Caroline Scheufele is the co-president and art director of Chopard. On a recent visit to India, in an exclusive to T+L, she shares her travel style.
I am most comfortable travelling in my Tod’s ballerinas. I always have my Chopard Caroline bag with me as well as my Smythson passport holder, and I never forget my two favourite fragrances—Fracas by Robert Piguet and Teint de Neige by Lorenzo Villoresi.
The last holiday I took was for Christmas in 2014; I stayed a few days in my chalet in Gstaad in the Swiss Alps. My parents and my brother own chalets there as well so it is our traditional winter holiday destination.
Home is near Geneva in Switzerland. I recently redecorated my house and I simply love to spend time with friends there. Other places I usually don’t miss out on visiting are the spa at La Réserve Hotel, and the amazing Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville de Crissier that the very talented chef Benoît Viollier now runs with great success.
I don’t leave for a business trip or a personal holiday without my Chopard by Mizensir candle. This fragrance was especially created for me by Alberto Morillas’s team. It smells like tuberose, one of my favourite flowers. And of course, I always have on hand my La Prairie creams—they are great for sensitive skin.
Colette in Paris and 10 Corso Como in Milan always offer a great selection of unique products. Designs from Alaïa or Dolce & Gabbana also suit my style a lot—they are elegant and feminine. I feel beautiful in them. But, when it comes to the Red Carpet, the best choice is Elie Saab.
There is nothing better than Italian in food for me. I love to prepare pasta for my friends when I am home. And, whenever I am in Paris, I love to eat at Le Stresa restaurant where even a simple course of pasta is a savoury explosion. You can often see me there.