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Headed to San Antonio

13 May

Headed to San Antonio

This Brooklyn girl is currently en route to San Antonio for a big convention for work.  Wish me luck!  Last time I went to San Antonio on a work trip I broke my foot doing karaoke.  I think I’m the only person on this planet capable of doing that.  Luckily I’m now banned from doing karaoke at work events, so I think I’ll return the end of this week in one piece.

In the meantime, this entire week will not be quiet on Brooklyn Bliss.  I have a few surprise guest posters lined up, as well as a giveaway!  So stay tuned and I’ll be back the end of this week.


Home for Now

2 Oct

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I’m finally back from Annapolis and well rested after a relaxing weekend.

So last week I had to go to Annapolis, Maryland on business. It was for a conference hosted by one of the product lines my company carries. There were a few days of meetings and presentations, as well as several dinners and activities. There was also a lot of networking for me, being I was the only representative from my company attending it afforded me the time and opportunity to attempt to bring on more clients. It was nice for me to be back in Maryland for a brief bit. I went to college in Baltimore and also met my husband there, so the visit made me a bit nostalgic.

For these sort of trips I always pack one carry on bag with enough items to mix and match to allow me probably 8 outfit options over 4-5 days. Here’s two examples of outfits I wore to some of the meetings and presentations. My industry is made up of mostly men who wear polo shirts and khakis, so while I have to look professional I can still have a bit more fun with my outfits than women can in other industries. I usually love to take a super serious look, like a pencil skirt and crisp button down and toughen it up a bit with my accessories.

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One of my favorite parts of the trip was getting to go sailing on a large schooner in the Chesapeake Bay. We had several activity options, including a tour of the naval academy, a trolley tour, finishing and then sailing. Though I initially debated if I made the right choice, I’m glad I went with the sailing. Annapolis is, after all, the sailing capital of the US (which I did not know before this trip!).

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Besides the sailing being a lot of fun, we also were the only group that received lunch and an open bar on our excursion. Who says work can’t be fun?

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While we were out, we got to watch the women’s world championship sailing event which was really interesting to get to see so close up. Our schooner was also the ship used in the sailing scene in the movie Wedding Crashers, which was cool to learn as well.

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While I’m glad to be back, I do have to go back on the road in a few weeks. I have a lot to get done in the meantime before then. My main goal this week is to finally get the rest of my summer 30 for 30 posts up. It is fall now after all and my procrastination is getting ridiculous.

Airport Again

27 Sep
Waiting for my Flight{Scarf: Gifted; Blouse: H&M (thrifted); Jeans: Mavi; Loafers: Delia’s}

Today I’m traveling yet again. I’m attending a business conference in Annapolis, Maryland and will be there today through Friday. I’m hoping to get some photos while there (both of what we’re doing, as well as outfits) but don’t hold me to it, it is a business trip after all.

Vegan Weekender Bags

22 Oct

I have to travel a lot for work.  It’s not something I like to do, but it’s necessary and luckily it’s not a regular thing but more of a seasonal thing.  My road work can include flying to other cities for business meetings or doing long road trips and teaching seminars.

My hubby and I have also within the past few months have gone on a few weekend trips, which has been great.  It’s fun to explore a city just for a day or two and then return home.  It’s like a mini-vacation, which is great for my psyche considering the hours I work.  Sometimes a small break from Brooklyn is all I need to stay sane.

I’m super organized when it comes to traveling and with the holiday’s coming up soon as well as some business travel that must be done in December and January, I’m already starting to think about what needs to be done prior to.  You can see my last OCD business trip packing frenzy by clicking here.

My last weekend trip with my husband I realized we really don’t have a good “weekender” bag.  We have my carry-on rolling suitcase I use for extended business trips, but sometimes that’s too much for a quick weekend trip where only a change or two of clothes is needed.  It’s also too much for a quick overnight business trip as well.  I could easily get away with a smaller duffel bag and a purse.  I’m one of those rare women who actually packs light.  It’s funny, on many of the business trips I go on (in my male dominated industry) I actually pack less than the men.

Surprisingly enough, there are a lot more vegan weekender bag options out there than I had thought.  Here’s what I found quick on a quick Shopstyle search.  The bag on the bottom right is a Rachael Zoe for QVC bag I had seen a while ago and really liked.  All in all, I don’t think I could go wrong with any of these options.  I’m leaning towards one of the bottom three.  Which one do you think I should go with?


What sort of bag/luggage do you pack your items for a short, 1-2 day trip in?