Karina, you have had quite a global orientation before motherhood happened. Do tell us a bit about yourself ?
“I’m a 28 year-old mom of two. I was brought up in Hong Kong, went to school here, got married here and had my children here too. I was born in Delhi, and in between I spent short bursts of time in America, Switzerland and finally London where I got my undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I simultaneously graduated from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in London. I got married, moved back to Hong Kong and started working at our very own Temptations Jewellery brand around six years ago. In between having my kids (my son Nivaan is now three-and-a-half, and my daughter Reya is 14 months old), I have been an integral part of the company as it has continued to expand its client base all over the world with our most recent store opening in Singapore. Today, I am the Creative Director here and focus mainly on jewellery design.”
Did you take very strong steps to regain your super-toned body after the kids arrived... can you share, for new moms, what the most critical measures were?
“I am a big believer in the ‘mind-body’ connection. After having Nivaan, I ate what would restore and repair my body, and give me the energy I needed to be a new mom. By no means was it a crash diet, or a strict workout regimen; it was a positive attitude a