Sydney Finch

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Sydney Finch

We got talking with Sydney Finch, PR Director at Dior, about what’s keeping her busy during the lockdown

WHERE ARE YOU WRITING THIS?

From my home in Notting Hill

 

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

Positano

 

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

This too shall pass

 

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU LAUGHING? 

My family and friends and their enormous optimism

 

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

The simple pleasures like dropping into my local bookstore, Lutyens & Rubenstein to pick out a book; or taking a walk with a friend. Or browsing the beauty counters at Selfridges with my teenage daughter on a Saturday.

 

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

Alastair Little, whose team drop the most delicious food to my doorstep every Wednesday; my local pharmacy and all the shopkeepers who are staying open for us; and Flowerbx, who are still delivering flowers with a smile. 

 

WHAT RESTAURANT WILL BE YOUR FIRST MEAL POST QUARANTINE?

The River Cafe. I miss Ruthie, Charles, Vashti and all of her wonderful team. 

 

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ENTERTAINED - PRINT OR DIGITAL?

Print magazines like Cabana magazine, The World of Interiors, House Beautiful and How To Spend It because we still need to dream. 

 

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

Gin rummy!

 

WHAT WOULD YOU DREAM SUIT LOOK LIKE?

Midnight blue velvet

 

WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING ON NETFLIX?

Friends (Having missed it the first time, I always dreamed of starting from the beginning). I never knew there were so many episodes!

 

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow

 

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

Caudalie foaming cleanser followed by an face oil by either Rodin Olio Lusso or Tata Harper. 

 

YOUR GO TO VITAMINS?

Zinc, Vitamin C and Vitamin D

 

HOW ARE YOU KEEPING YOUR KIDS ENTERTAINED? 

My 13 year is very busy on House Party and Tik Tok. I barely see her!

 

WHAT IS YOUR HOME WORKOUT OF CHOICE?  

Pilates on Zoom with the amazing Caron Bosler from Pilates Squared. And Aimee Buchler, my personal trainer, is doing some kick ass sessions on zoom too.

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