BeautyView: Diana Mestre, Owner & Director, Mestre & Mestre Spa Consulting

Even before meeting Diana, I admired her. Not only had we been introduced by email by a close common friend and spa industry expert, but I knew she worked with her daughter. And I love any mother that works with her daughter! Over the past two years, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Diana more closely. She is a spa industry leader in Mexico (where you can now find Alchimie Forever!), responsible for the design and creation of many of the country’s top resort spas. Her projects are imbued with her conviction that the beauty of our industry is to integrate body, mind and spirit for a healthier, more fulfilled life. Indeed, daily meditation is her secret to balance. I should perhaps try that…

AP: What city to do you live in? DM: Mexico City, Mexico.

AP: What is your middle name? DM: I don’t have one, it’s just Diana.

AP: What is your astrological sign? DM: Gemini.

AP: What is your favorite thing about the beauty industry? DM: The integration of body, mind & Spirit that reveals the inner beauty.

AP: Least favorite thing? DM: The raw commercial side of the business.

AP: What is your most prized possession? DM: My  family.

AP: What is something about you most people don’t know? DM: I love horseback riding and I love yoga.

AP: Do you wear a watch? If yes, what model? DM: Yes, always. I wear an old Cartier model.

AP: Diamonds or pearls? DM: My Mom gave me pearls that I never wear!!!

AP: If you could have dinner with the person of your choice, who would it be? DM: Deepak Chopra.

AP: What is your secret to work/life balance? DM: I meditate every day.

AP: What are your three top tips for travel? DM: 1. Pack light. 2. Do research or at least Google the place prior to your trip. 3. Travel with an open mind!

AP: What is your favorite book? DM: Synchronicity by Deepak Chopra.

AP: What is your cocktail of choice? DM: A strawberry Margarita!

AP: What is your #1 beauty secret? DM: Positive thoughts about yourself!!!

AP: What fragrance do you wear? DM: Nile from Hermes.

AP: Botox or not? DM: Not.

AP: Hair color: natural or not? DM: Brown with colored lighter highlights. I have too much gray hair now to go with my natural color, unfortunately!

AP: 3 songs on your ipod right now. DM: 1. Buddha Bar,  2. Cat Stevens, 3. Tania Libertad.

AP: Quote to live by. DM: “One day at a time, enjoy the present moment!”

AP: Who is your mentor? DM: Sounds cliché but my Mother!!!

AP: Words of advice for young women starting their careers today. DM: Whatever you do find passion love and commitment and you will succeed.

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