Sofia Al Asfoor, Founder and Designer of Sofia Al Asfoor Luxury Handbags, from Bahrain.
What’s your morning routine before work?
I switch on my Nespresso machine and I have a cheeky Cadbury mocha to start my day. I head out for a run whilst the sun rises, then I workout with my personal trainer Dovor.
How do you decide what to wear in the morning?
Depending on my schedule and who I have to meet, it’s either based on sneakers or high heals. I then work my way up.
Three items you can’t live without?
In today’s world, all my communication and work is done mainly through my phone, this is an essential device to have with me at all times. I can’t live without sneakers, and last but not least my ‘Shield’ handbag.
Favourite place you like to go to in Bahrain?
Durrat Al Bahrain, my beloved home. My best days are spent there at sea with friends enjoying water sports until sundown.
What did you do last night?
Boarded a flight to Bali, for my annual trip to Como Shambahla Estate to reflect on the past year and prepare myself for the coming year ahead.
Complete the sentence: My perfect holiday would be…
Skiing in the Alps.
What book are you reading at the moment?
Audio books by Tony Robbins.
Tell us a fact about you that nobody knows.
I’m a dare devil at heart.
Your favourite designer at the moment?
Ellie Saab, for his beautiful couture dresses and for taking his brand outside of the fashion world.
Your current style inspiration?
Anything glamorous and absolutely fabulous.
Who would you like to be stuck on a desert island with?
Three things you hate?
Negative energy, traffic and red meat.
What’s your personal motto?
I have been put down over and over again in life, and that’s why I succeed.
How do you want the world to remember you?
I’d like to leave a positive mark on people and touch their lives in some way.