I had my big all-purpose purse with me but I had a dilemma, I wanted to know what to carry in a small purse. I wanted to switch from my usual large and carry my smaller, lighter purse.

I went to the Oktoberfest festival, I found that it was much too big and heavy to carry it around. I didn’t need all of the stuff that I had in my big purse.  When you attend a festival, concert or any events that might require a lot of  walking or stair-climbing you will want to carry a lighter purse. Here’s what I do lighten the load.

What to carry in a small purse picture of Claudine Williams
What to carry in a small purse? Photo by Claudine Williams

I keep the essentials, of course. I need money , my smart phone and my ID. After that, I like to have a compact with powder to help matte up my oily skin.  My compact has a small mirror, which is great for checking my make-up. I keep lip gloss or lip balm, especially in the fall and winter. I’m still getting the hang of putting on lashes, so I usually bring some lash glue, just in case my eyelash begins starts to look like a spider dangling from my eye.

I have  to keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in my bag just in case I want to eat some finger food or I end up using a public restroom. That reminds me, I also like to keep a couple of paper towels or moistened wipes with me. I like to eat barbecue at festivals or just about anytime I can get some good barbecue.

It’s better to be safe than sorry. Carry one of those miniature bottles of water with you, just in case you end up feeling parched or  dehydrated.  You might even think that it’s too hot outside or inside, but before you know it, you could start feeling too hot until you feel dizzy. I went to the Oktoberfest, and you’d think that it would be cool. I was very glad that I had a small bottle of water when I decided to walk several blocks to a restaurant that I like.

Claudine Williams

Editor-in-Chief at Somewhere Luxurious
Claudine Williams has been published in the New York Times, the Miami Herald, Hotel Chatter, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, the Huffington Post, and various other publications. Claudine has a master's degree in Information Design and Communications. She believes that everyone deserves a trip to Somewhere Luxurious.