Sophie's Travels

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Sophie with Her Custom Handbags

Sophie with Her Custom Handbags

New York City is many things to people. It can be the ultimate place to visit, a career-enhancing place to live and a rite of passage. But mostly “The Big Apple” is a state of mind. New York is an idealized version of what the pinnacle of an American urbane lifestyle can be but is rarely achieved. The city, instead, reveals this image in moments. Staring up at the skyline around sunset, or taking in a rooftop view. Attending a cocktail or dinner party where you can literally be between a Noble Prize winning economist and a world-renowned supermodel. It was at one such event where John F. Kennedy first met Marilyn Monroe. Customise Leather Shopper Bag However, for many...

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Sophie Goes To Amsterdam With A Heavy Heart

Sophie Goes To Amsterdam With A Heavy Heart

After leaving the efficient and modern Schiphol Airport in a good mood ready to enjoy the city Sophie received terrible news. The giraffe has been moved from a species of “Least Concern” to “Vulnerable” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the organization that administers the world’s official endangered species list. Numbers of giraffe have gone from around 155,000 in 1985 to 97,000 in 2015, according to the organization. The decline is due to habitat loss, poaching and civil unrest in many parts of Africa. The decline is particularly steep in East, Central and West Africa, while numbers are increasing in Southern Africa. The next stages on the IUCN list are endangered, critically endangered, extinct in the wild...

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Sophie Goes To London

Sophie Goes To London

Sophie is one smart Giraffe. She knows when to come to London right after the Brexit vote when the British pound sterling fell to lows not seen in years. She’s not the only jetsetter to take advantage of bargain prices for fashion and luxury. Big spenders from all over the world are coming to London to benefit from the low prices for high-end goods. But it’s not just bargains that bring Sophie to London. It’s the famous style that the city is known for. In particular bespoke tailoring and craftsmanship, from fine shirts and suits to custom-made shoes, that range from the staunchly traditional to modern and chic. As the ambassador for LUC8K, Sophie has a strong appreciation for bespoke...

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Sophie Boldly Visits Paris

Sophie Boldly Visits Paris

In Paris, golden hues are most prevalent, from the stone used for many of its monumental buildings to the golden glitter of the street lights and the sparkle of the Eiffel Tower. The changing seasons provide an array of natural color at the Jardin du Luxembourg and Jardin des Tuileries. Not to mention the colorful clothes worn by its fashionable residents. LUC8K is all about fashion and color (“Live Your Color” is its motto) and so is Sophie. She is very much at home in this magnificent city strolling along the boulevards, sitting outside the cafes, enjoying the endless number of bistros, and of course shopping. She visits the hippest store in the city, Colette. The stark white interior with...

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Sophie Heads to Lisbon

Sophie Heads to Lisbon

After years of being somewhat isolated from the rest of Europe, Lisbon became the hot and happening place to be at the turn of the 21st Century with new restaurants, nightclubs and modern design initiatives being created with blazing speed (and the help of EU funds). Then the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, happened and much of the momentum slowed. Despite the setback the capital city of Portugal remains a fun and culturally interesting place to visit and that’s why Sophie decided to go. There’s also another very special reason for her to visit. The first person who bought a leather handbag online was from Lisbon. So you know that contemporary design and fashion are alive and well. It’s...

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Sophie the ‘Bit’ of Star Visiting the Land of the Midnight Sun

Sophie the ‘Bit’ of Star Visiting the Land of the Midnight Sun

Sophie is becoming a bit of a star. She appeared in a story on Forbes as the mascot for LUC8K. The story described her as exhibiting style and enjoying life while discussing the importance of sustainability. Despite her newfound fame, she remains a happy ambassador for LUC8K traveling the world discovering new places and cultures with an insatiable appetite for new ventures. There are many reasons why Sophie personifies the lifestyle of LUC8K. She doesn’t wait for trends or worry about what others do. She has her own personal style and she’s happy to display it. However, one of the most important reasons is her fearlessness when it comes to travel. Somehow, someway Sophie managed to get to the remote Svalbard Islands. Getting there...

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Sophie Goes To Rio 2016

Sophie Goes To Rio 2016

Brazil is a country of extreme poverty and enormous wealth, hardships and beauty, vibrancy and crime, enormous cities, and pristine forests. Through it, all Brazilians are united by the spirit of celebration. Even when they protest (which is often) they celebrate. They live in the moment and live the best they can in this diverse, complex, ethnically mixed country. With the Rio 2016 Olympics, the Brazilians zest for celebration has gone global as international visitors share in the delights and dangers of this crazy, colorful, collage of a country. Sophie touched down in time for the opening celebration, with her ticket safe and secure in her bespoke leather wallet she has safely put in her leather shopper bag together with her new...

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Sophie Seeking Answers The Only Way She Knows How

Sophie Seeking Answers The Only Way She Knows How

Travel writer Paul Theroux once wrote that the best and most interesting time to visit a country was during times of unrest and revolution. It’s difficult to imagine that Sophie had this in mind when she decided to visit Manila but she is here now during a time when the country is in the midst of a democratic revolution. Rodrigo Duterte, known for operating “death squads” to curb crime, joking about the gang rape of tourists and antagonizing world leaders as mayor of Davao City in the southern Philippines, was just sworn in as the country’s duly elected president. Yes he is a controversial selection and his methods are cruel and brutal but they have been successful in a country...

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Land of Opportunity

Land of Opportunity

Sophie travels from one concrete jungle to another. Singapore is only 350 kilometers away from Kuala Lumpur, have the same ethnic mix of citizens, but they are different in many ways. Singapore is a modern and efficient city very well organized and business-friendly. Its streets and sidewalks are immaculately clean. It is a far cry from the somewhat chaotic streets of Kuala Lumpur. Even the street food is organized into clean and comfortable hawker centers, which are beloved among its citizens and tourists. Sophie loves these collections of food vendors paying for each treat using her LUC8K leather wallet and saving her leftovers in her customized leather tote. However, it does lack the spontaneity that made Kuala Lumpur so much fun. The modern-day...

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Go With The Flow

Go With The Flow

Sophie goes to Kuala Lumpur to witness the town’s diverse culture and to showcase her LUC8K style highlighting her creativity Giraffes don’t normally venture outside of Africa unless it’s against their will. Not Sophie. Armed with her customized LUC8K bags and accessories she lives the jet-set life. Not only does she venture outside her home continent but she will go to places where wildlife would never go for an adventure. For example, Sophie was recently in the Malaysian city of Kuala Lumpur, home to more than 1.7 million people squeezed into an area of just 94 square kilometers. Usually, big metropolises and wildlife don’t mix but Sophie delights in the change of pace. The tall trees throughout the city provide...

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