Mark has been a good friend & Ambassador for a long time. One day, he called & asked us if we could make some changes on his “Christopher Travel” he bought for his daughter, Christina.

Although Christina found its vintage metal frame quite attractive & appealing, she had wished if the bag could open wider so that packing on the “Go” maybe easier.

Christina’s once “Christopher Cognac” right before the transformation.

Christina’s once “Christopher Cognac” right before the transformation.

Mark asked if we could replace the frame with the zipper & keep the rest of the components in tact. Luckily, we had one Christopher in Black made & although it wasn’t an easy decision, a sacrifice had to be made.

A big thanks to Christopher Black!

A big thanks to Christopher Black!

We’ve tried a different options and positions and felt like we had found a winning formula. With Mark’s vote of confidence and approval, we began the transformation of his old Christopher to Christina.

Old Christopher modified to Christina Cognac. Mark plans to keep one for himself to carry thick piles of documents and etc.

Old Christopher modified to Christina Cognac. Mark plans to keep one for himself to carry thick piles of documents and etc.

Yes, it does open wider than Christopher

Yes, it does open wider than Christopher

After seeing the images of new design, Mark was quite happy and he asked us to make a new one in Cobblestone. It turns out Christina’s graduation is due in a few weeks & would like it as her graduation gift. When I asked why he’d chosen Cobblestone as a color, Mark said… “It is her color”.

So we began.

Luckily, California Sun was blazing during this week which made the Tanning better.

Luckily, California Sun was blazing during this week which made the Tanning better.

Naming this new bag came quite simple & easy. It derived from Christopher and because of its zipper top, it felt elegantly feminine… and “Christina” being the name of Mark’s daughter, everything simply made sense.

Knowing how much love and emotion is invested in this bag, we simply had to match that same level of love in making this bag. Thus, “Handmade with Passion & Soul”.

Knowing how much love and emotion is invested in this bag, we simply had to match that same level of love in making this bag. Thus, “Handmade with Passion & Soul”.

Christina Cobblestone

Christina Cobblestone

Handmade in Sandast Studio, Los Angeles

Handmade in Sandast Studio, Los Angeles

A few days after Christina’s graduation, Mark & I had a very pleasant conversation and soon after, we had received kind words from Christina as well. Hearing & feeling the joy in their voices made us all smile here in our Studio, and reminded me how lucky we are to be doing what we do here in our Studio.

We would like to thank Mark for allowing us to be a part of this special occasion and we would like to congratulate Christina on her graduation and new career by saying…

”Von Voyage”!

Thank you.

This is the highlight of this bag & she never travels alone.

This is the highlight of this bag & she never travels alone.