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All the best: Daniela Morelli-Kerr's favourite things

By Kerry McKittrick

Published 25/07/2016

Daniela Morelli-Kerr
Daniela Morelli-Kerr
Caitlin Moran's Moranthology
Life Is Beautiful

The 35-year-old is marketing manager of Morelli's ice cream business and lives in Coleraine with husband Adrian and their son Leonardo (3).

My Best Moment

When Leonardo was born. In Italian families there's a tradition to name a child after a family member, but we wanted to give our son a name that nobody else had - and so that we wouldn't offend anyone, either. He's at that age where he is developing his own personality and loves anything to do with construction.

My Best Song

While I'm not a classical music buff I love Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana. It's from the very end of The Godfather Part III. My husband and I watch the whole Godfather trilogy together every Christmas and that's my favourite part.

My Best Way To Relax

A big pile of magazines and a cup of strong coffee - then, I'm in my element. I don't get to read as often as I would like any more - I tend to get round to the Sunday papers on a Wednesday. I also enjoy the odd bit of writing about ice-cream for trade magazines.

My Best Advice

I met Anita Roddick once at a business seminar years ago. She was absolutely brilliant and when I met her she told me to keep my sense of humour as it would cut through everything.

My Best Job

Originally I didn't want to go into the family business as I wanted to be a journalist. However, I very quickly discovered I didn't have thick enough skin. I sold cars for two years which was a great experience before coming to Morelli's. Here I can combine working in sales and writing for the website. I'm very proud of my name and the business we do.

My Best Movie

Life Is Beautiful. I watched it purely because of Roberto Benigni's reaction when he won his Oscar - he climbed over chairs and hugged everyone. It's beautifully written and has wonderful music.

My Best Gift

A book that was made for me for my hen night. My friends, sister and nieces all wrote their memories of me in it, and it's really funny. It was a lovely idea. and I was very touched.

My Best Book

I am an avid reader and love anything by Caitlin Moran. She's so honest and laugh-out-loud funny.

My Best Achievement

I wrote a book called Cento Anni to coincide with Morelli's centenary in 2011. It documents the history of our family and the business. The book also features our Guinness World Record for the longest chain of people eating ice-cream at the same time. We got 2,728 people to take part and the record still stands.

My Best Buy

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation as it makes you look like you've slept all night when you haven't. It's a wonder product that really does tick all the boxes for me.

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