NOMAD CHIC TEAM

linda | chief nomad

What guides your style?
The past, anything classic, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, St. Tropez.

What’s your dream space?
Casa Linda, Como Shambala (cocktails near the river), the living room at Azzouna 13, the rooftop at El Fenn.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from your travels?
Talk to strangers... Don’t talk to strangers.

If you were a cocktail, what would you be?
Mezcal Paloma – citrus fresh…salty…smoky…

It’s the last scene in your life movie. The camera is panning out, the world is coming into view, and you’ve landed here:
Bali, Marrakech or Lima.

Sign: Leo
Favorite Color: Black
#1 destination on Bucket List: Istanbul
Favorite Place on Earth: Bali

LINDA HAMILTON creates simple, stunning aesthetics perfectly suited for a suite in Morocco or a living room in Sonoma. Inspired by natural materials and rich textures, she breathes worldly sophistication into everything she does. And she does a lot. After studying art, architecture, and interior architecture at California College of the Arts, she segued her time working for a high profile design firm into developing an internationally recognized presence. She started Bali-based Budiasa, which was featured in showrooms like De Sousa Hughes (San Francisco), Mirak (Los Angeles), and Thomas Job (Chicago). The Bali bombing of 2002 derailed her plans of growing deeper roots in Indonesia, but she recognized creative opportunities in the dusty desert town of Todos Santos. There, she designed and built her dream home – the aptly named Casa Linda – and opened Nomad Chic, a shop serving up her trademark style of global fusion and effortless cool. Perched in the heart of town, Nomad Chic is the calling card for everything Hamilton is. The shop is carefully curated with designers, artists, and brands found in the furthest corners of the globe, as well as Nomad Chic pieces conceived and designed by Hamilton herself. When she’s not roaming the world in search of new treasures, she’s hosting fashion shows, throwing dinner parties, or infusing new spaces with her elevated vision. She’s sipping champagne beneath a disco ball and she wants everyone to join her. Call her a traveler, call her an entrepreneur, call her a philanthropist, call her a nomad. Just don’t call her over if you’re out of tequila.

PRISCILLA | ARTISTIC SALES

Priscilla left her home in Mendoza, Argentina nearly ten years ago and her travels haven’t stopped. From camping on the beach in La Paz to swimming with jellyfish in Mallorca, to a three day stint in the Madrid airport to following her heart to Baja, she comes packed with stories, experiences, and wisdom. The most important thing she’s learned from it? The importance of staying humble. She’s a girl on the move, but we’re happy she’s found her home here (for now).

How did growing up in Mendoza shape you?
Growing up in the mountains, I was always surrounded by nature – it’s a part of me. In Todos Santos, I feel like I’ve just exchanged the mountains for the beach. I know I’ll end up back in the mountains, with birds singing and a fresh breeze blowing around me.

What’s one thing you always wear?
Jewelry. Every piece I wear reminds me of a place or person – and I won’t go anywhere without my hoops.

And most importantly, what cocktail would you be?
Gin and tonic. Every bartender knows what to make the minute I walk in.

Sign: Sagittarius
Favorite Color: Yellow
#1 destination on Bucket List: ???
Favorite Place on Earth: Mendoza Mountains, Argentina

MILI | SALES AND STARRY NIGHTS

Mili arrived in Todos Santos by way of the Mexican Caribbean, where she spent a year and a half (given one of her favorite memories is Pipa Beach in Brazil, it’s safe to say she’s something of a beach dweller). A true traveler, her style evolves as she explores; she collects pieces from everywhere she goes, but if pressed to define it, she’ll describe her style as “summer”. She loves the shop because she feels like she can be in three countries at once, any nomad’s dream.

Where’s your dream place to visit?
India. I’ve dreamed my whole life of going to India.

What’s the best lesson you’ve learned from your travels?
To escape your comfort zone and challenge yourself at every step. 

What cocktail would you be?
Red wine, absolutely. I’m from Mendoza, Argentina, the capital of wine in Latin America. Red wine is strong, mysterious, and deep.

Sign: Scorpio
Favorite Color: Deep blue, like the night sky
#1 destination on Bucket List: India
Favorite Place on Earth: Pipa, Brazil

MATIAS | SALES & SWAGGER

Our league of Argentinians continues! Matias hails from Mendoza and was referred to Nomad Chic through mutual friends. As an artist and general creative, Matias loves leading a life of adventure, style, and exploration.

What’s the place of your dreams?
I’m building the place of my dreams: a cabin surrounded by large trees in my town Bowen, Argentina where I was born. It is very green and calm there. I’m planting many Weeping Sauses; in my old age I’ll sit underneath them on autumn afternoons and read the occasional novel.

What’s your scent?
Wet plants, freshly watered by the rain.

What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done?
I’m an adventurer every day! But I do remember running away from home, and walking 8 kilometers to visit an uncle who had many animals on his farm. My twin sister, my favorite fourth, accompanied me on this low-budget tourist adventure.

If you were a cocktail, what would you be?
Please. A glass of wine, of course! A good sparkling wine with Lemon Chan. Please!

Sign: Capricorn
Favorite color: Deep electric blue
#1 Destination on Bucket List: Rome
Favorite Place: Garganta del Diablo, Cataratas del Iguazú, Argentina

MARIA | THE NEW QUEEN OF DRESS-UP

Maria moved to Todos Santos with no plan in place, and her adventurousness is our gain! She views fashion and style as an expression of fun; whether you want to tap into your inner goddess or inner rockstar, she’ll work her magic and help you create just the right look. 

What’s the best lesson you’ve learned from your travels?
THE BEST MOMENTS COME UNPLANNED! Don't try to fight the flow, it knows where it's going.

What’s your scent?
Narciso by Narciso Rodriguez; has been since I was 17. Life changes but the perfume doesn't.

If you were a cocktail, what would you be?
A Moscow Mule!

Sign: Scorpio
Favorite color: Depends on my mood; right now, its cherry red
#1 Destination on Bucket List: Antarctica
Favorite Place: The patio at my parents’ house

NICOLE | TAN LINE COORDINATOR & STORYTELLER

Bay Area born and bred, Nicole puts the “California girl” in Baja California. She met Linda after returning from a long travel stint; the two bonded over their love of Canggu and Marrakech and the rest is history. Her favorite color is violet, she moonlights as a songbird, and she relishes in a good turn of phrase. Fewer things delight her more than driving through the desert at sunset or a good outdoor shower.

What’s your scent?
Fresh jasmine, coconut oil, Tom Ford Orchid Soleil.

What guides your style?
Uber femininity with a bit of edge. I love the overt sensuality of Sophia Loren and Dolce & Gabbana; pair that with some rhinestone cowgirl and a hint of punk rock, and you’ll start getting it. 

What cocktail would you be?
Spicy mezcal margarita – a bit sweet, a bit sultry, with a definite kick. 

Sign: Leo
Favorite Color: Violet
#1 destination on Bucket List: Greek Islands
Favorite Place on Earth: Bali, Baja, or Lake Tahoe on a clear summer evening

DANIELA | SALES HUSTLE & FLOW

Hailing from Mexico City, Daniela moved to Todos Santos in search of new adventures (and it helps that her brother owns Jardin Alquimia, one of the best bars in town). When she’s not lending her urban style to the shop, you’ll find her in her favorite black Ramones tee-shirt. She’s studying Communications in school, but she’s a poet at heart: When asked what her favorite color is, she’ll tell you “any shade of the sea.” Swoon.

How did growing up in Mexico City shape you? 
I grew up in Mexico City, but my family isn’t Mexican – my father is Colombian and my mom is Guatemalan. I was the first one raised as Mexican, but I really was an immigrant in a place with few immigrants. Growing up in Mexico City taught me about kindness and the importance of being kind to others; oh, and I can navigate any underground train system, anywhere in the world. I’ll never get lost.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from your travels?
To see beauty in mundane things.

What cocktail are you?
Aperol Spritz. I’m like citrus – a bit refreshing – and I’m bubbly, but I still have some bite.

Sign: Capricorn
Favorite Color: Any color of the sea
#1 destination on Bucket List: India
Favorite Place on Earth: Vis, Croatia