Charlotte Olympia’s Travel Secrets and Beauty Tips
Most famous for her vintage Hollywood-inspired accessories, Charlotte Olympia Dellal talks favorite holiday destinations, quirky travel companions and spa secrets
FAVORITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION
I love travelling and discovering new places. I like Rio de Janeiro, my home away from home. My mother is Brazilian so I always try to visit whenever I can. It is a very special part of the world.
YOUR TRAVEL ATTIRE
I never travel without my Catnaps, they’re comfortable satin Kitty slippers that come with an eye mask and convenient bag to keep all my travel essentials in.
3 THINGS YOU WOULD PACK
A portable speaker, Bananagrams (a game that I can play by myself or with my family to pass the time) and my transparent Pandora clutch bag, which means it goes with everything which helps me travel light.
YOUR FAVOURITE SPA
Every year I go to Capri with my husband, three boys and my in-laws. They have been going for years and stay at the Capri Palace Hotel & Spa. It has a great spa, which I try to visit as often as possible during our stay.
YOUR SIGNATURE SCENT
I love Roger & Gallet’s Eau de Gingembre, it is a scent that my mother wears, so it reminds me of her.
YOUR BEAUTY TIP
My mother always taught me to look after my skin. I never go to bed without cleansing and moisturizing my face, no matter how tired I am. I love Bioderma H2O to cleanse and I moisturize with Dr Sebagh Rose De Vie oil.
TOP PLACE TO DINE
I love Japanese food, Ikeda on Brook Street in London is one of my favorite restaurants. But when I go to Tokyo, Inakaya West is a must, it is Robatayaki grill style where you sit at a bar in front of all the fresh food and watch the chefs cook with great showmanship.
FOOD YOU CRAVE
I love profiteroles filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with hot chocolate sauce.
TREASURED HOTEL OR RESORT
Last year I celebrated my birthday on Burgh Island off the coast of Devon. It is an Art Deco hotel, which is cut off from the mainland at high tide and where my favorite author, Agatha Christie, wrote one of my favorite novels Evil Under The Sun. Since my first visit I have dreamt about having it as a venue for a party. It is particularly charming and you feel like you have stepped back in time. The decor is old fashioned and guests are encouraged to wear black tie for dinner. It was a very special 1930s weekend spent with lots of friends.
ON YOUR PLAYLIST
I love Brazilian music, at the moment I am listening to Maria Gadú.
SOMETHING YOU CAN’T STOP WATCHING
I love Peaky Blinders! A TV series about 1920s gangsters in Birmingham featuring Cillian Murphy.
THE BOOK ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE
Lauren Bacall’s autobiography By Myself.
SOMETHING YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
I’m very nostalgic and I love my photographs of my family and friends. I’m in the process of going through about 15 years of photos, from when I had my first camera at school to today with three children.