Passport To Panache: Travel Curator Alexis Simón Moore’s Worldly Inspiration

April 12, 2024
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Alexis Simón Moore

Austin’s Alexis Simón Moore, founder of Let’s Travel Moore and one of the city’s most stylish citizens, has plenty of chic lifestyle advice to share. The Mexico native, who is a busy wife and mom, also finds time to support many causes that are near and dear to her heart. In fact, she recently co-chaired the wildly successful Red Haute luncheon for the Women’s Symphony League of Austin. Here, her pal, our Lance Avery Morgan, catches up with this traveling style dynamo and gets her insider glam tips to share with all of us.

My favorite iPhone wake-up song isAnchor by Novo Amor. I play this for my baby boy each morning. It helps ground me, find balance between being present here now, and being steady for the future.

Best career advice I’ve received is…Both of these life lessons come from my father. The first is “the key to success is to never believe in failure” and the second is “the only constant in life is change.” 

Three qualities that got me where I am today are…I’m adventurous, ambitious, and family-oriented.

I made my first dollar by…Selling lemonade in my neighborhood. I’ve always experienced success in selling, whether it’s clothing or travel. I love the thrill of closing a sale, but most of all, I love finding the exact product that will make someone happy. Currently, this is when I curate the perfect trip for a client and all expectations are not only met but surpassed. 

Book that left a lasting impression on meThe Art of Speed Reading People by Pauld D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tiege. I’m a Meyers-Briggs ENTJ, so of course, I found this philosophy fascinating.

First album I bought was…Now That’s What I Call Music, Volume 1.

The beauty essential you’d have to pry out of my cold, dry hands is…Dior Prestige La Micro-Huile de Rose Advanced Serum. Unless I’m off to a black tie gala, I don’t wear much make-up. When I am attending events that I support, such as Ballet Austin’s fête, BBBS Ice Ball, or the Women’s Symphony League’s Jewel Ball, I do go full-on glam. Tiffany Taylor does the best hair & make-up in Austin. 

My style icon is…Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie Kennedy.

My personal style signifier is…The Tiffany & Co. Key necklace, which was given to me by my mother on my 21st birthday, and sapphire and diamond Tiffany & Co. earrings, which were given to me by my husband, Gordon, when our son was born. As far as clothing goes, I’m a sucker for anything Ralph Lauren

If I could compete in an Olympic sport, it would be…Track & Field. I’ve always loved running and have completed 25 half marathons in addition to a few other races along the way. 

If I weren’t doing what I do I would…Own a children’s clothing boutique.

A celebrity I would prank phone call and what I would ask them is…Justin Timberlake. I would tell him he’s won tickets to the JT concert at Moody Center in Austin this June. Which section would he like? 

My personal style signifier is…A mix between beauty on the streets and a beast at the gym.

John Galliano retrospective. Courtesy of Wikimedia

The classic designer I wish was still designing today would be…John Galliano, who passed away my college graduation year. Christian Dior has never been the same without him.

The last meal that truly impressed me was…That delicious salad and chicken entrée from Red Haute at the Four Seasons Austin

In my fridge you will always find…Fresh flowers. They last forever and I take them out each morning.

My perfect day would end…With a gorgeous sunset.

On my tombstone it will say…Probably nothing, since I plan to have my ashes scattered in Nantucket and Maui so my family can visit me in a beautiful place.

The Gentleman Racer by Michael Satterfield

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