Monday 14 October 2019

The loves of my life: Courtney Smith


Courtney Smith
Courtney Smith
Chloe Brennan

Chloe Brennan

The style guru chats to Chloe Brennan about her favourite people, places and things

The person

My nephew, Logan. He has brought a new energy to the family in the way only a child can. He's both curious and fun, and when he says my name and gives me hugs, it just melts my heart. I can't remember family life without him.

The memory

Eating lobster and drinking beer on the beach in Jamaica.

The moment of the day

Sunrise. I am an early riser, and I live pretty much on the beach. My favourite part is walking my dog, Lexi, and watching the sunrise before everyone else is up.

The song

Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison, or Landslide by Fleetwood Mac.

The movie

Grease 2 or Dirty Dancing 2 - I have a thing for sequels.

The book

I'm currently reading Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and Other Lies) by Scarlett Curtis. It's brilliant. But my all-time favourite book is Wild Swans by Jung Chang.

The hero

Catwoman! She might actually be the villain, but she's badass, and I loved her leather ensemble.

The outfit

I wore a pink crop-top and flares by Cushnie Et Ochs to the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards three years ago. It was a pretty bold statement at the time, because most people wore full-length dresses. It's still one of my all-time favourite looks.

The accessory

My vintage 1940s Joan of Arc gold pendant. I am obsessed with it. I got it for my 30th birthday, and I never take it off.

The virtue


The vice

Chocolate - preferably a Galaxy, with a cup of tea.

The gadget

My Samsung Smartwatch. I've never really been one for wearing watches for fashion reasons - but with this watch, I can track my fitness and stress levels, and it encourages me to be as active as possible.

The friend

My best friend, Grace. We've been best friends for 20 years, so she knows me better than anyone. She's about to have a baby girl, so I couldn't be more excited.

The beauty product

La Mer, The Intensive Revitalising Mask. It's the only thing I bring on long-haul flights. It keeps my skin hydrated and is definitely worth the price tag.

The pet hate

People loudly chomping apples or gulping from bottles - anything annoyingly food-related, to be honest.

The holiday

The Body Camp Fitness Retreat in Ibiza. People don't usually associate working out and holidays, but it was the best break for my mind, soul and body. I'm going back again this year, and I cannot wait.

The hotel

I love to stay at The Bloomsbury Hotel when I am in London; the beds are like sleeping on clouds, and the service is incredible.

The advice

If you can dream it, you can do it! So knuckle down, work hard and make it happen for yourself.

The drink

Red wine.

The bar

The Sidecar in The Westbury in Dublin. I love intimate bars where you can chat.

The hobby

Currently, it's boxing. It's new for me, but I am really into it.

The part of my body

My boobs! No kids - still perky!

The celebrity

Nicole Richie. She's funny and fashionable. Dream combo.

The taste

Yellowtail crispy taquitos from SushiSamba - they have branches in London, Vegas, Miami and Amsterdam. The taquitos are melt-in-your-mouth!


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