We realized earlier this month while flying somewhere between Ohio and Texas that using a hoodie as a makeshift pillow is not cool. This luxurious Silk Travel Pillow from DreamSacks ($44) might be a little pricey for a pint-sized cushion, but if you spend a lot of time in the air (or on trains) you'll definitely be glad you invested in it.
A couple of us are heading to Vegas next week to gamble, drink and do other things surely to make the news when we run for office in 2009. While getting ready for the trip, we realized our luggage consisted of three lame pieces bought from Sears sometime when Full House was popular. We did a quick search and found Samsonite's Black Label collection. Our favorite is the Deluxe Garment Bag ($550), which will fit a couple suits, shirts,
casual gear, a pair of shoes and more. It
sports sleek black and red leather details
and a removable toiletry bag.
Not all of us go through life without health issues — and even if you don’t have any prescription pills to take, taking vitamins regularly is a good idea. So when you travel, instead of dragging five pill bottles with you just take this — the Pecon Pill case by Shin-ichi Sumikawa ($18). Its soft and lightweight body opens and closes with a “click” — the meaning of “Pecon” in Japanese — and its cap inverts to become a dish when open, so you’re not dumping pills out into your hand to find the right one.
Rain can be very, very sexy, but being soaked in rain when picking up a date is not. When the elements attack, you can count on the Victorinox Automatic Umbrella ($35). It features a durable wind reflex frame, poly-pongee fabric with water repellent outer coating, three-stage automatic action, and a pretty sweet carrying case. Just remember to use it, lest you end up looking like a wet dog.
We’ve all been through the hell of trying to find your suitcase at baggage claim, lost amidst the sea of dark luggage. Now you can make your bag easy to identify and show some of your personality with this Lady Luck Bag Tag from Jet Set Go ($8). One of many different available designs, hopefully this one can bring you luck on that Vegas trip — in the form of finding your bag.