In this video, designer Cynthia Rowley explains the essential items she takes on her travels around the world. Rowley and her family take journals for recording their thoughts, as well as books with ties to the places they are visiting. Rowley says she always takes a scarf. One thing you won't find in her luggage, however, is an umbrella. "I'm much more optimistic than that," she said. "What's the worst that can happen, you know, you get a little wet. Who cares?"

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