When you unpack, you experience a moment of reflection, an opportunity to explore your new surroundings and to get inspired. AC Hotel Buckhead brings you the UNPACKED series where interesting individuals share their stories and inspirations.
As Managing Partner of Daniel Reed Hospitality, Jamie Durrence runs sharp, contemporary and creative restaurants that have brought polish and style to downtown Savannah dining since 2007. As a recipient of the Georgia Restaurant Association’s “Restauranteur of the Year and Manager of the Year," Durrence brings his first Atlanta concept as our neighbor at Phipps Plaza with the opening of Public Kitchen & Bar.
Leather Travel Kit - This has been my go to travel kit for years. It’s seen the world with me and it fits all the essentials.
AirPods - wireless is a game changer and they’re sleek and easy to pack, which is a plus.
iPad - I manage six restaurants, so this allows me to never miss a beat while I’m away.
4. Shoes - comfortable airport shoes are must and these can double as day shoes as well – simplified packing is a priority when traveling overseas.
Watch - My watch keeps me on track when dealing with time changes and jet lag when visiting a new city.
What motivates/inspires me?
“I’m inspired by meeting new people from all different walks of life. The diversity gives me balance and perspective in both my personal and work life.”