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Between Europe 1 and the political chain Public Sénat where she presents the political newspaper of 22 hours, Sonia Mabrouk has a rhythm of marathonienne! His secret? 1h30 of sport per day! It is without complex that she gives pride of place to her bikes and other appliances in her apartment. Top chrono for a muscular interview!
From her Tunisian origins, Sonia Mabrouk keeps nostalgia for perfumes and light. A little wink of fate, she moved two years ago, in the apartment where little girl, she came on vacation, to his grandfather, ambassador of Tunisia in France. For the complete renovation supervised by her care, she favored large volumes, all in white and a very refined decoration.
His three passions set the tone: news, sports and flowers. At home, the political journalist does not pick up: television screens in each room, and the day starts on his bike for 1h30 of training. Flowers everywhere. His madness! She can not do without it.
Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?
Sonia Mabrouk: The living room is the heart of the apartment with large sofas: it is the family room and the place where I receive. The room is refined but very comfortable, the color that dominates is the wenge, with some touches of orange.
The living room with large sofas
Your furniture: rather modern, ultra design, family, pitcher?
SOnia Mabrouk: Very modern.
The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home?
Sonia Mabrouk: From my pink alters to exercise bikes, there are sports equipment everywhere. On the terrace, in the living room and bedroom, and even in the bathroom! I train daily, without a sports coach!
An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?
Sonia Mabrouk: I am not attached to objects. From my parents and grandparents, I inherited Orientalist paintings that link me to my Mediterranean origins. I also have a series of pictures that have a symbolic value: I took them. These are the museums - that of Erlanger in Sidi Bou Said, the archaeological museum of Thessaloniki, that of Cartagena in Spain, the Coptic museum of Egypt ... - that we value every year, within the framework of the Association of Museums Méconnus of the Mediterranean (AMMed) that I created with Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière.
Your favorite color in your home?
Sonia Mabrouk: Mole.
Your last purchase - useful or futile! - for the House ?
Sonia Mabrouk: Floral compositions again and again: my passion. A cubic openwork table and a metal stool that I found at "Mise en demeure"! I also love bed linen with embroidery.
The kitchen, rather open or closed?
Sonia Mabrouk: I had a kitchen that is extended by a wenge bar, with stools in solid beech: everything is open but hidden. I love cooking but myself I do not know how to cook well. What I like most is the discussions that are going on around good dishes ...
A dish unexpectedly on the go for your friends? Your specialty?
Sonia Mabrouk: Burrata - which comes directly from Italy - with tomatoes and a salty pie. And if I have a little time, it will be a couscous.
And the TV, which room?
Sonia Mabrouk: I am addicted to new technologies; there are TVs in every room. I leave a TV with news channels to take a look from time to time, because everyone at home is not adept at the info all the time, everywhere! The B & O (Bang & Olufsen) screen of the show is very design, fabric. Deco tip, it can change: I have several, a blue, a burgundy, etc.
Do you live with music or rather in silence?
Sonia Mabrouk: In music ! I am eclectic: classical and oriental music, through Stromae.
Rather candle or rather perfume of atmosphere?
Sonia Mabrouk: Rather atmosphere scent, but just a light pschitt. It may be a hint of jasmine; I also like the fragrance "precious amber" (sandalwood and birch) of the creator Nicolai.
Curtains, doors, shutters? What does it inspire you?
Sonia Mabrouk: It evokes blue shutters, open to the sea ... and Mediterranean landscapes. I have the view of the Eiffel Tower with very light curtains. But I also like beautiful curtains.
What is on your bedside table?
Sonia Mabrouk: My Ipad, music headphones, there is always a fruit - today, a kiwi -; books - I have just read the memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar and I still have one of Stephan Zweig's biographies - ... but never any political books; marks ; a tube of night cream and my perfume which I always do a pschitt before falling asleep.
Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?
Sonia Mabrouk: Before, I would have said "a movie theater"; today I feel good in this apartment which has a good dimension for the family.
Rather orderly or messy?
Sonia Mabrouk: Already a little girl, I was very organized and organized, but I try to make a little mess anyway.
A deco tip?
Sonia Mabrouk: The dressing room door is embedded in the wall, concealed by a mouse gray border, very light which makes no demarcation.
Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?
Sonia Mabrouk: I have a passion for bouquets. I love taking the time to make floral arrangements in this large crystal vases. I also like to arrange the flowers horizontally, simply.
Your addresses or favorite brands for the home (shopping, decoration, florist, etc.)?
- My florist Léa Flores, 119 rue de Grenelle in the 15th. She has the most beautiful flowers of Paris, even if before entering her shop!
- For furniture and accessories: "Mise en demeure" and Maison Armani in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Sonia Mabrouk's news:
- On Europe 1: "Le Debate des Grandes Voix", which she hosts on Saturday from 1pm to 2pm, and every Sunday night with Patrick Roger, she gives the floor to listeners to understand the society of today.
- On the Public Senate political channel: "The 22h" from Monday to Thursday.
- On Arte: To see the documentaries of the Association of the unknown museums of the Mediterranean, of which she is co-director After the film dedicated to the Algerian museum diffused in 2014, are programmed for the summer 2015, a film on the museum of Cartagena then another on the Coptic Museum of Egypt.