NO ONE WANTS THE drawn-out, unabridged version of any story. Time-saving, eco-friendly initiatives and minimization of clutter are characteristics that contribute to a lean executive style. Tuck grandfather’s briefcase safely away as a family heirloom or as office décor. Be precise with your handbag selection to ensure a powerful statement and send opposing counsel scrambling. We all want to be that laser-sharp and primped executive dashing through the airport in effortless style. Join the ranks of the chic concourse strollers with our spread of luggage to make your journey iconic. It’s time to trim the fat; space is limited. As the saying goes, “Travel light, travel far.”
Ladies first, please. Every successful businesswoman needs the proper accoutrements to seal the deal. Tumi’s Mariella Eva Satchel briefcase will certainly turn heads. Gray leather makes a graceful statement, and the durability of a timeless Tumi design makes this bag a beast in the boardroom. $1,200.
A classic is always relevant, hence the title of this finely crafted bag. The Neoclassico Document Case by Bruno Magli has you covered, with zippered closures and an inner pouch designed specifically to accommodate your smart tablet. You will be all set to conquer the world with your undeniable fashion presence and your documentation secured. This spoil will surely elevate the bottom line of your business. From $1,495.
Navy is such a royal color. Troubadour’s craftsmanship of vegetable-tanned leather goods will garner major attention from almost any onlooker. The decision wasn’t an easy task, however. We decided to pair the rucksack and the 24-hour bag, and now you are all set for globility. The versatility of these bags will ready you for running around town, an overnight or a weekend jaunt. Your pick, but you cannot go wrong with the smart lines and sophistication of Troubadour Goods. Tanned leather rucksack, from $1,725; nylon and tanned leather, from $695.
HOUSE OF SILLAGE
The content of your luggage is often priceless. We all have our secret sources and beauty regimens that make us feel sexy, and a delightful scent is a necessity while traveling. Add the romantic and fun elements of the Arabesque Travel Spray Collection by House of Sillage to your repertoire. Your pulse points will illuminate any room with mysterious notes and fragrant intrigue. Take your hand-painted custom enamel flacon in flight, but be sure not to blind the pilot with shimmering solid golds and Swarovski crystal finishes. Available at Neiman Marcus. From $370.
Once you close the deal with brevity and poise, artist Miles Regis will make your eyes marvel. Brilliant colors and movement by this unique painter will have you addicted and working to cover the walls of your dwelling. Not to brag, but music mogul Jay Z is among the countless celebrities clamoring for Regis’ artistic expression. Make the investment now — you will applaud yourself nightly as you arrive home, hand your briefcase over to your valet and indulge in your Scotch. Prices vary.
THE GLOBAL CREATOR
Weekends just got easier. Short, sweet and to the point, duffle bags make for an easy getaway. The Global Creator’s version of this essential travel bag makes packing a dream. Encouraged to roll tight and pack light, you’ll enjoy an effortless journey. The cognac Gypsy Weekender with shoulder strap fits the definition of perfection. Did we mention the subtle, 100 percent leather construction? $695.
Ink the deal. Any old writing instrument won’t suffice; make appending your signature epic. Your signature is worth its weight in gold, so make it effortless for your fingers to make your mark in daily documentation. Cross the perfect pen off the to-do list. $5,000.
Make the investment in the appropriate trunks for your travels. Only the best will do, precisely why we could not curate a travel spoil without Ghurka. The product of a brilliant collaboration with the Bertoni family in Varese, Italy, the wardrobe trunk exudes sophistication. French bull leather construction and trim make a durable, traveling work of art. Hand-painted stripes and cotton twill linings speak voluminous luxury. Hasten to place your order, as there is a waiting period. Believe us when we say it is well worth the 10-and-a-half weeks’ wait. You will be spoiled in time for autumn excursions. Trunk, $19,500; trolley, $7,500.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
FOR THOSE OF US PASSIONATE about wellness pursuits and who feel most at peace close to the sea, there’s nothing quite like the synergy offered by a floating spa integrated into the setting of a luxurious cruise ship. I’m sailing through the Mediterranean from Rome to Barcelona, discovering along the way that the Crystal Life Spa & Beauty Salon on board the Crystal Serenity provides not only the element of high-end indulgence but also the cruise line’s signature commitment to attention and service.
CONSIDERING THAT JUST A LITTLE more than a century ago — 1910, to be exact — Miami’s population was only about 5,400 people, it’s easy to see why this South Florida hot spot has long been considered a boomtown. And the evolution continues to impress as the city gears up to welcome an array of new services, amenities and experiences.
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Ethiopian Airlines added a daily non-stop between Brussels (BRU) and Addis Ababa (ADD). The carrier previously made stopovers in Vienna (VIE) three days a week, increasing the journey time from seven hours to nine.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Last month, British Airways announced plans to offset carbon emissions from all its flights within the United Kingdom. The initiative begins next year and carbon emissions are offset via the United Nations’ carbon offsetting scheme, which invests in carbon reduction projects around the world, such as reforestation and rainforest protection.