Aesthete Eleonora Arico on the Rituals that Keep Her in Balance

Aesthete Eleonora Arico on the Rituals that Keep Her in Balance

Eleonora Arico, aesthete and visual content creator, on the search for inspiration, the beauty of nature, and the little rituals that keep her in balance.

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What was your first piece of jewelry? 

One Christmas many years ago, I asked my mom to give me a ring as a gift. She had me design a ring with a black stone and a gold setting. It is still my favorite ring today. 

What's your most treasured piece of jewelry? 

A necklace with a precious stone pendant, a present from my dad.  It is the jewel with the greatest emotional value in the world.

What drives you?  

Passion and courage.

Eleonora Arico Secrets & Stories

What are your favorite Maison Miru pieces, and why?

Definitely the ear cuffs. I wear them every single day! I love having embellished ears, and I can do it without having many piercings. I also love the design of the pieces, very original and perfectly stylish on the ear.
Eleonora Arico - Eternity Ear Cuff and Suspender Earrings

Everything interesting is actually 90% boring (there's a lot of hard, unglamorous work that goes into anything worth doing).  How do you Get Things Done? 

I love every single part of my job. I love all of the phases of a creative project - the study, the search for inspiration, and the evolution of this vision into reality. Every part of the project is interesting, but creation is the moment of maximum satisfaction.
Eleonora Arico On Set

How do you stay whole?  

I have a series of little rituals that help me keep my body in balance. In the morning, I usually spend at least an hour having breakfast. For me it is the most important moment of the day. Silence helps me to gather ideas, to listen to my body, and to slowly think about everything I have to do during the day. 
Once every 3 or 4 months, I do a detox on my body and I avoid all junk food. When I don't feel in balance with the outside world, I confine myself in my space for 2 or 3 days.  Home is a kind of fortress in which I isolate myself to rebuild some things that I think do not work. During those days, I don't talk to anyone - even to my mother on the phone.
Eleonora Arico

What's at the top of your wishlist? 

Being able to do what I do now, always reaching up a level. Having a big house with a big studio of my own to do creative work - and maybe even a Chanel! 😉
Eleonora Arico

Author Jonathan Safran Foer plays a game at dinner with his family called The Wonder Line.  If one of his kids can tell him something that generates the experience of wonder - the cocked head, slight nod, raised eyebrow and muttered “hmm...”, he calls it “clearing The Wonder Line.” What has cleared The Wonder Line for you? 

Art makes me feel wonder!

I could tell you so many stories that have to do with this, but I will tell you the first one that is part of my memory and the last one. The first story dates back to almost 15 years ago when I looked up at the Sistine Chapel for the first time. I was with a friend, and I remember feeling that I entered a kind of suspended moment in time. I had the uncanny feeling of not being there anymore, and it took me quite a while to regain control of myself and take my eyes off that wonder. Most recently, about a month ago at Villa Reale in Milan, I admired the sculpture Piero e Francesca by the sculptor Alessandro Puttinati. It was so beautiful that it brought me to tears. 

Here’s what clears my wonder line: the beauty of art and the great sensitivity behind it.Paolo e Francesca by @eleonoraarico

Imagine you could write a postcard to your former self:  what do you wish you could tell your younger self? 

Reflect before speaking.
Eleonora Arico

What's one thing, big or small, that we can do today to make the world a better place?

Learn to listen to our planet.  Keep close to nature.
Eleonora Arico Sicily

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