Q&O with Olivia Young of Altamarea Group

Today I’m speaking with Olivia Young, Head of Media & Communications for Altamarea Group, whose restaurants include Ai Fiori, Osteria Morini, and Marea, to name a few.​

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Q&O - Talking Hospitality with Arlene Spiegel

Today I’m speaking with Arlene Spiegel, who’s been in the hospitality industry for twenty-five years.​

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Q&O - Differentiating True from Affordable Luxury, An Interview with Mickey Ateyeh

Today I’m chatting with my dear friend, Michele (Mickey) Ateyeh, whose career in fine jewelry and designer accessories has taken her from Tiffany & Co. to Hermes, then Angela Cummings, followed by Karl Lagerfeld and Carlos Falchi.​

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Remaining Relevant in an Age of Competition & Quantity: Q&O with Carol Hoffman

Today I’m chatting with Carol Hoffman, EVP of Strategy for SGN Group.​

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Q&O with Laura Davidson, President of LDPR

Laura Davidson is the creative force behind LDPR, a leading New York-based public relations agency that specializes in travel and lifestyle clients. When I get the chance to talk shop with her it’s always insightful and inspiring.​

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Q&O with Efren Puente, Brand Director at Magnum Cream Liqueur: Trends in the Spirits Category

I recently sat down to talk drinks with Efren Puente, Brand Director of Magnum Cream Liqueur.​

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Q&O - The Luxury of Travel & Connection with Joe Diaz, Co-Founder of AFAR Media

Today I’m talking with Joe Diaz, co-founder of AFAR Media- a brand that inspires travelers to get off the tour bus, take a seat at the kitchen table, and connect.​

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Q&O - The Future of Retail for Macy’s with Founder of the Luxury Marketing Council, Greg Furman

Q&O has gotten a facelift! This year I’ll be asking industry experts to weigh in on industry news and adding my own opinion to the conversation. A series of short soundbites will provide insight into where smart, innovative brands are headed. Read on!​

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Q&O - Talking Spirits Innovation & Distribution with Dave O’Brien of Proof ABV

I caught up with fellow spirits industry veteran the other day, Dave O’Brien, Founder of Proof ABV (Agents & Brand Ventures).​

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Q&O - Spirits and American Whisky with Trish Mannion

I had the opportunity to talk all things new and next in “spirits” with Trish Mannion, Senior Brand Manager for American Whiskey at Diageo.​

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Q&O - Luxury Travel Trends, Tracking Technology and Super Yachts with Jennifer Ploszaj

The lovely Jennifer Ploszaj was kind enough to chat with me the other day, and share her (considerable) insight on the luxury travel industry.​

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Q&O - Changing Consumer Behavior & the Evolution of Retail with Luxury Marketing Council Founder, Greg Furman

WWD recently ran a feature on the “sea change in consumer behavior,” citing opinions from experts ranging from Jerry Storch (Chairman, Hudson’s Bay Co.) to Jack Kleinhenz (chief economist, National Retail Federation). The majority of opinions reflected the theme of retail having fallen behind the consumer behavior curve. Do you feel that’s true?​

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