The Renaissance life - with Marta Lulaida - Phriya

The Renaissance life - with Marta Lulaida

Marta in pyjamas

Meet full-time dreamer Marta Lulaida.

We would like to introduce you to Marta Lulaida.

She lives in Florence, a city with many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture, making it certainly one of the most exciting cities in Italy. She likes the design styles of the 60s and 70s and loves to stroll the market in search of pretty little jewelry.

1. What’s surprising about you?

Lately, I'm surprised when I see kindness. Kindness and courtesy are not so widespread, unfortunately. In real life, but also in social media, ignorance and bad manners are on the agenda. So every time I see kindness, I'm surprised and a little bit touched.

2. When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?

Every day… it's going to be the period I'm living... Actually, I've always been this way, since I was little. I'm touched by little things. Even when I see love, or tenderness in strangers on the street. When I was little, I was fascinated by the strangers that I watched and imagined their lives. It may seem I’m a serious person, but I’m actually far from it! On the contrary, I actually laugh a lot. Sometimes I laugh so hard that I run out of breath. My cat Melissa is undoubtedly an inexhaustible source of laughter!

Sleeping in Phriya

3. What was your most memorable dream, or nightmare?

The thing I love most is to dream of flying. It's so beautiful, but unfortunately it doesn't happen that often.

4. What cheesy song do you love?

In a Manner of Speaking by Nouvelle Vague. It’s one of the songs I love to sing and one of the songs that reminds me of good times. Those moments when you say to yourself; “I’m truly myself at this moment!”

5. What type of design style do you like most? From architecture, interior design, art, cars, phones or whatever.

My favorite design style is that of the 60’s and 70’s. Vintage mixed with modern elements.I like to surround myself with objects that have a past and new things that have yet to tell their story. I love finding small jewelry hidden in the market and giving them a new life in my house, which is a fusion of old and new.

breakfast in a Phriya pj

6. What’s your reason for getting out of the bed in the morning?

This time that the entire world is living is really hard and difficult...in the morning to wake up well I put on music and make up. Music is undoubtedly a necessary condition for me to wake up in the morning. Another good reason is Melissa, who jumps on the bed and starts meowing and playing. She is my big love and saved me in a way.

7. What is your dream?

What a difficult question !! I would like to live a simpler life. I would like to have a house in the mountains with a nice fireplace. Just to take care of the little things, away from the crowd and breathe clean air.

8. What is something about life that people don’t appreciate as much as they should?

Real relationships, hugs and looking at the sky. Working on social issues, I increasingly realise how much real relations are needed. I feel the need for simple, but real things and relationships. I'm tired of superficial people and  relationships.

9. What view would you most like to have out of your window?

A Mountain.

10. When was the last time you literally stopped to smell flowers?

Yesterday. I love being surrounded with flowers. I would buy them every day, but my cat is omnivorous and often tries to eat the flowers! I love tulips, marguerites and dried flowers that I buy at Artemisia Fiori, one of my favorite places in Florence, which is the city I live in.

11. What was the strangest gift you’ve ever received?

A doll with 10 cats that was given to me by my pen-pal Mary from Ireland.

12. How Do You Relax After A Hard Day Of Work?

With music, incense, a glass of wine, fries and my beauty care routine. Just a moment for myself. When I take care of myself at moments like these even the difficult thoughts will disappear.

13. What Would Be Your Perfect Breakfast?

Scrambled eggs, bacon, brioches and cappuccino. I’m Italian so I would never give up on the cappuccino!

14. Where Is The Most Relaxing Place You Have Been?

Canazei and Corvara, two little villages in Val di Fassa, in a region called Trentino. Other places would be Kos Island in Greece and Istanbul in Turkey. These are the places that touch my soul. I think I have undoubtedly lived in these places in another life. Not only do I love them, but I also feel such a strong bond that it feels like some of these places reside in me. Okay, I look crazy, but it's the feeling I have when I go back to Florence, my hometown.

15. Have you ever experienced lucid dreaming?

No, but I would like to.

Sleeping in phriya Marta16. What is the best thing about living in Florence?

To be able to walk in a piece of history. Perish in the small streets and taste the Renaissance at every corner. Florence is to be discovered like all cities: You will start with the most famous monuments and there are these secret places that only after some time you will know about and appreciate. It's a complicated city but as a scorpion I love complicated things, because they're so much deeper.

17. Do you consider yourself a full time dreamer?

Yep! Since I was young, I have always been a dreamer. As I grow, I have not lost my dreaming soul, still hoping to meet ET and to fly on the back of Falcor of Neverending Story. But above all, I still dream and believe in a different, free, honest and true world. I believe that a better world can be possible in some way, if we work together and all believe in it.


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