So, How Was Your Day?
Avocado toast with lemon, sea salt, olive oil, and extra red pepper flakes.
Veggie taco. Pile of plantains.
Oysters. Fava bean crostini. Single malt with a piece of ice.
I have a habit of beating my alarm clock by one minute. It’s now or never for exercise, so I get dressed and head to the Mysore yoga studio down the block. Shower, and then the laptop opens for good. Email with colleagues, make to-do list for the day, catch up on news via Twitter. Assign and edit stories, reach out to people that could be good to collaborate with, and fight to keep my inbox numbers down. It’s a losing battle.
Take Skype meeting with women I work with at Fathom, a travel website we started in 2011 to solve the age-old problems associated with trip-planning (namely, figuring out awesome places to go and awesome stuff to do once you get there). We often find ourselves in different timezones, so we’re always checking in to discuss editorial ideas, collaborations, metrics, and where in the world we want to go next. Comb the web for travel industry articles and news while waiting for tourism board to fact check a series of mini guides we created for a fashion brand.
Phone call with an innkeeper in Tahiti who recently went on a shark-feeding expedition. Beg for photos. Drinks with a friend-of-a-friend who wants to recap amazing trip to Buenos Aires. Meet husband for nice bike ride around Brooklyn in search of oyster bar, a dance party, or both. A night cap (single malt with a big piece of ice) in my backyard while listening to the sweet sound of Flatbush Avenue traffic. Send out a last round of emails. Bookmark a half dozen new blogs I’ve never heard of but now need. Settle into bed with never-ending pile of magazines. Fall asleep immediately.
Three Last Things…
1. What’s up with your bed flop? Really sexy or really tired?
The latter! After a particularly grueling week, nothing beats a good flop on a freshly made bed.
2. Mini-travel guides for a fashion brand…can you give us more details?
Fashion and travel go hand in hand, don’t you think? So we are creating a mini Fathom universe for them - recommendations on where to sleep, eat, drink, shop, and explore in five cities, along with special packing lists for each destination, local cheat sheets, and fashionable itineraries.
3. So, your husband is a DJ/Musician - combine your two loves (him & travel) - give us your perfect trip and the perfect soundtrack to go with it.
Driving on the empty open road, perhaps through the Swiss Alps? Or the Pacific Northwest? Listening to a wide range of music that includes (but is not limited to) Grizzly Bear, Wild Beasts, Son House, and A Tribe Called Quest. But mostly we just listen to D’Angelo’s Voodoo album on repeat.
Jeralyn lives in Brooklyn with her husband and 3,000 records. She’s a modern day Magellan. fathomaway.com