Packing is on the top of the list of what people dislike the most about travelling, and it’s easily understandable. Figuring out what you might need, what you’ll want to wear and what you absolutely shouldn’t forget is daunting. Over the years I’ve found that having the right suitcase is crucial. I recently decided to get a new carry on suitcase since most of my business trips are often pretty short. And I knew exactly what I wanted: something sturdy and classic, that would protect all my stuff while still being practical. Enter my new obsession, the Samsonite ultimo cabin. This amazing suitcase has plenty of space on the inside to store all your clothes, shoes and accessories while its front pocket is specially designed to store all your documents, laptop, tablet and chargers. I got it right before my trip to Amsterdam last week (more on that coming later) and I am in love with it. While it is not as light as I expected it to be, it is by far the best carry on that I’ve ever had. This one comes especially handy if you’re often travelling with quite a bit of technology, like myself. That being said, this suitcase looks pretty common, so I made sure to add my new Karl Lagerfeld luggage tag on it to be able to identify it super quickly while adding a fun touch to it. Plus, it contains all my contact information just in case!
One of the very first thing that I do once I reach my destination is unpack. I know it sounds like the most boring thing ever but trust me, it makes a real difference. I used to be the girl that never unpacked, which meant that I would spend hours trying to find the belt I was looking for or that gorgeous top that I purchased two days ago. Unpacking first thing only takes about 10 minutes and it makes the rest of my stay a lot less stressful, I promise. One last tip before I go: use pouches to store everything, from jewelry to chargers and cords, it makes the whole unpacking/packing process a whole lot easier!