The young Mexican jewelry designer, known for working with the most beautiful emeralds, spoke to us about how fulfilling her life is, her musts when it comes to traveling and her love for Mexico.
Name… Maria Jose Lopez A.
City recently visited… I recently spent four months leaving by the ocean during quarantine at the gorgeous Mexican beach of Conchas Chinas. It was a wonderful, recharging and inspiring experience I will cherish forever.
A typical day in my life includes… meditation, coffee, working with beautiful stones, long walks, cooking and reading.
I was born… in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
When I was younger, I wanted to be… an Ambassador.
My first job was… selling Art.
My favorite thing about traveling is… the feeling of discovery, the adventure, the wanderlust.
If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… I would love to lunch with Marella Agnelli, Andy Warhol, Maria Felix, Barbara Paley, Lee Radziwill, Truman Capote, Beyoncé and Gloria Guiness. Dinner would be Leonardo Da Vinci, Enzo Ferrari, Queen Elizabeth I, Marcus Aurelius, Nikola Tesla and Jesus.
One thing I cannot travel without is… a beautiful coat, one pair of beautiful shoes, a pair of sneakers a good book, my note pad and pen.
I’m inspired by… nature, it is the best kind of beauty.
If I could change anything in the world, it would be… people’s consciousness and my own.
The perfect day would be… today.
My favorite place in Mexico is… Mar de Cortés.
My top 3 bucket list destinations… Barrancas del Cobre, Mexico, a good one month trip to Africa and half of Italy that I have yet to discover.
My life is… abundant, exciting and beautiful.
Always… be grateful.
Never… forget who you are.
Favorite quote… “True Happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependance upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so, wants nothing.” – SENECA
Biggest dream is… to drive Mille Miglia with my Dad.
Favorite food is…. oysters.
Favorite drink is… champagne.
Favorite book is… any book by Robert Greene; I can read them over and over again.
I can’t leave my house without… perfume, a piece of jewelry, my phone and my metro card.
I love Mexico because… it is beautiful, resilient, fun, creative, spicy, kind, colorful, magical, whimsical and alive!
Photos by Pilar Ramírez