Carry On with Million Dollar Listing San Francisco’s Justin Fichelson

By: Kelly Soderlund, Hipmunk Staff

Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing San Francisco premiered this summer to a franchise record-breaking 1.1 million viewers and Justin Fichelson, a top Bay Area broker with clientele focused in the tech industry, has already become a runaway fan favorite. We asked the native San Franciscan (who once did a stint as an intern for Gavin Newsom) to open up about his travel staples and favorite places to jet set.

H: So, tell us. What’s in your carry-on?

JF: Laptop, book, Fiji water, Tom Ford sunglasses, organic toothpaste, a high-end moisturizer for face and hands, a cashmere LANVIN scarf.

H: Carry-on bag of choice?

JF: Hartman tweed duffel.

H: How often do you travel?

JF: Europe three times a year and once a month somewhere for work, whether it’s NYC, LA, or elsewhere. Big Sur is my favorite weekend getaway!

H:  First, business class or coach?

JF: First! It’s more comfortable, easier to take a quick nap, and there’s better service. You can also work more easily without being interrupted.

H: Ok, now that we’re warmed up, let’s play a game of favorites. Favorite city to visit for work? Why?

JF: London, because of the sense of history, style, and culture. 

H: Favorite city for play? Why?

JF: New York. Best nightlife and the energy is intoxicating! 

H: Favorite hotels?

JF: Chateau Marmont and Petit Ermitage in LA, the Bowery in NYC, andClaridges in London. 

H: Favorite airline? Airport? Airport Terminal?

JF: Terminal 2 in SFO is one of the nicest terminals anywhere in the world! Emerites first class is amazing. Otherwise, do Virgin America to NYC.

H: Any travel tips before you take off? 

JF: Pack light! I pack super light and almost never check bags; thus, I don’t lose luggage. Buy cosmetic products when you arrive and you can always buy more clothes when at your destination.

This post was posted by Kelly Soderlund on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on August 17, 2015.

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