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What I Love This Week: A Sleek & Sporty Bag & More…

What I Love This Week: A Sleek & Sporty Bag & More…

Happy almost weekend. Whew, the week has just flown by! I’m still catching up with myself after travel, but wanted to share a few recent finds I thought you might like.

A sleek, chic bag for travel or every day…

In my recent travel wardrobe recap, I mentioned that I’ll be looking for a slightly larger day bag for travel. There were times when I wished I’d had a little more space for either small purchases or to stash my folding umbrella. Over the next few months, I’ll be road testing some contenders, but have already found one that I really like!

This is a new bag from Lo & Sons, called the Aoyama. It’s a soft sheepskin bag with a canvas strap that can be adjusted from a hand carry length to crossbody. I’ve been using this bag for the last few days and find it’s both comfortable and practical. And I think it’s really nice looking too: sleek, minimal and sporty.

Susan B. shares side view of Lo & Sons Aoyama crossbody bag, also wearing a red sweater, brown bead necklace and blue jeans.
SIDE VIEW
Love that extra zippered compartment!

It lays nicely against the body, and even when loaded up, it doesn’t look bulgy. As with all Lo & Sons bags, there’s lots of interior organization, including a key leash. And I love the extra outside zippered compartment, which is perfect for a smartphone.

What's inside my Lo & Sons Aoyama bag.
WHAT’S IN MY BAG (With room to spare!)

Here’s everything I’m carrying, and there’s plenty of room for more. The bag itself is really lightweight, and that wider strap makes it comfortable for extended wear. It’s also available in black and navy.

More Lo & Sons bags


A serum that really works!

A few weeks prior to my trip, Brian had given me some some samples of his skincare products to try. I asked him if he could only travel with one of the serums which he’d pick, and he said this one 👇

So I tried the sample a few days before I left for London, and liked the texture and feel of it, so tossed into my liquids bag and used as part of my (pared back) day & night skin care routine.

After a few days, I noticed my skin was looking really good: plumped, smooth, and clear. And considering that air travel, jet lag, and lack of sleep usually make it look dull and a little haggard, I was really impressed. I’ve been using this serum exclusively since, and have added it to my “Holy Grail” product list (along with Brian’s Lip, Eye, and Neck treatments.)

And I’ve been invited by Brian to join his Zoom event on lip and cheek color with Annie Castano and Pam Lutrell from Over 50 Feeling 40. (If you love lipstick like I do, you don’t want to miss this one!)

Lip & Cheek Color Zoom Event

You are invited to LIPS & CHEEKS COLOR ZOOM EVENT with Annie, Pamela, Susan & Brian
When: May 11, 2024 09:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 
Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkcOmrrDsiGNyCjs37vBkAN_mTDVnD_mQ_
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Hope to see you there!

Have you been watching…

A Gentleman in Moscow starring Ewan McGregor

It’s on Showtime, and new episodes are released every Friday. I read the book years ago, and loved it, so was really looking forward to seeing this adaptation. At first, I wasn’t quite sure about Ewan McGregor in the lead role. He initially came across as a larger, more flamboyant presence than how I’d pictured the Count. But he’s grown on me in the role, and I’m really enjoying the series.

What have you been watching or reading lately?

Bon weekend!

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