November 29, 2023
Nov 29, 2023
Over the last weekend in April, Citizen Vinyl had the pleasure of hosting Monocle — a Zurich-based round-the-clock global audio service featuring live shows and podcasts that cover news, entrepreneurship, culture, design, urbanism, media, and more. Monocle is also an international print publication, with an apparel line, other retail, stores, travel guides, etc.
All images in this post are by Mike Bellame.
Monocle held one of its “Weekender” events in Asheville last weekend, and Citizen Vinyl was the setting for a panel discussion, a pop-up store, and hosted the live podcast from Citizen Studios. Read on for musings from Sunday Columnist Tyler Brulé.
“Where am I? I’ve never been to Asheville and it’s all a bit disorienting. The dense, lush rolling hills look nothing like Italy or Switzerland and, from the moment I touched down, I’ve been trying to get a topographical fix on the place. It wasn’t till I woke up yesterday morning and saw the low clouds clinging to the forests that it hit me: I’m in Kyushu. Well, sort of. The 50 Monocle readers in attendance are now assembling for coffee and I’m off to join them for some gallery and atelier tours. For an update on everything we’ve been up to, join us for a special edition of Monocle on Sunday, broadcast live from downtown Asheville … Do tune in.”