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Cruising through Milan for Salone del mobile, Paris for Fashion Week and Austin for SXSW: it’s a working lifestyle many dream about. These worldly entrepreneurs may be based in London, Paris, Tokyo, Stockholm and New York, but they’ve also been lucky to traverse the outer edges of the globe. The founder of fashion boutique Creatures of Comfort, the product designer behind note design studio and the Editors in Chief of Popeye, The Happy Reader and Riposte all share their trip tips and favorite locations both at home and abroad.

A fashion designer’s life is constantly in motion. Born in Asia and now the owner of bicoastal boutique Creatures of Comfort, Jade Lai has tied three locations together—Hong Kong, Los Angeles and New York—to form one concept of home.

As fond of New York as Jade Lai is, there are times when she needs to escape. “I don’t believe in staycations, because I can never really relax, ” she says while on an impromptu vacation in Tulum, Mexico. “I either end up being very lazy or feeling guilty that I’m not cleaning my house.” Jade has always been on the move: After uprooting from her native Hong Kong to live in Los Angeles at age 15, she briefly

  • Words:
    Rachel Eva Lim
  • Photography:
    Nicole Franzen

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  • Words:
    Rachel Eva Lim
  • Photography:
    Nicole Franzen
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