Orla Kiely at Twig

We're spending Autumn in northern Germany again this year, and since this trip will include a girls weekend in Stockholm (also to attend a design fair there), I need a good travel bag that I can carry on the flight with me.

My new Orla Kiely bag arrived today from Twig, and the timing couldn't be better - it really lifted my spirits, got my head out of my current computer issues, and made me think about all of our fun travel plans. Don't you appreciate this simple fact of life, that when something goes wrong, ten things go right?

I think a lady needs a few key pieces that she's just nuts about, don't you? And I am smiling ear to ear now that this baby arrived. My grandmother always preaches the importance of owning only the best shoes, coats, and handbags because they can make even a tired looking outfit look stylish, and my grandmother - the hip 87-year-old cat from Chicago that she is, is right. You can't slack on things like coats and bags.

Leather trim.
Cutie cars lining, too. And it has a metal handle you can pull
out and use to wheel it around the airport.

Twig will soon be stocking tons of Orla stuff in addition to their current selection, so keep your eyes and ears open because the second they do, I'll let you know. I pray she'll carry some Orla pillows because I'll be all over those. And I have to say this about Twig, owner Elizabeth provides the highest level of customer service possible, she is completely helpful. I had so many questions for her, I held her on the phone for nearly an hour over this bag, and she was patient and answered all of my questions. I wanted to throw that in because customer service is so important to me and this lady rocks it.

(images from holly becker for decor8)