How easy is it for you to relax by the pool on your own for two weeks?
The older I get, the worse it is for me to be alone. Just getting a chance to breathe and be alone for a day – OK. But I am just not made for that kind of thing. When I was a child, I used to read a lot, but now I hardly get a chance to. I have friends who do the Camino de Santiago trail. Me, though, I just like having people around me. I bring people together at dinner, at my house in Majorca, and in Malibu, too – people who don’t yet know one another, but who I have a feeling would get along. The best thing is when they then make friends. Now many of them work together or pass jobs on to one another.
Is that what motivates you in everything you do: being a good host?
I get huge satisfaction from being productive, when something is being created, even if it’s just a good feeling. For example, I constantly have people visiting at my finca in Majorca. I myself don’t go there often. But it makes me happy to get photos and stories on WhatsApp.