Meet Anita Bertolini
on her morning routine
I try to start my mornings with a strong Cuban coffee and a gym workout. I’ll then have breakfast, usually granola with almond milk and fresh fruit, while listening to radio.
on getting into music
I come from a big family, I’m the youngest of six siblings and three of my brothers are musicians. My brother Augustin taught me to play guitar and my Dad worked in the music industry in Argentina when I was kid.
I have always admired women singer-songwriters like Ximena Sariñana and Natalia Lafourcade (they are both Mexican artists that I’ve used as a point of reference). A very important person in my musical career was a professor I had in College, Richard Burke, who passed away last year. He taught me the importance to keep making music, even when you are not happy with what you are producing. If you continue, something good will come out.. I always think of him when I write music.
on her songwriting process
All I need to write songs is my guitar, iPad, headphones & a Moleskine Notebook.
on her beauty routine
I don’t really have a beauty routine, but I do facial scrubs three times a week! For hair I like to use Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum and Klorane Natural Tint- Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. For a skin toner I like to use Kiehl's Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion, and for a face moisturizer I like to use Neutrogena Combination Skin Moisture. For an overall body moisturizer I like to use Nivea Smooth Sensation Body Lotion.
On reading + her favorite book
I love reading, but I only read in Spanish. It’s my first language, and reading in it is my moment of joy, no efforts involved.
Almudena Grandes develops each of her characters with some much depth, that’s why her book is so big, but that’s also why you fall in love with them.
on where she shops + her personal style
I shop a lot at & Other Stories, probably because it’s right across the street from work, but the price point for the quality you get, specially in shoes is great.
I love mixing dressier pieces with more casual items. I steal a lot of my boyfriend’s s shirts. I initially bought this shirt from Uniqlo for him, but I ended up wearing it first.
Anita's favorite books
Anita's Favorite Places
Best Brunch: Fritzl's Lunch Box
Best Traditional Vietnamese: Lucy's
Best Peruvian: Chimu Express