Having travelled extensively since my teens and lived nine years in London, six in New York, three in Paris and a stint in Buenos Aires, I’ve had the great advantage of experiencing so many textured places, their cultures, their people – from all of which I cherry pick aspects I love and fuse into my own everyday life. As a 19-year old American attending university in Paris in the 1990′s, I have since been “culture blending”… and I began making it a personal hobby to “suss out” and collect high quality, mostly niche finds worldwide on where to go, stay, eat, shop, buy, do and be well-serviced to enrich my life and those around me.
London 2004: I began to turn my near-obsession of “collecting the best” into a business. All the notes on these finds – some which came from my personal experience, many of which came from friends and acquaintances – I kept in files which grew to fill an armoire. I was known to many as the “go-to-gal on all things special.”
By 2006, I had created an e-newsletter and website aptly called: Suzanne’s Files. I was collecting “finds”, whilst also collecting insights from those whom I called my “Insiders”. This was a diverse group of people, from savvy entrepreneurs and discerning travellers to well-known experts and celebrities, who I relied on for their taste and experiences. My Insiders were just people who are as passionate as I am about living life well… they’d let me and my teams know their insights, experiences, tips and finds. People who have varied taste with a down-to-earth level of discernment seem to search me out – so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re one of them!