Sunday 15 December 2019

The loves of my life: Nicole Lynch - I love the smell of damp sand in the summer

Nicole Lynch of Brown Thomas. Photo: Kip Carroll.
Nicole Lynch of Brown Thomas. Photo: Kip Carroll.

The personal beauty stylist at Brown Thomas on the loves of her life including the men in her life and Long Island Ice Teas.

The hero

The two Ds , my dad and my partner - they are my rocks

The person

My two girls, and the two Mr Ds - they make me laugh and love so much

The memory

The snow falling in the middle of March one year. It was 2am; we were at a wedding, and ended up being snowed in. It was the night I met my fiance

The movie

Stardust - this fantasy film is about a star, personified by a woman named Yvaine, falling from the sky. She is being hunted by witches for her heart, which gives eternal youth . But when she loves, she shines like a star. I love it and watch it with the kids all the time !

The book

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. It's a Gothic love story, and very dark - but such a journey. It's based on Dante's Inferno, and is essentially a love story that follows two souls for 700 years. I have read it at least five times, and it feels like a friend to me

The outfit

I love Alexander Wang - his clothes are cut so well, and are a little different

The accessory

I love perfume, and adore perfumes that last all day and smell a little different. I also mix different scents, and I like perfume oils. My favourites are Tom Ford's Private Blend scents - Noir de Noir; Tobacco Vanille; and White Suede.

The beauty product

It has to be La Prairie Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster. It's like Botox in a bottle, and every time I use it, people comment on how smooth my skin looks and ask if I have had something done. So it definitely works!

The holiday

Thailand - we were there two years ago, and I love everything about it; I especially love the food and culture. The street-food culture is amazing. I even tried some of their exotic deep-fried bugs! They were quite good and sweet. I love cooking, so for me it's like paradise

The virtue

Loyalty. If I'm your friend, I will be your pal for a long time

The drink

A Long Island Iced Tea, anytime I have one of these I feel like I'm on holidays - it transports me to a happy, warm place

The hotel

Corick House Hotel, Clogher, Co Tyrone. This place is in the Clogher Valley, which is really beautiful. I have so many good memories from here

The bar

Jimmy Johnston's in Augher, Co Tyrone. Well, it's kind of a strange place when you go in first, but the people are full of character, and time stands still when you enter. I just laugh all the time when I'm there, and I also had one of my first dates there with my partner

The part of my body

My hands. I love my hands, and I'm so grateful that I can use them to be creative. I am lucky enough that I use them every day for my job, and for my other love, cooking

The celebrity

Garfield, the cat. He is very funny and so laid-back, and he just lives his life pretty much the way he wants it

The vice

I'm a daydreamer. I like to imagine myself visiting all sorts of exotic places, or I love redecorating a room in my head; this really relaxes me

The smell

I love the smell of damp sand in the summer. We live beside the beach, and I love the way the sand blows up onto the streets in the village. I love the smell of barbecues, too

The taste

Thailand. I love the taste of their food, it's so fresh; and I love the fresh lime and coconut milk in their dishes. My next holiday is to Vietnam, and I can't wait to taste Vietnamese cuisine

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