Celebrity experts reveal their favourite things
Thursday 17 June 2010
They are at the top of their game thanks to their ability to create something that's a cut above the rest, so their advice is in hot demand with both celebrities and the international jet set.
And now you can benefit from their knowledge and impeccable taste!
To celebrate the launch of Sony Ericsson's cute new handset, the Xperia X10 mini, design guru Kelly Hoppen, Michelin star chef Tom Aitken and Edwin Burstell, Buying Director at London department store Liberties, have revealed the things that brighten up their lives.
So if you need inspiration for a classy Fathers Day present or want to add a touch of glamour to your own life, read on as Kelly, Tom and Edwin tell us why they can't live with out their must-have items!
Kelly Hoppen's top five treats:
Layered Photo Frame
"I have so many photographs in my home, of family, my daughters, friends, all great memories and items that are very precious to me"
"Lettering adds personality to a room, my office has a golden K and H mixed between the photographs displayed on my storage unit, it’s a quirky touch"
Opi ‘You Don’t Know Jaques! Nail Polish
"I came across this nail colour on a recent trip to Russia, a shade of Taupe that would not be out of place in my 'perfect palette of neutrals', they should have named it 'The Hoppen'!"
500ml Kilner Jars
"Kitchens can look cluttered with packaging out on display, I like to neaten things up by transferring the product into a nice smart jar. They are great for storing seeds, cereals, grains etc leaving your surfaces looking neat and tidy with a retro vibe.
Kelly Hoppen Scent 1 Medium Candle
"I travel a lot with my business Kelly Hoppen Interiors which can mean making a hotel room your home for an extended period of time. Scent is such an emotional trigger, if you can take the scent of your own home to your temporary space with a spray or a burn you are transported to familiar surroundings"
Tom Aitken's five favourites:
Blue Planet : Complete BBC Series (Special Edition 4 Disc Box Set)
“For those lazy Sunday evenings, or if you are feeling at one with Nature then there is no one better than David Attenborough in your front room.”
Mac Pairing knife
“One of the best knife brands you can buy, and they keep very sharp."
Dunhill London by Alfred Dunhill
“Because it’s typically British.”
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
“For those that want to run and keep running”
Sony MDR-AS40EX ear phones
“The best for runners everywhere, and they stay on with out jumping off”
Edwin Burstell's fashionable five:
Paul Smith Multi Strip Socks
“A touch of unexpected frivolity.”
Bottle of Pinot Noir - Cloudy bay from Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
“To take the edge off any day!”
Liberty print A5 journal
“A happy print for a happy thought.”
Cocomaya flourless chocolate cake
“Indulge even if you are intolerant”
Version by Mark Ronson
“Because Amy Winehouse on ‘Valerie’ still makes me smile.”
For more information go to www.sonyericsson.com