What is your name and where are you currently?
Luisa Moraes. I am currently in São Paulo where I am from.
Are you where you normally live?
I was living between LA and NY.
What are you currently reading?
Just finished On Immunity: an Inoculation by Eula Biss and currently reading Caderno de Memórias Coloniais by the Portuguese writer, Isabela Figueiredo and the next book will be The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. I love reading and therefore my girlfriends and I started a book club right when quarantine began and we are on our 5th book. We are reading a book every 2 weeks, only by female authors and we meet on Sunday mornings on Zoom to discuss.
What are you currently watching?
I watched last night the sequel to Little White Lies written and directed by Guillame Canet that came out last year, Nous Finirons Ensemble . It is a feel good French comedy, much needed genre at this moment. I also finished Sucession season 2 which I think is a fantastic series!
What are you currently listening to?
I have been listening to classical music in the morning and 70s, 80s and 90s music that makes me happy later on in the day. Prince, etc
What have you been eating the most? Do you have a recipe to share?
In less than a month I will be a certified health coach. I am with my mother and brother and we did a 21 day detox together that I do at least once a year and my brother had never done it and loved the way he felt so much that he did 40 days. The detox was vegan (with no eggs), soy-free, sugar-free, caffeine-free and nothing processed. So we have been eating lots of organic vegetables, fruits, smoothies, soups, wild caught fish and healthy recipes. I eat pretty healthy and clean on a day to day basis but there are moments I love to indulge with pasta and baked fresh bread and cheese. Here is a very easy recipe that I love making.
-Caviar or any fish eggs of your choice
Cut the smoked salmon into about 1/2 inch pieces and heat it with the mascarpone in a pan. Cook and drain the penne and gradually add it to the mascarpone and smoked salmon. Add a scoop of caviar before serving.
How are you moving your body/exercising?
I am taking The Class by Taryn Toomey almost daily online. I love it because it’s a good full body workout and as they call it, a mind body cathartic experience. I have been taking her classes in person for years when I am in NY. I also have been taking classical pilates mat classes and yoga classes online. I am in an apartment so I go up the 10 flights of stairs everyday as an exercise as well and then I take the elevator down and repeat that once again.