I always bring a face cream and a hair gel from Frédéric Fekkai.
I love to go to Italy, especially the Amalfi Coast. I stay at Santa Caterina in Amalfi or San Pietro in Positano. Claridge’s in London is the best city hotel. I love to stay there.
I love to go for a drink at L’Hôtel on Rue des Beaux-Arts; I usually buy books at 7L or Galignani. I go to L’Apicius for incredible food and glamorous decor; Isami is the one I consider the best Japanese cuisine, or Toyo, which is great fusion Japanese and French. I like to go to Café de Flore with my best girlfriend for drinks.
I usually go to Burgundy because I have a country house there but sometimes I like to go to the beach on the north in Brittany.
Near my house on the Kasbah in Tangier there’s the Nord-Pinus Hotel, which has an incredible view of the harbour. My friend’s restaurant, El Morocco, is very good and I go to shop at Majid, the antique dealer in the Medina.
JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME
One of the most beautiful memories – because of the terrible events since I was there – was Syria. I went to Aleppo because I was visiting some friends in Beirut and they introduced me to it. It’s an incredible place, very magical, but the ancient sites that I had the chance to visit have now disappeared because of the war.
I’ve never been to Kenya and I’m really dying to visit some of the villages there where the women do incredible beadwork. And I’ve been practising Ashtanga yoga for 15 years but I have yet to go to India, where I also produce some beautiful pieces.
Always take flat sandals if it’s a summer destination or sneakers for walking, sporty but chic clothes for the day, beautiful slippers for the night, something eccentric enough for the evening and then a book. Reading is very important when you travel.