08 | The Visionary’s Visionary; on staying true to your creative ideals with Gary McNatton

Margo takes to her virtual Windowsill to chat with THE Gary McNatton. In simplicity, the best way to describe Gary is the nose that knows, as for him, every scent tells a story. After studying art history and psychology at Vanderbilt University, Gary lived in Chicago and Los Angeles but now resides in Marin County. His resume notes launching product design firm Mottura, Senior Vice President at Gap Inc., and Co-Owner of Hudson Grace to name a few.

Margo and Gary have a lengthy discussion about:

  • Gary’s impressive career history

  • The stories that inspired the scents Gary has created

  • The power of scent

  • Gary’s passion for wheeling and dealing

  • His path of entrepreneurship to the corporate realm, and back to entrepreneurship

  • How Hudson Grace came to be

  • The Napa Valley Fires

  • And much more

Gary has three decades of experience delivering award-winning design and production in personal care, fine fragrance, home product and package design. He is passionate about the authenticity and simplicity of Hudson Grace products. “There’s a comfort in holding something beautiful and chunky and not at all delicate,” he says. “We choose items that are meant to be worn, to be used, to be loved.”

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