i have pretty low expectations when i travel. my one experience flying first class happened when the airline bungled my international itinerary, and i spent most of that short, luxurious flight (tea service! fancy armrest gadgetry!) worrying that the airline had just lost all my luggage.
since then, i try to only take carry-on.
i use my carry-on the most, so it made sense to get a really well made one this time around. i've had cheap suitcases from my student days fall apart in transit more than once, and few things are more demoralizing than having to pick up pieces of your suitcase in a crowded train or airport terminal.
after traveling with heavy, clunky nylon luggage for most of my adult life, the Rimowa ultralight is a revelation. i've always had to ask for help from (usually grumpy) flight attendants or fellow passengers to lift my old carry-on into the overhead compartment. that won't be the case anymore. i'm also pretty thrilled about the sleek and secure zipper / lock mechanism. no need for luggage locks, and peace of mind all in one. the four-wheel design will make zipping to and from gates super easy. and bonus points that it just happens to be very beautiful!
the sephora travel kit also arrived the other day, and did not disappoint. all the bottles have a sleek pump for hygienic dispensing, and look and feel solidly constructed. the clear waterproof labels are a nice touch as well, though i thought it was funny that there is a label for 'glitter' (who travels with loose glitter?). though i wish i could be one of those people who could just use whatever toiletries are available at the hotel, my sensitive, slightly finicky skin demands that i always bring my own products. this kit will be a godsend from now on!
i love the two little jars – i can finally bring a small batch of my favorite Fresh rose mask!
what's your travel dream team? hope this review has been helpful!