A story in two parts:
My little brother, HP, travels extensively for work. While chatting in San Fran, he shared a story with me regarding traveling in style.
After a lavish dinner and cocktails galore, he spearheaded some fun with some of his company's biggest customers. He is one of the most fun and charming people I know and his clients (and colleagues) love him. As they are leaving one location, the gaggle of friends/customers walked out the door while suggesting they take their party to yet another location. One of them lamented that cabs would be scarce at that hour. HP, one who always gets things done, assures the flock he will have no issue hailing a taxi to take them to their next destination. He walks out of the building, points to a cab sitting at the curb, opens the door, hops in and says, "HOTEL MONACO!"
The man in the front seat pauses, slowly turns around and responds, "I can't do that."
HP responds in a jovial fashion, "Of course you can, it's not far. Start that meter."
The man replies, "Actually. I can't. I work for CPD."
"CPD?" My brother asks.
"Chicago Police Department. You are sitting in the back of my police car."
Nevermind the lights or the cage-lined interior. I think vodka tonic makes your eyes fuzzy. My little brother has never sat in that ride for a split second and after likely saying OHSH*T to before referenced officer of CPD, he flew out of that car to the laughing ovation of his entire group. How not to travel in style. But OH I wish I would have been part of that laughing ovation.
How to travel in style? Carry one of these.
And these five lucky beach-loving bag ladies are going to be carrying one of these for their next poolside rendezvous. Congratulations to:
SMALL BAG WINNERS:
Zizette @ Chez Zizi
Carol Monroe (via email.)
LARGE BAG WINNERS:
Pricilla @ The Maaaaaa of Pricilla
Myya @ Myya Says
Jules @ Mean Girl Garage ( YOU DID IT!!!!!)
Please email me and I will put you in touch with V. You can also select the color of your choice. Enjoy the bags and enjoy your summer relaxation be it on the sand, at the pool, or in your own backyard. And remember, a police car is NOT a proper mode of transportation.