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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re still looking for the perfect gift for Mom:  look no further!  I’ve compiled some of the greatest hits from our current Stephanie Johnson season to offer ideas for inspired gifting.

Take a peek below and then be sure to check your inboxes (or our Facebook page) early next week, as we’ll be launching a special promotion to make shopping for Mom even sweeter.

Happy browsing and as always, travel chic!




1.  ML Traveler

A perennial best-seller, our ML Traveler is the Cadillac of cosmetic carry-alls.  With two snap-out mesh pouches, a removable clear zip pouch, clear wall pocket, and removable mirror, it may be the most versatile piece in our organizational arsenal.

Pictured here in:  Sag Harbor

2.  Luggage Tag

Dress up a boring black suitcase with this striking luggage tag, making for easy identification at baggage claim. Designed with the fashionable frequent flyer in mind!

Pictured here in:  Mumbai Coral

3.  Laura Large Trapezoid

This trapezoid shaped zip top case boasts a wide base to sit upright on your countertop or vanity.  Laura provides plenty of storage space, while its sleek shape allows it to travel well.  Try one for Mom in this rich turquoise patent, trimmed in metallic silver.

Pictured here in:  Laguna Turquoise


4.  Jenny Train Case

Take it from me, as someone who spends a lot of time on the road, the Jenny Train Case is the perfect go-to for both long trips and weekend getaways.  I love the interior elastic that straps products in place, and the bonus clear zip pouch and removable mirror.  If your Mom is a frequent traveler, this is definitely the bag for her!

Pictured here in:  Mumbai Fuchsia

5.  Katie Folding Cosmetic

With two interior clear zip pockets, this charming case secures with snap closure and is the perfect size to hold makeup basics, while its stylish shape means it’s too cute to be kept hidden inside your handbag.  The Katie is always a favorite, and it’s oh so pretty in soft beige patent, highlighted by subtle specks of metallic gold.

Pictured here in:  Laguna Buff

6.  Fiona Dome Cosmetic

This enchanting half-moon shaped cosmetic bag promises eternal summer in vibrant rainbow raffia.  The perfect every day makeup case.

Pictured here in:  Bermuda


7.  Grace Brush Case

Grace is one of our most popular makeup cases, with five brush pockets and plenty of space for beauty essentials.  Great for taking on the go, and the colorful palm print exterior means it will always be easy to find inside your bag!

Pictured here in:  South Beach

8.  Martha Large Briefcase

A brand new style introduced in 2014, Martha provides serious storage for your beauty arsenal.  Equipped with three roomy and removable zip pouches (two fabric, one plastic), a large clear zip wall pocket, and tall handles to carry or hang over a bathroom door, this cosmetic briefcase is an amazing gift for product-loving Moms!

Pictured here in:  Mumbai Turquoise

9.  Jumbo Zip Cosmetic

For travel or for life, this emerald green jumbo sized case is simply a bright and pretty way to carry and store lots and lots of beauty products.  Mom will be amazed at how much it holds!

Pictured here in:  Miami Green

10. Medium Flat Pouch

Fill our Medium Flat Pouch with essentials – everything from band aids to hair ties to makeup to jewelry – and keep at the ready inside your handbag.  A beautiful basic Mom will be sure to love.

Pictured here in:  Mumbai Buff


South Florida’s lush vegetation is brought to vibrant life as a tropical palm print in turquoise, lemon, magenta, tangerine and lime fans out across a backdrop of soft white.  Atlantic blue liner and hot pink trim and teardrop tab zipper pulls add personality befitting the colorful art deco architecture along Miami’s Ocean Drive.  Whether it’s a day spent lounging poolside or a night hitting the clubs of South Beach, a Miami getaway requires a wardrobe that’s infused with bright color and is well-suited for hot days (and nights).

Here’s what else made it inside my suitcase for a mid-winter sojourn in Miami:

1.  Melissa Odabash Marigay Embroidered Voile Kaftan

2.  Gucci Aviator Gold/White Sunglasses

3.  Tomas Maier Triangle Bikini

4.  Sophia Webster Alicia Patent and Metallic Leather Sandals

5.  L.Erickson Silk Head Wrap in Floral Orange/Shoal

6.  Jill Sander Ronny Stretch-Cotton Straight-Leg Pants

7.  Mara Hoffman Fitted Mid-Calf Dress



I lived in South Florida for years and spent a lot of time in Miami.  My favorite time of year was August and September when all the tourists were gone, the ocean was warm and the afternoon rains would come.  I recently spent a week in Miami Beach catching up on those old feelings and seeing what’s new.


You don’t have to be a member to stay at Soho Beach House and I highly recommend it as a retreat away from the craziness of South Beach a bit further down the road.  Two fab pools, yummy food that can be served pool or beach side, and large beautiful rooms.  Love a room that comes set up with a complete bar for entertaining and a shower the size of a small New York apartment.

The James and SLS hotels are newer on Collins Ave and are in the center of it all.  Try The Raleigh or the Delano for South Beach old school style.  I would often see Madonna here in the eighties hosting dinner at the long table in the Delano lobby or swimming in that famous Raleigh pool.


Tablecloths and fancy china aren’t of much interest to me these days as I prefer to keep it simple, delicious and always with a local flavor.  Erela is a black bean connoisseur and gives a thumb’s up rating system for the best of the beach.


Puerto Sagua got two thumbs up for their black beans and rice and I love the very local crowd and diner feel of the place.  Another winner is Havana 1957.  On the bustling corner of Washington and Lincoln Road, this always busy Cuban eatery has indoor and outdoor relaxed seating and great garlic sautéed shrimp.

If it’s Italian you are craving, head to Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House where you can dine al fresco in a garden on the beach.  If you have that convertible rental and want to venture across the causeway, absolutely try Mandolin in Miami’s oh-so-hot design district.  My eagle eyes spotted this hip outdoor restaurant with delicious Greek eats while driving to another restaurant and we promptly made a U-turn.  Good call.


I’m not interested in doing much more than sitting seaside with several great books lined up on my iPad and the occasional dip in the water.  I could easily park myself on a chaise under an umbrella from dawn till dusk with the occasional early morning beach walk (before it gets too hot).  If it’s a weekend trip to escape a brutal New York winter, then I’m not even renting a car and I’m using Miami Beach’s bike share program (Deco Bike) to get around.


Savor eternal summer with our Stephanie Johnson Miami Collection in Orange, Hot Pink and Lemon Yellow.  A nod to the neon lights of South Beach:   these transparent cases, while basic, are anything but boring!



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