreds of times a day. Through all the handling and manipulation they stay strong, solid and ready.


French writer Guy de Maupassant once said “Travel, like dreams, is a door that opens from the real world into a world that is yet to be discovered”. A world discoverable by opening a handle that holds the door to eager anticipation, is what makes our experiences so unique. Discovery can be a few minutes or ten time zones away. We often take a deep breath, wipe our hands or close our eyes before we turn the knob into a new past. That is the best part of the reach…..what’s on the other side?


Emmanuel Macron said, “We’re not isolated from the world. The world knocks on our door.” What wonderful, charming, beautiful doors await us in the world. Whether in a row, or individualized each one has a past a present and a future. The best part of closing the door behind you is connecting with the new faces in front of you. What is their story? What is their history? What is their culture? What is their native tongue? You have yet to interact and reveal it but the handle has been there the whole time…….


“There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.”  Mother Theresa

Where will you voyage to next? Will you stay close to home or venture further abroad? We will be on the road again soon to Italy…..always on the hunt for beautiful luggage and accessory ideas inspired by the Tuscan countryside and the Amalfi Coast. What destination will be your next inspiration?

Turn the handle and take a step into new memories!


Travel Often Travel Pretty,

Kelly and Rhonda






Au Début

Posted on July 5, 2018

A side trip to Venice was soon to be the start of an even bigger adventure. An afternoon chat that began as our al fresco lunch was winding down would eventually lead us to Italy and France. The best part of traveling with someone you have known for a while is discovering there is even more to learn. While our travels had taken us to Paris and Provence, Florence and Venice opened up an opportunity to make a voyage into a vision. A sister company was created because travel is that special. From British author Alain de Botton “The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.” For two…