Rae's Favourite Things

The little things that make life perfect...

Gorgeous flowers, inspiring travel, the perfect scarf and good food – here are a few of my favourite things!

Time of year
September, end of Summer and start of Autumn

Book
The Swimmer by Roma Tearne

Sound
The rickety brass door knob turning on my bedroom door when either Billy, Jimi or Joey (my sons) might come in for a cuddle in the morning

Fragrance
Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules

Flower
Peony

Destination
Provence in the South of France

Fabric
Cashmere or cotton

Make Up
Trish McEvoy and Sisley

Designer
Donna Karan

Garment
I’m rarely seen without a scarf and I love the Draped Pure Cashmere Cardigan from our A/W13 collection

Colour
Chambray or white

Shoes
I love a high wedge, a kitten heel and a high court shoe with a pointy toe, but it has to be the right pointy toe

Hosiery
Wolford Velvet de Luxe every time

Shopping
Matches, Joseph, Fenwick, Divertimenti and David Mellor;

Online Shopping
Baileys, Mr Porter, Net-a-Porter

Food
Thai or anything from Ottolenghi

Drink
My signature G & T made with masses of ice, generous measure of gin, half tonic, half soda water, fresh lime and a few leaves of basil

Chef
The man of the moment – Yotam Ottolenghi

Restaurant
Anywhere where I don’t have to wear shoes and I can see the sea

Bar
The Blue Shack on a beach in the Algarve, Portugal, The Blue Bar at the Berkeley Hotel in London or Archer Street in Soho, London

Transport
I love the train, but why does it have to be so expensive?

Music
My passion – I have very eclectic taste: Jim Reeves to Elvis, Etta James to Steve Forbert and Plan B to my latest download Booker T;

Film
Something’s Got To Give, A Beautiful Mind and a silly one called Along Came Polly – I laugh louder every time. I recently saw Silver Linings and loved it. Can’t wait to see Woody Allen’s new film Blue Jasmine

Interiors
My sister, the interior designer Helen Turkington, whose paint collection is out of this world and my great friend Sophie Eadie, another interior designer, has beautiful style

Watch
A men’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date just with a navy face and I really want a vintage red faced one, too

Car
Vintage Fiat 500

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