Horia George Szabo, Marketing Manager at Conacul Archia

1. What are your favorite places to go when you feel the need to renew your wardrobe?

Massimo Dutti, and online I shop from T.M. Lewin for shirts - I only buy them from here. Last year I was at Serravalle Designer Outlet and I was very pleased with what I found.

2. Everyone has some favorite beauty products. If you were to make a top of them, how would this list look like?

I do not necessarily know if I have a top 5 of beauty products, but I really like the products from Sabon.

3. The house should not be left behind. Where do you get the most interesting accessories for your home?

I rarely buy stuff for my home. I am a passenger at home, so I cannot say I am very involved in buying accessories. Often, because it goes faster, I shop from IKEA.

4. Is free time for relaxation or fun? What activities do you choose?

Working in the field of tourism and events, which, in my view, is quite stressful☺, I choose "Fun". I like to go to festivals, to the sea in Romania, when I have time, and in winter I like to practice snowboarding.

5. Regarding sports and healthy diet, what rituals do you have and what are your suggestions for us?

Sport has been part of my life since I was 4 years old. I think the most important thing is to be abiding. No matter how busy your life becomes, sport should not be ignored, even if it means doing some physical activity for 10 minutes a day.

From a nutritional point of view, in the last 3 years I have learned to listen to my body. I did not make any excess with food, but I also did not abstain from anything. In addition, I have always respected a meal schedule as constant as possible.

6. When time does not allow you to prepare all the goodies, what are your favorite restaurants to go at?

I usually choose Salad Box and I know it might sound a little weird, but every time I get to Bucharest I like to go to Dristor Kebap. I always order a large beef shaorma on the plate, without potatoes, only with vegetables and without sauces ☺. 

7. Gifts always create unforgettable moments. What are the criteria you choose the right gift for putting a smile on your loved one`s face? What was the last gift you made?

This is a department where I am not very well prepared, but when I need to give a present, I try to offer things that have a story or that will not be forgotten. I had a year in which all our friends, including the family, received a Poenari pen from me! This is a Romanian brand (Poenaru being the inventor of the pen) that allows you to personalize the pen and the box with the person's name and a message.

8. Travel is certainly on everyone's preferences list. What are your favorite holiday destinations?

I'm a big fan of the United States. I've been three times so far and I want to go again. Another place I have on my list is Cappadocia. I really want to experience a ride with the hot air balloon ☺. 

9. In Romania, we have so many breathtaking places. Where do you choose to go when you want to break your daily routine?

I really like to drive, so a car ride on a beautiful summer day on Transalpina or Transfăgărășan is more than perfect.

10. What is the last wow gadget that left you a pleasant impression?

Air-Pods – I cannot part with them!

Images source: Horia George Szabo's personal archive