After college I packed up my luggage and moved to Italy and stayed for seven years.
Our raffia hip pack was designed with the beach and pool in mind (although Iâd rock it anywhere).They are so practical and easy to navigate around with.My parents and grandparents valued travel and made every effort to make sure that my siblings and I got to see the world.After trips to five continents, the world became simultaneously vast and so close.I ruined several of my favorite pairs of earrings this way.There was a boutique that I was obsessed with, and if you spent 100 Swiss Francs in the shop, they would give customers a similar bag.Iâve gotten so many compliments on it since Iâve been using it instead of a purse for the past couple of weeks.Fancy, hehe.We included our Hamsa print.I always find myself needing a place to put my phone and a credit card when Iâm running around in the summer months, but I also want to be hands free, without schlepping around a purse.Take this drawstring backpack.I held on to mine for years (case in point: I still have mine 20+ years later) because it was SO convenient for beach and pool days to hold wet stuff, or as an extra little bag for impromptu flea market or farmers market purchases.It has a protective pocket inside for a laptop, which is a life-saver for me because when Iâm traveling my shoulders get so sore from carrying my heavy laptop in my purse.Also, the wheels are matte gold.My friends over at Target have let us know that the suitcases are selling out fast, so if youâre thinking of nabbing one, you may not wanna wait too long.[Henry The Colorful Filled World Wilson Of Pattern]
The hardcase suitcases are also so much fun.
I attribute much of my world view, my aesthetic, my ethos, and my success to all the traveling Iâve done throughout my life.The four wheels are a game changer.My love for travel and exploration only grew and along the way I gleaned so many ideas for this travel collection that I had no idea would come into being fifteen years later..For our bag design, we added a front pocket and made it so that the whole back pack squishes into itself, making it the perfect piece to have in your purse at all times in case you need an extra pack.[Africa Goodbye Europa Hello]
Since I travel frequently for work these days, one thing that I noticed was that my jewelry often gets tangled up because I was keeping my necklaces and earrings in my makeup bag.Added bonus? It fits me in a nice, slouchy way â which often times hip bags are just a little too tight around my waist and so I have to wear it all high and Iâm not super into that look.
The backpack may be my favorite piece in the collection.They are lightweight and can really hold a lot of gear.The backpack distributes the weight really evenly.The Hamsa is believed to protect and ward off the evil eye.Â Our sun symbol, Ayo, is meant to bring joy, the Tigress, also a symbol of fierce protection, and our Aja botanical print which celebrates all that plants do for us.I learned new languages, met so many incredible people, and pushed myself outside of my comfort zone.[Update Year 8211 Where This Are A We World Little Life The Countries 22 Visiting After In]
Speaking of protectedâ¦all of the motifs that we used for this collection are all meant to symbolize protection.Things that seemed âforeignâ became familiar.Even the tassels that come with several of the pieces are meant to confuse and ward off any bad vibes that may be coming your way.
From Italy I was on a plane, train, boat or bus every weekend.[London With In Lytle Lulu Home At]
The collection is available in most Target stores as well as atÂ Target.com!
Honestly, I could go on about every piece because Iâm pretty obsessed with the collection, but I think you should just go and see it for yourself. Happy packing friends!
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Together, it is my hope that all of these elements bring yâall some seriously good vibes while youâre on your next big adventure.
And now itâs here! Our first travel collection has launched and itâs available exclusively at Target. Designing this collection was really, really fun because I had so much creative freedom.[Cathy Setting Table The Graham With]
Each piece comes directly out of a personal experience of mine.I saw things differently, I felt I understood things differently.This bag was inspired by a bag that I would always get when I was in Bern, Switzerland (where I did a year abroad in high school).So for this collection, we included a jewelry organizer to keep all those precious pieces protected.