TRAVEL GEAR - Paper Wear?..Disposable Dress?


Is this the wave of the future? light, disposable wear? Like this paper-party-dress?
designed by Dirk Van Saene. It can be yours for 60 Euros and found at La Redoute, a European Online Store. I haven't seen it, touched it, but it is a great concept and cute. I have too many questions though, like "will it hold if it gets wet?", "will it tear easily"...so many questions...you decide...
Happy Shopping...

(photos, courtesy of La Redoute)

TRAVEL GEAR - Gloves for you iPhone?


I want these! Black, leather gloves, lined with fleece - attractive and warm - with "peel-off-tips" for index fingers and thumbs -like in the picture. They seem brilliant and well priced at $28 dollars a pair (they used to be $40 dollars). If interested, they can be found at Leather Freehands.

Stay warm! and Happy Trails!

(photos, courtesy of Leather Freehands)

TRAVEL GEAR - Sweet Dreams...


There is nothing zzzz about these adorable masks! The were first spotted in Missbehavemag (blog) and they are made/sold by Claudia Pedret - for $20 to $25 dollars- in her Etsy Shop, Lovely Art. Give her a visit at www.lovelyart.etsy.com and see for yourself.

Sleep Well!

(photos, courtesy of Lovely Art)

TRAVEL GEAR - Reusable Shopping Bags


When "in Rome...", u know how it goes; While in Europe, do as the locals do, and carry your own shopping bag. This is particularly important in today's "green" environment and if you plan to shop in super markets, or in flea markets. Why? some food shops may not have bags, or if they do, they may be pretty skimpy and you may be charged and extra fee for the ones they provide

Enter Baggu bags - reusable, over-the-shoulder, sturdy nylon bags ($7.50 each), that can carry up to 25lbs and come in a rainbow of colors. If you must have one, check out Baggu's website here, or go to www.baggubag.com where you can peruse for your color of choice and decide which one is for you.

(photos, courtesy of Baggu)


TRAVEL GEAR - iPhone Travel Applications


For all of you iPhone addicts (like me), here are some Travel (related) Applications, you may want to download into your phone.
-Flight Status
- for flight schedules, by airport, date and/or, flight number.
-Airport Status - for information on ground and general delays, airport stops and airport closures.
-Wi-Fi Finder
- for lists of "wi-fi" spots in the area.
-Metro Paris - for a map of the Paris Metro, plus Line and Metro Station information.
-iConvert - for currency, temperature, volume, weight, area, length and more, conversions.
-myLite - turns your iPhone into a flashlight in your choice of color.
-London Tube Subway - Just like the Paris Metro Guide,but for the London Tube.
-Lingolook - Language "flash cards", organized in categories and published in several languages - French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Chinese - each, u-must buy individually.
-Travel Assistant - a travel organizer with input areas for airline, hotel, car rental, train and bus information.
Now go! have fun! go play with your new applications in your iPhone!

Happy Travels!

(photos, courtesy of apple)


TRAVEL GEAR - The Irreverently Hip "Luxe City Guides"


Have you heard of these hip and funny, razor-sharp city guides called the Luxe City Guides?. If you haven't, put on your seat belts boys and girls, you're on for a wild ride!  

The New York Times describes them as having "achieved...cult status" and as "exacting & opinionated and deliciously bitchy";  Vanity Fair recommends them as "compulsory in flight reading"; and The Times UK calls them "Sex and The City". 

Titillated yet? if interested, visit their website, they are growing fast. I purchased a pack of three guides about 5 months ago, when they only had a handful of options in their list of city guides.  Today, I found over 20! and more in the works. Clearly, they are hitting a nerve!  and they are expanding fast.  

The guides are small and very compact. About the width of CD hard case and about half its size. They open up like an accordion with loads of information and are easy to tote around.  

You can purchase one guide for $10 dollars, or three for $27.  Check out their web page here and join in. Once you purchase their guides, you are entitled to periodic updates via the Internet - So cool!

Happy Trails!

(photos, courtesy of Luxe City Guides)

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