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What Does Marina Nicola Carry in Her Tory Burch?

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Welcome to What's In Your Handbag?, a new weekly feature that looks inside someone's handbag to answer the burning question, what do you have in there? Want to nominate someone? Shoot over an email with details.

Marina Nicola with her limited edition Tory Burch De La Vega [Photo: Chelsea McManus]

Today, Marina Nicola, a public relations and social media expert who co-owns Vox Solid Communications and is a mother to three sons, gives us a glimpse of what she carries in her handbag. Here, she carries a limited edition Tory Burch De La Vega tote filled with the unexpected. Find out what's inside following the jump. ?

Marina Nicola with her limited edition Tory Burch De La Vega [Photo: Chelsea McManus]

What kind of handbag?
Tory Burch/De La Vega limited edition?

What does your handbag say about you?
The bag features inspirational sayings, e.g. "Be mindful even if your mind is full" and "Become your dream." When I'm in the midst of a frenetic work day and I look down at this bag during a meeting, it instantly gives me the mental fuel to keep going.?

What's the most important thing in your handbag?
My pens! I am always writing to do lists and jotting down ideas on the fly.?

How about the most surprising thing?
Honestly — baby wipes. I need them every day and everywhere I go.?

What was the first handbag you carried that was memorable?
This handbag would be it. The bag is colorful enough to match everything. It's also a fun and whimsical and doesn't take itself too seriously which mirrors how I try to live. I regularly receive compliments on the bag because it just makes you smile when you start reading it. (And it's Tory Burch so it's oh so fancy!)

What's in your handbag?
1. Baby wipes: The baby doesn't even need to be with me. I use the wipes for everything.

2. Pens: I can never carry enough.

3. Business card holder: My holder is jammed with my business cards, my husband's business cards and playdate cards for the kids.

4. Legos and cars: With a house filled with boys, it helps having them handy when they need to be occupied because mommy knows better than to hand them her phone.

5. My BlackBerry: This is my brain with a battery.

6. Throat lozenges: I'm always on the go and I don't have time to be sick.

7. A spiral notebook: This is for jotting down ideas on the fly and to do lists.

8. Lipsticks, lip liners and gloss: Because every lady needs to have a freshly applied pucker.

What Marina Nicola has in her handbag [Photo: Chelsea McManus]