Five Minutes With Elizabeth Hurley

MiNDFOOD catches up with actress and model Elizabeth Hurley, and finds out what her beauty secrets are.

You’re a mum with a busy career that often involves travel. How do you manage a balanced and healthy lifestyle when you’re on the go?

I like food in its simple state. I always try to start the day by drinking a large glass of warm water before I do anything else. When I’m on the go, I have small packets of unsalted almonds and walnuts in my bag to snack on so I’m not tempted by junk.

Tell us about your own beauty regimen. Can you share some of your beauty secrets with us?

My grandmother told me that fresh air at night was very important and if I sleep with the windows closed, I wake up looking washed out and with puffy eyes. I’ve been using Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair twice a day for 20 years and would hate to be without it. I also have pots of moisturizer on my desk and in the car and apply frequently. Modern life is very dehydrating and I find my skin drinks it in.

How do you maintain a confident and positive outlook on your own beauty and on life in general?

Over the years, I find I care more about my health than my looks-although the two often go hand in hand. If I eat well, exercise and try to keep happy I know I look better. Brisk walks and avoiding junk and processed foods seem to make me better mentally and physically.

Dame Trelise Cooper Raises Funds For Wanaka Hospice

 On Wednesday night the lakeside town of Wanaka was treated to its first Trelise Cooper fashion show. But there was more to the event than glitz and glamour; the event was held to raise funds for Wanaka’s Upper Clutha Hospice Trust. The Theatre of Fashion event, which was held at the Glendhu Station Woolsheed, was an immense success. Over 600 people attended matinee and evening shows, raising over $40,000 in total

Dame Trelise was thrilled with the success of the event: “I am so blown away by the huge support for the Hospice and interest for the Trelise Cooper Theatre of Fashion. Thank you to all the people who bought tickets to support this fundraiser. My appreciation and gratitude to Lucy Lucas for her passion in creating this event and her amazing team of volunteers who all contributed to make this spectacularly successful.”

The fundraiser was arranged by Lucy Lucas, owner of Wanaka boutique women’s fashion store Escape Clothing. Escape Clothing stocks Trelise Cooper. Lucas, who lost her mother to cancer two years ago, says she’s been amazed by the interest in and support for the event.

Images by Ruth Brown/Fluidphoto

Dame Trelise Cooper takes to the catwalk at the end of her Theatre of Fashion show in Wanaka