Monica Potter: What’s in My Bag?

Monica Potter
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Monica Potter’s youngest is 11, but the mom of Molly, Liam and Daniel still hauls a diaper bag. “It carries everything!” she raves of her Henri Bendel tote. The actress and shop owner, who fixes up her childhood home in Cleveland on HGTV’s Welcome Back Potter (premiering October 11 at 11 p.m.), unpacks her must-haves.


Hot Shot

“I always carry prefilled B12 needles. It helps stamina. My husband [Daniel Allison] usually administers them because he’s a doctor, but I’ve done it a few times.”

Tokens of Affection

“Ever since my dad passed away, I’ve been finding dimes everywhere I go, like he’s leaving them for me. I keep them in a little bag.”


Serene Scent

“My lavender travel kit has my Sea Buckthorn balm and facial oil. I made them when my kids were little to help with anxiety and started producing them two years ago for my Monica Potter Home store [near Cleveland]. I pass them out on planes. Lavender calms people.”


Monica Potter WIMB
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Hair Plug

“I have a little headband with sparkles from my friend’s company, Jolie. Her things are really cute.”

Nuts About Nuts

“I always have smoked almonds, which are not the healthiest. They’re full of salt. But I love it.”


Also in Potter’s bag: a light tan Hobo wallet, loyalty cards from Ohio and Los Angeles stores, a sparkly lanyard with keys, library cards to the Cleveland Public Library and the Beverly Hills Library, medical cards for each of the kids, an Armstrong Garden Centers loyalty card, a Nail Boutique card, an I’m Proud of My National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund card, a 13-inch MacBook Air, a Samsung watch, her red Filofax, scripts, highlighters, two notebooks, a Pilot Pen, concealer, Rohto cool eye drops, UGG slippers, cashmere scarves, a picture of her father, a necklace with a crucifix, a tiny first aid kit, pictures of her kids, Swedish Fish, peanut butter Think Thin bars, an ionizer, eye glasses, St. Joseph’s Low-Dose Aspirin and an iPhone 6 Plus in a white LifeProof case.


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