Saturday, May 10, 2008

What's In The Wedding Planner's Bag?

My bag generally changes every day or every other day, depending on my mood and my wardrobe. But the contents are usually the same...just transferred from bag to bag as I go along. So, what's in there??? Let's have a look.

First and foremost, I can't live without my ThinkPad tablet. It's the thinnest, lightest convertible tablet laptop on the market and I carry it pretty much anywhere. Plus, it knows my handwriting, so instead of accumulating tons of notes on paper I'm easily able to use it's pen, take notes on the screen and file everything on my computer for easy access. I love it!

My iPod Nano travels with me everyday as well. It doesn't play video like the newer models, but I'm all about music (which I diligently separate and categorize by genre) so it keeps me happy.

Being an event planner could never be a part-time job or hobby, so I carry my brochures and business cards with me at all times. I can't tell you how many times I've gone somewhere totally not expecting to talk business, yet it came up! Plus, my mother bought me a beautiful business card holder inspired by the filigree art of Louis Comfort Tiffany (son of Charles Tiffany, founder of the luxury silver and jewelry firm Tiffany & Company).

Speaking of Tiffany & Co., I am also never without my Tiffany Blue purse pen, a gift from my stepfather. She's small, but she's quite a head-turner.

Magazines rotate in and out of my bag weekly, but the staples are usually the latest issues of Martha Stewart Weddings and Lucky. Martha Stewart Weddings for the "bride" and "planner" in me, Lucky for the "fashionista" and "shopper" in me.

And of course, it goes without saying that I can not live with my Jawbone Bluetooth and BlackBerry 8830, which also happens to be a World Edition (ready for the day my business expands globally). With my BlackBerry, I will be able to travel the world with full mobile voice and data coverage, without having to switch smartphones, phone numbers or email addresses). I doubt I'll ever be able to go back to a regular cell phone.

Then there's my L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream which has got to be the best hand cream on the market. I'm one of those people who can't function with dry hands, so when I ever leave home without my hand cream, I usually have to stop and buy some.

I'm also extremely attached to my MAC blot powder (for the nose that never stops shining) and Philosophy "Gingerbread Man" lip shine. I'm not a foundation, lipstick and eye-shadow type of gal. All I need is lip gloss, mascara and some blot powder for my nose and I'm good to go.

Finally, there's my Jordi Labanda notebook that has the coolest "Parisian fashion magazine" cover. If I ever leave this at home, I'm in trouble! It's full of ideas, numbers and impulse thoughts. I'm lost without it. Plus, it's just so cute!

What's in your bag???


*~ Jane ~* said...

I love this post!! So super cute!
I soooo agree with you about the bus. cards and brochures!
Thanks for sharing :0)

Liene at Blue Orchid Designs said...

I'm so impressed you carry all that every day! Mine always contains: phone, small journal, wallet, pens, business card case (with rhinestones in a tiara-shape), keys, chapstick and the mini nail files from Ms. Manicure. For meetings, add in a Mac Book and a three-ring binder. :)

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