What’s In Our Bags?

As event designers and planners, we wear many hats—but we also carry around a lot (and we mean a lot) of stuff. From swatches to samples to spare chargers, our bags hold exactly what we’ll need for any given day, even your biggest of days. Curious what’s inside each of our bags? Here’s a quick peek.

Photography: Je Vois Photography

Julie Bunkley, Owner & Creative Director

My bag: Prada Large Matinee Leather Tote. Our friend and stylist Gabrielle Hurwitz went on a hunt to find *just* the right bag to fit my personality and also the different types of situations I could be moving between, be it a meeting at an upscale hotel or over drinks and dinner at a trendy restaurant. She hit the nail on the head when she sent me this option. I scooped it up immediately and it’s been my go-to ever since!

My bag in three words: Structured, tailored, and refined.

What’s Inside

My go-to lipstick: I stumbled upon L’Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Gloss in Molto Mauve during a desperate stop into a drug store one day when I was without a lip option while traveling. I’ve stuck with that color ever since, and I’ve turned all my friends onto it as well!

Chapstick I always have on hand: So many, but I love the Laneige Lip Glowy Balm in Berry or the Clinique Moisture Surge Lip Hydro-Plump Treatment.

Notebook: Notes app on my phone.

Favorite pen: Whatever was given to us at the last Engage! I attended. Ha!

Breath freshener: Tic Tacs

Phone: iPhone 11, but I desperately want an upgrade.

Tech I can’t live without: My trusty Away Luggage external battery that came with their older, bigger carry-on, which is the best external battery I’ve come across. I don’t think you can get that suitcase with the battery included anymore, but you can buy the battery on its own.

Hydration helper: I have so many, but this Owala is my all time favorite.

Swatches: Always depends on the client and design! You never know what we might have in store!

Courtney Wolf, Principal Planner

My bag: Louis Vuitton All-In MM. I discovered this bag as part of LV’s luggage line and love it. I was on the hunt for something to be a great everyday bag that I could lug a laptop in, along with things like a notepad, design presentation notebooks and everything else I need around town and working with clients. I’ve owned this bag since 2015, and it still gets the job done.

My bag in three words: Trusty, worn-in, and classic.

What’s Inside 

My go-to lipstick: L’Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Gloss in Molto Mauve. What can I say? Julie inspired me! 

Chapstick I always have on hand: Yellow and red Carmex for the win. 

Notebook: Consider me old fashioned, but I LOVE a yellow legal pad. I get these minis ones and seem to go through them quite often as I’m a big note taker, brain dumper, and list maker. 

Favorite pen: A good gel ink pen in black. The smoother, the better. 

Toteable snack: Beef jerky or a Nutrigrain bar are my on-the-go faves. I also can’t resist anything Reese’s or Snickers

Phone: iPhone 13 Pro Max Every new mama needs one, am I right?!

Tech I can’t live without: My handy (and personalized!) Airpods, plus whatever the best rated charger and cord Apple is selling these days. 

Hydration helper: I aim to drink one of these each day. I also have a soft coral pink Starbucks tumbler that I love.

Swatches: Depends on the day and the client, but we’ve always got something cookin’. 

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