My West London Life

Jodie Kidd

Jodie Kidd

November
23

Jodie Kidd on racing against the boys and chilling out in her Uggs at home

Where do you hang out with your sister Jemma when visiting her in Notting Hill?

I lovely Lucky Seven, an amazing American diner that serves the best burgers.

How did you get involved with Campaign for World Wide Smiles?

I am very conscious of smaller charities. When I heard about the shocking number of poor oral health leading to so many deaths around the world, I knew that it was a charity that I wanted to support.

Who or what sparked your love of polo and golf?

I got my love of polo from my father and brother; they are both pro polo players. I just think that it’s such an amazing sport; to watch and to play. My love of golf is from my father; he sent me off to a golf lesson when I was very young and I’ve loved it ever since.

You’re a bit of a motor car racing expert. What’s been your toughest racing experience?

Probably the European series; I was up against a lot of men. It was tough but very exciting.

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my foundation; The Jodie Kidd Foundation. I set it up four years ago and have held amazing charity events each year. We have raised an awful lot of money for the foundation, which raises money for the NSPCC, Greatwood and the Monsoon Trust.

What was the last play you saw in London?

The last play I saw was the War Horse – absolutely incredible. It made me cry.

What’s on your iPod?

I have a very eclectic mix of music on my iPod, from techno to opera.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

A lovely pint of Sussex ale.

Where are you favourite places to shop in west London?

Heidi Klein for swimwear; Brora for winter warmies and Diane Von Furstenberg for evening wear.

What’s the most extravagant luxury item you’ve ever bought?

Jimmy Choo boots.

What’s the best thing you can do for free in London?

I love all the art galleries. I just try to avoid them on the weekend.

How would you spend an ideal Sunday?

At home in my comfy clothes and Uggs with friends, family and all my dogs, a glass of red wine and a big Sunday roast.

What’s your philosophy on life?

Never regret; never look back.

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