Because we celebrate multi-hyphenates and knowledge of oneself here, we simply had to sit down with Ella Dumbrell. We're all a concoction of many talents and interests, after all. A content creator, homewares label founder and now podcaster, she gives us the recommendations we need this week and dishes on dinner party must-haves.
First, an intro:
My name is Ella. I'm 31 from Sydney, Australia, and recently, I have found this question harder to answer than usual! Up until a year ago, I was founder and head of creative at my social media agency, The Ardent Co. This year, however, has brought a new chapter for me, involving exploring my passion projects full-time and leaving agency life!
I now dedicate my time between Kolide Goss – my podcast with my bestie; Kornelia Paulina, which is a mix of both my loves – glassware and vintage treasures; and lastly, creating content for brands on my Instagram.
Top 3 words to describe your style:
Casual, Chic-ish, Creative
Top 3 outfit-defining features:
A good pair of jeans – I can't go past AGOLDE. My wedding rings, and my fresh pair of new swimmers for summer!
Top 3 favourite Reliquia pieces:
Top 3 dinner party table-top essentials:
Chic glassware, obviously! Nothing better than our Paulina flutes.
Tablecloth from Bed Threads
Ceramic tableware from Milly Dent
And your top 3 items on the menu:
Sydney Rock Oysters, always (freshly shucked)
Lemon, garlic, parsley and chilli pasta
Dirty martinis (extra dirty)
Top 3 morning rituals:
Coffee, followed by making my favourite protein smoothie at home
Walking my pup, Tonka :)
Top 3 listens/reads/watches:
Watch: Slow Horses
Read: The Nowhere Child by Christian White
Listen: Something Was Wrong
Top 3 Instagram accounts:
Top 3 self-care strategies:
Bath and meditate (Meditation Mountain is the best)
Swim and sauna sesh
Top 3 sips and snacks:
Margarita, corn chips and guac
Top 3 tunes to lift the mood:
All The Small Things - Blink 182 (haha, this was my wedding song)
Top 3 not-so-guilty pleasures:
Little L's burger on a Sunday for breakfast
Staying in bed all day after a big night and watching reality TV or a really good crime series
Scrolling TikTok for hours watching weird videos haha!!