Mariella Tandy interview

As the Executive Fashion and Retail Editor at Tatler UK, you’d be quite right in thinking Mariella Tandy’s holiday style is on point. She’s kept busy by her young son as well as her own jewellery company, Alemdara, specialising in simply gorgeous pieces inspired by Turkish symbols. We chatted all things beach style and bucket lists.

mariella tandy interview

First up, what’s your favourite beach?

Trancoso in Brazil and anywhere by the sea in Bodrum Turkey. For UK dog walking purposes, there are beautiful beaches in Norfolk that I love to visit.

What makes the perfect getaway for your family?

A stress free non delayed flight to anywhere with a beautiful beach and great cuisine.

Which 3 words best describe your holiday style?

Relaxed, streamlined, colourful.

Any tips for keeping kids happy on the plane?

Like any parent knows- an iPad!

What small things would you be lost without on holiday?

Incognito anti mosquito repellent and some other select beauty products. I am obsessed with MV Organics which has totally transformed my skin and coconut oil which has a million and one uses, number one is taming my unruly hair.

What are your beach bag must-haves?

Sisley suncream, sunglasses, lipbalm, a dry swimsuit and my raffia visor.

Bucket list destinations – go!

Japan, Fiji and Costa Rica - to name a few.

Which holiday sticks in your mind as truly special?

Many with my partner and later our son and the trips I have made to India with my father.

Finally, when you get home, what are the signs you’ve been on a successful trip?

Less tiredness lines on my face!

Mariella Tandy interview