Cristina

 

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Cristina

Passports: Portugal & New Zealand

Based In: Hong Kong

As an expatriate, I have been travelling my entire life. I literally took my first long haul flight, Funchal-Abu Dhabi via London, 19 days after my birth. This started my love for exploring places, cultures and people, as well as a constant desire to change my environment.

I am fortunate enough to have lived in seven different countries over four continents and visited over 40 countries thus far.

Living in different cultures gives one the time to fully immerse oneself in the beauties and differences of a society.

In the last three years I have an average of a separate flight every 11 days; I live to keep my feet off ground.

My passions include stimulating conversation, design in many forms, wine, Middle Eastern politics and blow drying out my curls.

I completed my Masters of Interior Design at the Florence Design Academy in 2014 and have been working in interior design and my knitwear brand Phace Collective over the past three years.

In September 2016 I moved to Hong Kong with my fiancé and look forward to many Asian adventures to come.

My favourite quote is: “Elegance is a discipline of life.” – Oscar de la Renta

Because I’m Just Not That Way,
Cristina