Posts in the Five minutes with category

FIVE MINUTES WITH: JO MACKIE, MACKIE PR

Like many, Jo cut her teeth in PR in London before starting her own boutique agency. She also recently relocated to her home in Harrogate where she now juggles work, life and motherhood since having twins, Percy and Odile. 

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5 MINUTES WITH: NICOLA ELLIOTT, FOUNDER OF NEOM ORGANICS

Harrogate-based luxury aromatherapy brand Neom started 11 years ago with just five candles. Now it’s blossomed into a comprehensive wellbeing range with stores in London and Leeds and has just celebrated the launch of its first perfume. I recently caught up with the inspirational co-founder and creative director Nicola Elliott on how she started the brand, her favourite wellbeing tips and balancing her work and home life.

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FIVE MINUTES WITH: CHUPI SWEETMAN, FOUNDER OF CHUPI JEWELLERY

photo 4I discovered this beautiful jewellery brand last year – I love its delicate, natural motifs – and I thought it would be nice to get to know its designer-maker a little better. Dublin-based Chupi Sweetman was aged just 21 when she was scouted by Topshop from her first year in college and became the youngest designer ever to work with the retailer.

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FIVE MINUTES WITH: LIZZIE CAWTHRAY, FOUNDER OF NEEDLE KNITWEAR

Lizzie_7857It’s officially autumn, so what better way to welcome in a new season than with a Q&A featuring one of my favourite British brands: Needle knitwear and its lovely founder/designer Lizzie Cawthray. I don’t know about you but one of the best ways to get my head around autumn is to focus on all the sweet sweater-wearing opportunities it provides and as Needle’s new AW 15 collection has just launched, I thought I’d catch up with Lizzie to chat life, work, instagram and how she’ll be styling up her beautiful knits this autumn.

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