Francesca Bonato

For many months I heard about Francesca: friends, customers and designers all encouraged me to look at the jewelry that she was making in Mexico with her partner, Jacopo.  We kept missing each other in our travels but started up an email relationship this summer and many, many emails later I was fortunate enough to meet her. I had heard lots about her kindness, beauty and laughter but none of it prepared me for the magical woman that showed up in September with her exquisite creations. She lives her life filled with compassion, love and beauty -something I think we should all aspire to. I hope you’re as inspired as I am.

Photo by John von Pamer

Favorite recipe?
Parmigiana di Melanzane.

Last great book you read?
Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis

Autumn drink of choice?
Martini Bianco – always!

Your Animals-names and breeds?
A rabbit named Rodolfo.

Do you exercise? What do you do, if so?
I walk on the beach.

Salty or sweet?

Who inspires you and why?
The Classics, for their eternal truth.

Pool or ocean?

Favorite city?

Last great vacation?

Favorite tv show?

Weirdest job you’ve ever had?
Living at the mountains for five months during the 2006 Winter Olympic Games!

Favorite restaurant?
L’Hotel du Gallion in Paris.

Favorite object in your home?
Old Louis IV Chair.

Favorite piece of clothing?
The blouse that Riccardo Tisci gave me when my son, Leon, was born.

Favorite blog or website?

Something you’re scared of?

Favorite record?
Rolling Stones “I Miss You”.

Favorite popsong?
Madonna “Like a Virgin”.

Your Ideal day?
Wake up. Silence. Croissant, coffee and flea market with Leon, my baby boy, and my best friend. Then get dressed up for the opera and late dinner out.

Favorite gift you’ve ever received?
Leon’s name in gold – I always wear it.

Favorite flower?

Favorite perfume?
Chanel No. 5 and of course our Coqui Coqui fragrances!

Astrological sign?
Capricorn in balance.

What do you do for a living?
Designer of Hacienda Montaecristo.

Where do you live?

Your lucky number?

What piece of art would you buy if you had absolutely no budget?
La Cappella Sistina in Vaticano, Rome

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3 Responses to “LADIES OF CASTOR & POLLUX: LADY NO. 17
Francesca Bonato”

  1. Castor & Pollux | Loving» Blog Archive » Rebozos on the horizon! Says:

    […] be getting them in this spring – I can barely wait. We were lucky enough to hang out with Francy and her lovely family while in Mexico last week. It’s quite a life down there in the Yucatan […]

  2. Castor & Pollux | Loving» Blog Archive » Hacienda Montaecristo Says:

    […] been almost a year since we made the acquaintance of Francesca Bonato, the breathtaking beauty and warm personality responsible for Hacienda Montaecristo, an eclectic […]

  3. Castor & Pollux | Loving» Blog Archive » Smell: Paradise Found Says:

    […] “Smell” segment in Loving’s Five Senses is dedicated to Nicolas Malleville, husband of Francesca Bonato, and his perfumery, COQUI COQUI, based out of Tulum on the luscious Yucatan Peninsula in […]

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