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Feb 20th, 2006, 06:29 AM
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Anything is better than that prison-dreary Louis Vuitton vomit green/brown/sewage/effluent color..GO for it!
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Feb 20th, 2006, 07:13 AM
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I think the lighthearted posts are essential. We're travellers, we know how to have fun, why not have some fun here too! Notice how much personality came out of your post milogirl Poetry, stories, people daring to press the envelope...good job
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Feb 20th, 2006, 07:14 AM
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Oh, forgot something. I think this purse thing would fit well with the poem, "When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple (or a pink purse in Paris )"
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Feb 20th, 2006, 07:16 AM
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Milogirl , Before my trip last year I read on this forum about LeSport bags. I find them on ebay and now own seven. I use a messenger as a small carry-on and the others as my everyday purses. I love them. I can carry them across my chest when on trips. Yes, the colors are fun. Have a great trip. Joan
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Feb 20th, 2006, 09:50 AM
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My very first travel bag was a medium sized gray LeSport Sac duffle... I'd forgotten all about it!! Think I'll go shopping because I love the idea of a virtually weighless purse, tote, or suitcase.
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Feb 20th, 2006, 12:31 PM
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Good grief! After reading ira's response I just reread the responses and tedgale had the same reaction as I did (as indeed, ted, you beat me to it!!!)Sorry I didn't give you due acknowledgement.

It is a very travel related poem. But ira, it should be:

On the messageboard the people come and go
Speaking of Michelangelo
(with apologies again to TSE)



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Feb 20th, 2006, 03:11 PM
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Top marks for literacy to Fodors posters.

Can there be ANY 20th century English-language writer whose quotable coinages outnumber Eliot's??

Somewhere in the jumble of this sprawling domestic wreckage there is an Eliot autograph: a blue airmail "flimsy" from Faber & Faber in which TSE politely rejects my spouse's invitation to address a graduate-student seminar:

"I regret there can be no question of my accepting...", etc etc

A firm, vivid, blue signature remains undimmed, after 40-odd years. On reflection: Nice colour for a handbag....
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Feb 21st, 2006, 10:41 AM
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"sprawling domestic wreckage" - oh, how that makes me feel better - we are not alone. Last month I finally got the courage to throw out a lot of stuff. I reasoned that a landfill was not the less evil, because it was within the confines of my own house....

I admire your spouse for trying, but I think TS' response was rather inevitable, given his lament over a life measured out in coffee spoons (which, come to think of it, is a lot better than the life he would have faced today, measured as it is in inches/feet/yards/metres of paper....)
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Feb 21st, 2006, 11:37 AM
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LeSport Sacs are under different rules than other bags (right?). Love the way they wash. For fans in the U.S., Marshall Fields has some on sale right now.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 12:04 PM
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Is there anything more chic than confidence? You go, milogirl!
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 12:41 PM
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Milogirl, as someone who has posed an innocent question and been slammed repeatedly, I understand your hesitation in posting. As for your pink purse, bravo! When my husband and I traveled to Italy two years ago in March,I took along my winter coat, which is pink. I mean HOT PINK! I wore it proudly with black accessories. We are traveling to Paris next week and once again my pink coat will be worn. If you love the bag, take it! You're my kind of gal, do what feels right to you!
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:10 PM
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milp,

In April, no one goes out on colder days without a scarf. A bright pink one, fashionably tied, will set off your purse nicely.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:56 PM
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Color does not matter in Paris. The fact that you care to present yourself neat and pulled together is all they care about.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 06:31 PM
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Oh dear, I must go shopping. Ebags here I come! Barb
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Feb 24th, 2006, 03:16 PM
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At Nordstroms today I noticed that they are carrying Faconable HOT PINK and AQUA CAPRIS!!!! Are these for the American market or do you suppose French ladies are wearing hot pink capris this season?
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Feb 24th, 2006, 04:16 PM
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I own pink capris. And lime green capris. And aqua capris. But I live in Florida where one can actually get away with them (I get to wear capris in February). I don't think I'd take them to Paris though. ;-)
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Feb 26th, 2006, 07:54 AM
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I also plan to spend a long weekend in April in Paris.... April in Paris .... April in Paris .... April in Paris ... I just love saying it!!!!
I shall look out for that pink purse. Perhaps I shall wear a pink hat.

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Feb 26th, 2006, 08:14 AM
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I would guess they are made for Nordstrom but who cares...they sound fun for beach areas, at least.
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Feb 26th, 2006, 09:10 AM
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I am going to Paris and have decided to carry around a Fauchon shopping bag full of dog poop.

So....

I shall carry a brigh pink bag full of poop in Paris.
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Feb 26th, 2006, 09:28 AM
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Just bring your tourmaline scooper along.
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