On the Road

smythson audemars piguet

Planning some trips away to parlez français, so I thought I’d share this lovely leather passport holder — a gift from Audemars Piguet last Christmas. Considering that I used to carry my papers in a Looney Tunes Back in Action holder, I’m not sure I’m ready for this level of organizational sophistication. This stitched pigskin travel wallet is made by Smythson of London, makers of leather-bound luxury items since 1887.

On one hand, I sort of enjoy its current presentation: sleeping in its blue box, tucked in under a blanket of tissue paper. But I’ve also learned that there’s no point in having something if you don’t use it.

Please also note that blogging may be light next week as I will take on the role of a hobo with a fancy passport holder.