Indie Colorcast is where we explore independent hospitality, entrepreneurship, and society at large. Through conversations with leaders in our community of hoteliers, designers, and others; we encourage idea generation and new ways of conducting meaningful business.
INDIE Colorcast Episode 028: Taking Design to the Next Level with Gulla Jonsdottir
In episode of 028 of INDIE Colorcast, Andrew sits down with Gulla Jonsdottir, an award-winning designer and Owner & Principal of her own architecture & design firm based in Los Angeles. Gulla shares how she started her career in architecture & design with offers from Frank Gehry & Richard Meier, her proudest moments with her own design firm, and her desire to continue honing her design skills in different mediums.
INDIE Colorcast Episode 027: Generating Genuine, Southern Hospitality Experiences as a Team with Robert LeBlanc
In episode 027 of INDIE Colorcast, Andrew chats with Robert LeBlanc, the CEO of LeBlanc + Smith, a boutique collection of restaurants and bars focused on creating culturally relevant experiences through superlative food and beverage programs, timeless design, and a prevailing sense of southern hospitality. Robert shares his methodology in generating excellent hospitality experiences by investing from within and developing great hospitality leaders, as well as his first hotel concept, The Chloe
INDIE Colorcast Episode 026: Social-Impact Real Estate with Tony Ewing
In episode 026 of INDIE Colorcast, Andrew talks with Tony Ewing, a Principal at Shift Capital, a social impact real estate firm that deploys development strategies in underserved neighborhoods by aligning capital and long-term community success. Tony shares how he started in real estate with Liberty Property Trust, along with his transition to Shift Capital, where he works to provide safe & affordable housing and build areas up through community-driven initiatives.
INDIE Colorcast: Episode 025: The Digital Nomad Lifestyle with Bruno Haid
In episode 025 of INDIE Colorcast, Andrew sits down with Bruno Haid, the Founder & CEO of Roam, the first global co-living provider where people sign a single lease, and then roam among magical properties across 3 continents. Bruno shares his self-taught methodology as well as observations of successful businesses across several industries that paved the way for his ‘digital nomad’ lifestyle and brand.
INDIE Colorcast Episode 024: Nurturing Curiosity and Finding Joy with Brooks Atwood
In episode 024 of INDIE Colorcast, Andrew sits down with Brooks Atwood, the Master of Design Experiences at Berries Design, a design company specializing in experiences, from boutique hotels and hospitality to interior design and experiences. Brooks shares how he stays motivated and curious by finding joy in daily life, as well as his approach to design and what he’s working on now.
INDIE Colorcast Episode 023: The Ins & Outs of Indie Hotels with Michelle Woodley
In episode 023 of INDIE Colorcast, Andrew chats with Michelle Woodley, the President at Preferred Hotels & Resorts, about her journey working her way up in the hotel industry. Michelle shares her extensive hotel experience, comments on the state of independent hotels, and tells us where she sees the industry going.