Through our Women Who Inspire Us series we aim to highlight women who live their lives in a way that we find empowering. Every two weeks we introduce you to someone who has crossed our path - virtually or IRL - and left a lasting impression.

One such woman is Estée Lalonde, the in London living Creative Director, Content Creator and Founder of wellness brand MIRROR WATER.

Today, we are excited to share our #WomenWhoInspireUs interview with Estée Lalonde. Reading her responses and diving into her world was truly humbling, as it offers a glimpse into her kind, loving and open-hearted energy and lively passion for her multiple creative outlets.

Introducing - Estée Lalonde

How do you describe what you do?

I’m a Creative Director, Content Creator and Founder of wellness brand MIRROR WATER.

Name three words that describe you.

Stressed, disorganised, optimistic!

Share some moments that calm your mind and make you happy. What do you do to unwind and reconnect with yourself?

If you know me, you’ll know that the ritual of taking a bath has always been my happy place. The tub is my ultimate place to switch off and unwind and it helps me to feel more connected with myself. It’s truly what inspired me to launch my brand MIRROR WATER. I pinch myself that I can now enjoy my own products in the bathroom, our SOAK Bath Salts are formulated with essential oils, Himalayan Rock Salts, Magnesium, and Epsom Salts - absolute heaven.
I also love taking long walks in the woods with my dog Effie and I try to practice yoga as often as I can. 

What does slow living mean to you?

I used to think slow living means living off grid with no connection to this crazy world. But now, to me - slow living means approaching life in a more thoughtful and deliberate way. It means taking time to be present, to enjoy and process all of life’s moments.

Tell us about your morning routine!

These days my day to day schedule changes a lot, but when I’m working from home I like to wake up early and take my dog Effie for a long walk. When I get home I take a shower, do my skincare, make some breakfast and take a few moments to mentally prepare for the day. I then settle at my desk, light a candle and get started on my to-do list - which usually involves a lot of virtual meetings!

Where do you find your inspiration?

Mostly in nature - the forest and the beach, but also through books and music. There are pieces of inspiration all around us, you just have to slow down long enough to notice.

Knowing what you know now, what would you tell your 18 year old self?

Hang in there, it’s all going to be okay.

Can you highlight a specific piece of clothing you've owned for a long time that holds a special place in your heart, and share the story behind it?

I have some cosy pyjamas that I’ve had since I was 15! They bring a real comfort to me.

Your current or all time favorite song?

My all time favourite slow album is Juliana Barwick- Healing Is A Miracle!


Complete the following sentences:

I feel most happy when… 

I’m walking my dog Effie in the forest with my fiancé.

We all should…

Be taking care of ourselves more. I’m all about taking small moments of the day to slow down and connect, even for a few minutes.

I never leave the house without…

My phone, headphones and MIRROR WATER RUB Solid Balm - it’s our handbag friendly shea butter balm, perfect for massaging into your hands or neck for a on-the-go moment of calm. I also always have my notebook and water bottle! 

When I look at my wardrobe, I see a collection of…

Comfortable clothes, I can’t stand wearing anything uncomfortable.

In my wardrobe, I always make space for…

Timeless classics, I love a good piece of quality knitwear.

A woman who inspires me is…

My mother is an amazing woman. She lives in Canada and I miss her so much!

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