Meghan: “Should we wear our DLD pins?”
Me: “Um, YEAH.”
Pink Palace from Meghan Asha on Vimeo.
Jan 24 - 2:55pm
* Me: How come all of the hotel rooms we stay in now are bigger than my apartment?
* Meghan: It's God's cruel joke.
Another Rachel Sklar (TM) photo, with YouTube founder Chad Hurley, who (coincidentially) will be here in Munich/Davos - and promised to hang with us - this week!
Jan 24 - 12:22pm
So, what is “this DLD thing” I’m at right now?
DLD stands for Digital, Life, Design, and it’s meant to be the technology precursor to the Davos World Economic Forum (most of the conference participants take cars from Munich to Switzerland on Tuesday evening). Speakers range from Arianna Huffington to Marc Ecko to Sean Parker to Marissa Mayer - people who are doing interesting things in the digital age, be it art, music, science, design, publishing, business or high tech.
The conference is run by the largest German publisher - Hubert Burda Media. (They’re basically the Conde Nast / Hearst of Germany.) Here’s what the conference organizer told me:
We currently publish 260 magazines globally, both magazines that we completely own and magazines we publish under license in certain European and Asian markets.
Hubert Burda Media is also the largest magazine publisher in Russia as well as in Turkey (through a Joint Venture with Dogan Media)
In Germany we publish mainly weekly / biweekly and monthly magazines. A comprehensive list of all 60 magazines we publish in Germany is here.
You are probably familiar with ELLE and InStyle, maybe even Playboy ;)
FOCUS is the second largest German weekly news magazine.
BUNTE is the largest German weekly celebrity magazine.
We also own stakes in Internet companies like www.etsy.com & www.glam.com, for example.
Most publications and Internet ventures will be present at the conference.
So! One of the things they offered me was an opportunity to sit down with the editor-in-chief of any of their publications. (I’m going to make a list of my top 10 in a few minutes.)
Do you guys have suggestions? What about thoughts and/or questions that you’d like me to ask on your behalf?
Email me at Julia@NonSociety.com!
The DLD program. I am the youngest female speaker here and the second youngest speaker, period (just discovered one fellow who’s a 1982 baby), and that makes me want to vomit a little from nerves.
Resetting my MacBook’s clock.
Because I have such dysfunctional sleep patterns already, jetlag isn’t as much of a problem for me (basically, imagine yourself having jetlag constantly - that’s my life).
Meghan & I are attending a ball at the end of the week in Davos, and I wish I were wearing this gorgeous rose pleated BCBG gown, sent to me by reader Michelle Z. (thank you!!)
In fact, I love it so much I’m going to try to get it in time for Valentine’s Day …
“It should be illegal to charge for Internet. It should be like charging for air!”
-Julia, on our exhorbinant Internet charges
We’re paying ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THREE EUROS for three days of wireless internet access here. WTFFFFFFF?!?!
Arriving at our hotel!
Packing up the car at the Munich airport
Checking in (and we’re on time!)
The puppy patrol this morning.
My apologies for the lack of “insightful” lifecasting today … I have so much to do before my flight for Munich leaves at 5 pm. I’ve been almost hyperventilating all day long - you know when you have so much to do, you don’t know where to start, and so you get even LESS done??? That’s the mode I’m in now.
Meghan & I will be in Munich until Tuesday evening, then we’re driving to Davos, Switzerland for the rest of the week. I’ve not yet been to either city, so this should be quite an adventure.
I can’t wait for that feeling of relief when you finally sit down in your seat on the plane and you’re like, “Well, that’s that! Nothing more I can do now!”
Meghan on a call with a potential (work out related) sponsor - yes, at 9 pm!
- Me: Here's the thing about Alexander Marquardt ... he's like ... [thinks] ... who do we know who's a *genuinely* nice guy?
- Meghan: Do we even know any genuinely nice guys?
- Me: Not really, no.