Da Vinci's legacy in Florence had a profound effect on me. I was fortunate to come across the Da Vinci Live exhibition held in an old church close to the Ponte Vecchio. The multi sensory experience was a vibrant symphony of light, colour and sound, as Da Vinci's masterpieces, inventions, drawings and quotations were projected on huge scale on walls, ceiling and floor, and I felt totally immersed in Leonardo da Vinci's genius mind.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert, or does it depend on the situation? Most people would say that I'm an extrovert, and most of the time I would agree. On the other hand, I'm quite happy to spend time at home, especially after I've been travelling, to re-energise. I love to be warm, cosy, surrounded by my family, and to run my business from my laptop. Which are you?
I was the networking queen, loving the buzz of meeting new people. But it was only when I shifted my mindset and decided to believe that I could enjoy engaging online that I grew to love it so much, and began to attract clients. Just by being me and saying what I believed. You can do the same, if you are willing to shift your thinking.
Coco Chanel's chic style and elegance have been a source of inspiration to me for a long time, and I once had a photo shoot on the famous Chanel staircase in her house at 31 Rue Cambon in Paris. As well as the fact that she ignored so many of the rules for women's fashion in her day, most appealing to me about the brand is the clean lines, simplicity, monochromatic style and elegance.