Kiki McDonough

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Kiki McDonough

We spoke to Kiki McDonough, British jewellery designer, on how she's keeping sane during the lockdown

WHERE ARE YOU WRITING THIS?

At home with the sun shining through the windows making me feel optimistic that all this might end soon

 

WHERE ARE YOU DREAMING OF GOING AS SOON AS THE QUARANTINE ENDS?

Dreaming of a beach and blue sea and waves softly lapping at my feet – I feel it might be a long dream!

 

WHAT QUOTE/ MANTRA / MINDFULNESS GO TO IS GETTING YOU THROUGH THIS?

If I am feeling a bit grumpy during this self isolation I always remind myself that my father was in solitary confinement in a Polish prisoner of war camp in the second world war and suddenly I am rather ashamed of myself

 

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU LAUGHING?

I am really enjoying laughing with my friends and the crazy What’s App jokes that are coming through.

 

WHAT WON’T YOU EVER TAKE FOR GRANTED AGAIN POST QUARANTINE?

My family!

 

WHAT SMALL BUSINESSES ARE YOU LOVING AND WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT TO?

I would like to give a shout to all the small food businesses (butchers and grocers) who are staying open to feed us all

 

WHAT RESTAURANT WILL BE YOUR FIRST MEAL POST QUARANTINE?

I will be straight to Manicomio on Duke of Yorks Square when this is over for some beautifully cooked fresh food

 

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ENTERTAINED PRINT OR DIGITAL?

Print and Digital are both keeping me entertained but trying to concentrate on print is probably saving my eyesight along the way!

 

WE ARE CALLED THE DECK – WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CARD GAME?

There is nothing like a very fast game of snap, a bit of adrenalin and you can make a lot of noise

 

WHAT WOULD YOUR DREAM SUIT LOOK LIKE?

My dream suit would be in dark green silk velvet with a plain white T shirt underneath

 

WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING ON NETFLIX?

The Stranger on Netflix is six episodes so keeping me occupied in the evenings.

 

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

I am re-reading Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier which is my favourite book of all time.   It is about Freedom, Independence and love a perfect mixture

 

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR SKINCARE REGIME? THE PRODUCTS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

As no one can see you at the moment it is a time for warm water on the face and then Kiehls moisturiser.  Keep it simple and let your skin have a rest from make up

 

YOUR GO TO VITAMINS?

I don’t take vitamins as they are a waste if you eat sensibly!

 

WHAT IS YOUR HOME WORKOUT OF CHOICE? 

My home work out of choice is running around trying to find which room I have left my phone in.

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