I’m about to order Joel’s ring (eeeeek!) and I can’t decide so I’m just going to focus on our mini-moon in Northern Michigan! We’ve started to plan it by wish-listing a few possible places to stay but haven’t figured out what we’d like to do yet. We’ve visited Munising in the U.P. the most and thought we’d try the Sutton’s Bay / Glen Arbor area but want to do more than hop around wineries.
I should be researching things to do in Northern Michigan but I can’t until I find the perfect weekender bag. 🙂
I’ve had a few in the past but always sale items that the zipper breaks on or that the airport demolishes on the last leg home when you’re extremely exhausted and just want to be in your bed. It’s time to be a grown-up and invest in a solid weekender bag that will last on road trips and air travel and maybe camping if I ever attempt it again (story for another day).
The 5 I’m deciding between:
Novel Duffle by Herschel Supply, $85
I love that this has a specific compartment for shoes. I cringe every time I have to put my tennis shoes next to my white tee which is often because, always white tee when traveling.
Weekender by Cuyana, $150
I love Cuyana! Their mission and ethics alone have me sold on every product. I’ve had this bag for 3 years and it keeps getting better with time. I like the shoulder strap and slouchiness for a laidback feel and that it’s made in the U.S.
Mitsuko LG Amazon by Matt & Nat, $130
This color can be a hit or miss. It’s on-trend but not sure how long it’ll last. Not that it matters because I do what I want. Also, my new obsession with the Stylebook app has shown me I have way too much black, navy, and gray in my wardrobe so this deep green would be a welcomed change. I have this bag from Matt & Nat and absolutely love it for traveling so I know this would hold up for years. The entire mission and ethics of Matt & Nat is awesome too (are you seeing a pattern here?) so I love supporting their efforts.
Southwestern Weekender by Remi & Co., $100
Similar to my old one that’s zipper broke. I like the Aztec pattern and colors and looks like can hold a lot. It reminds me ofmy trips to Arizona last year.
The Twill Weekender by Everlane, $98
Probably the one out of this list with the best value. Everlane is super transparent about their manufacturing processes and this bag that I got Joel last year has held up great. Lots of room to pack and great quality.
I’m leaning towards the green Matt & Nat one because I think leather will hold up better than any other material and I like that the color is different than the majority of my wardrobe.
Now if I can only be so sure on Joel’s ring. He’s only wearing it forever right?! No big deal.
Any recommendations on great places to visit in Northern Michigan? Would love to hear your experience! Share in the comments. 🙂
Happy Sunday! – Em