Lynn & Brian 

It was sometime in October 2018 when Lynn and Brian came to visit our Studio. Brian had discovered Sandast and he wanted to gift his wife, Lynn, with a new bag. After a brief tour, we had decided to make a custom bag for Lynn and of course.... Brian paid for it.

Just another transaction.... so I thought until I received a phone call from Lynn a few weeks later.

Handmade in Los Angeles

Handmade in Los Angeles

She said... “Chris, honestly I have more than enough bags Brian bought for me over the years & I am so blessed to have Brian. Instead of making mine, I would like to surprise him with his own Sandast bag.”

Lines from Depache Mode song.

Lines from Depache Mode song.

"Brian is a loving, hard-working husband and father..... Doing what he can for his family. He puts his family first and I want to do something unexpected and special for my husband.” 

During Brian and Lynn’s visit in October, I caught Brian admiring the Gregory Duffle. So we chose that bag for him.

While Lynn & I were discussing about the bag & the quote, she had told me a lot about their relationship.... how Brian chased her for two years before finally winning her heart. They have been married and in love now for 28 years, and have two beautiful girls ages 18 and 16. They told me of their hilarious 1st date, and other love stories. We were excited & genuinely inspired to make Brian’s Christmas special and memorable.

Gregory Duffle

Gregory Duffle

Love Letter on his Gregory Backpack

Love Letter on his Gregory Backpack

Then, we had a few issues at Sandast and we couldn’t finish Brian’s duffle in time. Upon hearing the our story, Lynn graciously told me that Brian’s birthday is in January and if we could have his bag ready for his birthday.

“Absolutely,” I assured her.

Gregory Duffle & Gregory Backpack

Gregory Duffle & Gregory Backpack

So finally last week, Brian came to pick up his duffle and we had a small surprise gift for him as well. A matching backpack to his duffle. The special inscription on each bag made it even more special for Brian as it reminds him of the love that is always with him where ever his travels take him.

Needless to say, there was a lot of “Love” in our Sandast studio that night.

Lynn & Brian…. In love.  28 years & counting.

Lynn & Brian…. In love. 28 years & counting.