Prada Olfactories Un Chant D’Amour – One of 10 complex variants in Prada’s new Olfactories fragrance collection, named for pop songs and movies of decades past and designed to trigger the subconscious, Un Chant D’Amour (for Jean Genet’s film A Song of Love) is a calming scent inspired by crisp cotton, shot through with hints of neroli and musk.
We first met in fifth form at Wentworth College – Ryan was being introduced to our English class and someone needed to take him to science, so being super kind I volunteered. We quickly became friends and then he asked me out at a party one night – and I said no! Then spent the following three weeks was wishing he would ask me again… Luckily our school ball came around and he asked me – that was nine years ago. Ryan would say I chased him.
Tom Dixon Quartz at Simon James – The new family of Quartz candles from the esteemed British design house have refined and musky aromas of ambrette and pink pepper and vessels created from a gob of translucent milky glass, pulled, pressed and stretched into an unexpectedly complex and unique container.
Illustration by Sarah Larnoch
We met in 2013 when I photographed Ed at the restaurant where he was sous chef, while documenting a special event dinner. A few weeks later our paths crossed again at a barbecue and the sparks flew as we washed dishes. We were pretty much inseparable after that and have now designed our lives so hospitality hours won’t keep us apart. This winter we’re opening a restaurant together, so our marriage is as partners in life, love, friendship and business.
My passion is food and Stephen’s is music, which makes for a good party! Our families are an incredibly important aspect of our lives and we love spending time with them – my family loves to wine and dine and Stephen’s are extremely active, so there have been some adjustments for all of us!
Stephen and I met in a bar after a Will.i.am concert. I was trying to chat up Will.i.am (though in hindsight it was more like pester). When that was unsuccessful, I moved on to Stephen!
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Eau de Parfum – The brand new addition for the Private Blend series, inspired by the luxury of private island resorts and the dream of never-ending summers, with breezy bergamot, lemon-y cardamom and baie rose in harmony with jasmine, tuberose and a hint of cocoa.
Illustration by Sarah Larnach