What actress would play you in a movie? This question is challenging! I would say Salma Hayek because we are Latinas with a similar sense of humor and family.
Who from history would you want to travel with? Mother Theresa. She is a role model of charity, compassion, and selflessness to those in need. A quote I love from Mother Theresa is “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
Where do you look for inspiration? Nature and my everyday surroundings, my family, my culture, my heritage, and my Catholic faith. My country of birth, Peru, has a rich history that gives me inspiration with all that I do.
Favorite book? I enjoy historical novels with a romantic theme. One I am reading now is The French House by Helen Fripp.
Most beloved cookbook? The Peru Cookbook by Chef Gaston Acurio, and my grandmother’s and mother’s recipes.
Best dinner party hack? I am a planner, so I set a schedule leading up to the event with key milestones that need to be achieved prior to and on the day of the event.
What’s in your bag right now? Coach black leather wallet, floss, MAC lipstick, Neutrogena lip balm, IT matte powder, candle lighter (ready to celebrate), measuring tape, cell phone, Purell hand sanitizer, and a rosary.
ERYKA ACCORDINO LOVES
Gadget Party Rocker / Blowhorn (Always ready to entertain.) Scent Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle Barrington spot Breakfast with friends at Southern Belle’s, lunch at Francesca’s, and dinner at Shakou. Sunday Masses at St. Anne Catholic Church, and family walks at Grassy Lake Forest Preserve in Lake Barrington. Hostess gift to receive Flowers and wine Gift to give Wine and a personalized gift