August 22, 2016 • CULTURE, PLACES

DJ Bags Out and About: Round Two

This summer we asked Draper James gals where they loved to vacation, and which Draper James bag was their favorite to bring along. One thing’s for sure, whether visiting Nantucket,  Charleston, or Sonoma, these Southern gals know how to travel in style. Scroll below to find where to go, what to do, and what to pack. Then make sure to follow them on Instagram for more lifestyle, travel, and style inspo!



Who to follow: Carrie Colbert of Wear Where Well (@carriec)

Where to go: Aspen, Colorado. “As much as I love living in the South, the heat and humidity of Houston is almost unbearable at times during the summer,” says Carrie. “So, we have been spending lots of time in Colorado… several weeks in Aspen, plus a stint in Telluride.”

Which bag to pack: “The Eva Crossbody bag is great, as it allows your hands to stay free for whatever you’re doing,” says Carrie. “The bag can be dressed up or dressed down, and it is the perfect size; it fits all the essentials, plus a few extra things.”

Carrie’s Aspen Recommendations: “Aspen is definitely one of my happy places, particularly in the summer. The cool temperatures are ideal for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, rafting, tubing, and more.

It’s a good thing that it’s such an active town, as I definitely consume plenty of calories while I’m there! Ha. One of my favorite restaurants in the world is Aspen’s Matsuhisa. They have the best sushi and don’t miss the black cod! For an afternoon cocktail, I can’t pass up the “Mule” menu at Hops Culture—it’s an entire menu of Moscow Mule-inspired drinks. My favorite Mule is the Porcupine – a grapefruit infused concoction.”



Who to follow: Amy Loochtan of Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins (@amy_cbandbp)

Where to go: Charleston, South Carolina

What to pack: “I’ve always loved a good lemon print! Doesn’t this bag just scream summer and sophistication? Plus, it’s great for a day of exploring or a day at the beach.”

Amy’s Charleston Recommendations: “Start the day with an amazing Bloody Mary from Pearlz,” says Amy, who headed to the eclectic little oyster bar to kick off her friend’s bachelorette party weekend. Amy then suggests walking along the Battery for great people watching and views of  the historic mansions.

We love seeing photos of your Draper James bags on the go no matter the season! Keep scrolling for some of our favorite pics from this summer, and tag us in all future snaps for a chance to be featured. 

Totes a beautiful day up at Lake George!! // @draperjames @reesewitherspoon #draperjamesgirl

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4 hrs, 4 trains, a bus and a ferry later, I NEED this drink. #fireisland #swannotmine #butimightstealit

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Beach day. #summerreading #draperjames #southernflair #newport

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