Melissa Lee is WEG abut town
PUBLISHED: 16:37 14 November 2011 | UPDATED: 20:17 20 February 2013
Brings the iconic Urban Retreat to West Essex...once upon a time she was a real party girl but is now living happily ever after...with fluffy feet!
Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Melissa Lee and I am part of the elite team of Urban Retreat at Home therapists. Urban Retreat at Home combines the indulgent experience of our glamorous spas in Harrods and Harvey Nichols, with the quality and results you would expect from an elite level beauty professional, all in the comfort of your own home.
Where do you live and why?
I live in Buckhurst Hill; its a great a place to live with lovely boutique shops and a great choice of restaurants. Its only a few minutes from the countryside but still very accessible to central London so you get the best of both worlds.
Are you a lady who lunches and where do you go?
I love meeting up with the girls for lunch, you can usually find me in Tuscany or The WhiteBull in Loughton.Red,
white or rose?
Ill have the occasional glass of rose, but Id rather have a cocktail any day.
Where do you go for a girly night out?
Once upon a time I was a real party girl but now I prefer a bar or restaurant with a great atmosphere. When I do go out I like to explore different places in London rather than staying local.
What is the most unusual place you have ever visited?
Thailand was amazing; the difference in culture fascinated me. Id love to go back there one day.
What are your top five beauty products?
Its difficult to choose! But if I had to they would be: the Dr Murad Resurgence range, theyre results focused and highly effective. Clarisonic, a wonderful exfoliating tool to minimise pores and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Daniel Sandler mineral make up which creates a flawless finish no matter what skin type. Leighton Denny expert nails, their polishes last longer than any other brand Ive used and create a glossy, bubble-free finish. Finally Keraskin Rice Lift, a bit of luxury to give your skin a wonderful radiant glow
Cosmetic surgery or grow old gracefully?
Cosmetic surgery as long as its in moderation, if it enhances your natural beauty them Im all for it.
What is the most valued possession in your handbag?
My Samsung notebook its my life at the moment, it keeps me organised and I seem to be on it 24/7!
If you werent in your current job, what would your alternative career be?
I would love a job at the Urban Retreat head office. I think its so exciting to be able to turn an idea into something great, and Im definitely not short of ideas!
Are you a heels, ballet pumps (or something different) girl?
I love wearing heels but I cant wear them for more than an hour before my feet start to hurt. Im extremely fond of my Uggs as theyre so comfortable, theyre permanently glued to my feet.
What was your last big splurge on?
Products! I spend a lot of money on them but they really make a difference to your skin.
What makes you smile?
My son, hes five years old and cheeky, I have no idea where he gets it from...
What luxury could you not do without?
GHD hair straighteners, theyre invaluable.