Thandi Maqubela


Thandi Maqubela

We got talking to Thandi Maqubela, a successful Legal Director with enviable style sense…about life, hobbies and motivation

First thing you do when you wake up?

I’m a ‘workout first thing in the morning’ type of person but since recently having a baby I’ll feed our son first before working out.


Last thing you do before you go to sleep?

Read the book that’s on current rotation.


Power breakfast?

Boiled eggs and coffee.


Favourite cocktail? 



Motivational mantra/quote of choice? 

Just go for it – if not now, when?


Travel essentials?

Silk pillowcase


What did you want to do when you ‘grew up’?

Initially a forensic pathologist, weirdly enough.


Dream suit? 

Michelle Pfeiffer’s white suit in Scarface.


Role model? 

Too many to list!


Favourite London restaurant?

Luca or Clove Club – for their laidback approach and sensational food.


Favourite European city?

Not so much a city, more a region – Southern Corsica for its beautiful beaches and amazing food!


One thing you took out of lockdown?

I’m now a fan of Gardeners’ World! And a baby! 


Advice you wish you’d been told as a child? 

Do what makes you happy


Prefer a suit paired up or paired down? 

Pared down.


How do you de-stress?

A long hot bath or a run – depending on what’s stressing me out.


Biggest luxury?

Time with loved ones, sounds cheesy but this past year has made this even more acute for me.


What is keeping you laughing? 

My husband’s commentary on some of the outfits I wear!


What TV series are you watching? 



What are you reading? 

The Paper Palace - Miranda Crowley Heller, I’m just waiting for it to get optioned, it’s that good!


Workout of choice?

Running, yoga and reformer pilates.

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