Get to know Silvia with these fun questions about her lifestyle!
How do you listen to music? (Such as: radio, home stereo, turn table…) My favorite way is to listen on my headphones as I ride my bike on the weekends. I find the air flowing by and the music streaming into my ears very liberating.
Who do you listen to? Nina Simone, The Beatles, The Mamas and the Papas, Maria Callas... and I am recently really into African music!
What is a cause near to your heart? The environment has been close to my heart for a long time. I try to keep my carbon footprint as small as possible.
What is your favorite color? All variations of green and blue. I am attracted to water so those colors always speak to me.
What animal expresses your spirit? I think of myself as an old soul who has learned a lot over many lifetimes, so I would say a whale or an elephant. Animals that have been on this earth for a long time.
Describe your ideal evening not working. My ideal evening would consist of having a lovely dinner surrounded by one or many of my loved ones.
Do you play any sports? I practice Ashtanga yoga religiously every morning, for the last 20 years. I also enjoy biking during the weekends.
What’s your favorite drink? I love wine of all kinds but particularly red wine.
Do you have any pets? I have two beautiful cats, and if I didn't live in the city, I would love to be surrounded by all types of animals.
What is your most indulgent treat? I indulge myself mostly with travels all over the world.
What is your most loved neighborhood spot? I am very lucky to be surrounded by luscious trees in Brazil, so I enjoy walking to work and taking in the lush greenery.
How do you order your coffee? I love espresso.
Any advice for the youths of our country? I would tell them to explore as much as possible and follow their passions, to connect with nature, which I know is very hard these days with all the obsession with phones and social media.
What is your favorite jewelry look? Big oversized earrings are my favorite, matched with a necklace or a chunky bracelet.
Is there such thing as wearing too much jewelry? Yes and no. There are times it is chicer to showcase one or two statement pieces.
What is your favorite kind of shoe? I am obsessed with my Aquazzura powder puff flats!
What is your favorite book or type of writing to read? Anything that feeds my soul. I love books on spirituality as well as biographies of people I admire
Mountains or beach? The ideal beaches are when they are located close to mountainous regions!
Silk or cashmere? Obviously, cashmere! It is one of the most luxurious materials.
Paris or New York? I love the vibrant energy of New York City. I feel anonymous there, in a good way.
Coffee or wine? Love both, but would choose wine if I had to.
Do you live by any mantras? I love Meister Eckhart’s saying “If the only prayer you said in your whole life is ‘thank you’, it will be enough"
What do you always carry with you? My iPhone!
What is in your backpack? My new Gemwater bottle, filled with lapis lazuli and rutilated quartz for inspiration!
What is your most cherished possession? My three sons, who work with me every day.
Do you have a nick-name? My sons have never called me “mother” or “mom”; they call me “Sil”, to this day!