Luxe people >>
My family from whom I draw my strength. They are a constant, always there for me; a safe haven.
Luxe places >>
For a weekend > George V Paris. Pure luxury and fabulous memories.
A long holiday > Anywhere with a beautiful beach, sunshine and a little bit of culture around the corner.
Luxe Relax >>
Best food > Sunday lunch cooked by my lovely mum, Ruby.
Best wine > Red would be Chateauneuf-du-Pape. White, an ice cold glass of prosecco.
Favourite Restaurant > Le Grande Cascade, Bois de Boulogne, Paris
Perfect weekend > Bamburgh every time!
Downtime means > Wandering around an art gallery. It always inspires me to pick up a paintbrush.
Best telly > A classic black and white film on a rainy weekend afternoon.
Best Theatre > I adore the ballet; Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake at Theatre Royal was spectacular.
Best Book > It has to be Jane Eyre. Jane taught me that the possibilities for life are endless for those who take risks.
Best sound > Excited children’s voices as they explore the grounds of our school.
Luxe Shop >>
Best shopping > Newcastle is such a vibrant city, a shopper’s paradise in my view.
Favourite Shop > Either John Lewis or Fenwick – hard to choose.
Luxe retail treat > Relaxing at Redford’s – hair by Graham. I always leave the salon feeling fabulous.
Best buy > My cottage in Bamburgh.
Luxe Party >>
A memorable night out > Celebrating my daughter Sophie’s 21st birthday. So proud as her mum to see how she has grown into a confident, happy and strong young woman.
Perfect Party > Yet to come, my sister’s 50th birthday party next March. I can’t wait, it will be a night to remember.
Best Dress > A champagne Max Mara gown I wore to a Tiny Lives Ball that I organised.
Dinner Date > A quiet night with Tony at Motcombs in Belgravia. Fabulous food, great atmosphere and the best company.
Luxe thing in life >>
My garden, on a summer’s evening, with my favourite people.