Essence Corp is celebrating 30 fabulous and productive yearsin business this year. Patricia and Jean-Jacques Bona are pictured in their Miami office. In , the company created a strong marketing d e partment with dedicated brand m anagers, headed by Gabriela Medeiros Humbles as Executive Marketing Director. And in , the company diversified its activity in becoming a local distributor in Panama and Colombia. Americas Duty Free: How do you feel on your 30th birthday? Patricia and Jean-Jacques Bona: We feel proud of our achievements and confident that the next generation will keep on growing the business during the next 30 years. And as we are personally get ting older, w e appreciate this stage of life as a new adventure.
Essence Corp. The Bonas and the Motta family can look back on 40 years of friendship, says Patricia Bona. When you start a business, your goal is to make money. Be successful. Excel in the field.
My brother Filippo was born there. Then we moved to Paris where I was enrolled in my third kindergarten, in French of course. I had already been to two kindergartens; one English-speaking and the other was Italian. My family constantly switched languages, but with established rules. We spoke French in France and switched to Italian as soon as we crossed the border into Switzerland. English and Spanish were also in the mix with our cousins. Of my childhood in Canada I remember the voyages we took on the transatlantic ships sailing back to Europe. As a teenager you realised you had a talent, a calling. How did that influence your life? As a teenager I knew I wanted to teach.
If you decide to marry this man, you both will find a way to be happy and have a wonderful marriage, not that perfect that we see in the Sundays at Church. My family is pretty awesome in the church. I love my former Mormon friends and family, but a relationship requires devotion and trust and understanding. I recommend that talk. If you decide to marry this man, you both will find a way to be happy and have a wonderful marriage, not that perfect that we see in the Sundays at Church. If you think your girlfriend's resistance to being exposed to anything critical of Mormonism sounds cult-like, you are right. I volunteer every week, I put others before myself, etc. I have had more than one girl, who I had definite chemsitry with, who the girl really liked me and we had deep and intense conversations as well as a real physichal connection to. So if you are caffeine junky, be sure that you can adjust to and accept your date's beliefs before going on a date. He often tells me how happy he is to return to a clean home, warm meal, and me in the doorway-and I think that makes residency all the more bearable for him.