See Spain in Style!

IMG_2697Traveling abroad, or traveling at all can be very difficult when it comes to maximizing what you can bring without lugging a lot. I was very fortunate to have found some incredible brands to bring with me on my recent trip to Ribera Del Duero, Spain. Packing for a 10 day food and wine business trip and then personal 3 day visit to Barcelona would have been very difficult if it weren’t for Baggallini, Trilogy Skincare and Be Brilliant Bags!

Baggallini is a great bag brand that offers stylish pocketbooks, backpacks, and luggage IMG_2690thats made for the traveler, busy business woman or supermom! I am of course the traveler/busy business woman so when I saw the Black Leopard Embossed Carry On, I absolutely had to have it. It has three compartments plus a zipper pocket in the front as well as pockets inside for the small items you don’t want rolling around on the plane (it also helped me stay organized). It fits perfectly on top of a suitcase and has the ability to roll as well IMG_2036with an extended arm that fits different heights. It’s very durable, stylish, and a must have for trips abroad, weekend getaways and more! Also on the site in the mini bag section, I noticed the Gold Nassau which was also an absolute must have when traveling through vineyards, walking around the cities, and even sneaking inside my carry on so it didn’t count as my “purse” for the plane ride. It has plenty of pockets so I was able to place my euros and credit cards in multiple pockets as well as fit my pens, business cards, Word Notebooks, itinerary and more inside this small purse. It also fits close to your body with an adjustable strap that makes it seamless for busy Spain subways and traveling with groups and crowds.

IMG_2687The Be Brilliant Bag was a great bag to carry onto the plane as my purse. This large bag was able to hold my Bare Minerals, Trilogy Rosehip Collection Skincare, Brode Vitamins, Word Notebooks, chargers as well as a pair of shoes which actually fit into a zippered compartment on the bottom of the bag! Be Brilliant is the perfect purse for any busy woman who has style and is always on the go. It is comfortable to carry around and can easily fit a 15″ laptop in one of the side compartments, pass port, cell phone, and an IPad in the front zipper.

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Yes thats me photobombing my own picture…

For a little luxury within my cosmetics I brought along the Trilogy Rosehip Skincare line which included Rosehip Antioxidant Oil, Face Cleanser, Toner Spray and Lotion. My skin was so smooth and soft, and it lasted me beyond my trip of 10 days (so worth the $30). Trilogy kept my skin flawless even with all the jet lag, water change, sleep deprivation, and wine drinking/dehydration. I loved using the oil before bed time to wake up feeling refreshed and renewed, and carried the toner with me all day for when I needed a facial pick me up… this is an instant refresher for your skin. With the help of Brode Vitamins I was able to get over my jet lag quickly and into business right away. Even on the nights we went a little heavy on the drinking I was up and ready by 6am with no hangover or out of sorts feeling.

IMG_2684Because this was a business trip, I had to look the part and having the right jewelry that can go with everything is essential. I could go from business to casual with Miss Statement Jewelry that matched everything in my luggage… literally! The jewelry they have is stylish and easy to pack because for 10 days I was able to rock a black business dress or blazer with my Fierce necklace and Antique Earrings and look different everyday.  To remember what I ate and drank I brought along Word Notebooks which helped me write down all my adventures, quotes from winemakers and more. They also fit into the mini bag and are thin, durable and perfect for any trip.

Travel the world with style…  I was able to go from a business trip to Barcelona, Spain with no problems or heavy baggage!

 

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

One Response to "See Spain in Style!"

  1. Caitlin Nesayssa   November 22, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Wow what great stuff, I think this is wonderful how you have added travel accessories, as I always like suggestions on what to bring and whats convenient! Thanks!

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