For aeyde’s “Qualities of Life” series, we sat down with six women who inspire us with their unique views on work, life, and finding balance. In Part Three, we caught up with creative director, Philomena Schurer Merckoll, 37, who has made a name for herself curating places and people. Raised between Germany and England, Philomena went into business for herself in 2014 when she opened the seven-room hotel, Riad Mena & Beyond, in Marrakech. Apart from hospitality, the hotelier also does consultancy work in the creative industries and is a Contributing Editor at T Magazine. We spoke to Philomena about the joys of being in flow with a process, what makes a great hotel vibe, and the importance of relationships. Meet Philomena Schurer Merckoll.