The Things I Carry

November 17, 2011

20111117-065509.jpg A customer came up to me yesterday who must read the daily blog, and asked, “What do you carry in your bag?” At first I was a bit stunned, and then I remembered the post I wrote yesterday morning. Tipping my hat to you, Mr. Fielden. Here are the things I carry.

1-My Filson bag is the perfect size to carry me thru the day.
2-The Burberry umbrella I bought at least 15 years ago in London, will now be an item I carry daily. Darn it.
3-Gold dollar coins that I like using for barista & taxi tips.
4-A vintage Mont Blanc pen that was a gift from David Sive, Ted’s dad.
5-My trusty iPad, and the only thing missing from the photo is my iPhone, because that is what I used to take the photo. Hard to imagine a day going by that I don’t use one or the other, but almost always both.
6-The Louis Vuitton daytimer that I bought my freshman year in college when I was visiting my sister in Palm Beach over Winter break, that looks as good today as when I bought it. It is no longer my daytimer, but instead holds a Moleskin journal for quick note taking & doodling, as well as notecards for when I need to send off a quick note. The little LV wallet was a recent purchase on our trip to Charleston. They make indestructible goods.
7-My keys, which contains a charm made for me by my friend CoCo, that says, Live in the Moment. A sentiment that holds huge meaning for me in my life.
8-A box of matches from Sant Ambroeus in New York, that reminds me of a magical night we had there.
9-A vintage 63 game piece given to me by my friend Jane Dagmi. We give each other 63 items, as we share the same birth year.
10-A roll of Harry Barker No. 2 bags for Bailey.
11-A tin of Altoids gum, which I can’t imagine living without.
12-Ditto for the Kiehl’s lip balm.
13-A travel tin of Maldon sea salt, because good salt is good salt.
14-And lastly, a large stack of 1 and 5 dollar bills. Being a retailer, I am always swapping out singles and fives for 20 dollar bills, as we never want the till to run out smaller bills.

What a riot, I had no idea how much stuff I had in there till I took it all out. To the lovely lady who asked, this is what I have in my bag.

A happy Thursday to all.