10 favourite things
Vogue Living guest editor Collette Dinnigan on the things that bring her joy.
1. GUY MAESTRI I began collecting his artwork 15 or so years ago, when he first started. I love his use of colour. 2. FLOWERS by Saskia Havekes of Grandif lora. She is an artist, and she also knows what I love. 3. BEES They’re the barometer for how we live. If we have a healthy bee population and they’re making good honey, we know we’ve got a very good and safe environment. 4. BOIS DE CITRONNIER CANDLE by Collette Dinnigan. I developed this with Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen, who create the fragrances for Annick Goutal. It’s using my favourites — citrus and wood. 5. MELANIE GRANT I go straight to her clinic in Double Bay after I get in from a trip. The Sisley Black Rose Precious Face Oil she uses is fantastic, and I love her light therapy and hydration treatments after you’ve been travelling. 6. MY VEGETABLE GARDEN I’m always growing vegetables. It’s my love, and I spend a lot of time looking after them. I try to make everything organic and biodynamic. 7. RING by Solange Azagury-Partridge. At the dinner for the 2015 London launch of my book Obsessive Creative, my husband Bradley saw somebody wearing one of her name rings and he organised getting one made for me for my 50th birthday last year. 8. HANDMADE STATIONERY from Venice. I love good- quality paper and old letter presses. I found Gianni Basso Stampatore; they have their own presses and make the cards and paper. 9. L’EAU D’ARLES I discovered this scent in a small artisan fragrance shop in Arles, in the South of France. It’s light, elegant and sophisticated. 10. PADDINGTON ALIMENTARI They have Allpress coffee, which I love, and Iggy’s bread, which is the best bread ever. VL
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