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.