One of the advantages of being a freelancer is every day a new location, most weeks being a change of city or country. I travel with one, two sometimes three work suitcases depending on whats needed for the job. I have a private suitcase always semi packed with the essentials, just needing to throw in winter or summer clothes depending the destination.
In the lobby of the Meurice is a display glass box containing these old vanity mirrors displayed as art work. These mirrors remind me of diamonds and sapphires just dangling there.