This former street-sleeper and Po Leung Kuk orphan became Miss Hong Kong in 1975 and now runs her own PR company, as well as hosting a radio show and writing a newspaper column. She has written several women-oriented books and is a consultant to seven local concern groups. She was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 1988. Favourite book: The Bridges Of Madison County by Robert James Waller, which was made into a film by Clint Eastwood. It's the story of a doomed love affair between a National Geographic photographer and farmer's wife, which I can wholly relate to as a romantic, wife and mother. Magazine: Fashion and leisure magazines with plenty of pictures to relax the brain, especially the local Elle. Film: Out Of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. It's impossible to forget that beautiful and romantic scene in which Redford washes Streep's hair. CD: Oldies compilations. My favourite song is Imagine by John Lennon. Car: Range Rovers for their practicality and the Mercedes-Benz 500 series for comfort, elegance and good re-sale value. I have one of each. Place to take a guest in Hong Kong: Cafe De Mon Ton at the Peak and the Port Cafe at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Port Cafe is perfect for viewing the Hong Kong skyline, and Cafe De Mon Ton is a great place to see the sunset - it also serves great cinnamon toast and Brazilian-roasted coffee. Method of keeping fit: I practice wudang ba duan qi - a set of exercises similar to tai chi - for 20 minutes every morning. The movements are slow but strenuous enough to make me sweat. Way to spend a Sunday: Hiking in Tai Tam, lunch with friends, then I host the Merry Mary show on FM Select from 4 pm to 6 pm - the best part of my day. I usually have dinner with friends. Holiday destination: Definitely Italy. It's rich in culture and the people are passionate. The most memorable place I've been to is the Blue Grotto, a cave system in Capri famed for its beauty. Scent: I've always been partial to perfume. At school, I'd fish out a small bottle and smell it to wake myself up during boring lessons. I always carry one or two bottles. I burn lemongrass oil in my bedroom every night - it helps me relax. And I love cologne on men. Cosmetic/beauty product Estee Lauder has everything I need. Accessory: Antique earrings. My favourite pair consists of a gold hand holding a pearl-studded flower ring. The earrings are very precious to me because they remind me of a picture I once took of a 16-year-old girl's tombstone that was used on the cover of a book of my photographs. Hairdresser: No one in particular. Meal: Seafood platter and foie gras. Restaurant: Le Fauchon, a French restaurant on Staunton Street. The owner, Fei Tsai ('Fat Boy'), is a friend and always gives me the freshest seafood. Alcoholic drink: I like red wine, especially Bordeaux. I'm taking lessons to learn more about it. Shop: Antique shops and markets - I collect angels - especially those in Auckland, New Zealand. My children are at school there, so I go often to visit them. Artist: I love Marc Chagall's paintings of a man and woman flying through the sky. Designer: John Galliano's work for Dior is beautiful and feminine; I don't own any as I hardly set foot in ballrooms nowdays. I'd love to have something from Martin Margiela's elegant collection for Hermes. Person: My son and daughter. I'd like to spend more time with them, but since they are both now teenagers and have their own social circles, I must learn to let go.