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"Travelcast" is the podcast is for travel enthusiasts, bloggers, professionals, digital nomads who are seeking the latest insights, personal development resources, and actionable tips in the industry. The episodes will be released every two weeks in both French and in English. The mission of each show is to interview people who will share their personal insights on travel, personal stories, expertise insights, and actionable steps that you can immediately apply in your own career or brand.
 
Your weekly chat with guests who rock the ( global ) hospitality industry in their own way, with their own habits and in their own niche of hospitality. Please subscribe if you like to hear me pick the brain of our industry's rockstars all over the world.
 
On Levitate® with Ryan Nell we chat to inspiring changemakers. Whether they’ve overcome great personal hardship, launched a social enterprise, or changed the way we think about a subject, all of them are united by passion, purpose, and the desire to make the world a better place. None of them have done it alone. So as we chat to these amazing people, we’ll explore how community and connection have made a difference to their journey. At Levitate, we’ve been helping people to connect mind, bod ...
 
Hello Beauty- Yes, you! Join me, host Joyce Platon, as I chat with today’s beauty, wellness, and lifestyle visionaries. Let’s discover their motivating journey together as I merge my love for the art and my passion in revealing one’s true inner beauty.
 
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From college athlete to sports broadcasting to interior design - this week’s guest seems to have done it all. Today on The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by Bre Hance of InHance Interiors. Having played basketball from a young age and through college, a lot of Bre’s life had revolved around sports. She had been a sports reporter for her school a…
 
Joanna asked me : Why is the ” l’ ” neccesary in “Tu verras ce que l’on gagne à vouloir vivre libre”? What is it a pronoun referring to? it is direct or indirect? Merci! Good question! It may be very surprising but this “l’ ” doesn’t mean anything and is not compulsory! Ok, I think you need to listen to this episode so I can explain! Vocabulary and…
 
Our next guest grew up in the great outdoors of Montana and Wyoming before taking a path down interior design. On today’s season premiere of The Chaise Lounge, Nick May sits down with Chris Ritchie of Christopher Zoltan Design.Chris Ritchie has a tight relationship with design. His mother was the designer for Yellowstone National Park and later had…
 
Buy Full Notes This episode may deeply change your perception of life and death. Open your mind to infinite possibilities and infinite hope as you open your ears to listen to Anne-Hélène Gramignano’s testimonial. Anne-Hélène found very early on that she had the inherited gift of seeing and hearing people who had passed away. She now is dedicating a…
 
Buy Full Notes This episode may deeply change your perception of life and death. Open your mind to infinite possibilities and infinite hope as you open your ears to listen to Anne-Hélène Gramignano’s testimonial. Anne-Hélène found very early on that she had the inherited gift of seeing and hearing people who had passed away. She now is dedicating a…
 
Thanks to Tina for suggesting to talk about French expressions on the podcast. Idiomatic expressions can be so difficult for language learners because they often don’t make sense when they are translated literally. However, they’re rather fun and also commonly used, therefore it is always useful to know them. Of course, I also find it very interest…
 
Hi everyone. I hope you're keeping safe, healthy, and hanging in there. Sending love your way and my thoughts are with you. ----- It is easy to not really worry about the future when you're young but unfortunately women should think twice and do so especially when it comes to considering having a baby. They are at a disadvantage with their biologic…
 
Buy Full Notes This is the second part of my conversation with Guillaume Doerig. We’ll discuss two main topics: His exposure to several cultures and languages His passion for music and the recent release of “Mournful Melodies”, his first album. Guillaume Doerig explains his creation process and how his style ties up with his personality and love of…
 
Buy Full Notes This is the second part of my conversation with Guillaume Doerig. We’ll discuss two main topics: His exposure to several cultures and languages His passion for music and the recent release of “Mournful Melodies”, his first album. Guillaume Doerig explains his creation process and how his style ties up with his personality and love of…
 
Pronunciation rules around the verb “acheter” (and more!) Listener Nuvia is in doubt on how to pronounce the verb “acheter” in the present tense. There are indeed a few opportunities for you to learn or brush up various aspects of the French language in this seemingly short and simple question. Let’s dive in! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French W…
 
Hi everyone. I hope you're keeping safe, healthy, and hanging in there. Sending love your way and my thoughts are with you. ----- 2020 is such a momentous year where we are experiencing a global pandemic and we are all demanding for change and justice concerning racial injustice, police brutality, LGBTQIA+ and other issues. This clamor for change i…
 
If you haven”t taken the challenge yet, grab your pen and paper and test yourself with the free French dictation I ran live in August! This is a great opportunity for you to brush-up your French listening, grammar and phonetic skills. As always, I”ll also comment on and explain a few tricky points The text used for the dictation is below, no cheati…
 
Buy Full Notes This is the first part of my conversation with Guillaume Doerig, a very friendly French man (who’s not only French, but a citizen of the world!) living in Chile. This episode focuses on his multicultural and multilingual upbringing – Guillaume will give his best advice on how to learn a foreign language – and his passion for bird wat…
 
Buy Full Notes This is the first part of my conversation with Guillaume Doerig, a very friendly French man (who’s not only French, but a citizen of the world!) living in Chile. This episode focuses on his multicultural and multilingual upbringing – Guillaume will give his best advice on how to learn a foreign language – and his passion for bird wat…
 
On this season finale of The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by Jasmine Lam with Jasmine Lam Interior Design based in Miami.Jasmine came from the movie industry working with some of the most successful people in the industry. She made business deals with screenwriters, directors and actors, and decided she also wanted to do the creative part. Tha…
 
Hi everyone. I hope you're keeping safe, healthy, and hanging in there. Sending love your way and my thoughts are with you. ----- During these trying times, we need to, now more than ever, find ways to nourish ourselves internally and externally. My conversation Roxanne Saffaie did that. As an empowerment coach, Roxy shares with us what her initiat…
 
This episode complements episode 217 (“How to convert a verb into a noun or adjective in French?”) and sheds light on some special spelling rules that may happen inside a same family of words. You’ll get a grammar brush-up and become a French spelling Jedi if you can remember these rules! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in thi…
 
It’s not everyday that we have a designer on the show from outside the continental United States. She’s a native of the Virgin Islands who later moved to Maryland and started her own design firm. Today’s guest, Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas who owns Interiors by Design, joins Nick May on The Chaise Lounge.Dennese obtained a degree in interior design, bu…
 
This weekend, challenge your mind and join me on the live sessions that I’ll be running for you! I’m always delighted to see you, the familiar faces, as well as the new ones! There will be: A free Games in French session and A French Grammar Clinic with a dictation and practice around tricky verb forms (the imperative, the agreements of the past pa…
 
High Point Market year round? We think YES! On today’s episode of The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by Carol Gregg, Gary Inman and Dudley Moore, Jr. They are some of the people involved in making High Point By Design happen.With just bi-annual week-long events, there is a group of people that think the High Point Market should be open year roun…
 
I want to apologise because there won’t be an episode coming out on September 1st as I ran out of interviews!! Getting in touch with potential new guests can be a (painfully) long process; so many people I reached out to haven’t replied to me (did they even see my email?), and I’ve had a few “Yesses” which turned into “Noes”, especially as people a…
 
I have to thank Abdulelah from Saudi Arabia for inspiring me to make this episode because what follows is just what I l LOVE to explain: you’re both going to work on your grammar AND increase your vocabulary in a blink of the eye (or so I hope!) In English, you may convert a verb into a noun by adding _ing to it (sail à sailing, read/reading, etc) …
 
When she isn’t busy working, our next guest loves to host and cook for her friends. Today on The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by New York-native Stephanie Cohen of Stephanie Cohen Home.Stephanie had dreams of becoming an entertainment lawyer until she got married and decorated her house. Her husband liked the decor so much he encouraged her to…
 
Hi everyone. I hope you're keeping safe, healthy, and hanging in there. Sending love your way and my thoughts are with you. ----- Kinya Claiborne, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of STYLE & SOCIETY Magazine is this week's Hello Beauty guest! As a style influencer, TV host, entrepreneur, and media/lifestyle maven, she has developed her own unique brand.…
 
Today on The Chaise Lounge, Nick May catches up with his friend Barclay Butera with Barclay Butera Interiors. This was an Instagram Live brought to you by Jaipur Living.Barclay tells us of his newest rug collections with Jaipur Living, plans with his business moving forward and his rekindled relationship with his mother.Learn more about what Barcla…
 
While the topic of the previous episode was light and rather fun (How to talk to your pet in French), today’s episode is more serious and I hope will be very useful to you. Listener Kate emailed me the following question: “I am a relatively new French learner and there is something important that I need to get right. I have a severe nut allergy (th…
 
Living a healthy life includes living in a space you love. With our next guest, sustainability and mindfulness come together to do just that. Today, Marcy Garcia (MG Design Lab) joins Nick May on The Chaise Lounge.Based in Miami, MG Design Lab takes your health into account when designing your environment. Her own struggle with infertility made her…
 
Buy Full Notes This is the second part of my interview with Fabien de Valroger, a Frenchman passionate about the iconic, French car that is the Deux Chevaux (2CV). Even if you are usually not interested in cars, I promise you’ll thoroughly enjoy the conversation! In this episode, Fabien will share how / when he fell in love with the 2CV. He’s also …
 
Buy Full Notes This is the second part of my interview with Fabien de Valroger, a Frenchman passionate about the iconic, French car that is the Deux Chevaux (2CV). Even if you are usually not interested in cars, I promise you’ll thoroughly enjoy the conversation! In this episode, Fabien will share how / when he fell in love with the 2CV. He’s also …
 
Amy Kartheiser Mary Pat Wallace Mary Jo FasanAs we push through COVID, one word echoes in many businesses: pivot. Today on The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by three guests: Amy Kartheiser (Amy Kartheiser Design), Mary Pat Wallace (Chicago Luxury Beds) and Mary Jo Fasan (Jo Chicago Communications). With COVID lockdowns and protests in Chicago, …
 
Hi everyone. I hope you're keeping safe, healthy, and hanging in there. Sending love your way and my thoughts are with you. ----- I know we're in a weird stage right now where traveling feels awkward. Some people choose to hold off on travel and some are slowly easing their way back into it because business and other personal matters need to be han…
 
Episode notes: Emilie Holmes (the founder of Good & Proper Tea) is a woman on a mission to bring better tea to more people. She is well on her way to achieving it. We talk about her nomadic early years, as the daughter of a diplomat, her love of languages, and her very single minded pursuit of putting tea on everyone's menus. We discuss the realiti…
 
This episode inspired by a question from Philip was a particularly fun one to prepare. Philip lives in Saint-Tropez, a beautiful and town on the Mediterranean coast in the South of France which attracts many visitors and celebrities in the summer. He did pet sitting for French friends and had many questions around how to talk to your pet in French.…
 
Many times, success has a rough beginning. Our next guest started her business the week of 9/11. Joining Nick May today on The Chaise Lounge is Donna Mondi of Donna Mondi Interior Design. Nineteen years after that tragic event, Donna has turned her startup into a successful firm specializing in luxury.Formally educated in interior design, Donna dis…
 
Luxury: a state of great comfort and extravagant living. For those who live lives of luxury, there is luxury interior design. Joining Nick May on The Chaise Lounge today, Gavin Brodin of Brodin Design Build knows that all too well.With no formal education in interiors, Gavin found himself thrust into the world of design after moving to Los Angeles …
 
Buy Full Notes Fabien de Valroger is truly passionate about the most iconic, vintage French car that is the Deux Chevaux (2CV). Along with the Eiffel Tower and the French baguette, the 2CV is a symbol of France as virtually every French person has owned one at the time or had some memories attached to it. Why was it so popular? In this episode, you…
 
Buy Full Notes Fabien de Valroger is truly passionate about the most iconic, vintage French car that is the Deux Chevaux (2CV). Along with the Eiffel Tower and the French baguette, the 2CV is a symbol of France as virtually every French person has owned one at the time or had some memories attached to it. Why was it so popular? In this episode, you…
 
Seeing a celebrity in public would render most people starstruck. Our next guest is immune as she worked in entertainment before her transition into interior design. Sara Barney (Bandd Design) joins Nick May today on The Chaise Lounge.After years in the entertainment industry, Sara went back to school for interior design. She found a way to blend h…
 
Hi everyone. I hope you're keeping safe, healthy, and hanging in there. Sending love your way and my thoughts are with you. ----- This week's Hello Beauty guest is Acaderma's CEO & Co-Founder, Dr. Shuting Hu. Dr. Hu is a post-doctoral researcher and scientist that developed Acaderma, a cosmeceutical brand that meets at the intersection of academic …
 
Many episodes ago, I recorded a series of lessons about the use of the various French pronouns. I think it’s time for a quick brush-up! Here’s the question I received from a Joanna, a listener of French Your Way podcast: “Why would the pronoun for the Louvre not be “y” in the following example: Tu visiteras le Louvre – Tu le visiteras (you’ll visit…
 
Today on The Chaise Lounge, we bring you something completely different - clips from some of Nick May's and our team's favorite episodes and clips! We even dusted off our very first intro sequence for this Throwback Thursday (Friday). Gotta say, it's really nice to go back and remember great guests, good times, and big laughs. Plus we finally learn…
 
There are lots of ways our guests have entered interior design - some have stumbled into the industry, some have gone through an educational program. Karen Post of Home Frosting joins Nick May today on The Chaise Lounge. She got her start in the sale of a high rise unit, when her realtor advised her to stage her home. Karen started her business and…
 
Listen to a real French lesson that I recorded with John, a student from the USA! John wanted to focus on a general conversation. I interrupted him here and there to correct or point out a few grammatical or pronunciation points and give him relevant vocabulary. If you’ve enjoyed learning from a real French lesson situation, I encourage you to part…
 
Buy Full Notes Frenchwoman Marjorie and her husband are part of a not-for-profit organisation helping the Nepalese people with sustainable actions. CASD Australia has been helping villages to get access to drinking water, empower women, facilitating access to education, creating local workforce in Nepal. Listen to Marjorie’s recount of the situatio…
 
Buy Full Notes Frenchwoman Marjorie and her husband are part of a not-for-profit organisation helping the Nepalese people with sustainable actions. CASD Australia has been helping villages to get access to drinking water, empower women, facilitating access to education, creating local workforce in Nepal. Listen to Marjorie’s recount of the situatio…
 
Although many people have had a relatively positive experience through covid, our next guest was hit with a little more reality. A good friend of Nick May’s, Garrison Hullinger of Garrison Hullinger Interior Design joins him on The Chaise Lounge. Garrison gets real with Nick about his struggles with his business as soon as covid hit the U.S. He has…
 
Hi everyone. I hope you're keeping safe, healthy, and hanging in there. Sending love your way and my thoughts are with you. ----- "Beauty belongs to the brave." - Kevyn Aucoin Nick Lujan- Makeup Artist and Director of Artistry & Education at Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, chats with us about how he landed his dream role. Even if he was passed over several ti…
 
Our next guest is a fellow Denverite who splits her time between Maine and Colorado focusing on residential and hospitality design. Ramey Caulkins of Griffin Design Source joins Nick May today on The Chaise Lounge. Having a network of people to help a business grow in two different states is an invaluable asset. You never know who you might meet or…
 
What is the difference between “Bonne chance” and “Bon courage” in French? Can they be used interchangeably? Find out in this episode and learn a few more common French expressions to wish someone well! This episode was inspired by a question from Joan. If you also have a question about the French language or French culture, email me Vocabulary and…
 
Hi everyone. I hope you're keeping safe, healthy, and hanging in there. Sending love your way and my thoughts are with you. ----- We are bombarded with so much information daily that it's difficult to determine if sources are reliable sometimes. Information is readily available at our fingertips that we just consume and consume and may not even hav…
 
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