MY FAVOURITE QUOTE... There are several quotes I like but recently I read an article about real estate in the FT and there was an sentence that attracted me, it said “ A tenant is looking for perfection in their price range, whereas a buyer is looking to add value” and I thought that it doesn’t happen only in real estate but in all aspects of our life. For instance when we hire a service we look for the best in our range price but when we buy we must add value.
MY FAVOURITE BOOK AND THE ONE IN MY DESKTOP NOW... With regards to my favourite book, I would like to name just one but I was in love with almost every book I have read. Some of them were Embers by Sandor Marai, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, The feast of the Goat by the Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, The fall of giants by Ken Fallett and Stieg larsson’s Millennium trilogy amongst others. The ones I read recently are: Black Flags by Joby Warrick, Good to Great by Jim Collins, Mindset by Carol Dweck, and Our Kids by Robert Putnam. I am currently reading: The dictator's handbook.
A JOURNAL, I typically read the FT, the WSJ and the economist. I prefer to see different perspectives of what is happening around us, this is the reason why I don’t have a favourite one.
LAST THING I BOUGHT AND I LOVED, it is definitively my new bed line. It was in my mind for a while until I bought it. I love it now. It is made from 100% Egyptian cotton and the weave of the sheet is sateen which give it a smooth feel. This line is part of Sferra Milo’s ultra plus collection.
AND THE THING I AM EYEING NEXT is a watch. I want something delicate, ultra feminine. I like the Patek Philippe twenty-4. I saw it recently at Wempe Jewelers.
AND UNFORGETTABLE PLACE I HAVE TRAVELLED TO IN THE PAST YEARS is France. A few years ago a friend of mine and me hired a luxury car and we travelled all over France, visiting wineries, and beautiful small boutique hotels. In Paris we went to the opera, visited a small bar (We ate French cheese, drank red wine and laughed a lot). Then we dined in some Michelin Star restaurants. It was a beautiful experience and I am looking forward to a new one.
AN INDULGENCE I WOULD NEVER FORGO is my perfume.
My current one is Roja Haute Luxe. Warm and dry, powdery and sophisticated. I love to feel it in my hair when I wake up.
A RESTAURANT IN LONDON, I like many restaurants in London as I enjoy very much eating out. I find a enormous pleasure in sharing a diner and talk, discuss ideas, experiences. I could to say that Petrus is a perfect place if you seek for a romantic dining escape, high standard of food preparation, intimate atmosphere and impeccable services. www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com/petrus/. Greenhouse is also a fascinating choice, www.greenhouserestaurant.co.uk. If you like to be entertained in a glamorous and intriguing atmosphere, then Park Chinois, www.parkchinois.com.
A RECENT FIND, two ones in same hotel. They are the GONG bar, floor 52 of Shangri La Hotel, and the TING lounge located on level 35 of same hotel. www.the-shard.com
A DREAM is one day look back and say I did as much I was able and I am happy and proud of me, contributed in same way to improve the time or life of others and the most important I didn’t hurt anyone.
FINALLY, WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT WHAT YOU DO AND THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE, The best is that I have the possibility to connect with others and exchange ideas. Many times I meet high-profile people such as politicians or people that are running the world and I can learn from them.
In terms of challenges we all face these. I think they are vehicles to learn from, they are great because push us out of our comfort zone to learn something new. Even though I have a university education and even a master's degree, It was difficult for me to start a new business without speaking English and with zero knowledge about the adult industry. I believe that is important to welcome challenging circumstances and be able to see these, analyse, plan and implement a strategic plan to overcome challenges.