A 20-question interview with jetsetter Eric Meier
The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force?
“Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours?
‘Forgive but don’t forget’.
Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or what is unacceptable in 2016?
Donald Trump and Crocs.
Tony Blair misses being Prime Minister. What do you miss most in your life?
What might you swap all your wealth for?
World peace or never ageing.
Donald Trump was once a case of: “If you owe the bank a thousand, they close you down; but if you owe the bank a billion, you own the bank”. What’s your view on the banking crisis?
Invest. Banks are a joke.
What phrase or word do you most loathe?
‘I need’ – Even though I use it every day and a lot.
In the UK, some people consider charity to “begin at home”. What’s your view and what causes do you personally support?
Anything to do with children. Their innocence and honesty inspires me.
The judge in Law Abiding Citizen states: “I can pretty much do whatever I want” before being blown up whilst answering her mobile phone. What’s your view on the appropriate use of such devices?
My answer here is biased since I’m addicted to my phone. I think it’s actually glued to me.
If you could fill a carriage on The Orient Express, who would be your fellow passengers?
Oprah, Mariah Carey and Karl Lagerfeld.
If you were unfortunate enough to end up on death row, what would be your last meal and where would you eat it?
The cheesecake at Hôtel Costes in Paris or an In and Out burger.
What time is it acceptable to consume the first drink of the day?
In Europe, everything goes; in America, happy hour is at 4pm.
A Negroni, a martini or a cup of tea?
A martini. Filthy.
Whose parties do you enjoy the most and why?
Those given by Riccardo Tisci – Beautiful people and beautiful clothes.
Who is the most positive person you know?
Myself – I’m never a pessimist.
What’s your most guilty pleasure?
If a tattoo were to sum you up, what would it be of?
I have one of a broken heart as I’m a hopeless romantic.
If you were a car, what marque would you be?
A Rolls-Royce Ghost extended version.
Cilla Black presented Surprise, Surprise. Tell us the most surprising thing about you.
What’s currently sitting on your mantelpiece?
Candles. Great lighting is key.
Eric Meier is based in Beverly Hills, California and describes himself as a well-travelled jetsetter. He adds: “Biographies are for dead people”.
Join his 28,000 followers on Instagram at @meiereric.
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