A long-time resident of the Carolina Coast, Laura Hildenbrandt, brings a passion for travel and 25 years of travel design experience to Luxury Concierge Travel. Laura has a rock-solid reputation in the travel industry as someone who specializes in curating and designing luxury travel, VIP experiences, culinary & wine holidays, luxury honeymoons and private events for her clients to amazing spots around the world. Laura has been quoted for many travel industry publications, featured as a travel expert on Lifetime Television and is a travel writer for publications around the Southeast. Her services are in-demand and she currently has a waiting list for clients wanting a tailored experience by her in the coming months. Recent travels have taken Laura to spots around the globe including Italy, France, Spain, Great Britain, Venezuela, Amsterdam, Belgium, Mexico, Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, St. Lucia, Antigua, Nevis and more! She holds special certifications as a Certified Destination Wedding Specialist, Disney Travel Specialist, Certified Sandals Specialist, Aussie Specialist, just to name a few! When not traveling or customizing amazing experiences for her clients, Laura enjoys spending time with her two daughters, FLYING HIGH on the flying trapeze, tennis, reading and cycling.Laura coined the phrase “Bliss List” to replace the commonly heard “Bucket List”. She believes that with every journey and every adventure, comes a level of BLISS that can only be found in the art of travel. On her Bliss List you will find: having a meal (anywhere!) with Anthony Bourdain, dancing (anywhere!) with Matt from Where the Hell is Matt?, spending a day watching Fredrik Eklund wheel & deal, riding the elephants at Patara in Thailand, much more time spent in Italy and Spain, a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge on her bike, Northern Lights in Iceland….just to name a few!
coordinator. detail designer. strategist.
Beth is a natural born organizer. As the oldest of six children raised in West Hartford, Connecticut, she learned that having a system was imperative to her bliss! After high school, she felt the need to get out of the suburbs and left to attend Northeastern University in Boston, MA. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE), she met and married the love of her life, Jason. Shortly thereafter, they headed south and have been on the Carolina Coast ever since. After spending almost 15 years as an engineer, Beth’s “right brain” started to come alive and she felt the need to create & organize and set out to find her niche as a professional organizer and space designer. This led her to Luxury Concierge Travel where she was contracted to do an office redesign by Laura. As fate would have it, Laura, an extremely right brained, creative soul, was searching for her “lefty”. Beth had already fallen in love with the business and was drawn to it in a way that stimulated the senses of her creative side. So a match was made in true bliss style! She enjoys keeping all the wheels at Bliss by LCT finely tuned and running smoothly!When Beth isn’t putting all the pieces together for a fabulous and exotic trip to destinations around the globe, she finds herself busy with her three amazing kids….two daughters and a son. She keeps the schedule full supporting her daughters in competitive gymnastics and all three in competitive swimming! If time allows, she loves to go for a run. She’s run 7 half marathons but completing a full one is still on the “to do” list! Golfing, reading and spending time with her super busy family completes her circle of bliss.
Beth’s Bliss List includes adventures in Thailand, Hawaii and Greece, as well as the pursuit of all things savory and sip-worthy (food & wine!) in Italy, Barcelona and Napa!
creative connector. designer. catalyst.
Jodie has a smile and blue eyes that light up a room. Behind that smile and those eyes is a kind, warm and driven woman who truly embraces her life, her family, her friends, her surroundings and her travels! She has had her toes in the sand since birth, born and raised in New Jersey and eventually relocating to the Carolina Coast where she enjoys the salt life year round! She met her husband of 18 years on the very first day of college and they have two teenagers, a son and a daughter.Jodie is a fitness and healthy lifestyle enthusiast who actually met Laura, Bliss founder, years ago at they gym! She incorporates fitness into her daily life and especially loves Pilates. She has a love of baking and dreams of one day opening up a bakery / coffee shop in Hawaii! She has a passion for organization and ministry which drives her love of volunteering for non-profits, church, sports associations and more. She has a special love for working with young women and is currently starting a non profit for teenage girls.
Her drive, passion, heart for people and love for working with young women made her a match made in heaven when Bliss was looking for someone to be our event planner liaison and account manager for our national partnership with The Not Wedding. Her creative ideas and attention to detail add a level of connected communication and innovative design to all aspects or our company and help to create solid relationships with our planners, clients and vendors.
Jodie’s most favorite travel destination to date is the Big Island of Hawaii and will absolutely go back! On her Bliss List? Anywhere with a beach but more specifically New Zealand, Australia, South Africa & Italy!
social mediaologist. dreamer. rising star.
Emily is our sweet Carolina girl, born in Murrells Inlet, SC and attended high school in Charleston, SC at Bishop England. She attended The University of South Carolina and is finishing her degree back on the Carolina Coast. Here at Bliss, Emily keeps it “social” – with a strong focus on Social Media and Destination Wedding planning. She brings an important and fresh perspective to the team, keeping us in touch with the ideas, dreams and life of a 20 something girl who has her own wedding completely planned on Pinterest!Emily loves spending time with her friends and family. If she’s not doing that or working hard for Bliss, you will most definitely find this girl at the gym! She LOVES to work out and lead a healthy lifestyle. Her favorite thing to do is put a smile on someone else’s face….and we think she’s pretty good at it!
She has traveled the world with her family and continues her jet setting lifestyle here at Bliss, staying stationary for short periods at a time before she’s off on the next adventure! On Emily’s Bliss List? Bora Bora and all of the great Down Under, Australia.
explorer. enthusiast. energizer.
Megan officially calls Murrells Inlet and Charleston, SC home, however, the explorer within her drives her to experience new places and people as often as possible! She is enthusiastic about world cultures and spreading joy. She recently graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Religious Studies and a minor in Environmental Studies. She is both a Certified Mentor and Ceremony Officiant, pointing to her love for people and her belief in relationships! In her free time she enjoys dabbling in painting and performing in a folk band! Presently, she is traveling around the United States as she seeks to see as much as possible, all the while, connecting travelers with our team, so they too can experience the magic of our dynamic and creative travel designs! Megan dreams of her colorful adventures to come in India and South America in the very near future!
thrill-seeker. international enthusiast. multilingual strategist.
Paris is our resident multilingual, international, adrenaline junkie, world traveler! He was born in Ojo de Agua, Mexico and grew up the son of a national football (soccer) coach and became a local sports star by the time he reached high-school. Everything Paris does, he excels at! After graduating from college, he worked for Club Med around the world. During his time with Club Med, he became an accomplished trapeze artist and found his passion for flying and adrenaline!He’s lived and worked throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, the United States and Canada and currently resides on the Carolina Coast. Paris brings a world (literally) of knowledge to Bliss by LCT. He regularly is our translator and liaison with countries and contacts around the world. He is fluent in Spanish, English, French, Italian and Portuguese. He has a passion for travel that includes unique, off-the-beaten path and/or extreme experiences and creates the coolest “epic honeymoons”.
In his free time, he loves to spend time with his boys and his friends. He loves tennis, biking, the beach and of course….flying on the trapeze! Paris has many amazing destinations and experiences on his Bliss List but at the top? Zero Gravity flight experience! We have no doubt he’ll be weightless and enjoying a new way of flying sooner than later!