The Art of Travel is a conversation space dedicated to where we've gone and where we're going. In this series, writer and host Olivia Lopez explores the transformative impact of travel, and how a world-view builds creative development, entrepreneurship, and community.
S1E8 - Building Influence with Integrity with Shini Park
Shini Park is a multidisciplinary creative and founding director behind Cube Collective and publisher of Cubicle, a bi-annual magazine dedicated to slow form, editorial content. In this conversation, we speak to Shini about the evolution of digital, how the pandemic shifted the conversation in fashion, and why integrity is the key to longevity in the influencer industry and beyond.
S1E7 - Scents and Sensibility with Frederic Malle
Frederic Malle is the founder and 'editor' of Editions de Parfums, a perfume publishing house that has modernized the way we consume fragrance. Frederic collaborates with the world's top perfumers on evocative, cerebral scents that elevates perfume to a liquid art form. In this conversation, we speak to Frederic about traveling through the senses, recognizing a perfumer's craft as an artist and expressionist, and how scent can reveal a lot about your identity and desires.
S1E6 - The Art of the Aperitivo with Melanie Masarin
Melanie Masarin is the founder of Ghia, an alcohol-free spirit designed to tantalize the tastebuds. After a Crohn's diagnosis, Melanie had to greatly reduced her alcohol intake. During a trip to Milan, Melanie found there were few non-alcoholic options available for drinkers who craved the tasting notes of bitters-based aperitif. In this episode, Melanie shares the trajectory of her non-linear career path, with stints that included Head of Experience at Glossier and Creative Director at Dig Inn. Mélanie shares how she managed pivoting launching a brand during the pandemic, and how her memories growing up by the Mediterranean shaped the identity of Ghia.
S1E5 - Make Travel More Meaningful with Rami Zeidan
Rami Zeidan is the founder of Life House Hotels, a tech-enabled hospitality group aimed to make travel more efficient and accessible. In this conversation, Rami shares how growing up in Minnesota to Lebanese-Muslim immigrants inspired a search and sense of belonging, and how travel became the vessel that allowed him to return to his roots. Rami opens up about the life events that fueled his spiritual journey, and how these experiences shape the course and creation of Life House.
S1E4 - How to Become a Travel Writer with Laura Rysman
Laura Rysman is a New York Times and T Magazine contributor, Central Italy correspondent for Monocle, and author of the Wallpaper Guide to Milan. In this conversation, Laura shares how living as an American ex-pat in Italy sustains her enduring love for the daily adventure -- and how moving away from metropolitan hubs like New York and Milan offers a unique perspective to flourish as a writer.
S1E3 - On Life-Changing Chance Encounters with Richard Christiansen
Richard Christiansen is the founder of Chandelier Creative, an award-winning creative agency based between New York and Los Angeles. He runs the arts and culture book shop Owl Bureau and Flamingo Estate in Highland Park, where the restoration of its gardens inspired him to launch a brand that re-defines botany and horticulture.
In this conversation, Richard shares how his blue sky childhood in rural Australia fueled his imagination and creativity, and how a career rife with risk led to moments of life-changing serendipity.
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Art of travel
Wondering if the podcast has anything to do with Alain Botton's Art of Travel? This makes me want to jump on a plane to Greece. Would love to see more topics about how to travel during Covid and during lockdowns and etc
Solid Slowdown rec
Discovered the podcast from the Slowdown, and I really must say that it's a refreshing perspective on creativity and travel. Also interesting to see how travel can be dissected beyond moving between physical spaces.
informed and thoughtful
I loved the episode about building creative confidence with Richard, I really enjoy hearing Olivia's questions and how the conversations are always informed and enlightened. It also inspired me to start my own garden. Please share more! More!