Thursday 2 October 2014

Jean Butler Dancer: Me Myself & I

'I can't live without my phone, but my hand-held soup blender is up there, too'

Jean Butler and her granny May
Jean Butler thinks you should always surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.
A locket from Jeans' first jewellery collection.

The objects the dancer holds dear to her heart

The book that changed my life

Jean's bespoke Roger Vivier shoes.

'Must You Go?' by Antonia Fraser (1) – it's an amazing love story and memoir.

The best advice I've ever received

Always surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.

The film I've watched again and again

'The Hours'.

Must You Go by Antonia Fraser is the book that changed Jean's life.

The song I want played at my funeral

'Let's Dance' by David Bowie.

The scent that evokes pleasant memories

Peonies, as they remind me of my wedding.

The piece of furniture that will become an heirloom

Our gorgeous O'Driscoll Design red-felt armchair.

The picture that is worth a thousand words

One of my gran and me in her garden in the West of Ireland (2), taken by my husband before he was my husband.

The items that take pride of place in my wardrobe

The locket (4) from my first collection, the May Collection, for Jean Butler Jewellery. I wear it everywhere.

The gadget I can't live without

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