Colour My Life

Sim­ply You’s hotly an­tic­i­pated so­cial event of the sea­son is fast ap­proach­ing.

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“Ihad been feel­ing like a bit of a de­sign im­pos­tor hav­ing never vis­ited Mi­lan dur­ing Salone del Mo­bile – the an­nual world show­case of in­te­rior de­sign. But this year I fi­nally got to go, and it was mag­nifico! I was for­tu­nate to have Scott Fisk and An­gus Daw­son of Daw­son & Co as my travel com­pan­ions for a cou­ple of days to pre­view the Noble Souls col­lec­tion by Ti­mothy Oul­ton. Along with soak­ing up the dy­namic de­sign of­fer­ings, we in­dulged in de­li­cious pasta and vino when­ever the op­por­tu­nity arose!

Salone del Mo­bile, the orig­i­nal Mi­lan Fur­ni­ture Fair, may have lent its name to this event (al­though it’s gen­er­ally re­ferred to as ‘the fes­ti­val’), but in re­al­ity the fur­ni­ture fair was a mere sup­port act to the myr­iad in­stal­la­tions and ex­hi­bi­tions that pop­u­lated Mi­lan for that mag­i­cal week in April. I was amazed at how the whole city got be­hind the event and wel­comed the huge in­flux of de­sign-hun­gry vis­i­tors – from the high-end fash­ion boutiques, which added some in­te­rior-de­sign cred to their win­dow dis­plays, to the pre­mium Uber driv­ers in their black Mercedes, who were charm­ing and well-schooled on the where­abouts of all the fes­tiv­i­ties.

The Ital­ians have per­fected the mix of flair, food, fash­ion and fun, and it re­ally in­spired the way the Sim­ply You team went about cu­rat­ing this is­sue. No one ticks these boxes quite like the en­vi­able Dame Trelise Cooper, who let us into her Orakei abode to shoot our cover story (page 52) and learn her tips for stylish en­ter­tain­ing. Colour and cre­ativ­ity flour­ish too in the Herne Bay home of Ge­orge He­witt and her fash­ion de­signer daugh­ter, Mag­gie - founder of luxe la­bel Mag­gie Mar­i­lyn. Turn to page 62 to take in their eclec­tic mix of per­son­al­ity-packed homeware and vi­brant art.

With win­ter well and truly in our midst, our beauty sec­tion is here to serve. We’re shar­ing the se­crets for beat­ing those win­ter skin blues, bring­ing colour into your makeup col­lec­tion with hues to suit all skin types, and dis­cov­er­ing high-po­tency nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents that are good for your skin and the planet.

I hope you find this is­sue’s in­spi­ra­tion in­fec­tious and a source of fresh im­pe­tus to all your cre­ative en­deav­ours!

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FROM TOP The Ti­mothy Oul­ton chan­de­lier dis­play at Daw­son & Co, Parnell; Trelise and Mar­cel be­hind the scenes of our cover story shoot; for the Ti­mothy Oul­ton din­ner in Mi­lan the team gen­er­ously dyed Mar­cel’s white linen jacket to match the Noble Souls sofa; the beau­ti­ful streets of Mi­lan’s Br­era district.

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