Favourite Things: Sandra Choi

Sandra Choi, photographed by Dylan Don, at Jimmy Choo's head office, London, on October 18, 2016

Sandra Choi, creative director of Jimmy Choo, has a thing about gardening—so much so that she brings seeds back from her travels and encourages her young daughters to have growing competitions. But what if there was just one gift she could give her girls? “A sense of curiosity!” she says. “I think curiosity about the world around you is the most important thing.” Choi’s wishlist for herself marks her out as a classic aesthete—she’s after art, a cherry-blossom tree and a be-spoke ring—but one item surprised us: driving lessons. “I hate parking!” she admits. “I sometimes even make my friends drive my car because I’m panicking about having to park!” Could car shoes be next for Jimmy Choo?

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I would love to be whisked away on an exotic holiday. The Aman in Laos is next on my list. aman.com

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Each frame in our eyewear collection has a different personality. I’ve already decided which of my friends will get which frame. £275, jimmychoo.com

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I believe giving trees is enduring and a sign of longevity. If you look after them, they will always be there. clifton.co.uk

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A piece by Polly Morgan—especially the chandelier series. I love To Every Seed His Own Body, 2006. pollymorgan.co.uk

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I would love a Vitamix. It’s going to be my new year’s resolution to have vegetable juices. £650, vitamix.co.uk

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I would like my husband to commission a ring from Solange Azagury-Partridge (note to husband!). solange.co.uk

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I like the statement of these heels from our new cruise capsule collection. They give me the option to pick and mix. £795, jimmychoo.com

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A refresher course in driving! My parking leaves a lot to be desired. theaa.com

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Credits: Make-up and Hair: Ginni Bogado; iStock.com/levkr (Tree); © Polly Morgan. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2016/Photo: Tessa Angus (Polly Morgan, To Every Seed His Own Body, 2006, Taxidermy, Chandelier, Prayer Book, Glass, Wood)

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