We know what women want, which is why we’re interviewing top business savvy women on their top travel essentials.
This week in “What Women Want,” we will be featuring Jennifer Polachek. Jennifer Polachek is the Associate Publisher of Angeleno Magazine and the Publisher of Interiors California and Brides California. Angeleno Magazine is a publication with Modern Luxury, the largest publisher of city magazines in the country spanning 42 titles in 14 markets. Ms. Polachek is originally from Chicago, where she has spent most of her life and career, prior to moving to Los Angeles in October 2012 to take on her new role.
• What’s the most unconventional item in your carry-on?
Does my French bulldog, Duke, count? Now that I spend a majority of my time going to and from Chicago, Duke and I travel together. He’s become quite the traveler, and is always a crowd pleaser.
• At 10,000 feet, what gadget do you reach for?
My iPod. I always tell myself I will work on the plane, but as soon as I sit down, I realize it’s time for me to relax!
• What book or e-magazine is currently on your Kindle or iPad?
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg and obviously every Modern Luxury publication!
• What is your guilty pleasure purchase at Kiosk before take-off?
I always grab the biggest bottle of water I can find, typically Smart Water, and of course, a weekly celebrity magazine.
• If you could create an app to help you with your travels, what would it do?
A way to get to and from Chicago in less than 3 hours! No, it would be an app that could store my personal life to-do list and my professional life to-do list in one place: my travel schedule, hotel stay, car arrangements, weather report, calendar of meetings in both LA and Chicago (with the proper time zone!), my music, and the work that I intend to do on the plane with a chat option to my LA based team so that as I am working, I can receive the appropriate answers on demand versus email.
• What’s the most recently played downloaded song on your iPod or Spotify?
Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips, and Right Now by Rihanna.
• Fill in the blank: LAX –>
______ a la Virgin America. It’s the only way to fly! It is hard for me to fly anything else now that I have had the luxury of flying Virgin America.