Category Archives: Travel

Fashion Revolution Week 2017: Part 2

As I mentioned yesterday, my rural Indian workshop is approximately 3 hours drive from Chennai, so today I’m posting a few photos from the route to the village and the oudoor area surrounding the workshop. This is the local temple, seen from the garden surrounding the workshop. Just over a year ago, the temple was…

A Winning Photo

If you’re on my mailing list, you will have seen the Bags On Tour competition that was running in March. The winners were selected last week and here they are. Bags On Tour in San Diego Nicky Kriel sent me this photo with her Shenley pink shoulder bag at Social Media Marketing World in San…

An Aerial View

If you live in London or another big city and you travel out of it by airplane, you might have been fortunate enough to get an aerial view of your home/work place as you take off. I used to have an office on a farm in the Gatwick flight path and I so enjoyed seeing…

Z is for Zekreet

Anyone been to Zekreet? The Zekreet peninsular is over in the west of Qatar, about 80km from the capital Doha. The nearest town is Dukhan but there’s not a lot there, so if you plan to visit Zekreet, take a 4 wheel drive, plenty of water and a picnic. This is taken from Google maps,…

W is for Wet Blue

Wet blue is the name for the first process for turning animal hides into leather. Chromium salts are used to clean and cure the hide, leaving it a pale blue colour, hence the name. Generally there are two types of tannery. The ones which take the raw hides and transform them into wet blue and…

V is for Vineyards and Vietnam

The A-Z of travelling handbags brings us to the letter V today, so here are my #BagsOnTour photos for V. V is for Vineyards Last year on a road trip in France, several wine regions were visited 🙂 This amazing celler (cave) is in Chinon in the Loire valley. The huge door opens into a…

U is for U.A.E

Today’s post for U is a look back at the 2 years I spent living in the United Arab Emirates. My husband, Robert’s job took him to the Middle East in 2008, first to Qatar, where I joined him in 2011 and then to Dubai at the end of 2012. We lived right in the…

R is for Roanne

Today’s post is about Roanne the tote bag, not Roanne the town. The Roanne tote has had a lot of interest this year, particularly in the turquoise and fuchsia colours (it comes in black leather and a black canvas/leather mix too). This #BagsOnTour photo of VIP Club member Tamsen Garrie with her turq Roanne tote was…

P is for Paris

Short and sweet today – a post with one of my favourite photos, sent in to me as a #BagsOnTour pic. This is the orange Nicky bag at the Eifel Tower in Paris. I love it! Save

N is for New York

Not a #BagsOnTour post today but a photo of a bag I saw when I was last in New York. This photo of one of the best window displays I’ve seen, was at Bloomingdales in August 2013. New York Just one handbag but the impact is great. I loved this Louis Vuitton window at Bloomingdales…