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Rodeo Drive-The Podcast connects listeners around the world with up to date stories about the past, present and future of this famed three-block stretch in Beverly Hills. Rodeo Drive began as little more than a bridle path. Pioneering designers, hoteliers and entrepreneurs transformed it into a rival to New York’s Fifth Avenue — with sun, palm trees and Hollywood sizzle.
In Season One, fashion and design luminaries, retailers, and chroniclers including Rose Apodaca, Nicolas Bijan, James Bond, Joan Juliet Buck, Ruth E. Carter, Michael Chow, Simon Doonan, Pari Eshan, Robert Hayman, Stephen Jones OBE, Jay Leno, Faye McLeod, Dame Zandra Rhodes, Cameron Silver, Sergio Zambon speak with host Bronwyn Cosgrave about the intoxicating combination of fashion, art and entertainment that put Rodeo Drive on the map, what they envision for the future, and what’s happening on the street as businesses navigate the pandemic amidst a moment of reckoning for racial and social justice. In Season Two the makers, creators, customers, commentators, who helped establish Rodeo Drive as a global style destination including Tom Blumenthal, Jose Eber, David Foster, Merle Ginsberg, Paul Goldberger, Stefano Ricci and Bill Wiley are joined by Mattia Agazzi, Nicola Cagliata, Steven Gaines, Sara Gay Forden, Kathy Gohari, Iris Ko, Ming Liu, Royal Kennedy Rodgers, Greg Simonian, Kathy Vance, Rayni Williams and Tamtam among others who through innovative ventures are heralding a new era for the iconic thoroughfare.
https://rodeodrive-bh.com/podcast/
Podcast Credits
Executive Producer: Lyn Winter
Host: Bronwyn Cosgrave
Written by Frances Anderton
Audio Engineer and Editor: Avishay Artsy
Theme music by Brian Banks
Production Coordinators: Livia Mandoul, Callie McConnell, Sila Genya.
Rodeo Drive – The Podcast is presented by the Rodeo Drive Committee with the support of the City of Beverly Hills, The Hayman Family, Two Rodeo Drive, GEARYS and the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau.
Contact:
Lyn Winter, inc., (213) 446-0788, rodeodrive@lynwinter.com.


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Rodeo Drive - The Podcast Rodeo Drive

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    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

Rodeo Drive-The Podcast connects listeners around the world with up to date stories about the past, present and future of this famed three-block stretch in Beverly Hills. Rodeo Drive began as little more than a bridle path. Pioneering designers, hoteliers and entrepreneurs transformed it into a rival to New York’s Fifth Avenue — with sun, palm trees and Hollywood sizzle.
In Season One, fashion and design luminaries, retailers, and chroniclers including Rose Apodaca, Nicolas Bijan, James Bond, Joan Juliet Buck, Ruth E. Carter, Michael Chow, Simon Doonan, Pari Eshan, Robert Hayman, Stephen Jones OBE, Jay Leno, Faye McLeod, Dame Zandra Rhodes, Cameron Silver, Sergio Zambon speak with host Bronwyn Cosgrave about the intoxicating combination of fashion, art and entertainment that put Rodeo Drive on the map, what they envision for the future, and what’s happening on the street as businesses navigate the pandemic amidst a moment of reckoning for racial and social justice. In Season Two the makers, creators, customers, commentators, who helped establish Rodeo Drive as a global style destination including Tom Blumenthal, Jose Eber, David Foster, Merle Ginsberg, Paul Goldberger, Stefano Ricci and Bill Wiley are joined by Mattia Agazzi, Nicola Cagliata, Steven Gaines, Sara Gay Forden, Kathy Gohari, Iris Ko, Ming Liu, Royal Kennedy Rodgers, Greg Simonian, Kathy Vance, Rayni Williams and Tamtam among others who through innovative ventures are heralding a new era for the iconic thoroughfare.
https://rodeodrive-bh.com/podcast/
Podcast Credits
Executive Producer: Lyn Winter
Host: Bronwyn Cosgrave
Written by Frances Anderton
Audio Engineer and Editor: Avishay Artsy
Theme music by Brian Banks
Production Coordinators: Livia Mandoul, Callie McConnell, Sila Genya.
Rodeo Drive – The Podcast is presented by the Rodeo Drive Committee with the support of the City of Beverly Hills, The Hayman Family, Two Rodeo Drive, GEARYS and the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau.
Contact:
Lyn Winter, inc., (213) 446-0788, rodeodrive@lynwinter.com.


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    Cuisine meets Couture: Mattia Agazzi and Humberto Leon

    Cuisine meets Couture: Mattia Agazzi and Humberto Leon

    High fashion has always been a feast for the eyes. Now it’s tickling the taste buds, as the world’s top luxury brands venture into food. Some of today’s finest chefs are collaborating with designers and fashion houses to open restaurants and launch gastronomy ventures, such as Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura on Rodeo Drive.
    On this episode of Rodeo Drive-The Podcast, host Bronwyn Cosgrave steps into Gucci’s food and fashion universe, and meets Head Chef Mattia Agazzi. He explains how Massimo Bottura fuses a love of art and cooking with local ingredients at his bistro-style Gucci Osterias in Florence and now Beverly Hills. Cosgrave experiences the glamorous interior -- with cherry red, velvet banquettes and gleaming, stainless steel kitchen --and artful, playful dishes, like “Uni Carbonara,” a whirl of bright green spaghetti with a twist of orange uni atop and “Oops I Broke the Meringue,” a cracked disc of thin meringue with a raspberry colored leaves and flowers echoing the Richard Ginori dinnerware.  
    Cosgrave also meets a fashion designer who has turned his creative skills to food: Humberto Leon, a former creative director of the iconic Paris label Kenzo. Now Leon has gone back to his roots and, with his mother, sister, and brother-in-law, they have created Chifa, a Peruvian-Chinese restaurant with a sumptuous interior designed to invoke a sense of celebration in vivid green and gold, with heart motifs and wallpaper designed by Leon with Calico Wallpaper.
    Listen to the conversation to hear how couture and cuisine have come together to provide a new and accessible entrée to leading luxury brands.
    Podcast webpage: rodeodrive-bh.com/podcast
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    CONTACT
    Lyn Winter, Executive Producer, Lyn Winter, Inc., 213 446 0788, rodeodrive@lynwinter.com

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    • 24 min
    Time Moves On: The Modern Watch Collector

    Time Moves On: The Modern Watch Collector

    Highly-crafted timepieces are so desirable that all the top brands have a presence on Rodeo Drive today. On this episode of Rodeo Drive-The Podcast, host Bronwyn Cosgrave meets the watch dealers and aficionados who have made the luxury thoroughfare a destination for haute horology: Nicola Cagliata, regional manager for Jaeger LeCoultre and the former president of the Rodeo Drive Committee; Tom Blumenthal CEO of GEARYS Beverly Hills, which owns boutiques on Rodeo Drive for Rolex and Patek Philippe, and Greg Simonian, president of Westime luxury watch store on Two Rodeo Drive, who is opening a new space devoted to the competitive resale market.  
    Cosgrave also speaks to a new group of passionate women collectors and commentators. Ming Liu, who writes about watches for publications including British Vogue, the Financial Times and the New York Times says, “The days of the man in your life buying the watch for you, those days are over. Women want watches that express who they are.” Iris Ko, an anesthesiologist in Los Angeles who now owns 57 collectibles, including a rare Vacheron Constantin that she purchased on a speedy time out during an operation, explains her obsession for the artistry, passion, creativity, and history of luxury watches.
    Highly crafted watches can be as sought after as fine paintings and cost as much as a house or a vintage car. Cosgrave delves into why, in an age of technology and smart watches, traditional timepieces continue to hold such an allure.
    Podcast webpage: rodeodrive-bh.com/podcast
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    CONTACT
    Lyn Winter, Executive Producer, Lyn Winter, Inc., 213 446 0788, rodeodrive@lynwinter.com

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    • 24 min
    Halston, House of Gucci, and Hollywood

    Halston, House of Gucci, and Hollywood

    Halston and Gucci dressed the stars of Hollywood and helped put Rodeo Drive on the map. The behind-the-scenes drama at these legendary fashion houses earned them the Hollywood treatment.
    Halston is the five-time Emmy-nominated Netflix series starring actor Ewan McGregor, directed by Daniel Minahan and produced by Ryan Murphy.
    House of Gucci is the big-screen movie, opening this fall, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, directed by Ridley Scott.
    On this episode of Rodeo Drive-The Podcast, host Bronwyn Cosgrave talks to the writers of the books that inspired these narratives.
    Steven Gaines, author of Simply Halston shares his story about Roy Halston Frowick, the small town kid from Iowa who transformed American women's fashion, reigned over 1970s New York, and then lost everything, even his name, to a corporate takeover, sex, drugs and premature death.
    “No other designer up until that point had become such a giant superstar, as Halston was, and part of that was Liza (Minelli), Studio 54, that whole thing that was going on,” says Gaines, who also recalls his own experiences with the wild discotheque. Of course, he adds, “Halston was a genius in terms of design.”
    Sara Gay Forden, longtime fashion industry reporter, watched the larger-than-life trial of Patrizia Gucci for the hired killing of her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci, the last of the Gucci family to head the fashion house. She wrote the book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor and Greed. Forden takes listeners back to the founding of Gucci in Florence a century ago as a leather goods company, and through its strife and glamour-filled transformation into the global megabrand it is today.
    “This was a saga,” says Forden, “a narrative that combined all the elements that you could imagine: the family, the fashion, the business, the jealousy, the fights.” 
    Listeners will also find out how Rodeo Drive lured these brands as they sought to build relationships with the entertainment world and adorn the stars of Hollywood.
    Podcast webpage: rodeodrive-bh.com/podcast
    @rodeodrive
    CONTACT
    Lyn Winter, Executive Producer, Lyn Winter, Inc., 213 446 0788, rodeodrive@lynwinter.com

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    • 33 min
    Destination 90210: The Allure of Beverly Hills

    Destination 90210: The Allure of Beverly Hills

    As cities all over the world open up, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive are welcoming back visitors as part of a Summer ‘21 travel phenomenon. 90210, the legendary zip code and “the street of dreams” are beloved both by residents and by those that jet in for a vacation. In this episode, hear from those in the know on how Beverly Hills maintains its captivating allure, and the backstory on its signature high style.
    Host Bronwyn Cosgrave talks to Julie Wagner, CEO of the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau, about the local finds and hidden gems like GEARYS Beverly Hills, the 500 cheeses at the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, Arturo’s, the shoe fixer par excellence, and custom libations like the Pretty Woman cocktail served at the Beverly Wilshire. Saudi-born, LA-based singer-songwriter Tamtam, who graced the June cover of Vogue Arabia, explains why Beverly Hills is so meaningful to her it even inspires her songs. Luning Wang, columnist for Financial Times China, adds that travelers are drawn to “the association with Hollywood and all the celebrities and the secret VIP services brands can offer.” 
    Cosgrave also explores the moving backstory to the luxury houses and hotels of Hollywood’s Golden Era. She talks with Royal Kennedy Rodgers and Kathy Vance, producers and directors of the 2021 Los Angeles Area Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary “Hollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story,” about the celebrated African American “architect to the stars”, who created Beverly Hills style at a time when he was not welcome in white neighborhoods. Kathy Gohari, President of the Rodeo Drive Committee, explains why Rodeo Drive is an international destination that still feels like a village, where people are proud of the City’s history and heritage.
    If you’d like to have your own Pretty Woman moment by replicating the Beverly Wilshire’s Feeling Pretty cocktail at home, here’s how.
     
    Enjoy and get inspired by this new episode of Rodeo Drive-The Podcast. 
    Podcast webpage: rodeodrive-bh.com/podcast
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    CONTACT
    Lyn Winter, Executive Producer, Lyn Winter, Inc., 213 446 0788, rodeodrive@lynwinter.com

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    • 29 min
    Listen back: Rodeo Drive And The Red Carpet: The Show Must Go On

    Listen back: Rodeo Drive And The Red Carpet: The Show Must Go On

    Originally published on: August 6, 2020.
    Next month the 74th Cannes Film Festival will mark the return of international red carpet post-lockdowns. We invite you to listen back to how Rodeo Drive, the iconic luxury fashion thoroughfare, established a historic role in powering Hollywood’s red carpets. Stylist Alexandra Mandelkorn talks about creating the most sensational Oscars’ outfit for Janelle Monáe, and Mary Fellowes explains how she made Olivia Colman the queen of the red carpet. British milliner Stephen Jones OBE; Robert Hayman, entrepreneur, son of Fred Hayman; and author and design curator Rose Apodaca discuss with Bronwyn Cosgrave about how stylists, brands and designers turn actors into fashion icons.
    Podcast webpage: rodeodrive-bh.com/podcast
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    CONTACT
    Lyn Winter, Executive Producer, Lyn Winter, Inc., 213 446 0788, rodeodrive@lynwinter.com

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    • 42 min
    Listen back: Kick the Sweatpants, Get Ready to Dress

    Listen back: Kick the Sweatpants, Get Ready to Dress

    Originally published on: March 22, 2020.
    California turned the page to a more optimistic chapter as it reopened and lifted restrictions on June 15. As customers flock back to Rodeo Drive, fresh looks and wardrobe renewal are top of mind. We invite you to listen back to three fashion thought-leaders; owner and agent at The Beverly Hills Estates Rayni Williams, Stanford Law Professor and author of the acclaimed new book “Dress Codes: How The Laws of Fashion Made History” Richard Thompson Ford, and Forbes Columnist Rebecca Suhrawardi in conversation with Bronwyn Cosgrave about their personal, pandemic dressing stories, and what they think we’ll be wearing as we get back to the outside world. Plan your post-pandemic looks with this episode of Rodeo Drive-The Podcast.
    Podcast webpage: rodeodrive-bh.com/podcast
    @rodeodrive
    CONTACT
    Lyn Winter, Executive Producer, Lyn Winter, Inc., 213 446 0788, rodeodrive@lynwinter.com

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Kiersten.D ,

History, stars & Rodeo Drive!

What a fun podcast! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know more about the famed Drive. From the history, to where to shop for the most exclusive items in the world, as well as where to stay, dine and play... I’m ready to hit Rodeo Drive!

Juliane_K ,

Great podcast

What an amazing podcast about Rodeo Drive. A must-listen for everyone who is interested in stories about the past, present and future of one of the most glamorous shopping destinations in the world.

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