05/29/2012 02:16 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Hummingbird Beats: Karen Pagtama

Karen Pagtama is a reality TV story producer by day and a miniature sweets jewelry maker by night ( (if you are ever in need of cufflinks that look like macarons, you now know where to go). She is a Los Angeles native who loves sunshine and the beach. She still rents girly DVDs and works with a utility belt.

What's in your bag? When you pack for a trip, in your handbag, in the pockets of your jeans...?

In my handbag I usually always have (when I haven't forgotten) my iPhone, my wallet, keys, my lipstick of the day (which I usually always forget to reapply), DVDs I should return and pamphlets and receipts I forget to throw out. If I'm traveling for work I'll pack my iPad, my laptop, a camera, chargers, a small portable table, a utility belt to hold a walkie, lots of pens and an umbrella in addition to all the clothing basics. In my pockets, usually my phone or change.

You have five minutes to pack up -- for a trip of uncertain duration. What do you take?

Passport, jacket, wallet, phone, computer, camera and I'll probably grab a handful of clothing if I only have five minutes!

What is your most essential article of clothing?

Tank tops -- I usually never wear them by themselves unless it's hot out but I usually wear camisole like tank tops under everything. They just make me feel comfy!

What are the top five songs you need to have access to hearing at all times?

"One" - U2 (Cause it's beautiful)