Her fondest memories in childhood were the family vacations - summers spent on their yacht cruising
around the Mediterranean, or visiting grandmother on her European estate, or in particular the year
they went on a ski vacation to Courchevel and she 'accidentally' skied the black diamond run at age 10
(following her older brothers who always got to do everything) - it was thrilling and though her mother
was afraid after hearing the story, her father gave her a knowing smile, understanding that she was a
risk taker and independent.
There was not a vacation break that they were not traveling to some new
'unexplored' corner of the world.