What one boss-babe mompreneur brings along as she travels the globe for business
Every woman has her favorite go-to products that she safely tucks away in her bag so she is ready at a moment’s notice. Men think a purse, messenger bag, tote, backpack, or whatever vessel you carry your wallet and accessories in, is a futile glam “thingy” that utterly confuses them.
However, dear LUXYMOMs®, we all know, this is our power-pack – our Mary Poppins container of goodies. In each monthly issue, we will reach out to women who are on-the-go mover and shakers that carry must-have products and have a little trick up their sleeves. So sit back and get your notepad out, and if you are a traveler – oh get ready to have your stilettos rocked!
So, what exactly IS in her bag?
Ladies, meet Naples boss babe, Renee Martin – a bite-sized business-woman that is a world traveler in heels, making deals on the daily. We sat down with this momtrepreneur and asked her, “What’s in your bag, mama?”
LUXYMOM®: So, Renee, you are constantly on the go, traveling for work. What are some tips for those ladies who travel a lot (COVID help us) for work or pleasure?
Renee: First, I don’t like carrying a purse when I travel. It started hurting my back shifting my weight to one side so I started carrying a little backpack. It was so much better. Carrying a heavy purse can really stress out your back and hips, and when you are on the go, this can really support you and you have more room to carry items.
Also, I never check a bag. I started following this blog Travel Fashion Girl and it has changed my life. It has changed how I pack, and I can travel only checking a bag – which is so incredibly useful when you are flying to and from meetings and you never know if something will get moved and then you are stuck waiting for your back. I even traveled to Switzerland using tips I learned from this blog. I mean, full Winter to Spring wardrobe, but the way I packed was different. I’m telling you, a game changer.
LUXYMOM®: What are some go-to items you have on hand with you all the time in your bag?
Renee: I like to carry Beach Bum Brazillian Bum Bum cream for my lips. I always feel like I’m in a tropical place and that is a nice feeling. It is like being home.
If I need to dress up my lips, I carry Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine lipstick in a luscious red.
Something else that I found and cannot do without are Colgate Max Fresh Wisps. It is so refreshing to use one of these after traveling and feeling clean after being in a locked cabin for the duration of your flight. I also like using one of these before board meetings instead of gum or mints.
LUXYMOM®: Do you keep a little travel kit with you in your bag? Little rescue tricks?
Renee: Oh yes, I always have little packets of Tylenol, Dramamine, and Pepto-Bismol with me. Could you imagine being locked on a plane with an upset stomach? I also carry little packets of peppermint tea so if I want my favorite relaxing beverage, I have it on hand.
LUXYMOM®: You know we like our cocktails here at LUXYMOM® – what is your beverage of choice when you are in the clouds?
Renee: I like what is called a Sky Breeze. It is a Vodka, Fresca, and cranberry. It is quite delicious. (LUXYMOM® is noting this for our own future travels).
LUXYMOM®: What do you carry for entertainment?
Renee: I carry my Kindle and I like to read books on business strategy. I just recently finished a novel by Jack Weatherford, the History of Money. It is a great book. I also wear my noise canceling headphones. It helps me relax during long flights.
LUXYMOM®: Thank you Renee. I will be investing in Colgate Wisps and checking out the Travel Fashion Girl as soon as I get home! I don’t know if I can travel with only three pairs of shoes, but if you can do it (Renee has a shoe collection that is to die for) I am confident so can I!
Renee: I will pack you a travel kit with some wisps…I buy them in BULK!