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Claudia Reynolds Harris

Claudia Reynolds Harris is the founder and president of Adagio. A native of Charlotte, NC, Claudia lived in Southern France, Venice, Milan and Florence as part of her undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University and her JD/MBA program at New York University.

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Claudia Reynolds Harris is the founder and president of Adagio. A native of Charlotte, NC, Claudia lived in Southern France, Venice, Milan and Florence as part of her undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University and her JD/MBA program at New York University. From 1993 – 2002 Claudia was an international corporate lawyer who worked in New York as well as several major European cities. She had the good fortune of spending several years working in northern Italy in the late 1990s/early 2000s.

Claudia’s unique approach to travel combines the gracious hospitality of her Southern upbringing with a spirit of adventure and years of experience living and working around the world. She founded Adagio in 1999 to seek out other curious souls like herself and to create and cater their journeys of a lifetime.

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Susan Eckis

Susan Eckis hales from Conroe, Texas and currently resides in Richmond, Virginia. She has excelled over the years at event planning, sophisticated catering, and teaching others methods for entertaining that dazzle the guests without killing the cook.

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Susan Eckis hales from Conroe, Texas and currently resides in Richmond, Virginia. She has excelled over the years at event planning, sophisticated catering, and teaching others methods for entertaining that dazzle the guests without killing the cook. Her latest venture is a pop-up private restaurant, open only 24 nights a year, where diners are treated to ever-evolving menus of interesting seasonal ingredients, crafted with unexpected combinations. Claudia was completely wowed by Susan one evening at her restaurant and the rest is history. Susan adores travel, and since 1990 has hosted villa vacations for family and friends in Italy and France. Her flawless taste and gift for bringing people together make Susan a fabulous addition to the Adagio team.

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