It’s been a little over a year since I launched Portavi Company. I’m not going to lie – it’s been rough.
But I’ve never felt more passionate or determined to help you all pack faster and travel better. And I realize that I’ve never explained how Portavi works, or when and why it’s best for you.
And since the heavy travel season is upon us, I’d love to share with you how Portavi can help you enjoy your trips more – because really, who has time to waste on packing and agonizing over what to wear? I know you don’t. Here’s how a Portavi session works:
Easy, right? You get to hang out with me and “see” my minuscule apartment. Sometimes, my husband even makes an appearance.
But why should you book a session? I’ll be honest – it’s not for everyone. If the tips I provide on my blog are enough for you, that’s AMAZING. But if you tend to overpack for trips, are stuffing another pair of shoes in your suitcase as you run out the door, or are sitting on your suitcase to make everything fit – I’d love to help you. If your family members are forever frustrated by waiting for your bags at the baggage claim, or roll their eyes when you ask them to help you lift your suitcase – a Portavi session may be right for you. And hey – they may be even willing to PAY for the session. Here are 5 more reasons why a Portavi session may be right for you:
If you’re vacationing in a new-to-you spot this summer, or visiting multiple cities in a single trip, or just want some help to pack better – I can help. And I really want to.
I’m also working on a number of Portavi Guides that will be coming out in the coming weeks. If there’s something you’d like to have, please let me know!
I’d love your feedback – would you purchase a Portavi session? If so, why? And if you wouldn’t, why? Please COMMENT below or SEND me an e-mail – I read every single one of your comments and really appreciate your feedback!
Molly needs no introduction – as one half of the immensely popular (and one of my favorite blogs!) A Piece Of Toast. APOT, as they affectionally refer to it, is a healthy mix of pure eye candy and thoughtful, well-written posts. While Molly and I have only chatted over e-mail, I can attest that she’s one of the sweetest people I’ve (digitally) met, and I’m so glad she was happy to participate in the ERW series. Take it away, Molly!
Molly Bernadette Miller
Blogger, A Piece Of Toast
I’m a notorious over packer… I go somewhere for a weekend and it looks like I’ve packed to be gone for two weeks. Every time I pack I try to plan outfits for each day and what I think I’ll be doing but it’s the “ohhh maybe I should bring this top, and this sweater, and these pants as a back up,” that gets me into trouble. I need to just tell myself no! I’ll probably never be a minimalist but hopefully I can be out of the “overpacker” category at some point in my life! If I’m going away for a weekend and driving there I always grab a roomy weekender duffle and rely on smaller bags (makeup, dirty clothes bag, shoe bags, etc.) to keep me organized. For flights or longer trips I have an ancient Kipling roller bag that holds much more than it looks like it would. For duffel bag packing I’m into folding my clothes but for a rolling bag I have to roll stuff – it seriously saves SO much room and keeps things really organized and accessible. I like to make lists before I pack with a run-through of how many days and nights I’ll be gone and what I anticipate doing each day – they I try t jot down an idea of what kind of outfits I need to bring. But honestly, packing is typically a last-minute effort that happens late the night before I leave. I do my best under pressure!
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- Zara vest, Joe Fresh blouse (similar), ASOS pants,
Bauble Bar necklace c/o, Alexander Wang shoes, vintage bag -
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I had some pretty eclectic choices – the stereotypical doctor (thank you, Indian parents), a fashion designer, a boss lady, working with my Dad. My most random of choices was Mr. T from the A-Team – a gig that involved driving a van in all sorts of stunts and wearing lots of jewelry sounded pretty sweet to my 6-year old self.
This outfit, unintentionally, captures the whole boss lady/Mr. T look, I think. It also shows off my sweet new Alexander Wang shoes – a present to myself for hitting several goals, both in my day job and in this blog.
When I think about the “what do I want to be when I grow up?” question now – it’s exactly what I am. Pharmaceutical boss lady, packing extraordinaire, and author of a little blog I’m quite proud of. And accessorized in a way that I think Mr. T would approve of.
As a kid, what was the most random career you wanted to have when you grew up? COMMENT below and let me know!
Photography by Lydia Hudgens
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