who: co-owner of IZBA rouge.
what’s in your mind: I do love my job a lot, but to be honest I would really like to have some rest near the sea now.
what inspires you the most when working on Isba rouge: feedbacks from our happy clients. I guess this inspires me the most. For me it is an indicator that our clothing brings pleasure like a good therapy.
location: Moscow, Coffeemania at Pokrovka street.
who: sales director of a russian fashion brand and a fashion blogger.
what’s on your mind: 90% of my wakefulness time is full with fashion. So my mind is buzzing with words like «collaborations», «runway shows», «fashion shoots» and etc. And I’m constantly thinking about a remote island somewhere in Indian ocean and Aperol Spritz in my hand.
how do you see yourself in 10 years: married, with kids, on a yacht and always smiling. And of course I’m a CEO of a popular fashion brand.
location: Moscow, Ugolek.
who: founder of Organic Religion.
what’s on your mind: I want to achieve all my goals this year and succeed in all parts of my life.
what’s your favorite detox ingredient: my favorite detox ingredient is celery, it has a huge amount of powerful antioxidants in it.
location: Moscow, Healthy Space.
Who: PR specialist and blogger.
What’s on your mind: I love summer! I think it’s an amazing season. And I really enjoy spending it in Moscow.
What’s your favorite place in Moscow: I’m a terrible sweet tooth, for me the best places in Moscow are confectioneries and different sweet-oriented cafes! One of my favorites is Upside Down Cake, it is close to my home. And it the closest future they will open Maglolia Bakery (famous cafe chain from New York) in Moscow. It will open its doors on the corner of Rozhdestvenka and Kuznetsky most streets. Magnolia are famous by their cupcakes and other desserts. By the way this cafe was often visited by «Sex an the City» heroines.
location: Moscow, Respublica cafe
who: co-owner & coffee brand-chef of «GOOD ENOUGH» coffee shop.
what’s on you mind: I’m so happy I changed my profession 3,5 years ago. Now coffee is my life, love and favorite work. And now I often think about creating my own family and children. I think that way I’ll be totally happy.
what’s the most exciting thing about owning a coffee shop and what’s the hardest one: it’s very hard to work every day, but it’s all about guests and tastes. Every day I see new people, interesting and unique ones. One of the most exciting thing is to brew good coffee for them, find new coffee tastes and share it with my guests.
who: chef of Orange 3 Restaurant.
what’s on your mind: I have been living and working now 4 months here in Moscow. I found that very interesting to be here, learning this new culture, new city, new country, brand new kitchen and beautiful restaurant Orange 3. And of course, learning to know Moscow people. At the moment biggest professional challenge in my life is that how can I find all the best and high-quality products to my kitchen. It takes some time to find them. I have to be very patient with this, it’s not possible to have everything in couple of months. They said that Moscow was not built in a day ….. So, that’s what I am thinking now, I have to believe them. And again, have to say that it is super-beautiful to see how my kitchen-crew is better every day. They are very excited and very hungry to learn new things. Here as well, I have to be very patient and persistent – but no worries, this is one of the strongest parts of me.)
what’s your favorite dish to cook at home: I don’t like to spend many hours just to cook at home, so I keep everything as simple as possible. Fresh, very healthy salad, all these products what are now fresh, lots of vegetables, maybe some roasted fish or chicken. And very important always very tasty dressing for all that. But I have to say that more interesting than cooking at home at the moment is to go out and to see as many restaurants as possible. I like to know what is hot in Moscow, what kind of restaurants here are, how is the food quality etc. Now in 4 months I have been eating out in 30 different restaurants and tried their dishes. Your turn to try mine.
location: Moscow, Orange 3.
who: brand chef-sommelier of restaurant group Maison Dellos (Moscow-Paris-New York).
what’s on your mind: what’s on my mind? Better not to know.) I love my life, my family, friends and my work. The most interesting in my work is communication with truly professionals, experiments and traveling through the vineyards. You can travel literally or you can travel in your imagination. Good wine is always a reflection of its original land. So when I want to travel somewhere I just open a bottle from my collection at home. Of course in a good company.
why did you decide to become a sommelier and when did it happened: once i’ve been visiting my friends in the Loire Valley. Accidentally I saw how my friend chooses a wine for the family dinner. He knew what was for dinner. He was calm and took he’s time to make the right choice. Then I first saw wine decantation. It was magic. I knew nothing about it. Somehow I felt like I’m slighted in knowledge. As a result it’s wasn’t about becoming a sommelier, but about knowing, understanding and feeling the wine. Wine is an inexhaustible topic of conversations and studies. I work with wine for almost ten years and I’m sure that the best vintages are yet to come .
location: Moscow, Bochka.
who: stylist and fashion editor at Cosmopolitan Shopping Russia.
what’s on your mind: to be in harmony with myself, to enjoy life while i’m on my way to achieving my goals.
where would you spend your perfect vacation: most importantly, i want people i love to be close to me. And the place could be anywhere in the World.
location: Moscow, Zupperia.
who: founder of the Brow Up! and make up project.
what’s on your mind: the only thing on my mind is the Brow Up! and our masters’ attestation, it takes all my thoughts but gives so much energy back.)
tell us a little bit about your project: my project is a brow bar, such a small thing, but it can totally change your face. Eyebrows were always really important for me personally and now I want all girls to have an apportunity to get the best brows ever.
location: Moscow, Tribeca.
who: chef at Osteria della Piazza Bianca in Moscow.
what’s on your mind: for me the most important aspect of my work is first of all the respect of all ingredients used in kitchen and its freshness, to cook them in a simple way in order to mantain their taste and not alterate it, to use quality food, and also to built a team on which you can always rely where harmony is on the base. Working in kitchen should not be considered as a difficult work but it should be seen as a creative moment… for me being a chef can be compared to an orchestra conductor, where everybody perform indipendent and dependent in an easy flow. It’s the team that arranges simphony and the music is listened by guest, everything has to be on the right place, from the preparation, to the presentation of the dish to the taste… and a part of this a smile and positive attitude make the difference!
what’s your favorite dish to cook at home and what’s your favorite when it comes to work: my favorite dishes at home are simple: «risotto ai funghi» or «spaghetti al pomodoro fresco with fresh basil» or some light salads. Some days I do love upon request of my wife, to prepare for her «pancakes»! When at work I am very happy when a guest request me to prepare for him something special… I do like cooking fresh fish for our guests, like seabass, prawns, lobster, in sicilian way with typical traditional flavours using in particular Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily.
location: Moscow, Osteria della Piazza Bianca.