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People Behind Marie: Roos

In the column ‘People Behind Marie’ we introduce you to the Marie-Stella-Maris team. Every month, we put the spotlight on one of our ‘Marietjes’ who – in his / her own way – contributes to our social mission ‘clean water for everyone, everywhere’.

This month in the spotlight: Roos. For over a year now, Roos is our sparkling retail manager. We asked Roos seven questions to get to know her a little better.



Passport

Name: Roos Turak
Age: 33
Place of birth: Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam
Study: Aviation services / tourism & beauty care
Job Title: Retail manager 

Favourite meal?

“I’m crazy about falafel. I’ll eat it in any possible way, on a sandwich, in a salad or just solely. I also love Italian food, like vegetable lasagne or a vegetable pizza crust that you can top yourself. Recently I started to develop an interest in Asian cuisine as well. I prepared a noodle dish the other day that –for some reason- worked out surprisingly well. Tapas are also on my list, I love the fact that you can choose more than one dish. Brilliant. As you may have noticed, I’m pretty indesicive: it is known to be typical for a Libra, so I often just use that as an excuse when I can’t choose.”

As you may have noticed, I’m pretty indesicive: it is known to be typical for a Libra, so I often just use that as an excuse when I can’t choose.
Favourite artist?

"I actually know very little about art, so I don't have a favourite artist. In my home I have a beautiful painting of a rose that I got from my mother, but I don't know who the painter is. It would be nice to know a bit more about art, so I recently bought a museum card and planning on visiting museums more often. Maybe I'll have a favourite artist soon. "

Favourite hotspot?

"I like to go to Cafe Buhrs at the Van der Helstplein and I also enjoy going to Papeneiland. An other favourite is De Bloemist at the Ceintuurbaan, just around the corner; very tempting when I'm in a lazy mood and my fridge is empty. "

Place to visit that is new at the top of your wishlist?

"Burning Man is on my wishlist, a mythical festival in the desert of the American state Nevada. An event based on the gift economy, where money doesn't exist, only creativity and generosity."

Favourite way to relax?

"My favorite way to relax is Floating at KoanFloat. This is a place where you can float on water in a tank. The water is warm and very salty, like the dead sea. Next to this, I like to do hand embroidery. "

Next to this, I like to do hand embroidery.
Favourite Marie-Stella-Maris product?

"I have several favourite products, the indecisiveness returns… facial oil, hand cream, cleansing oil and the candle and room spray in the scent Objets d'Amsterdam."

Favourite scent? Why?

"Hmm tricky, I am a huge fan of the scent Courage des Bois. Definitely this time of the year, when it’s cold outside. It's a wonderful warm fragrance for in the shower. The scent Lemon Notes is also fantastic, this scent brings me back to my summertime vacation in Israel, when I had to quickly eat my lemon ice cream before it melted."

I am a huge fan of the scent Courage des Bois. Definitely this time of the year, when it’s cold outside. It's a wonderful warm fragrance for in the shower.