Angie Banicki: Los Angeles

What’s your historical Los Angeles and New York connection?
I ran the talent relations department of Harrison & Shriftman out of both offices from 2005-2009. Since then, I’ve been working as a consultant, traveling back and forth working with clients like Stella Artois and Samsung.

I also finished writing my book, which comes out next month (30 Before 30: Traveling Under the Influence) between the two cities writing on the plane, at home in LA, and of course, sitting with my editor in NYC.

Describe your experience in LA.
I live in a treehouse in Laurel Canyon with a dog named BettyWhite.  I wake up and start my morning sitting on my deck under the trees drinking my vitamix smoothie.  I also love to hike the hills by my house.

Describe your experience in NYC.
I usually stay with friends in different parts of the city or when I bring bettywhite we stay at the Nomad Hotel. The energy in this city is like no other.

What was the biggest challenge of moving from LA to NYC (or vic versa), or simply in splitting time?
The time difference.  I mess up a lot of calls and meetings trying to remember pacific/eastern.

How can NYC and LA best engage with each other?
Uber jet?  If NYC could share some more culture and diversity – broadway shows to start and LA could share some of it’s openness and spirituality, they’d both benefit.

Favorite LA secret spot
The teepee in my yard.

Favorite NYC secret spot
The library of the Nomad hotel.  It used to be a typewriter factory.  My favorite thing to do is pull a random book off the shelf and open to a page and read a few lines and see what message it wants to give me.

If you were not working for yourself and consulting, what would you be doing?
I’d be traveling around the world meeting new and interesting people and probably doing their tarot cards!

What’s on your playlist right now?
I am obsessed with making lists on spotify. here are some of my songs from IHeartFall2013:
Avicii – Wake Me Up
Harlan – Dancing On The Bed
Infantree – What You Wanna Do
Alexander – Truth
oh and this –

From the 2462 Miles newsletter: connecting NEW YORK CITY + LOS ANGELES


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