Leader of the Pack

Claire Distenfeld Olshan

Claire Distenfeld Olshan

Occupation: Owner and Creative Director of Fivestory NY

Preoccupation: Travel

Favorite Hotel: Blackberry Farms, Oberoi Jaipur, Zarafa Camp Botzwana

Claire Distenfeld Olshan
  • 1. What's your perfect carry one or piece of luggage?


  • 2. What’s your go-to travel uniform?

    KHAITE JEANS, a white t-shirt and a navy blazer. Clean, polished and always useful to have on a trip.

  • 3. Can’t travel without:

    PODCASTS... preferably Malcom Gladwell's "Revisionist History" or "How I Built This."

  • 4. Oddest thing I’ve ever packed:

    A 17TH CENTURY FRENCH RENAISSANCE BALL GOWN with a corset for a "dangerous liaisons" themed wedding.

  • 5. Favorite thing to nick from the hotel room:

    Sewing kits and writing utensils...and if the spot is really just the coolest, then maybe an ashtray.


Cool Hunting offers a look at the new Detroit Foundation Hotel, with an inspiring vintage + modern mix converted from Detroit's old fire department headquarters.
Harlem chef Marcus Samuelsson opened Red Rooster in The Curtain hotel Shoreditch in epic style, with none other than De La Soul!
A high five to our high vibe friend Ruby Warrington on the release of her witty and wise new book.

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