Traveling in Style with Handbags and Cars

Today’s the DAY (April 15th, 2017)! The New York International Auto Show opens at Jacob Javits Convention Center and last night I had the opportunity to get a sneak preview! One of my favorite events of the year and a perfect date night event for the husband and I. The show is chock full of amazing tech and new designs for the upcoming year and my favorite, concept cars!

Whether you’re in the market for a new car, looking for an upgrade or just gawking – the New York International Auto Show is a great stress-free way to look, touch and sit in many of the beautiful cars on display.

Last year the husband and I knew we would be looking for a new car as our lease was almost up. Little did we know that we would shortly be in the market for not one, but TWO new cars when my little commuter car crapped out. All in one place, the husband and I were able to check out all the cars on our possible options list in one place as well as check out cars we would not have considered had it not been for the auto show. With brand specialists at each booth, we were able to get all of our questions answered as well as learn new things we didn’t know before. It always amazes me how far car tech has come even in just a few years. Even more amazing is when fancy tech a few years ago become standards now – like hands-free phone calls! Check out the beautiful 2018 Hyundai Sonata [above], and that beast of a grill! We were super impressed with the super sleek Tuscon Fuel Cell [right] which boasts ZERO-emissions! With room for 5 and less than 10 minutes to fully fill the Tucson Fuel Cell, this car is perfect for my family’s daily jaunts. We really rack on the miles with my travel to school and clinicals, the kids various activities and grocery shopping for my hungry family. As the first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle on the road, the driving range of the Tucson Fuel Cell is up to 265 miles on a single charge!

Practicality aside, the big theme this year was definitely luxury and travel – from cars with custom fitted designer luggage to built-in options perfect for exploring the great outdoors. As my kids get older, I am definitely all about travel and can’t wait to explore with my kids.

Thanks to Hyundai and all of our other sponsors of the SheBuysCars Handbag Challenge – YOU can win one of SIX Kate Spade designer handbags – one every other day, during the show! To ENTER TO WIN, you need to snap a photo with any of the participating auto brands – Toyota, Mazda, Genesis and Hyundai – and post to social media using the hashtag #HandbagChallengeNYIAS. Show us where you’d put your handbag when you’re checking out all the incredible new cars!

Visit the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 W 34th St., New York, NY 10001. Show dates are Friday, April 15th to Sunday, April 23rd 2017.

Where will your NEW car take you?

{ disclosure: This is a sponsored post by SheBuysCars, the founder of #GirlsNightOutNYIAS, showing girls have the power to drive auto purchases! }

No purchase necessary to win. Winners will be randomly drawn from qualifying entries; one prize per winner. Qualifying entries must be PUBLIC if posted on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or emailed to and must be accompanied by the hashtag #HandbagChallengeNYIAS. Each post or email qualifies as an entry; no limit to the number of entries per person. Entries must be completed by 6PM ET Sunday April 23, 2017. Contest open only to U.S. residents. Winners will be announced by SheBuysCars on Twitter and Facebook will be notified by email by April 24, 2017. All prizes carry a value of at least $100 and will be shipped to winners by May 1, 2017. Prizes are not exchangeable for cash or other items; a total of 6 handbags will be awarded.