About Azurine

Azurine was created by Michelle and Roderick Murré in 2010 whilst they lived in Paris, France. Currently Michelle and Roderick are based in San Francisco.

Founder and Principal
Michelle has over 15 years experience in the luxury market, initiating her career in fine arts at museums and auction houses in New Orleans and San Francisco before moving to the exclusive travel world.

Most recently, she held the position of Vice President of Sales for a prestigious boutique travel firm specializing in customized trips worldwide for discerning clientele. She has traveled the globe scouting the best properties, local guides and experiences for savvy clients.

Michelle holds a Bachelors degree in Art History from Tulane University and a Masters in Art History from George Washington University. It was during her studies abroad in Strasbourg, France that she realized her passion for travel and on a subsequent trip to India with her mother when she decided to make that passion a career. When she isn’t busily planning her next trip (there’s always a next trip), Michelle enjoys freelance travel writing, photography and scuba diving.

Roderick has lived all over the globe. His childhood was spent between Europe, the Middle East and America. He attended Eagle House boarding school in the UK, Ste Geneviève Hotel School in France and Napier Business School in Scotland, where he earned a BA degree in Hospitality and Business Management.

He launched his career with the Walt Disney Management Program in Orlando, Florida and then moved to Dubai where he became immersed in International Sales. Roderick then relocated to London where he worked for The Dorchester hotel, managing the Middle Eastern, Russian, South American and European markets as well as the embassies and high commissions. Desiring to work in other prominent cities, he came across the channel to Paris as Director of Sales at the iconic Hôtel de Crillon where he oversaw the US, Russian and Australian markets. In his free time, Roderick enjoys playing tennis, running, visiting the latest museum exhibits and watching rugby.

© 2010 Azurine, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Selected photographs by Michelle Murré and Christopher Michel.