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Bella Freud

Fashion designer and stylish Londoner Bella Freud more than lives up to her famous family name. The daughter of artist Lucian and great-granddaughter of psychoanalyst Sigmund, she’s renowned for her creative cool and her witty knits. Here Bella shares her “one thing ” wishlist.

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The One Thing You're Reading...

Maya Angelou's 6 volume autobiography. Unputdownable.

The One Place You'll Keep Going Back To...

The Hotel Pellicano in Porto Ercole is the real thing in terms of a fantasy of somewhere luxurious and sexy. Just like its owner Marie-Louise Scio.
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The One Gift To Yourself...

My gift to myself is my son, the best thing that ever happened to me was making him.

The One Person You'd Love To Have Dinner With...

Allen Ginsberg, he sounded such fun and there is so much I would like to ask him.

The One Film...

Casablanca. When they stand up and sing the Marseillaise it reminds me of everything good about people.

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Image: Hotel Il Pellicano

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Image: Casablanca film poster

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Image: The River Cafe

The One Paiting You Wish You Owned...

I'd like to own the nude that my father painted of me in 1984.

The One Song You'll Listen To Forver...

'(Are you) I've been waiting for?' by Nick Cave. Or any song by Nick Cave.

The One Restaurant...

The River Cafe. It's not just the food, which is like a blood transfusion it's so good, but the happy feeling I always have when I'm there, especially if I'm lucky enough to coincide with Ruthie Rogers.

The One Product You Use Day In, Day Out...

My signature perfume which smells of Amber. It does something to me, something good.

The One Piece Of Advice...

Listen. And ask questions.

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Image: Naked Portrait on a Red Sofa by Lucian Freud