Monday, February 3, 2014

Happy Monday!

Who’s ready for another fun week?! I am! My birthday is on Saturday, so I think that may have something to do with my excitement. Derek has some “secret birthday plans” in the works and I’m going crazy trying to figure out what he’s up to. Less than a week until I find out. We’ll just ignore the whole getting-older part and focus on the fun surprises. 😉

Speak of fun surprises, Apera sent me an early birthday present last month – one of their Performance Duffel Bags in fuchsia.

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Pretty bag, right? I’ve been toting it to work the last couple of weeks and I’ve received a ton of compliments on the color and look of the bag. It definitely had the cute factor nailed down.

Not only is it cute, but it’s super functional.

First of all, it’s HUGE. If she let me, I could easily tote Maddie around in it.


My hands were full when leaving the office last week so I stuffed as much as I could in the bag. I ended up with my lap top, work clothes, boots, my jacket, my purse, and my lunch bag all in the Performance Duffel. It was stuffed, but it all fit.



Width  22 in. (55.9 cm)
Height  11 in. (27.9 cm)
Depth   11 in. (27.9 cm)

Second, the pockets. Oh, the pockets!


There are more pockets than I know what to do with, included small and large pockets that line both the inside and the outside. They’re nice sized pockets too, large enough to easily hold my iPad.


On the side there’s mesh pockets that are the perfect size to hold shoes or smelly workout clothes you don’t want interacting with your nice stuff. If I ever make it back to pool… the mesh pockets will also come in handy for wet swim stuff.

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There’s also a pocket for a water bottle.



Apera bags are designed to be healthier – with built-in antimicrobial product protection to inhibit the growth of bacterial odors, separation of your wet, sweaty gear from your dry stuff, and venting air to keep your bag dry and suppress odor. More info HERE.


Clearly I’m in love with the Apera Performance Duffel. It’s become my go-to bag when leaving the house and not only comes in handy for workouts, but also weekend trips or travels.

The Apera Performance Duffel currently retails at $124, but for a limited time all blue bags are 40% off online!



And now that I’ve walked you through the Apera Performance Duffel, it’s time for a little giveaway. The great folks at Apera would like to give one lucky Meals and Miles reader an Apera Yoga Tote.


The Apera Yoga Tote is designed to be your yoga partner.

Our innovative yoga mat storage within the shoulder strap loops is a unique and patented* feature that allows you to carry your mat securely along the top of the bag. No more strapping it loosely to the side or carrying your mat separately.

The expansive interior storage area is easy to access and holds all of your yoga essentials – including room for a yoga block – and features a separate divided area for your shoes. Plus, the entire storage area is vented on the top and sides to keep your bag dry and odor-free.

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please note there was an error on the giveaway and it was originally for the Sprint Pack, but Apera is still honoring the Yoga Tote

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