A few years ago Maria left her frantic fashion PR life in Paris behind and moved to Berlin to teach yoga and meditation.

She founded the The Inhale Exhale Club, where she successfully helps people to find their breathing and meditation practice and lower their anxieties.

Maria is also part of our English book club and she is the only person who can motivate me to read a 300 page biography about a person I am not particularly interested in!

A few weeks ago she packed up her family and moved into an old Italian farmhouse in the countryside of the Piemonte.

I am so excited to have her as a 'country-neighbor' when we move to Milan this summer.