20 questions with goldsmith, designer and sculptress Sabine Röemer
The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force?
“Follow your heart. It is always right”.
“Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours?
Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them.
Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or what is unacceptable in 2013?
Who is Kerry Katona?
Tony Blair misses being Prime Minister. What do you miss most in your life?
Spending more time with family and friends and having a dog.
What might you swap all your wealth for?
I only have jewellery pieces to swap.
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?
I would leave the banking crisis to people that understand banking.
What phrase or word do you most loathe?
I actually think a lot of words are overused. The ones I loathe I don’t even want to write down.
In the UK, some people consider charity to “begin at home”. What’s your view and what causes do you personally support?
I support charities wherever I can including the Elephant Family and Prince Harry and Prince William’s charities. However, after being caught up myself in a natural disaster in 2010 and fearing for my life I decided to start a foundation, From You With Love, myself. We sell bracelets to support children through education in the Himalayas (Ladakh area).
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?
These devices changed my life, but I think you should only use their advantages and not let them rule your life.
If you could fill a carriage on The Orient Express, who would be your fellow passengers?
My family and friends but I’m happy if you can add Karl Lagerfeld, the Dalai Lama and Jar as well.
If you were unfortunate enough to end up on death row, what would be your last meal and where would you eat it?
Everything on the menu from Gjelina’s in LA and I would eat it there on the beach.
What time is it acceptable to consume the first drink of the day?
I don’t drink.
A Negroni, a martini or a cup of tea?
A cup of herbal tea please.
Whose parties do you enjoy the most and why?
Heidi Klum’s Halloween parties. They are legendary.
Who is the most positive person you know?
My mum and Tanzin (our team member from From You with Love).
What’s your most guilty pleasure?
Chocolate: in any shape or form.
If a tattoo were to sum you up, what would it be of?
A rough stone in the cutting.
If you were a car, what marque would you be?
It definitely has to be a car built in Germany although, these days, I’m driving a golden scooter around London.
Cilla Black presented Surprise, Surprise. Tell us the most surprising thing about you.
I have lived in seven countries, found my vocation at the age of fifteen and completed my master’s degree at 23. I’ve worked with Nelson Mandela and made a piece for the Oscars. I’m also about to illustrate a children’s book.
What’s currently sitting on your mantelpiece?
Some awards, a monkey sculpture I made for my husband’s birthday, a mini elephant I designed for the Elephant Parade, an ostrich egg from a trip to Botswana and a family picture.
Follow her on Twitter @SabineRoemer.
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