HOSTEing Laura Jackson

“I’ve just remembered I’ve got my Christmas wreath up” - Fiona Leahy

Episode Summary

For the final episode of season one, Laura speaks to Irish-born Creative Director and founder of her eponymous brand, Fiona Leahy Design, Fiona Leahy who has designed parties most of us could only dream of. Having made the jump from fashion to party planning 13 years ago, her catalogue of conquests and events stretch from Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson’s wedding to a Yayoi Kusama event for Louis Vuitton and Nat Rothchilds 40th birthday in Montenegro. If you have ever come across an event or tablescape image where your heart literally skips a beat, Fiona was probably the mastermind behind it. From tablescapes and machimalism, to pilgrimages through Peru in the name of rattan placemats and a solo meal to die for, this final episode really is the cherry on top and full to bursting with great travel and interior tips, and exactly where to go to kit out your own table wardrobe. Antiques: Talisman - Interiors emporium Circus Antiques - Great 70’s stuff Retrouvious Markets: Ardingly Market (Ardingly International Antiques & Collection Fairs) Porte de Clignancourt - Paris Flea Market Portobello market - vintage napkins Interiors and Tables: Soho Home Merci Paris - Sheets H&M Home - winter table cloth Zara Home The Cloth Shop - Table cloth Onces Milano Heather Taylor Home - LA Espelma -  Candles Liberty - Homeware VV Ruveux - Ribbon Scarlet and Violet - Florist Restaurants: Lima in London Central in Lima in Peru - Altitude menu

Episode Notes

For the final episode of season one, Laura speaks to Irish-born Creative Director and founder of her eponymous brand, Fiona Leahy Design, Fiona Leahy who has designed parties most of us could only dream of. Having made the jump from fashion to party planning 13 years ago, her catalogue of conquests and events stretch from Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson’s wedding to a Yayoi Kusama event for Louis Vuitton and Nat Rothchilds 40th birthday in Montenegro. If you have ever come across an event or tablescape image where your heart literally skips a beat, Fiona was probably the mastermind behind it. From tablescapes and machimalism, to pilgrimages through Peru in the name of rattan placemats and a solo meal to die for, this final episode really is the cherry on top and full to bursting with great travel and interior tips, and exactly where to go to kit out your own table wardrobe. 
 

Antiques:
Talisman - Interiors emporium
Circus Antiques - Great 70’s stuff
Retrouvious


Markets:
Ardingly Market (Ardingly International Antiques & Collection Fairs)
Porte de Clignancourt - Paris Flea Market
Portobello market - vintage napkins


Interiors and Tables:
Soho Home
Merci Paris - Sheets
H&M Home - winter table cloth
Zara Home
The Cloth Shop - Table cloth
Onces Milano
Heather Taylor Home - LA
Espelma -  Candles
Liberty - Homeware
VV Ruveux - Ribbon
Scarlet and Violet - Florist


Restaurants:
Lima in London
Central in Lima in Peru - Altitude menu