Meet Amy! Amy is the force behind The Global Creator, where she sells carefully curated designer wares & wellness products, with a focus on supporting local artisans & makers around the world. Amy knows that by buying a piece from a designer, you aren’t just purchasing an object – you’re adopting a part of that story and that culture as their own, and incorporating it into your most intimate spaces: their home and personal style. Amy also just launched The Global Creator Studio, helping brands put their best foot forward with magnetic and transformative platforms. Catch Amy on Instagram, Twitter, or shop her suite of good in her shop!
What’s the story behind you and The Global Creator?
The Global Creator grew out of my desire to stay connected to the global community after returning to my home state of Florida. I had spent nearly eight years living overseas – in London, Paris, and Melbourne, Australia – and had finally hit a point where all of my international visas had expired, with no options to renew. Having spent the majority of my 20s living outside the U.S., to say I was reluctant to give up that lifestyle.
I started a travel blog, called Créatrice Mondial, which is French for global creator. I always had a streak of independence, so becoming my own boss has always been a dream. I eventually turned the blog into an online boutique, which I named The Global Creator, which sells travel-related goods and artisan-made items curated into destination-based collections. I have a strong background in design as well, and with that skills set paired with my experience as a freelance writer for magazines, I am launching The Global Creator Studio in early 2018. With that division of the company, I will be designing media kits and online platforms for travel professionals, as well as teaching how to pitch more effectively in order to be more profitable.
What keeps you inspired and gives you bliss?
Conversations with interesting people gives me great inspiration. I love to hear the stories of those who have chosen to live outside the box, and have lived their lives with an open mind and open heart. It’s amazing how much you can learn from simply taking the time to listen. In Europe, sitting in front of the television is not something that you do. Instead, my friends and I would gather, open a bottle of wine, and sit and talk for hours. Those deeply connected exchanges are still of my happiest travel memories.
What do you hope to share with your customers?
Beauty for its own sake is important to me, whether that be a finely made bag, handcrafted piece of art, or a lifestyle as a whole. I want to share this appreciation with my customers, as well as my passion for shrinking the world through connection, regardless of geographical barriers. This is one of the reasons I chose to have an online boutique, rather than a brick and mortar. My big dream one day is to host events in cities all over the world, and be able to bring people together to share experiences. The Global Creator is a community-driven brand, at its heart.
Do you have a favorite travel and/or retreat memory? What was it?
Oh to have to choose just one… so difficult! A 10-day sailing trip around the Greek islands stands out, especially the few crazy nights in Mykonos. I did a road trip around western Ireland with my family a couple years back, which was really special as it’s not often the schedules of my parents and my three siblings align. The castle hopping was pretty incredible as well! I love a good retreat as well, and am looking forward to doing more of those in the next few years, maybe even hosting one of my own with The Global Creator!
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