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The elegant co-founder of multi-award-winning luxury skincare brand, Omorovicza, Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza shares her book-reading secrets with us…

One half of the chic husband-and-wife duo behind Omorovicza, Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza  was actually working as Chief of Staff to the Ambassador at the American Embassy in Budapest when she met her other half. Fast forward a few years, and the duo’s unique twist on Hungarian spa culture and its magic healing waters has turned into an innovative, multi-award-winning skincare brand, stocked in only the most prestigious stores around the world.

We were pretty excited to include Omorovicza’s latest luxurious, totally transformative skincare treat – the brilliant Midnight Radiance Mask – in our October box. Read on to discover Margaret’s reading secrets – and yes, she’s every bit as smart as she’s sophisticated.

Your favourite writers?

This changes but these days it’s Saul Bellow. I also love all the Robert Massie biographies plus Mary Renault… The list is endless!

Top holiday read?

Amor Towles’ Rules of Civility… The best word to describe the book is ‘charming’ – set in a very glam NYC in the 30’s with beautiful people having complicated relationships. It is engaging from the first paragraph.

When and where do you read?

Sadly, I am often so tired at the end of the day that I can hardly keep my eyes open for more than three pages…but I do try! Holidays are always the best time to dive into a book.

Last book you were recommended by someone?

Andre Agassi’s book, Open – my husband, Stephen recommended this. He was reading it in bed and kept laughing out loud. Typically, I wait until he finishes a book and then hands it over… however, this time it looked too good to wait. There we were, reading the same book at the same time, laughing out loud at the same passages. I’m not even that sporty, but Open is very human and simply wonderful.

Favourite book as a child?

One of the first books I read was The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis. I distinctly remember holding off reading the last few pages as I did not want it to end… I also loved Sentimental Education by Flaubert.

Best trashy book?

Confessions of a Shopaholic was hilarious though more on the lighter side of trashy.

Favourite poet?

I would say John Keats though poetry is not something I grasp easily. I just bought a wonderful book, A Poem for Every Day of the Year’ edited by my friend Allie Esiri and absolutely love it.

Your me-time rituals?

Facials, of course! The Omorovicza facial is very relaxing as the facial massage lasts quite a long time and the smells are divine. I love the Rejuvenating Night Cream mixed with the Miracle Facial Oil which smells of mimosa plus the Deep Cleansing Mask which has an exquisite rose geranium natural scent.