What city do you identify with the most and why? What are your must-go places in this city?
Los Angeles! I love how there are so many different sides to this city. From my house in Beverly Hills, to spending the weekend in Malibu or going vintage shopping in Topanga Canyon and riding bikes on Venice Beach, drinks in Silver Lake, working in studios Downtown and in Hollywood or brunches in Bel Air. They are all like different little worlds within one big city.
Alfred, a cute coffee place on Melrose Place where you can enjoy a delicious almond cappuccino and almond croissant. It feels like being back in Europe.
On Sundays – the Farmers Market on Melrose Place with my husband to stock up on fruits and veggies for my juices for the week!
I’m always at Nobu Malibu, the perfect setting to enjoy a Sunday brunch overlooking the ocean.
Polo Lounge, an institution and often my office. Try the McCartney salad!
What products do you swear by for facial care? What about for your makeup routine?
I love beauty products – face creams, washes and masks, and especially love Dermatologist, Dr Colberts products. His hydration mask is amazing and keeps my skin fresh after all my flights.
What is your favorite item in your closet right now? Who is the designer?
My new present from shoe designer Brian Atwood – a pair of sandal pumps that are perfect to wear with a Pucci dress on a boat, or with a Valentino gown for a red carpet event!
Is there a brand that has been passed down from generation to generation in your family?
Louis Vuitton. My Grandfather used to design their first stores! I have a lot of vintage luggage passed down from my family.
What is your fitness routine? Do you have any specific ‘fitness methods’ you are loyal to?
I never really did sports growing up in Florence other than riding horses for pleasure with my dad who rode competitively, and then living in Paris I feel like I got my exercise walking around everywhere, but now that I live in Los Angeles, I go on a lot of hikes and love barefoot walks on the beach. When I have time I also love Ballet Bar at Body By Simone!
What are some must-see museums / art exhibits in your opinion?
I love always LACMA Museum, who I recently collaborated with on a very special project.
A must is Biennale in Venice, where art from all over the world is shown in one of the most suggestive settings.
Keep calm and….?
Things will happen.
What quote do you live by?
There is preserved in life the miracle of surprise.