Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Weekender Bag

With the upcoming holiday weekend, I wanted to talk about a good looking and user friendly weekender bag.  I am fortunate that I get to travel a lot.  My husband is a pilot for a legacy airline carrier and I get to take advantage of traveling.  I also get to go away to the family cabin frequently.  I am super spoiled!!!  With that said, I have come to learn what I like about travel bags and what I absolutely despise.

The other week, I happened to be looking at my Twitter feed and came across a company I hadn't heard of yet, Lo & Sons.  The bag they featured on Twitter that day was their OMG bag (which I'm dying to get my hands on!!!) and it caught my attention.  So I decided to check them out and I'm glad I did.

I love how their story began - Helen Lo was in her 60's when she got fed up with looking for the perfect travel bag. She is a frequent traveler that has back issues.  Her two sons, Jan and Derek, convinced her to design her own bag.  With their help, she did just that and then some.

The bag I want to tell you about is their Catalina bag.  I love that this bag is super spacious.  It definitely has room for the weekend.  It will even hold a toiletry bag along with everything else you might need.  My favorite part of the bag is the bottom zip compartment.  It will hold a pair of boots or dirty clothes.  It has two outside convenient compartments for easy access to things like sunglasses.  There is also an inside zipped compartment to hold small items like jewelry.  There are just a few things I would like to see added such as a shoulder strap and maybe a zipped outside pocket.  The bag is pricey unless they are having a sale, which of course I wouldn't bring that up unless they were.  Right now they are having a Valentine's 20% off.

What do you look for in a weekend bag??

 All the necessities to be packed.

 Top compartment filled.

 Bottom zip compartment.

 All loaded and zipped up.

Day dreaming

I truly find Helen Lo's story inspiring.  Seeing a dream come true at any age is an incredible achievement.  Like my husband always says to me, "without dreams we have nothing to live for."



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  1. Okay, the layout of that bag is really cool with the bottom zip compartment! I don't ever actually need a "weekend bag." Even if I'm going somewhere for a weekend I need a suitcase. I carry a lot of stuff, okay? I would love to hear more about your travels, though! What a great job perk. :)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  2. I love the bottom zip compartment! i need my weekend bag to have LOTS of compartments and zippers!!

  3. That looks like such a neat bag! You never know what you will discover on Twitter! Too cool that your husband is a pilot. Good for your for taking advantage and traveling when you can. My husband travels a lot for work too, and we are hoping he gets the companion pass on Southwest. I'd love to tag along!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  4. This is such a great weekend tote, I love the separate compartments.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


  5. That bag is awesome! I love how big it is and that it has the zip compartment at the bottom. And what a great story behind the company!

    Thanks for linking up with us for H54F!


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