Tea for Two :: Mabel interviews Lauren Dixon

March 07, 2017

 Mabel and I are so happy to finally bring back our interview series!  Each month we set out to chat to our customers and enjoy a cuppa and some fun time together.  It's one of my favourite things to do and I've missed is sorely this last year.


For our first chat back in 2017 Mabel has a chat to Lauren Dixon from Sydney.  Lauren has been a fan of Mabel since we first started and it's been so lovely watching her grow her Mabel collection.  I'm truly honoured that in some way we are part of Lauren's memories in her gorgeous life.


Thank you Lauren!


Ok Mabel, she's all yours...


Lauren, where do you currently live?

I live in Potts Point, Sydney with my lovely bearded boyfriend and sexually confused cat called Poppy.


Which Oh Mabel lovely product calls your house home?  Who is the lucky soul who sleeps with Mabel?

I’ve been a huge fan of Oh Mabel since 2011 when i ordered my first set of yellow pinwheel sheets and fell instantly in love with them! I am now the very proud owner of 1 x Ziggy Zaggy Quilt, 1 x Annie Fields’s sheet set, Eloise Blush pillowcases and two sets ( older set currently used for the cat’s chair) of pinwheel sheet sets. Safe to say i’m a bit obsessed!


 {Mabel} Oh thank you!


Favourite Mabel memory/moment? 

For years i lived in a tiny studio and my bed was the first thing you saw when you walked in. Every winter when i was able to put the Ziggy Zaggy on the bed i was so excited as it made my little home look so warm and comfy. If i’m honest i also spent  a great deal of time eating dinner, having drinks, working, basically living on that bed and Ziggy was there through it all :) 


What do you currently have on your bedside table?

My bedside table is a bit of a shambles but i have a lamp, some books, a polaroid camera, iPhone/radio thing and a David Bowie mask - just your normal bedside table haha.


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 {Mabel} I think we're all going to need a bit more info on the WHY there is a Bowie mask!    And Sarah says she needs one asap.


What are you currently reading in bed?

Currently i’m reading two books,. “The French Lieutenant's Woman” by John Fowles and Andre Agassi’s autobiography “Open”


Bed time tunes?

I’m a bit of loser and love listening to ABC Classic FM in bed or the Out of Africa Soundtrack - dont judge!


{Mabel} Oh me too!


Favourite breakfast eat in bed?  For that matter, last time you got to eat breakfast in bed?!

Hmm it’s a toss up between ham and cheese croissants or  vegemite toast with a cup of tea but when i’m trying to be healthy a green smoothie - not quite as exciting!!


Do you have a special textile or pattern that holds a special memory for you? 

Over the years i’ve been to India a few times for work and pleasure and i just get obsessed with their textiles, especially their bedspreads and tablecloths ( i’m a 70 year old in a 34 year old’s body). On my first trip i bought a beautiful cotton, elephant print bedspread that i carried on top of my backpack for 8 weeks and years later it still brings back the most wonderful memories and reminds me of a fabulous sense of adventure. 


If you could choose anything in the whole wide world:

What would you spend your days doing as a career? Is there a job where you can eat cheese and drink wine all day?

Where would you live? Italy

Who would you get to cook for you everyday? A gorgeous Italian nonna who would make me homemade pasta every night - YUM

What special talent do you wish you could have? Photographic memory


If you could go back and give your teenager self some advice, what would you say?

Don’t stress about your body, you’re actually pretty thin!! However the blue eyeshadow is a mistake .


Need any major life advice from Mabel? 

Mabel, help i still struggle to wear high heels all night! How can i fix this?


{Mabel} Um... slippers Lauren.  It's all about the slippers.  Preferably at home.  With a cup of tea.   I asked Sarah for her help on this one which I ignored as she was prone to walking home with heels swinging from her hands so not the best source there either I'm afraid.  Anyone?


Fast Five:

Top sheet/no top sheet? Def top sheet!

Make your bed every morning? Yep! I physically can’t leave the house with an unmade bed!

Sleep on left side or right side? Left side

Usual Bedtime? 9.30-10pm weeknights a little later on the weekend

Night owl or Early riser? Early riser!! Hello 5.30am :)



 Lauren, it has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you!  Mabel and I are truly delighted that we get to be part of your life and I have a feeling you and Mabel could share 'Nanna' tales for hours.  Thank you so much!

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