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Pippa Vosper

Pippa Vosper

 
This week we catch up with the inspiring and stylish, Pippa Vosper.
A writer, presenter and brand consultant. Most noted for her honest
series of written features for British Vogue.
 
 

How do you spend your time at home during self isolation?

"After my sunrise cycle along the River Thames, my days are filled with entertaining Audrey, who has just turned one, and helping my son Astie with school work. When I have time during the day, I continue writing stories of my life which will at some point form part of my book. I'm uploading certain stories on my site pippavosper.com to hopefully entertain those who are reading my posts while we are all on lockdown."

 

What is your self-care routine?

"My happiest time (except being with my family of course) is when I am on my bike. Alone with my thoughts cycling along the River Thames. I live a street from the Thames and do a 45 minute circuit over two beautiful bridges most mornings. I'm trying to read as much as possible, not only my beloved autobiographies, but also manifestation and visualisation technique books. While I'm on lockdown I'm attempting to put light make up on each day to feel brighter. Even though I am only leaving the house to cycle in the morning, I still want to feel a little dressed up while at home and living in my collection of chic ASCENO silk pyjama sets.

 

 
 
This week we catch up with the inspiring and stylish, Pippa Vosper. A writer, presenter and brand consultant. Most noted for her honest series of written features for British Vogue.

 

 

 

How do you spend your time at home during self isolation?

"After my sunrise cycle along the River Thames, my days are filled with entertaining Audrey, who has just turned one, and helping my son Astie with school work. When I have time during the day, I continue writing the stories of my life which will at some point form part of my book. I'm uploading certain stories on my site pippavosper.com to hopefully entertain those who are reading my posts while we are all on lockdown."

 

 

How do you spend your time at home during self isolation?

 

"After my sunrise cycle along the River Thames, my days are filled with entertaining Audrey, who has just turned one, and helping my son Astie with school work. When I have time during the day, I continue writing the stories of my life which will at some point form part of my book. I'm uploading certain stories on my site pippavosper.com to hopefully entertain those who are reading my posts while we are all on lockdown."


How do you spend your time at home during self isolation?

 

"I try to break the day up into units of time like Hugh Grant in About a Boy.

Hydrating face mask, one unit. New York Times, one unit, live pilates class with Julie Pujols Benoit 2 units, cooking a new pasta recipe, 1.5 units: a very long classic saga film you'd watch otherwise: 3 units! When my siblings and I were little my mother used to remind us that only boring people get bored."I thought it was such an annoying thing to say. But now I find myself repeating it to myself as a daily motivation to make the best of things right now!"

 

What is your self-care routine?

 

"My happiest time (except being with my family of course) is when I am on my bike. Alone with my thoughts cycling along the River Thames. I live a street from the Thames and do a 45 minute circuit over two beautiful bridges most mornings. I'm trying to read as much as possible, not only my beloved autobiographies, but also manifestation and visualisation technique books. While on lockdown, I'm attempting to put light make up on each day to feel brighter. Even though I am only leaving the house to cycle early in the morning, I still want to feel a little dressed up while at home and am living in my collection of chic ASCENO silk pyjama sets."


 

What are your tips on how we can support our immediate friends and family and greater communities at large?

"When the seriousness of the situation first took hold here in the UK, I couldn't not do something. I knew my friends and followers on social media would be with me, so I set up a British Red Cross fundraising page. The target of £5,000 was reached within 48 hours! I cried when I realised people had taken action and been so immediately generous with their donations.

On a more local level, it has been personally fulfilling to regularly take a backpack to the supermarket to collect supplies for those who are sick or unable to leave their homes. Offering to walk dogs, collecting medicine or groceries is something all those who remain unaffected by the virus can do, as long as they are taking correct measures to protect themselves and those around them. Finding local food banks and delivering non-perishable items is also a quick and hugely appreciated way to greatly help the community close to you.

 

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What is your self-care routine?

"My happiest time (except being with my family of course) is when I am on my bike. Alone with my thoughts cycling along the River Thames. I live a street from the Thames and do a 45 minute circuit over two beautiful bridges most mornings. I'm trying to read as much as possible, not only my beloved autobiographies, but also manifestation and visualisation technique books. While on lockdown, I'm attempting to put light make up on each day to feel brighter. Even though I am only leaving the house to cycle early in the morning, I still want to feel a little dressed up while at home and am living in my collection of chic ASCENO silk pyjama sets."

 

How do you spend your time at home during self isolation?

 

"I try to break the day up into units of time like Hugh Grant in About a Boy.

Hydrating face mask, one unit. New York Times, one unit, live pilates class with Julie Pujols Benoit 2 units, cooking a new pasta recipe, 1.5 units: a very long classic saga film you'd watch otherwise: 3 units! When my siblings and I were little my mother used to remind us that only boring people get bored."I thought it was such an annoying thing to say. But now I find myself repeating it to myself as a daily motivation to make the best of things right now!"

 

Do you have any tips on how to help immediate friends/family and the greater community at large?

 

"When the seriousness of the situation first took hold here in the UK, I couldn't not do something. I knew my friends and followers on social media would be with me, so I set up a British Red Cross fundraising page. The target of £5,000 was reached within 48 hours!

On a more local level, it has been personally fulfilling to regularly take a backpack to the supermarket to collect supplies for those who are sick or unable to leave their homes. Offering to walk dogs, collecting medicine or groceries is something all those who remain unaffected by the virus can do, as long as they are taking correct measures to protect themselves and those around them. Finding local food banks, delivering non-perishable items is also a quick and hugely appreciate way to greatly help the community close to you."



 

Do you have any tips on how to help immediate friends/family and the greater community at large?

"When the seriousness of the situation first took hold here in the UK, I couldn't not do something. I knew my friends and followers on social media would be with me, so I set up a British Red Cross fundraising page. The target of £5,000 was reached within 48 hours!

On a more local level, it has been personally fulfilling to regularly take a backpack to the supermarket to collect supplies for those who are sick or unable to leave their homes. Offering to walk dogs, collecting medicine or groceries is something all those who remain unaffected by the virus can do, as long as they are taking correct measures to protect themselves and those around them."

 



What books are you reading and do you have any podcast recommendations?

"I'm reading any new autobiographies I have yet to read. I love reading the life stories of others. I'm currently reading Maya Angelou's Gather Together In My Name, part of her 7 book autobiography collection.

As for podcasts, I love the calm of Desert Island Discs (I only listen to the Kirsty Young years. I love her interview style and her voice is like honey). I'm part way through a fascinating series called The Dropout, it chronicles Elizabeth Holmes and the extreme rise and fall of her company Theranos."  


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"I'm reading any new autobiographies I have yet to read. I love reading the life stories of others. I'm currently reading Maya Angelou's Gather Together In My Name, part of her 7 book autobiography collection.

As for podcasts, I love the calm of Desert Island Discs (I only listen to the Kirsty Young years. I love her interview style and her voice is like honey). I'm part way through a fascinating series called The Dropout, it chronicles Elizabeth Holmes and the extreme rise and fall of her company Theranos."


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