Isabella Aballi Sotto Mayor

Isabella Aballi Sotto Mayor is the Sales Director at Proyectos Monclova in Mexico City. Established in 2005, Proyectos Monclova is a leading contemporary art gallery in Mexico, representing a roster of Mexico's most acclaimed contemporary artists and young talents.

Alana Burns photographed Isabella wearing Limited Edition sweater No. 38 in her apartment in Roma Norte. 

Enjoy the lighting Q&A below.

 
TIME AFTER TIME
Morning routine: wake up, coffee and morning news podcasts
Drink of choice: iced coffee with almond/oat milk… for cocktail time, either dirty vodka martini or scotch with one ice cube 
Nighttime ritual: Facetime with my nieces, cook dinner with my husband, shower, wash and moisturize face then off to bed
Favorite workout: boxing or pilates
Current uniform: jeans, sneakers and oversized sweaters.

 
FOR THE TIME BEING
Book you’re reading: On page 17 of 'The Swarm' ... only 853 to go
Song or album on repeat: A Cor É Rosa by Silva
Most-used app: Instagram :|
Favorite podcast: The Intelligence by The Economist
TV show you’re watching: Re-watching Game of Thrones 
Last movie you saw: The Invisible Guest 
Artist who inspires you at the moment: Helen Frankenthaler 
Best recent discovery: Homemade pineapple water

QUIET TIME
Self-care strategies: Saying no to plans that I'm not 100% excited by 
Can’t-live-without-it beauty product: mascara
Place where you go to relax: Key Biscayne.


PASTTIME
Off-duty activity or hobby: cooking
Favorite charity that’s worth your time: Planned parenthood 
Guilty pleasure to (wonderfully) waste your time: Anything on Netflix related to true crime

OF ALL TIME
Smartest advice ever received: Keep evolving. 
Most inspiring trip: Cuba with my family…it was my father’s first time returning since he left during the revolution.
Best gift you ever got: Trip to Iceland
Most memorable meal: Arzak in San Sebastián 


TIMELESS
Three objects you think will stand the test of time: physical books, coffee and the wrist watch

IN TIME
What’s your next project? Welcoming and (hopefully) conquering motherhood 
What are you looking forward to in 2022? The birth of our son!

TIME WILL TELL
Ten years from now, you will: be a little older, a lot wiser and hopefully just as curious 
Invention or innovation you most want to see in the future: free and greener energy.
 

 

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