We caught up with Audrey Martinez, the Instagram star and luxury travel influencer.
My car of choice
I love a good road trip, for the main reason of having a driver. I don’t have my driving license and don’t plan to have one for the moment, but if Mercedes wanted to partner with me and make me drive the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon, then I’ll maybe reconsider and change my mind.
My favourite holiday destination
In the fast-paced cycle of social media, I work non-stop. I spend a lot of time focusing on building my legacy, representing my brand and it’s honestly hard to switch off. So my favourite holiday destination to mingle holiday and work is Ibiza. It’s my favourite place in the world!
My gadget I can’t live without
Social media is 24/7, so I need to work constantly, from my two smartphones. After several hours of touching the screens with my fingers, they get irritated. Whatever it’s called, pens, or stylus for phones, I can’t work without this gadget and I have quite a few in different colours.
My go to fashion brand
Choo love is true love! I had just turned 18 when I first saw a Jimmy Choo’s campaign, and I fell in love with the brand. It influenced my life so much that it inspired my name online ‘Audy Choo’ I’m drooling over their shoes, designs are sexy and elegant. I’m their biggest fan.
My airline of choice
This is a tough one. I have a few favourites: Delta, Etihad Airways, British Airways. Though Emirates is another level, privacy doors, seats transforming into comfortable beds, personal mini-bar, showers, spa, and a robust variety of dining choices. This airline sets the bar high!
My favourite watch brand
Rolex. The fact that influential people are wearing this brand with pride reflects what an amazing reputation it has. I have my eyes on the Oyster Lady-Datejust, set with diamonds on the middle case. This sparkling watch in yellow gold, is jaw-dropping. I’m daydreaming about it.
My favourite restaurant
Wow. That’s tough to pick one favourite. I love Indian food, Italian food and have been eating it around the world. I love seafood at L’Avenue restaurant in Paris. I ate the most tasty dishes there. There is nothing better than grilled shrimps with rice and spicy cream sauce.
My guilty pleasure
In my free time, I sometimes sit on the couch and watch Netflix. I have to confess that my guilty pleasure is reality TV. I love the show ‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race’ it’s brilliant and makes me laugh the hardest. I watched the 13 seasons religiously, and was in stitches the whole time.
My favourite way to give back
Last year February’s amfAR gala in New York, I tried to make charitable efforts. Everything I do, from gifting my dear loved ones, to my activism that demands justice for Black lives and racial equality, I give without holding back. I’m very generous. It’s a blessing and a curse.