THE SOUPTERVIEW: MARIANNA SZEIB
EX BRAND MANADGER AT DIOR,
CURRENTLY LAUNCHING OWN BUSINESS 'FACE TO FACE', PARIS
What makes you happy?
These moments that come up spontaneously out of the blue when you meet the right people in the right place, with this natural sensation of being alive. When you feel like closing your eyes and saying to yourself, I am glad that this is real.
What is your best quality?
Never stop, always go out of my comfort zone
Your best flaw?
Being too perfect? haha, nooo it’s rather every single one of them, but my impatience is the queen of them all.
What is your favorite food? Drink?
Crème de marrons (reminds me of my childhood) and freshly squeezed lemon juice with sparkling water and mint (it’s a nice replacement when I cannot get a mojito for some reason)
How would you define your personal style?
Natural, « not perfect but myself », and eclectic with some dose of self-derision. I think there is no beauty without some strangeness
What are you addicted to?
Hot bath in the evening
What supernatural talent would you like to be gifted with?
Read people’s mind to know what they miss and make them happy
Your favorite soup recipe:
It’s a polish beetroot soup called BARSZCZ. First I like it because of its name - it has more consonants you could ever imagine a word could have. It’s also a very slow soup --by the way-- as it takes three days to cook. All you have to do is to put all vegetables you have currently in your fridge, and the beetroot (of course !), a piece of smoked ham and some herbs
« Live the story you want to tell » and also « We rise by lifting others »
YOUR FAVORITE "SLOW PLACE":
In a queue. It’s something everybody avoids and gets impatient with, but instead it could be a perfect moment to get in touch with people we never cross elsewhere. I think it could be more powerful than Tinder if we could take the most of this "slow place".
YOUR IDEA OF SLOWNESS:
If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night I bet their life would be a lot different.
Follow Marianna: @facetofaceparis - @marianna.szeib
Photos © Vianney Tisseau