We recently invited ten artists, foodies, and entrepreneurs on a weekend road trip in New Mexico — and they came away refreshed and inspired. Get to know these awesome personalities and find out how their trip through the Land of Enchantment changed them for the better.
Traveling is the primary source of design inspiration for Austin-based Allison, who is a true design-world triple threat: an interior designer, a licensed real-estate agent, and the founder of HOTELette, an expanding list of custom-designed vacation rentals.
A graphic designer and art director by trade, Bri has partnered with brands such as Target and Keds to create bespoke collections. An asthete and tastemaker, Bri also does branding and design for some of retail’s coolest brands.
Claire is a distinguished artist who’s worked with Disney Animation on classics such as Frozen, Tangled, and Enchanted. She’s Paris-educated and headquartered in L.A., and her original books and artwork are for sale at her website.
Jane is not only the brains behind A Taste of Koko — where you can check out her rundowns of the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways — but she’s also worked with major brands in the lifestyle and travel space, such as Uber and Booking.com.
Rashanna is an expert at inspiration and enlightenment — the wellness company she cofounded provides coaching and programming to help clients find their “muse.” She additionally opened three successful Pure Barre studios in Texas.
Amy’s a Bay Area dweller, seasoned food blogger, and the author of several books covering off on all corners of the foodie experience, from appetizers to wine. Read up on 15 years of gastronomic adventures at Cooking with Amy.
You can catch Deana traveling all over the world — she meets top chefs and eats local and regional favorites across the globe. Her food photography is a gourmand’s dream.
Aleksandra is able to turn her travels into intricate wooden art, both small- and large-scale. Keep up with her California-based shows and shop her designs at AleksandraZee.com.