Why did you go to Rome? Because it was long
overdue. Ever since I was little, I have had this fascination with
Italians and with Italy. I went to Milan to go to the
[Roberto Menichetti] show, and I decided at the last minute to hop
on a plane to Rome rather than go straight home. I wasn't working
and decided to take advantage of my time off to do what I'd been
dying to do for so long: go to Rome!
What was your base in Rome? The Hotel Eden.
I fell in love with the staff, but that's not difficult to do,
because they are Italian, and I fall in love with all Italians.
They are just the most amazing people. I stayed in this beautiful
suite that had a little bit of luxury, and it was very comfortable.
I like a little bit of elegance, but I don't like when things get
too posh. It's my perfect kind of spot. I just felt very
comfortable there. It has great beds and pillows, which is a must
for me, because I love sleeping so that afterward I can walk around
the entire day. When I first got into Rome, it was late at night,
and I marveled at how beautifully lit the city was. The hotel had a
bottle of wine waiting for me, so I had a glass and then went to
bed, already eager to start my day. There is a church right across
the way; you could hear the church bells, and it was really
stunning. I am kind of a grouch in the morning. But I found that in
Rome, for whatever reason, waking up early was so natural. I was so
eager to greet the day, especially with the ringing church bells.
It was just so idyllic for me, really spiritual. Nowhere in the
world have I ever woken up on my own at seven in the morning.