The loves of my life: Ellen Kavanagh Jones
The waxing wizard and entrepreneur chats about her favourite people, places and things
My husband, Conrad, and my son Cooper, who's five. They're my world. They make me laugh every day, and I feel so lucky to have them in my life.
Probably when I had Cooper. I had a hypnobirth in Holles St with its Domino (Domiciliary Care In and Out of Hospital) scheme, and honestly, it was an amazing experience. I know you don't hear too many positive birth stories, but I'd re-do mine any day!
The moment of the day
The morning. It's a new day, a fresh chance to get motivated and make the most of it. Mornings in our house can be hectic, with getting Cooper ready for school, and our dog, Indiana, sorted, so it's important to take a moment before the madness.
The theme song from Band of Brothers. I walked down the aisle to Anuna singing it, and it just gives me chills every time I hear it. It's such an emotive piece.
White Christmas with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. It reminds me of growing up; we used to watch it together on Christmas Eve. It's a tradition I still keep.
I just finished The Power by Rhonda Byrne; it's a follow-on from The Secret. So I'm fully embracing that at the moment. I prefer non-fiction, and biographies, especially of business people. I loved Jo Malone's autobiography, Jo Malone: My Story. It's inspiring to read about people's successes, and their struggles, too
My mam, Kit. She's 80 this July, and she's just the strongest woman I know. She's an incredible person, and a wonderful mother and grandmother.
Trish O'Brien, my best friend, business partner and Cooper's godmother. I am so blessed to have her in my life, and our relationship is the thing I'm most proud of. We know what we have is rare, so we really cherish it.
Jeans and a blazer is my forever go-to. I love Zara blazers, and my favourite jeans are Poco by Pippa. The fit is incredible, and they wear really well.
Shoes and bags! I have a total weakness for Manolo Blahniks. Some say it's an addiction, I prefer to say I'm a collector.
The pet hate
The piece of advice
Do the right thing always. Do right by your team. Work hard, play hard, and give back.
The beauty product
Our Waxperts Wonder Pads. They are the best little multi-tasking product. Originally made to treat and prevent ingrown hairs, our customers discovered a million more uses for them. They contain salicylic acid, so they are super on your face, too.
Achill Island. I absolutely love it there. I've a lot of family there, so it feels like home. I can totally switch off and relax, as the phone signal wouldn't be the best. For someone who is always on the phone, I love that. And when the sun shines, it's like paradise.
The Wynn in Las Vegas. We go every year, and it never disappoints.
You can't beat a glass of Whispering Angel rosé in the sunshine.
9 Below or House. Alan Clancy has the magic touch, so all his bars are always fab.
My work is my hobby. I adore what I do, so it's genuinely never felt like work to me.
Gary Barlow. Obsessed.
Possibly buying all those shoes!
Ah listen, life's too short to focus on vices. Everything in moderation.
Lavender. Our wax is lavender-based, as is our candle, and it's so relaxing. I instantly unwind when I smell it.
Savoury. I don't have a sweet tooth.
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