We adore our designers. The team recently left the office behind and "worked" in Europe for a week. (Tragic, right?) We asked Katie, our accessories designer, if we could tag along. (She mentioned luon and a faux-fur vest in the same sentence. Ooh la la.)
Twice a year, the Design team gets turned loose in Europe. Our mission: get educated and inspired. (This is one of the many times I stop and ask myself, "How the hell did I get such an awesome life?" )
How the hell did you get such an awesome life, Katie?
This time, the itinerary included tradeshows and beer in Munich, followed by more tradeshows, macaroons, and shopping in Paris. The travel necessities I can never leave home without: luon, running shoes, and a travel mat for impromptu hotel room yoga sessions. The cat didn't make it into the suitcase despite his best efforts. I figured customs might have had something to say about that one.
The bare necessities, cat not included.
We travel in packs and we travel in style. The Bon Voyage Duffel is apparently a clear favorite with the group. With so many organizational compartments, it's a life-saver. (I'm the designer but i'm not biased, I swear.)
The duffel is the new suitcase
Goal semi-completed: "I drink beer in Germany with my flannel-clad boyfriend by September 2011." Andrea was a great stand-in seeing as the flannel-clad boyfriend is still outstanding. (Applications are currently being accepted.)
katie + beer + Germany + flannel-clad boyfriend stand-in = goal 75% acheived
Early morning runs in Paris helped clear our heads and offset our calorie consumption. If there happens to be a shortage of bread and butter in the city of love, I swear it's not our fault.
Au revoir, Europe! We'll be back before you even have a chance to miss us.
A Heathrow-bound Katie hits the road in her luon and faux-fur vest. We love.
- Get to know Katie. Read her love list.
- See what we love about London. (Can you tell we're dreaming of getting away?)
- Set some travel goals. We have what you need to get started.
- Browse Katie's masterpieces. Check out our latest bags here.
Hmmm..maybe it's time the Digital team did some research abroad? Where would you want to meet us for yoga and a cappuccino?