Sleeping in hotels, sleeping in the car, the desert, the beach, Brooklyn… a gypsy can do it all in stride and with impeccable style. Gillian Schwartz hums a gypsy tune. Founder of Schwartz & Sons, she’s a brand and art directing whiz. She’s worked with The Jane Hotel, Vena Cava, Whit, and that Steven Alan logo happens to be her pretty hand writing. Two gypsies discuss.
What’s in your bag? When you pack for a trip, in your handbag, in the pockets of your jeans…?
Sand / business AmEx / iPhone / soft poncho for plane / sketchbook / pen /trench
You have 5 minutes to pack up – for a trip of which the duration you’re not sure. What do you take?
Book of poems by Gordon hull
What is your most essential article of clothing?
Margiela lucite wedges
What are the top 5 songs you need to have access to hearing at all times?
‘Nashville Women’ – Waylon Jennings
‘Ripple’ – Grateful Dead
‘Golden Brown’ – The Stranglers
‘Cripple Creek’ – The Band
‘Run Through The Jungle’ – CCR
What is your preferred gypsy beat/cities you like to frequent?
What’s something crazy that you did to follow your passion? (like, did you live out of your car for a month? Drive 10 hours to pick up a certain, weird material you needed?)
Rented the loft I own, sold all my clothes, moved to Venice Beach, bought a red 300 Benz ragtop, lived out of a carry-on in a bungalow. Then moved back to NYC and started my company.
What is one tip you have for traveling – a beauty tip, a survival tip, a culinary tip… ?
For all- “Perfect thy balance on the fly and meticulous research and planning.”
What’s a recent or favorite meal you had while bouncing around the globe?
Juanitas taco shop in Encinitas, California
Le Connetable in Paris, France
Where have you had your best night’s sleep?
Lafayette House, room 1
Who would you like to travel with – three people (you guys can caravan together or on separate trips)?
Gordon Hull – anywhere
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