"LU GOLDIE WAS BORN IN THE SUN, BY THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA, OVER TOO MANY WATERMELON GINGER SPRITZ.
FOUNDED BY FRIENDS SABINE, FARAH AND CAMILA, AND NAMED FOR FARAH’S ECCENTRIC, GLOBE TROTTING AUNT, LU GOLDIE EMBODIES THE LIFESTYLE OF THE MODERN SUMMER CHASER."
Tell us a little about your past…
Camila: My background is in art curation, and I have a tendency to treat my life as I would a gallery. I once moved to Spain for love.. unfortunately it didn’t last. The language barrier wasn’t a problem in the beginning- we we didn’t see the need for a lot of talking, if I’m honest. Amazing chemistry is all well and good until your lover brings up his rather questionable political opinions.
Farah: I moved from Sweden as a child, most of my family still lives there. I always thought I would be a lawyer, though I couldn’t think of anything worse now. The girls describe my music taste as “expensive hotel elevator music”.
Sabine: I'm 29, twice divorced (a whirlwind romance at 19 that lasted 8 months, and a man twice my age who decided the things that first drew him to me, should be reserved for him alone). I collect mid century modern chairs. My music taste is French jazz, but late 70s rock in the car.
Describe your style.
Sabine: Summery, simple and chic. You won't see me without a vintage basket, though it's usually empty save for my phone and lipstick.
Farah: I dress for power. I love a silk blouse, a suit.. and always sunglasses, of course.
Camila: My style is fluid, ever changing to suit the backdrop. How could I describe my style without knowing the location? Am I on a yacht on the Italian coast, am I in Berlin?
So, how did you three meet?
Sabine: Ooh I love this one!
Camila: So, I’d just ended things with my Spanish lover. Distraught, I flew to an island off the coast of Italy to spend a week alone and mend my broken heart.
Farah: I was there for basically the same reason, except well..
Camila: She was the heartbreaker. No surprises there. We bonded immediately and spent a week lounging and swimming. We’d been entertaining ourselves by making up stories about a couple at the hotel we were staying at- a white bearded man and, we couldn’t decide- his trophy wife, sugar baby or (we really hoped not) daughter.
Farah: Things heated up one night over dinner- the woman started throwing plates and screaming across the table at the man. It was so exciting! She stormed out and the next day we found her laying by the pool, dark sunglasses on, the man nowhere in sight. We had to know the real story.
Sabine: And I was all too happy to oblige..
What’s your favourite way to spend a Sunday?
Sabine: painting in nature. I love to take my easel somewhere beautiful and just be surrounded, with all my senses overwhelmed. Otherwise I would want to spend it curled up with my cat, Pomme Noisette, watching old French films. I get very emotional, they’re so beautiful and sometimes I just cry and snuggle with Pompom.
Camila: I’ve been playing around with sculpture lately. I’m fascinated with Ancient roman art. To create something so soft from stone.. they remind me of myself, I suppose.
Farah: I have such fond memories of summers spent at my family's lake house in Sweden.. my ideal Sunday would probably be spent there.
Farah: I’ll never tell-
Camila: It’s those awful pulp romance novels. She reads about ten a week. And don’t get me started on the truffles.
Farah: What! Everyone needs a little indulgence..
Camila: You’re such a lush. I for one don’t have any guilty pleasures. I don’t feel guilt for such things. If I enjoy it, I do it.
Sabine: I’m a total chocolate aficionado. I eat more chocolate than I would ever like to admit… Wait, I thought of another one for Farah!
Farah: Oh stop!
Sabine: Farah has a thing for pretty boys, and girls, sometimes.. a new one every other week it seems like! She leaves a trail of broken hearts.. she has a fear of commitment, I think.
Farah: That’s not true. I am very open to love. As soon as someone meets my standards..
And finally, your dreams for the future…
Farah: It’s always been a dream of mine to own a vineyard. Maybe in Sweden, I’d love to raise my future children there, close to family.
Camila: I’d rather see where the world takes me. I have dreams, of course, but to put anything down on paper would be fruitless, they could change in a heartbeat.
Sabine: To have both an apartment in Paris, and a house on the coast, and to share my time between them. As well as my various homes around the world, of course!