Although this was my travel outfit, I knew to wear the Marni heels for a smarter look. On this trip, knowing the material dries well, I actually washed the tee shirt the following morning after my arrival only for Housekeeping to knock on my door offering complimentary laundry service literally as I hung it up over the bath. Note to self – check the laundry provisions at check in 🙂My all ‘dark outfit’ which I felt was more appropriate for the evening – same pants with the Marni heels. This is when I realised that I’d forgotten one of my usual travel rules – to pack at least one dress or skirt. I had packed neither and either could have been used instead of wearing my navy pants again. And so it was time to return home.There happens to be a little Hermès concession at the airport and I was the only person besides the lonely SA. I thought she would be glad of some company ….. 🙂 On display was this Maxi Box Cabas. It’s just beautiful! The colourway was perfect for me. It’s lined with a zipped pocket in the wall. Perfect! My experience of the Halzan dates back from a visit to Geneva here. My observations then were that I would prefer the bag to be lined and to come in a smaller size. Three years on, the Mini Halzan was born fully lined and a dinky 22cm length across.Handheld. Cross body. It’s a really beautiful bag in my favourite leather ‘Swift’ and ‘on trend’ as a tiny bag. The colour was not for me – in fact I’m having trouble relating to the current season’s colours by Hermès. Maybe my taste is too classic. I checked online and the bag was available in ‘Cuivre’ which looked like a darker version of my beloved ‘Brique’.
- travelling slightly out of season can land you with a room upgrade that may come with extras for free but never assume you’ll get it!
- for me the pack a skirt/dress still holds true even for a short trip
- organise yourself to try all that is offered in/around the hotel because chances are that you may never return and it’s an easy way to relax while still being a bit active (I’ve never been one to take root at the beach or poolside)
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