Wendy Iles started one of my favorite hair care lines, Iles formula. Not only is she a super talented hairstylist she also has the dreamiest vegetable garden and lives the chicest of Parisian lifestyles. I hope you enjoy getting to know her a little better and be sure to check out her incredible line of hair products.
Paris +New York
What do you do for work/profession?
Celebrity hairdresser + president and founder of Iles Formula Haircare
Favorite kitchen tip?
Clean up as you go
NY Bar Pitti (truffle pasta) France “Le Coquillage”
Salty or sweet?
Coffee or tea?
Roast Chapon (traditional french bird) with pistachio stuffing, chestnuts, and celery root puree
Most memorable meal?
My Christmas lunch last year
Home in France
A place you would love to travel to?
Home in Australia
Favorite home object?
My medicis vases
Fav beauty product?
Iles Formula Haircare and Vintners Daughter skincare
Fav kitchen utensil?
Kenwood chef mix master, at least 30 years old and makes the best pavlova and sponge cakes
Sundays are precious …they are “Wendy and Family” time
One thing you can’t live without?
My 200-year-old garden, it feeds my soul
How do you stay active?
Living life in the fast lane
3 things you can’t live without in your kitchen?
My beautiful tablecloths and napkins and my “Lachance” stove
Your favorite quality of yourself?
Fav cozy spot to hang?
In my garden in summer, in front of the fireplace in our library in winter
What do you do for fun?
Cooking for my family and friends
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Motherhood and Iles Formula Haircare
Tell us about a kitchen nightmare
Not sure I had one! Probably it’s as simple as something like, when my maid went on holiday the dishwasher
broke down the day she left!
What’s your favorite cooking show
Leanne Citrone on Instagram
If you could cook for one person dead or alive who would it be?
Queen Elizabeth 11 I’d make her my Mum’s special Australian pavlova recipe
You have to eat one meal for the rest of your life
My Christmas lunch from 2020
The most overrated dish
A hamburger. I never understood anyone’s addiction to a hamburger
Your go-to spice you season everything with
Pure salt crystals, Sel de Mer du Camargue, Or the appropriate Roellinger spice
Your potluck go to
Not sure what that would be!
Your favorite aisle in the grocery store
Guilty pleasure foods?
Brie de Meaux with real truffle infusion and chocolates of any kind