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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Color Theory Thursday: Gorgeous Green

Did you that green is the most restful color to the human eye? Or that it has healing power and can improve vision? Says so right here. As I'm sure you all know from elementary art class, the combination of blue and yellow makes green, and that's why green can either have a warming or a cooling effect (lots of yellow, warm; lots of blue, cool). To make your green pop, try pairing it with purple for a lively contrast.

It can be hard to choose from the Lug color collection, but go with green for growth and good fortune.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Win a Tuk Tuk!

We love giveaways! And so does Blush, a magazine for modern moms. They're giving away a Tuk Tuk Carry All Bag in Chocolate (yum!). All you have to do to enter is go here, and post a comment stating which Lug bag is your favorite and why. Now the hard part—choosing a favorite among all the fantastic Lug bags!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Look at Our New Office!

Pretty spiffy, huh? We're excited about the new digs in Markham, which is in the greater Toronto area for those not familiar with the Great White North. Stop by if you're in the neighborhood. And if you're not, I guess you'll have to stop by your local Lug retailer to get your Lug fix!

UPDATE: Our Markham office is not a retail store.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rally for Kids with Cancer ... Vroom!

This Friday and Saturday, the Rally for Kids with Cancer is racing around Toronto, and the Lug Undercover Bears will be manning a pit stop! It's always good to have a member of this furry force on your side, right? Plus, participants will walk away with one of our new Pedals Lunch Totes and custom "Rally" luggage tags (pictured).

If you've never heard about the Rally, it's the ultimate event for those who love exotic cars and celebrity sightings. And it's all about raising money for cancer research. A great event for a great cause. Go here for all the info you would ever need.

Remember: This is the event where thinking fast, not driving fast, gets you across the finish line.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lug + Komen for the Cure® = You, Pretty in Pink

Or black with pink ribbon accents, if you so choose. We at Lug are proud to announce a collection of three Lug favorites—the Train Case, Clearview Envelopes, and big Shuttle Bus Weekender Bag—designed exclusively for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and available in pink or black. It's part of the organization's new Promise Me Line. Check it out here, and purchase with purpose, keeping in mind that 25 percent of all purchases on will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in the fight against breast cancer. It's a great way to look cute for a cause!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Traveler's Check: Cargo A-Go-Go

A great big duffel is great for stuffing, but when organization is in order, more petite pouches do the trick. Enter the Cargo 3-piece Packing Squares, our smart new packing accessories. They come in a three-piece set—small, medium, and large—so whatever you're packing, there's no problem. Plus, they fold up into tiny pouches, taking up almost no room when you don't need them. Now, tell me, what's not to love about these packing squares?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Color Theory Thursday: Purple

Another installation of Color Theory Thursday is brought to you by the color purple. If this hue is for you, read more and learn what it says about you!

This color is associated with wisdom, creativity, and mystery, not to mention royalty. It evokes power, luxury, and nobility. And did you know that "almost 75 percent of pre-adolescent children prefer purple to all other colors?" Good to know when choosing treats for tykes. Wear it with green for contrast or blue for harmony.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day by Lug

This Labor Day weekend, I took a trip to N'awlins—the Big Easy, the Crescent City, the birthplace of jazz—and, boy, was it fun. I could tell you about the food I ate (yum!), sites I saw (awesome history), music I danced to (thank goodness there is no video of my moves), but I'll leave all that to the guide books and give you my trip by Lug!

Lug Stop #1: First, the plane trip. No matter where I'm going, I never leave home without a Nap Sac or Undercover Bear—a travel essential.
Lug Stop #2: I landed and the tacky tourist in me took over. Luckily, I had my Wings Day Bag on hand to stuff my camera, map, guide book, water bottle, sun glasses, etc. All you need is a good bag, and you're set to explore for the day.
Lug Stop #3: Next came shopping mode—gotta have a souvenir (or two or three) to commemorate my trip! I headed out with a cute little purse and my trusty Eco Shopper stashed inside. Its super light weight doesn't weigh you down ... until you fill it with fun finds!

All in all, a great Lug trip. Wonder what I'll take on my next excursion?

Have you used your Lug gear on a recent trip? Tell me all about it in the comments!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Retail Therapy

Though ordering online is always an option, the fun of stopping by a favorite shop, browsing the goods, and chatting with salespeople is undeniable. A little retail therapy can sometimes be just the pick-me-up you're looking for, or as our July fan of the month, Jennifer Bradley, said in a recent blog post, "I realized what would make my day perfect: a new [Lug] bag." So, she stopped by her local shop and picked up the perfect addition to her extensive Lug collection.

Regarding retail, we at Lug were wondering, what's your favorite local Lug store? And why do you love it so? Nominate your favorite store that carries Lug, and we'll pass on the Lug love by listing the shop on our site.