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The Local

YI-MEI TRUXES IN BROOKLYN

A former marketing director for Vogue and the founder of coveted bag brand Bembien, Yi-Mei Truxes lives and works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn—a neighbourhood she describes as magnetic, filled with hard-working creatives who are building businesses, challenging the norm and making things happen. Read on as Yi-Mei shares her inspiration behind the brand, why Greenpoint is the perfect backdrop to build a business and all of her tips and tricks to explore Brooklyn like a local.

The Maker

ENTREPRENEUR, TESS ROBINSON

Tess Robinson is the founder and creative director of Smack Bang Designs, a Sydney-based creative agency (and the phenomenal team behind our own brand and website). An entrepreneur since her early 20’s, Tess has grown Smack Bang Designs from when she was a 22 year old independent freelancer to where it is now, as one of Australia’s leading design studios.

The Local

CHRISTIE GRAHAM IN SAYULITA

Nestled on Mexico’s rainforested Pacific Coast, the gypset surf town of Sayulita has been attracting surfers and barefoot dreamers for decades. Vancouver photographer Christie Graham is lucky enough to call the charming bohemian town home and shares her local perspective on where to eat, drink, stay and surf.

The Drifter

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, CARLEY RUDD

Self-taught with a deep appreciation for nature, three years ago travel photographer Carley Rudd took a leap of faith and left her full-time agency role to pursue a freelance career and has never looked back having since contributed to publications like Travel & Leisure, Suitcase Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, AFAR and Tiny Atlas Quarterly—to name a few—and worked with such clients as AirBnb and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.

The Maker

INTERIOR DESIGNER, VIANCA SOLEIL

Growing up in Manila and later living in Dubai, it was the ocean and a desire for a slower pace pulled interior designer Vianca Soleil back home to the Philippines and to Puro Island, an untouched paradise characterized by white sand, palm trees and wild mangroves where she and her family are building their beach home and future eco-resort, Unna.

The Local

JULIA KHAN ANSELMO IN AMSTERDAM

We chat with stylist, event producer and entrepreneur Julia Khan Anselmo and get the inside scoop on exploring Amsterdam like a local, how living in Europe has inspired her creatively, her daily rituals and more.

The Drifter

PHOTOGRAPHER, BRITNEY GILL

Whether it’s a far-flung destination, a brand being brought to life or a glimpse into her Pacific Northwest lifestyle, Vancouver-based photographer and entrepreneur Britney Gill’s unique perspective has the ability to make anything she touches something you want to experience.

The Maker

PHOTOGRAPHER, RENEE RAE

From the beaches of her homeland in Australia, to the Saharan desert and all of the beautiful design, architecture and nature in between, Renee’s minimalist aesthetic and appreciation for natural elements lends to an Instagram feed that we love to follow.

The Local

AMANDA BLAKLEY IN MALIBU

Best known for her insatiable appetite for adventure, we caught up with travel writer and recent Malibu import Amanda Blakley to hear firsthand all about her dreamy west coast lifestyle, favorite beaches, go-to restaurants and more.

The Drifter

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER, EMILIE RISTEVSKI

Wandering far and wide with a camera in hand, Emilie Ristevski is an Australian photographer and the creative mind behind @helloemilie. Her dream-like imagery and meaningful storytelling has led her to all corners of our planet, from remote villages in South America to the wild landscapes of Iceland and Namibia.