Lug - Online

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Celebrating the Holidays Lug®-style!

Celebrating the Holidays Lug®-style!

We’re coming down to crunch time – the holidays are closer than you think!  In less than two weeks, we’ll enjoy unwrapping our presents, eating delicious feasts, and most importantly, spending time with our loved ones.

Speaking of celebrating the holidays, check out how we do that here at Lug® - it’s a full day celebration!

We start off by recapping our accomplishments of the year as well as announcing our goals for 2014.  It’s not just a presentation, each department put on a “skit” with props.

How to best prepare for the Holidays – let’s go shopping!  Gift cards are distributed to ALL the staff, and then off we go – shopping to spend all our money!!!

Everyone is famished from all the shopping so we take some time to feast on a scrumptious lunch followed by an afternoon of fun games!!!  Raffle tickets are earned, prizes are won – it’s a winning combination!!!  We even celebrate our team members through an awards ceremony – the staff submits all nominations in advance. 

And let’s not forget the Lug® Holiday Concert – a special, secret surprise for Ami + Jason from the Lug® staff!

There was laughter, there was fun!  Everyone is happy, everyone is thankful!

This is how Lug® celebrates the upcoming holidays.  What special things will you be doing?

Season’s Greetings from Lug® and all the best for a Happy & Healthy New Year 2014!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Sagittarius!

Lug® Power Product:  Cruiser

Lug® Power Color:  Plum Purple

Great Strengths:  Philosophical, wide-open, and curious nature

Element:  Fire

Ruling Planet:  Jupiter

Symbol:  The Archer

Stone:  Turquoise

Compatible Sign:  Leo

Happy Birthday "Sagies"!!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Lug® Retailer Spotlight: Photo Imaging

Located in downtown Toronto, Photo Imaging is a unique store offering photo services as well as a selection of frames, accessories, and a variety of gift items.  In March 2013, Photo Imaging began carrying Lug®, retailing a great assortment of products including the Dodger Mini Backpack, SideKick Excursion Pack, Cable CarSatchel, Backflip Wallet, Flutter Mini Cross-Body Bag, Snuz Sac Blanket +U-Pillow Set, Two-Step Cosmetic Case, Clipper Flat Iron Case, Tuk Tuk Carry-AllBag, Puddle Jumper Overnight/Gym Bag, Cartwheel Fitness/Overnight Bag, and much more.

“I own some Lug® products of my own – too many to name” explains Lena Lam, owner of Photo Imaging.  “I love the Puddle Jumper because it is so well designed, practical, and stylish at the same time.  My favorite feature is the shoe compartment and the luggage strap for when I travel.”

We asked Lena how she lives life in color!  Her response?  “Selling Lug® is how I live my life in color.  I have carried the line for less than a year but have had the need to place many re-orders as the product sells so well in my store!”

Photo Imaging
2 Bloor Street
Suite L23
Toronto ON  M4W 3E2
Tel: 416.923.6888

Thanks for giving us a snapshot of your incredible store and we appreciate you spreading the Lug® love!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Scorpios!!!

Lug® Power Product:  Pontoon

Lug® Power Color:  Midnight Black

Great Strengths:  Determination, passion, and motivation

Element:  Water

Ruling Planet:  Mars & Pluto

Symbol:  The Scorpion

Stone:  Topaz

Compatible Sign:  Pisces

Wishing all our Scorpios a very Happy Birthday!!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Lug® Retailer Spotlight: Cindy’s Home & Garden

Cindy’s Home &Garden is an exciting destination shopping experience featuring not one, but two stores, and a garden centre all on one property!  Located on the north shore of Lake Erie, in the quaint Victorian town of Kingsville ON, Cindy’s main store carries a vast array of products including home d├ęcor, giftware, handbags, jewelry and much more!  Cindy’s Too!, the second store (on the same property) serves as a coffee bar, ice cream shop as well as a cozy gift shop featuring kitchen gadgets and serving pieces.

Lug® has been a featured brand in their store since 2008 carrying pretty much all the Lug® products!  “We believe in order to make a statement it is best to carry a vast selection for clients to choose from”, explains Carrie Deehan, Marketing Manager for Cindy’s.  “We thoroughly enjoy selling Lug® products.  Many of our clients have several Lug® bags and love the smart design and bright, cheery colors.”

Over the years, Carrie has had the opportunity to acquire many Lug® products including the Flutter Mini Cross-Body Bag.  “The Flutter is such a perfect little purse!  It is fantastic travel purse and also a great everyday essential.”

Carrie’s most cherished Lug® product is the Puddle Jumper Wheelie!  “I love my green Puddle Jumper Wheelie!  I actually use it while at the gift shows and get loads of compliments! It has lots of room and I love the water bottle pocket on the side.”

How does Carrie live life in color?  “By staying positive.  A good attitude makes life a lot sweeter.  Each day is a gift, enjoy it.”

Cindy's Home & Garden
585 Seacliffe Drive
Kingsville ON  N9Y 2K6
Tel: 519.733.9425

Be sure to visit Cindy’s Christmas Open House taking place November 15th, 16th, and 17th!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Life at Lug® with Samira Rezaelahi

Meet Samira!!!  Working for Lug® as an Accounting Associate for nearly five years, her smile and positive energy will brighten anybody’s day.  How does she do it?  By starting her day with a glass of vegetable juice (recipes available upon request!!!) followed by 20 minutes of “a.m. yoga”, of course!  Samira believes “juices are healers as they have a source of life” and will always boost energy and happiness levels.  After that, she hits the road to get to the office and start her workday – checking emails, accounts receivables, accounts payables, billings…you get it, the typical accounting stuff – always leaving time for a walk with fellow Luggers and even a 10-minute weight lifting session in our LUGxurious gym!

When her workday is over, Samira is lucky to enjoy a home-cooked meal from her husband (I need to get me one of those!!) and take the time to fill each other in on their days, with no TV!!!  Weekends consist of more yoga, dancing and listening to music, reading books, browsing the internet for her favorite subjects – health, food, and news – shopping at farmers markets, and visiting with friends.  Samira truly enjoys life and is grateful for what she has!

We asked Samira what she likes best about working for Lug® and to that she replied, “Creativity, Colors, Clarity and Contribution.  Lug® products are made with happy colors and in creative ways that are very functional.  I believe communication is essential in every relationship, and here at Lug®, we do our best to communicate as clearly as possible with our customers and within the organization.  I admire that Lug® is very charitable and contributes tremendously to the community.  Most importantly, Lug® is a team – if someone needs a hand, Luggers are always willing to help.

So, you can only imagine Samira’s dilemma when we asked her about her favorite Lug® product.  “Can I say everything???”, said Samira.  “It’s just hard to name one product because it really depends on the reason I’m using my Lug® for!  I love the Airbus in Midnight Black and always use it when I’m travelling!  I love the Dodger in Grass Green!  It’s perfect for commuting to work on public transit as I’m hands-free and can easily access my book from the outside pocket and read it while I’m on the subway. I love all the cross body bags as they are all well-designed with different sizes and shapes but I absolutely love the Carousel in Ocean Blue which is a perfect size for my needs.  I love the Slider 15 in Chocolate Brown – super handy for my laptop and it is not bulky so I can easily fit it in another bag when I am traveling.  And to top it all off, you will also find the Shuttle Bus Wheelie, Nap Sac, Skipper, Double Dutch, Cable Car, Cabby, Windjammer, Mini Handspring, Mambo, Luggage Belt and Tags, Taxicab, and Sprout in her personal collection.

Samira no doubt lives her life in color as she believes “life is all about sharing and loving each other” and feels she is a “lucky person that has a loving family and lots of good friends”.

Namaste, Samira!