Name: Lucia Zolea

Occupation/Business/Creative Outlet: Business Owner, Photography

Starsign: Aquarius

Favourite Number: 21

First thing you did this morning? Check emails, lay in bed for a few moments letting the morning settle in, then coffee and toast with orange marmalade.

What does 'wellness' mean to you? Listening to your mind and body. Being kind to yourself and others. Trying to find balance, doing nothing in excess. 

Products found in your shower/by your bath? A small bath fragrance from Cuba with the most beautiful gardenia smell, I never tire of it. Sachajuan shower wash, and one too many soaps. 

Three things that can always be found in your kitchen cupboard? Pasta, Pesto, Almonds. 

Favourite kitchen utensil? I love my dessert spoons and forks. I purchased them in Italy and they are so tiny and delicate.

Favourite Travel destination? Italy – but I would love to travel all through Europe. 

Currently reading? Love in The Time of Cholera. I find it so hard to choose a book to read but usually always romance or mystery. 

Currently browsing (.com)?

Favourite breakfast food? Toast with butter and jam. Or a frittata.

Three items in your make up bag? Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Jade Roller. 

An album/mix that calms your nervous system? Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou’s Piano Solos, Beach Fossils, Billie Holiday

An album/mix that hypes you up? Maggie Rogers, Drake

Most commonly used apps on your phone? Instagram, Gmail, Spotify

Favourite form of movement/exercise? I have always loved running. I get certain moments of pure bliss and feeling invincible, even if only for a short moment. It also helps me a lot with anxiety, to feel a physical release. 

One thing you'd like to incorporate into your day/week that you're currently yet to? Taking time to cook. I need to take the time to appreciate the food that I prepare and to make a really nice meal.

Nighttime rituals? I always make it a point to wash my face from makeup or the day. I like to light candles and get in comfortable pjs and talk with my boyfriend about the day. 

I feel most creatively fulfilled when... I always love the moments when I get my film back and taking photos. I love looking through the lens and sometimes seeing where the frame takes me. 

I'm currently working on... I am working on myself and growing my business. I think that growing in kindness, love, and awareness will manifest in making other aspects of life more beautiful. On a business note I have so many exciting things in the works that I am excited to share.  

This time last year, I wish I knew... A new season of life is nothing to be anxious over but something to grow from and revel in. 

I'm grateful for... Every moment.