Rank #1: Eric Ripert: The Fire Inside
This week Garance sits down with legendary chef, Eric Ripert, at his three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Bernardin, in NYC, to discuss his path to success and the very intentional route he took to get where he is today. They talk about his early love of food and his transition from a self-described « monster in the kitchen » to someone who cares deeply about cultivating a place where people around him can thrive and be happy, and the role Buddhism played in helping shape him into the man and chef he is today. Pardon My French is released on iTunes every Monday.
Rank #2: Carte Blanche: Turning a Creative Passion into a Business
This week Garance is at home chatting with three very creative women, who also happen to be dear friends of hers who she greatly respects and admires. Clare Vivier, Tina Frey and Ellen Marie Bennett have built their respective creative businesses by seizing an opportunity and following a creative passion.
The four women discuss the struggles of growing their companies and what drives them to keep going. Their conversation is open and honest and a unique chance to hear four business owners talk about the satisfaction that comes from being able to provide jobs for people, creating beautiful objects, inspiring others and so much more. Pardon My French is released on iTunes every Monday.
Rank #3: Carte Blanche: Risking Everything
This week we bring you a very special story for our Carte Blanche episode on the idea of « escape. » We all know escape can be interpreted in many ways, and sometimes it can mean taking a terrifying risk to leave behind everything you know and your preset path, in order to find your true path.
Today, Linne is sitting down with actor and producer, Melissa Weisz, to talk about her experience growing up in the Satmar sect of the Hasidic community in Brooklyn and ultimately her decision to leave this community to live the life she was meant to live.
Curious by nature and never one to shy away from questioning things that don’t make sense to her, from a young age Melissa pushed against the expectations of women in her community while also trying to navigate her place within it. It wasn’t until years into her arranged marriage that Melissa finally made the incredibly hard decision to leave everything she knew and loved behind her, to be a stranger in her own country.
Today, she is a strong, independent queer woman proudly living her life in New York City. She has navigated her journey with thoughtfulness and grace. Her story is one that we can all learn from in one way or another, and we are so honored to share it with you.
Rank #4: Alisa Vitti: Reclaiming Our Hormonal Destiny
Today Garance sits down with Alisa Vitti, hormone expert, functional nutritionist, founder of Flo Living and author of WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source. The two of them discuss how vital our hormonal health is and how it can impact every aspect of our lives, from fertility to creative energy and so much more. You won’t want to miss it! Pardon My French is released every Monday on iTunes.
Rank #5: Hayley Quinn: Escaping Expectations
This week Garance chats with dating expert and coach, Hayley Quinn, after discovering Hayley through her Ted Talk, « Searching for Love to Escape Ourselves. » Based in the UK, Hayley’s approach to dating is informed by her own romantic experiences and what she learned as a ghost writer in the not to appealing, underground community of pick up artists. She is warm, real and raw all at once and brings a unique perspective to the world of dating that you won’t want to miss. Pardon My French is released on iTunes every Monday.
Rank #6: Carte Blanche: Renewing the Relationship with Yourself
Sometimes in life, renewal comes after of one of those « aha » moments and sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it comes after an accumulation of a few, or many little things that bring you to a place where you’re finally ready to dig deep and make some changes, on your own terms. Even if it means having to lean against the trauma, no matter how big or small, to get you to a place of renewal and growth, where you’re able to see with clarity, the before and the after.
Recognizing this and allowing yourself to feel – whether that be sadness, happiness or just a real need for rest, is what I’m talking about today with Emily and Veronica. Giving yourself permission to prioritize yourself, and the good that can come from it – not only for you, but everyone in your life, is both valid and vital.
Rank #7: Carte Blanche: Home
As we all know, a home does not have to be the place you were born, where you grew up or even where you live now. It can be a person or a smell and your understanding of it can evolve as you grow older. Homes can be nomadic, they can be wherever your loved ones are, or, it can even be a place you’ve never been before.
This month’s episode of Carte Blanche explores this idea of home and we talk to a few friends of the Atelier about what home means to them.
Carie spoke with our good friend, Lizzie Mac, from The Gathery, an experiential agency in New York. Lizzie is the child of refugees and a first generation Asian-American and she sat down with Carie to talk about her experience of what it’s like to be a beautiful blend of multiple cultures and how that shaped her identity. They talk about Lizzie’s decision to finally visit the country her parents had to flee decades ago and what it was like to be welcomed into a place she’d only known from afar.
In the next segment, Veronica chats with one of our favorite writers, Sarah Tarca, who helms the lifestyle website, The Wayward, about editing down her life, embracing new places and spaces, new adventures (those planned and some very happy surprises along the way) and ultimately about redefining the idea of home as she knew it.
Special thanks to The Smile Radio for letting us record in their studio. Pardon My French is released every Monday on iTunes.
Rank #8: Pocket PMF: Self-Discovery
This month we’re focusing on « self-discovery, » so what better way to kick off the podcast in the new year than to hear Garance, Veronica and Emily talk about their respective experiences on our Art of Self Discovery retreat in Chile. They chat about how well they know themselves, the power of free journaling, the catharsis that comes from sharing and other big takeaways from the trip. You won’t want to miss it. Pardon My French is published every Monday on iTunes.
Rank #9: Veronica Poblete: Mother of the Desert
Today’s episode is with a very special woman, Veronica Poblete, who Garance met in the Atacama Desert in Chile while on our « Self-Discovery » retreat. Veronica is a biologist, botanist and taxonomist who’s studied around the world and she is also the resident botanist who designed the grounds and gardens of the Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa. Veronica redefines the term, « mother, » and today shares her wisdom with Garance on many things, including life, love and even sex! Pardon My French is released every Monday on iTunes.
Rank #10: Pocket PMF: Renewing a Relationship
This week we’re breaking down what it means to renew a relationship. It can be a relationship with a friend, a partner or even a parent. Emily, Caitlin, Linne and our newest team member, Nathan, talk about the importance of letting a relationship evolve to become something different than when it started, the moment your parents realize you’re an adult and even the decision to renew your relationship with social media. You won’t want to miss it. Pardon My French is released on iTunes every Monday.