Pip Durell

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Pip Durell

We talk with Pip Durell, founder of shirt brand With Nothing Underneath and jewellery concierge Box Ldn, about her lockdown life.

WHERE ARE YOU WRITING THIS?

 At my kitchen table in Salcombe, Devon. 

 

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

 The South of France; my boyfriend and I had rented a little windmill in the wine regions for a week of sunshine and wine so we will be rescheduling that- and more importantly our friend’s wedding was very sadly cancelled so we all hope to get down there asap to celebrate them.

And Deia, Mallorca hopefully to shoot the With Nothing Underneath Summer campaign if it isn’t too late… !

 

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

Charlie Mackesy’s drawings on Instagram, so simple and so beautiful. I can’t see this as a great hardship, I have food and a roof over my head – there are people so much worse off, it would be criminal for me to complain.

 

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU LAUGHING? 

 My mum trying to Houseparty with her friends

 

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

 Freedom! Going where we like, with whoever we like, whenever we like. We are so so lucky.

 

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

 @tbalance – my friend Tori sent me one of her beautiful crystal bracelets that says ‘Sunshine’ on it -  it’s making me smile every day. She is a life coach and her account is a must follow [also features on our ‘5 Minutes With’ series]

 @gigiandolive_ – with so many weddings cancelled, Georgie’s online bridal boutique is the best place for pick-me-up presents for sad brides-to-be. 

 @pocketsport – my friend Ed has an amazing activewear company – I rarely workout in anything but their leggings, the perfect quarantine gift from you to you!

 

WHAT RESTAURANT WILL BE YOUR FIRST MEAL POST QUARANTINE?

Daphne’s - old school and amazing. I haven’t been for ages so have a craving. And La Famiglia for their truffle pasta…

 

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ENTERTAINED PRINT OR DIGITAL?

 Print always – lots of reading, crafting and painting… I don’t have a Blue Peter badge for nothing.

 

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

 Canaster! My girlfriends and I play it on holiday, we have never had a trip without it. Very high up on my favourite summer memories.

 

WHAT WOULD YOU DREAM SUIT LOOK LIKE?

 The Deck double breasted sunshine yellow one isn’t far off it….. 

 

WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING ON NETFLIX?

 The tiger King! Insane….

 

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

 Nightingale by Marina Kemp – absolutely beautiful, I am only halfway through but loving it.

 

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

 Well I left my Votary night time oil in London and am very unhappy about it!! It’s the one thing I splash out on.

In its place I am using Drunk Elephant at night, Ole Henriksen in the morning – L’Avene cleanser, toner and moisturiser always – and La Roche Posay Vitamin C serum.

Oh and the best kept secret – Aesop post shave lotion – I steal it from my boyfriend and it’s a great night cream, so soft and rich. (the lady at Aesop told me about it and she was right!)

 

YOUR GO TO VITAMINS?

Floradix – I swear by it! On my desk I have Iron and Vitamin B which I take daily.

 

WHAT IS YOUR HOME WORKOUT OF CHOICE?  

I am lucky enough to be in Devon so I am running everyday along the coast – kind of have to to balance out the quarantine diet!

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