As owner of The Skin Company, Yarm my days are very full and busy working and running the salon. We have been established for 14 years this year and recently added Dermalogica products and treatments to our services.

Personally, I have been in the beauty industry since leaving school after my A-levels. I have had a full and varied career in beauty from my first job in Harley Street, London to living and work in many different countries from Dubai to Paris. I am passionate about the industry and about The Skin Company. 


For a weekend > I love Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast. I love the quaintness, the beautiful coastline, walking for miles along the cliff or rocks (depending on the tide!) and the fact it is still a fairly undiscovered gem of a place.

A long holiday > It would have to be Melbourne, Australia. My twin younger sisters live there with there growing families, I’ve just become an Auntie again, so it would be a holiday filled with special family time, cuddling my nephew and niece and some beautiful beaches near where they live! 


Best food > Going for brownie points here, it would have to be my husbands fabulous Sunday lunch with his amazing Yorkshire puddings – they are so good that we no longer get invited anywhere else!

Best wine > I am quite partial to a nice, smooth shiraz or a super chilled sauvignon  blanc.

Favourite restaurant > I just love the Crathorne Arms, the staff, the ambience and of course the food! 

Perfect weekend > Life seems so busy nowadays, that my perfect weekend is some nice food, a few glasses of wine on a Saturday evening, a lovely long moor top walk with my little dog “Captain Jack” and  Sunday lunch with family and friends. Throw in an open fire and I’m in heaven.

Downtime means > Time at home.

Best telly > I’m a film fanatic but also love Masterchef and at the moment The Last Kingdom (if you’ve watched it you will know why!)

Best theatre > Not strictly Theatre, but The Classical Spectacular at The Royal Albert Hall is just as it says spectacular! The performance, the place and the people I went with.

Best book > Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. An epic, extraordinary true story that draws you in and keeps you hooked. 

Best sounds > My music choice is so diverse from one of my favourite albums of all time Allison Krauss with Robert Plant, Raising Sand to French cafe music, with a bit of Edith Piaf!


Best shopping city > Paris, this is not to sound flash but I used to live in Paris and the shopping was just so unique.

Favourite shop > I don’t really have a favourite shop as it depends on what or if I am looking for something in particular or just shopping. 

Best buy > Probably not what you are expecting but it has to be my little dog – I really wouldn’t be without him.


A memorable night out > This is really hard one as there have been a few, but one that still makes me cry with laughter is one I shared with my dear friend Claire – and I’m sorry but I can’t tell you anymore, but she knows! 

Perfect party > My perfect party would be a warm Summer night with good friends and family, free flowing wine and lots of laughter  

Best dress > Cashmere sweater and a pair of great fitting jeans.

Dinner date > Obviously my husband, but if the lead actor from The Last Kingdom was available… who knows.


My luxe thing is life would be to have more time, I never seem to have enough.


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