THE ESSENTIAL TRAVEL BAG: GRAF AND LANTZ PARKER OVERNIGHTER

Finding the perfect travel bag that doubles as an overnighter and carry-on for impromptu or consecutive business trips can be rather daunting. Until now.

Finding the perfect travel bag that doubles as an overnighter and carry-on for impromptu or consecutive business trips can be rather daunting. Ranging from the exorbitantly expensive to the cheaply-made fast fashion variety, a happy medium is just downright hard to find.

Until now.

Introducing

Graf & Lantz

, a Los Angeles-based designer label that proudly produces an array of intelligently and elegantly accessories for men, women and even home decor. Both

Holger Gräf and Daniel Lantz

have such a knack for creating exquisite, utilitarian products with style and panache - it was a no-brainer for me when I decided to pack all my travel essentials -

in one Parker Overnighter bag as seen here

- for my recent trip to Hawaii.

With some amazing trips - local, domestic and abroad - planned in the horizon, I have no doubt I'll be putting this bag to good use. I love how it already comes aged gracefully, with details that are characteristic of Horween leather, just like a bottle of fine wine. (

Need a chic wine carrier?

They have that too

). In light of a substantial amount of traveling I'll be doing for the remainder of the year, I also wanted to provide a list of must-have essentials for your travel bag. Here are a few items that I'll never leave without:

Man of the World magazine

and

Daniel Wellington watches

(Get 15% off with my special promo code: mybelonging15)!

In my opinion, traveling light - while keeping your options opened and varied - is the way to go. Even if it's just for a day trip up to a neighboring city or landmark, we encourage a break in between all the hustle and bustle every now and then. Remember to keep it simple, keep it fresh and keep it chic. Have fun and safe travels!