Founder & Editor of HamptonstoHollywood.com
Kyle Langan is the Founder & Editor of HamptonstoHollywood.com, a lifestyle publication that covers and recommends the best in casual luxury – fashion, food, events, culture – from the Hamptons to Hollywood. Suffering from a constant state of curiosity, Kyle started From the Hamptons to Hollywood as a way to aggregate all of his collective interests, and explore the topics and people associated with two of the most rarefied zip codes in the world. As an Author, he penned his first YA novel, Uncharted Waters, also set in the Hamptons, which debuted in 2016. As a journalist, he has contributed to the LA Times and many other publications, and also hosts the streaming talk show, Town Hall Chats, where he interviews innovators and culture changers in Los Angeles.
Create. There’s a constant influx of ideas pouring into my brain about videos, stories, articles, visuals – I could go on and on. Then, the trick is putting all those ideas into our brand and making great content.
When I’m doing what I love. When that happens, I’m incredibly happy. When I’m happy, the ideas keep pouring in.
I’d love to co-host a talk show one day. I’d love to continue the Uncharted Waters book series I began. And I’d love to have a family some day.
The Hamptons, duh! 😉
I am a voracious podcast consumer. Anything and everything.
How did you get into the industry?
I started HamptonstoHollywood.com as a creative outlet when I was a waiter in Los Angeles, trying to get by. When I saw social media and digital content beginning to blossom, I started to build strategy around the website and make it more of a destination for all kinds of people.
Inspiration for the business idea, and your vision for the Business?
The inspiration came pretty natively because I was living in the Hamptons and then moved to Hollywood! My vision is to continue creating amazing content – written though pieces, editorials, videos – and to work with brand partners that hold the same values that Hamptons to Hollywood does and hopefully open minds and change the way people look at certain issues. We’d also like to start developing original products.
What’s next for the Business in the near future?
We just launched the official Hamptons to Hollywood Podcast! I’m really excited about that. It’s an extension of the website and I’ll be interviewing the people of the Hamptons and Los Angeles to give our audience an even more 360 degree view of both locations.
Ideal experience for a customer/client?
The ideal experience is that a customer is drawn in by a piece of great content and takes enough interest in the brand to keep coming back to ingest that content, and also eventually buy into the aspirational lifestyle through our online store.
A Day in My Life:
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Just getting to the gym – Plyo Fitness in West Hollywood – to sweat my brains out.
10:00 AM – Hard at work: either writing, interviewing someone – it changes each day!
12:00 PM – Grabbing lunch, which usually consists of a protein and some fresh veggies.
7:00 PM – Dinna time with friends
11:00 PM – I passed out, like an hour ago.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)? You can’t go wrong with some good red wine.
Favorite Instagram Account?
Other than @hamptonstohollywood? Oh, ummmm. @was makes me laugh all the time.
What should everyone try at least once?
Living in a different city or country.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
I literally get lost in my neighborhood. So anywhere and everywhere I suppose.
What Else to Know?
Follow me at:
@kyjolang on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
@hamptonstohollywood on Instagram & Facebook (@hamptonshollywd on Twitter)