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March 23, 2013

Notes from the Home Office: Business Travel

That’s Yoshiko, editor of Japanese Elle, shot during NYFW F/W 2013. Great bag, right?

I was on a business trip to San Francisco this past week (exhausting), and I have another one next week (more exhausting). So business travel has been on my mind. And here’s what I’ve been thinking about it:

  • It makes you feel like a real adult, which is not always the case for me. Anybody else out there feel like they’re pretending a lot of the time?
  • It’s an excuse to buy a new work bag, because hey, it’s a freaking business expense. I just bought this one from Baggu for a friend for her birthday. And I’m eyeing this one from Claire Vivier (no idea what color, they’re all so awesome) for myself.
  • It means that when people ask you why you’re traveling you can say “business,” which makes you sound Serious and Important.
  • You might actually be going somewhere fun.
  • It’s a momentary escape from the rest of your life, sort of like a get-out-jail-free card. Or a visit to Fantasy Island. You decide.
  • It gives you a million opportunities iPhone photography—a chance to reinvigorate your eye.
  • You don’t have to make the bed.
  • It means you have an actual change in status to write on Facebook.
  • It means getting to experience that wonderful moment when you return home, and the familiarity of the way it looks and/or the people and animals in it it make it feel, for that moment at least, like the most wonderful place on Earth.