It’s a Woman’s World as Coin­treau Sees It!

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YOU ARE COINTREAUVERSIAL BE­CAUSE...

“I AM A COM­PLETE PARTY AN­I­MAL AND LIVE LIFE ON MY OWN TERMS THROUGH MY VAR­I­OUS ROLES AS A MUM, WIFE, DAUGH­TER, FRIEND AND CA­REER WOMAN.”

WOMAN ON TOP

...Minoti Makim Minoti Makim is a self- pro­claimed, die- hard party an­i­mal. She also heads her own com­pany, called Carpe Diem, which pro­vides ser­vices in PR, events and cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tion. A keen trav­eller, dreamer, poet, philoso­pher and pho­tog­ra­pher, Minoti is also a dot­ing mum and home cook. How does she live her life? “I live ev­ery mo­ment to its fullest and let go of my in­hi­bi­tions be­cause life is right now!” Q How do you man­age to mul­ti­task be­ing a mother, wife and ca­reer woman? I have al­ways been a multi- tasker. I’ve bal­anced a wide range of pas­sions and in­ter­ests, and re­la­tion­ships and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. Tak­ing on dif­fer­ent roles has be­come a habit now. I have a lot of en­ergy, en­thu­si­asm and in­ter­est in the ‘ tasks’ at hand, and that helps me go a long way.

Q What has been the high point in your life? I think ev­ery day has been a high point in my life. I’ve been re­ally lucky that way.

Q What’s your per­sonal style like? It is fun and func­tional. It of­ten con­sists of short out­fits, mixed and matched in a few min­utes! I don’t re­ally dwell on my style, so it’s kinda ac­ci­den­tal.

Q Who are your fave de­sign­ers? I re­ally like Pero, Eleven Eleven, Savio Jon, Cavalli, Stella McCart­ney, and Etro.

Q How would you define hap­pi­ness? Hap­pi­ness is a smile on your face, the peace in your heart and equa­nim­ity in your mind.

Q What’s in­side your beauty bag? Tonnes! There’s Jo Mal­one’s Or­ange Blos­som fra­grance, Estée Lauder’s Re- Nutriv In­ten­sive Lift­ing Makeup, M. A. C’s Satin Lip­stick in Twig, M. A. C Zoom Lash Mas­cara, and Spa Cey­lon Flo­ral Body Lo­tion in Jas­mine.

Q What’s the one thing you’d like to do be­fore you die? Wow! There are so many things I want to do. But if I re­ally had to pick just one, I’d have to say I’d love to re­tire to a beau­ti­ful beach some­where.

Q What has been the big­gest lev­eller in your life?

Aware­ness.

Q What kind of boss are you? I’m a pretty cool, but fo­cused boss. I’m very re­sult- ori­ented with­out be­ing pushy. Peo­ple who work with me have au­ton­omy over their projects so they get to learn and grow—I’m al­ways around for guid­ance. Some­times I think I’m a

bet­ter em­ployee than a boss.

Q What’s your idea of a per­fect Satur­day night? I call friends over to my place in the evening for drinks and then we head out on the town. I don’t make very de­tailed plans be­yond where to go next. The check­list in­cludes good mu­sic, drinks and space to dance! The night is in­com­plete with out a cou­ple of great laughs, fun sto­ries rec­ol­lected, a whole lot of spon­tane­ity and great com­pany!

Q Your ideal date night out­fit is... A short, sexy dress, su­per- high heels, glit­tery ac­ces­sories and a bright mani and pedi!

Q What hob­bies keep you busy? I’m very fond of read­ing, prac­tic­ing yoga, play­ing the pi­ano and swim­ming.

Q What is your life’s phi­los­o­phy?

Live in aware­ness!

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