What does luxury mean to you?
Luxury is all about delivering a unique experience, with extreme care and love. And it needs to be delivered with grace and tact. It is about offering a spiritual emotion to sophisticated people who know everything and have seen it all. It’s all about surprising them with the best service or the most well-made, elegant, understated piece of garment or – in the case of Métier London – an unbelievable leather bag, because they have never yet seen anything the same before.
When you travel, where do you like to go? Any favorite places or hotels you love to visit when its your turn to escape?
I love New York and, since we opened our new restaurant, Le Sirenuse Miami at The Surf Club, Miami as well. In NYC I enjoy everything the city can offer, the best restaurants, the theatres, friends and my children, who live there. In Miami, the best surprise is the climate, because it is a permanent summer. But it is also beautiful beyond any measure. All the water ways and the beach are there for you to regenerate.
What can we always find in your bag?
I love large bags. I carry so many things with me and love to have space for them. I always have a pen and a little booklet to take notes. I often have my kindle. And an iPhone charger, and some toiletries. My passport never leaves my bag either, as I travel so much. All these items, plus, sunglasses, wallets etc. need a lot of space….
Do you have any packing tricks or travelling tips?
My only tip, that I learned from my very meticulous husband, is to immediately unpack once you arrive in your hotel room. Even if you stay one night only. It will give you a sense of order and peace of mind and you will feel arrived.