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A minute with Maria Zachariou Fashion Designer at Aquablue Design Center


Where do you live?
I live in Nicosia, Cyprus with my daughter

What did you have for breakfast?
Oats, seeds and berries with coconut milk

Describe your perfect day
Walking and exploring new places, while taking photos and enjoying different cultures, visiting museums, trying out different cuisines and good wine

Best book ever read?
I can’t pick just one! I love books and I have a big collection of Art Books, Travelling, Nutritional Healing, Self Discovery, Psychology, Arts & Crafts, and Children’s books. Why? Because life is a rainbow of colours!

Best childhood memory?
Summers spent at Latsi in Paphos with family and friends, enjoying the beach and going fishing with my dad.

What is always in your fridge?
Vegetables and fruit!

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
A selection of songs from Hauser, Michele Morone, Billie Eilish, Avril Lavigne, Sia, Royksopp, Melisses, Pix Lax

What’s your spirit animal?
Butterflies, Horses and Owls
Butterflies are a symbol of beauty and transformation for me, horses for their strength, elegance and healing powers, and owls for their wisdom and ‘night’ vision, that others can’t see

What are you most proud of?
That I Never give up and that challenges have made me a stronger person

What movie scene has really stayed with you?
From the movie Ghost, the scene where the spirit of the guy who died gets in touch with his loving wife. I always believed that people that you love and are not alive any more, are always around you and protecting you like your Guardian Angel

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
My friends! Whether in Cyprus, the US or London, I really miss them all! Covid has really alienated us.

If you could time travel when/where would you go?
I would travel to the future, where Covid doesn’t exist, freedom is ‘available’ again, and people are actually helping each other to make this world a better place.

What is your greatest fear?
Running out of time to accomplish all my targets and traveling to destinations I want to explore!

What would you say to your 18-year-old self?
I’m glad you had a vision and you accomplished it!

Name the one thing that would stop you dating someone
Lying, cheating and being disrespectful towards me

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
Hug and kiss my daughter and tell her I’m sorry this world hasn’t given you a chance to live!

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