7 May, 2021 Mother's Day Edit Feat. Our Founder, Deborah Symond O'Neil With Mother's Day just around the corner... Our founder, Deborah Symond O'Neil, talks us through balancing business and family, her wardrobe essentials during pregnancy and the gifts on her wishlist.

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How will you be celebrating Mother's Day this year?


DSO: I can't wait to spend the day with my boys and showering my beautiful mother and mother in law. I think coffee and cuddles in bed with Beau will be the ultimate start to the day!


How has your Mother's Day changed after becoming a mum yourself? 


DSO: Becoming a mother has been the most incredible shift in my life, I am so grateful for this experience every day. Its so special to take a day to celebrate mother hood, the good and the challenging, and to stop and appreciate all we have as a family.


How do you find balance between family time and running your own business? Any advice for the new mothers out there?


DSO: The way I work has changed since becoming a mother, I spend most of the week with my son and do a lot of work on the go. Its been an adjustment and definitely makes me appreciate my time in the office with my team more than ever! Its a balancing act, but for me, spending time with Beau whilst he is so small has been very important. It's a brilliant and trustworthy team that is key to a successful balance and what works for one family, won't necessarily work for another. It's important to find the best balance for you and your family! There are some days when everything lines up and it all works perfectly, and there are others when it feels like nothing goes to plan, and thats ok too! Celebrate the little wins.


What are your wardrobe essentials during pregnancy? Any pieces you are gravitating towards recently?


DSO: Stretch, stretch, stretch! I have popped much earlier second time around and have been loving learning the ways of winter pregnancy dressing as my last pregnancy was in summer. It's been really fun curating my wardrobe! The knit dress has become by best friend, with favourites are from Staud, Friends with Frank, Wynn Hamlyn and St Agni. I've been pairing my knit dress with an oversized blazer from Anine Bing and statement boots from Ayede! Our new sleepwear from Maison Essentiele has been a beautiful addition for a bit of luxury and self care.


What would be the perfect gift for you to receive this Mother's Day and why? 


DSO: For mother's day I think it is all about self care - lots of gorgeous time with my son and husband, some beautiful skincare from Emma Lewisham and a luxe silk set from Maison Essentiele is the perfect line up. Oh, and jewellery is always a winner!

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