Carry-on Companion

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Whenever I catchup with an old friend the first thing they say to me after they haven’t seen me for a while is, “I’ve been loving your travel photos!” Between traveling and work, I’m always lugging things around and the studio tote by Parabellum has been my travel and work companion.

The tote is generously sized at 22″ x 16″ x 5.2″ and is a luxurious artisan bag crafted in Los Angeles by master leatherworkers. The bag features a heritage canvas body and rich reservation Bison leather detailing. It also comes in black on black.


Parabellum’s leather comes from free range American Bison – a byproduct of the bison meat industry. and the material and quality is so beautiful and I can tell with age, it’ll wear well.

The folded corners at the bottom are so lovely. I loaded it with so many products I needed to photograph and take on my Tucson trip. Magazines, beauty products, books, I mean I loaded this tote with so much stuff and I knew it could handle the weight.

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The handles are also removable for shoulder or hand carry.

When I showed Benjamin he said, “Nice bag!” and usually his first question is, “Is that new?” So the fact that he just complimented it means he was really impressed.

I love the stamped logo, and exterior pocket is magnetic, and the interior has a zip pocket.

Because Parabellum sells directly to consumers, the pricing is half as much as you’d get it from a traditional retail store and they are one of the only brands using Bison leather which is durable soft and the texture is so unique!


If you’re into investment lifetime pieces like I am, or have the mentality of keeping life simple with quality pieces and fewer things, check out Parabellum’s products.

Leather ages so well and Bison leather is very unique – kind of like crocodile, when you look at it you know it’s different.

There are many products crafted by Parabellum that could be gifted for special occasions that will later become heirlooms. Totes cute, right? *wink*


Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.



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