What’s On My Desk: Auberge Resorts Senior VP Caroline MacDonald

Ever wonder what the most powerful leaders, business execs and celebrities keep on their desks? Well, we’re about to tell you. Our biweekly “What’s on My Desk” feature will take a look inside the offices and at the desks of the world’s most influential power players.

This week we’ve featured Caroline MacDonald, the LA-based Senior Vice President of Marketing for Auberge Resorts. She is responsible for all domestic and international sales, marketing and public relations efforts for Auberge Resorts’ collection of properties including Napa Valley’s Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch; Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; the Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, S.C.; Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo.; and one property under the Solage Hotels & Resorts brand: Solage Calistoga in Napa Valley. A graduate of the University of Maryland, MacDonald received a bachelor’s degree in Systems Management and is currently pursuing an MBA at Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business. Here are a look at the items on this travel guru’s desk:

  • My darling King Charles Spaniel Sophie
  • My drink of choice: good tequila (Don Julio 1942, Don Julio 70 and Jose Cuervo La Familia from Esperanza (Gift from the hotel on its 10th anniversary)
  • My graduation date from grad school on my monitor
  • My inspirational books on leadership Tony Robbins and Patrick Lencioni
  • My 10lb weight to keep upper arms looking good for resort wear.. a multi-tasking way to maximize time spent on lengthy conference calls
  • My iPhone 5 — can’t live without it
  • Chantecaille blush for afternoon touch-ups
  • Verilux Happy Light to elluminate energy on those long days

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