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A friend mentioned the Japanese housewares outlet in Westlake Square’s elegant mini-mall. I popped in and discovered their featherweight insulated shopping bag. At first sight it looks like an evening bag. It's designed to protect delicate food until it reaches the kitchen.
This handy Mylar tote is the pedestrian equivalent of the picnic cooler a friend kept in the back of her station wagon on shopping runs in the blazing heat of a Puerto Rican summer. Refrigeration in transit eases deadlines on the road.