Chloé is living the life many of us only dare to dream having: Few months out of the year she travels the world as a buyer to bring back upon her returns countless treasures from her voyages. Soon after returning from her trips, she usually curates trunk-shows in the intimacy of her home. She is a fine collector and her home is sort of an open storybook, without a final chapter.
Spending an afternoon in her intricate world made me forget all about the monotony of winter. As i walked out, i realized i was energized by her space, and there she was again, about to pack her bags off to Mumbai.
She shares her life with Fiancé Frederico and their two magestic cats.
To find out more about the trunk-shows, follow Chloé's travel blog Nomadic Songlines.
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Tell us where you live, since when and where you are from originally
I live in Brooklyn Heights. My apartment used to belong to Howard Phillips Lovecraft, a 18th century writer. I am originally from Mexico, I grew up in Geneva Switzerland, and Paris France. I moved to New York to study painting at NYU, in the early 90's. What I love about my neighborhood is the old cobble stone streets, lined with linden trees, cherry blossoms and great old oak trees. I get the best of both worlds, a beautiful quiet and serene neighborhood filled with charm and history overlooking Manhattan's crazy and vibrant energy.
What field are you currently working in?
I have a very diverse background, I am a painter at heart. I incorporate my passion for creating through different modalities. I am an herbalist, working with the magnificent world of plants, creating salves, tinctures and healing oils. My love for travel and self exploration have led me to amazing cultures and indigenous communities. I am a buyer for Matta, I incorporate all my beautiful finds from souks, markets in India, Cambodia and Thailand, with Cristina Gitti's beautiful collection. My passion for textiles, color and story telling have allowed me to manifest my blog Nomadic Songlines. My home is a testament of me, it is my sanctuary, everything I love is in my nest; My books, art, music, cats and photographs. I am a traveling gypsy, therefore it is important to have a harmonious home to come back to, in order to restore and digest all of my travels, allowing me to create magic.
3 elements that best describe your daily routine
What was the most memorable trip you have taken?
All my trips are memorable, but India holds a very special place in my heart. I have never been able to recreate the feeling of love, beauty and gratitude that She has given me. My body and soul belongs to this magnificent country. I travel there twice a year, it has become a second home for me. I am divided between India and Mexico, my country has given me so much wisdom and teachings. Mexico's rich heritage in history, food and music, will always be a source of inspiration and spiritual nourishment.
Your most cherished object?
My most cherished objects are my huichol medicine pouches. If they are not near my heart, they reside on my altar. They are small parts of me.
If you could live anywhere else in the world, what would be your place of choice?
I would live in Jaipur, Kyoto, or Oaxaca. I love these cities, they are filled with rich history, culture and tradition.
A quality or talent you most envy in others?
I don't envy anyone or anything, but I do admire and respect people who are fearless. I find fear to be paralyzing, it fuels the worst in humanity. Everyday I try to live my life, shedding any fear that may harbour my heart. I admire the Dalai Lama, his teachings of forgiveness and selflessness.
Your latest obsession
My latest obsession is Rose. Rose tea, rose ice cream, rose macaroons, rose essential oil, fresh roses. I find roses to be an expression of Grace, beauty, purity and natures testament of unconditional love.