Category Archives: Travel

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…

M is for Madras, Montpellier, Martha and Models

Madras is the old name for Chennai, the city in India that’s nearest to my workshop. I travel there often and as I buy a lot of fabric there, I called one collection ‘Madras’. Here’s a photo of the blue Madras handheld I took at dawn a few years ago in Doha. Montpellier My thanks…

L is for London, Land’s End, The Lady and the Louvre

I’m up to L now and there’s a lot to share today. First of all, August 13th is International Left Handers Day! Hello to all lefties from a fellow leftie 🙂 The Louvre One of my favourite photos that I’ve received this year, is this one of the orange Nicky bag (a colour from a…

K is for Kuala Lumpur and Key Clips

Luckily my designs have done a lot of travelling, so I’m not stuck on K! A Visit To Kuala Lumpur As part of his world tour, Trekker the manbag visited Kuala Lumpur a few years ago. Here’s Trekker at the Petronas Towers with his companion, the stone Patty shopper. And near the top, with his owner. Hi Dad 🙂…

J is for Joey, Jamaica Inn, Johnstons of Elgin and James Bond

The A-Z of handbags – travelling and otherwise, continues today with J. Jamaica Inn This is a few years old now. It’s one of my original designs for the Atlanta tote, when I made it in several colours of a lovely rich heavy weave nylon fabric with leather trims and contrast stitch and lining. This…

I is for India

I visit my workshop in rural India as often as I can, usually 3 or 4 times a year and every time I go there, I can’t resist taking photos. Everything seems to bright and colourful. It’s nearly always sunny and sometimes it’s super hot and humid. I love to visit the street fabric market…

H is for Hollywood, Hollyhocks, Harris Tweed and Humanity

More from my A-Z of travelling handbags today. H is for Hollyhocks Last year my hollyhocks grew to an amazing 8 or 9 feet! I had to get the scale of them by having a #BagsOnTour photo taken 🙂 H is for Hollywood Visiting a cafe overlooking the Hollywood hills and THE sign in the…