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Interview with Emma Lou and Oliver Proudlock


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Model, Emma Lou and fiancé Made in Chelsea actor, Oliver Proudlock were in Edinburgh just before Christmas to enjoy the city’s festivities. Emma Lou, who grew up about an hour from Edinburgh, and Oliver, spent a few days at The Edinburgh Grand to get themselves into the Christmas spirit.

What do you love about Edinburgh?

Emma Lou: I love Edinburgh, I always feel as if I am exploring as a tourist even though I grew
up so close by. There’s always something new to do or see.

Oliver Proudlock: The city is so beautiful and romantic and this hotel is right in the centre so it’s
great to see everything from. There’s always new bars and restaurants opening.

What has impressed you most about the Edinburgh Grand?

Emma Lou: The interior is incredible. It’s very ‘our vibe’ décor wise. We are renovating our own
house at the moment so it’s given us lots of ideas to think about.

Oliver Proudlock: The people are lovely, I am looking forward to exploring more and getting
more interior ideas for our home.

What’s new with you?

Oliver Proudlock: We’ve had a crazy year with my design company Serge DeNimes, which has
shifted to do 80% jewellery now. We also have our Youtube channel ‘The Proudlocks’ where we
are doing a series showcasing our new home renovation.

Emma Lou: It’s called ‘From Crib to Casa’. The first instalment is a six-part series. We’re looking
to bring people together design-wise, while showing our own journey. I also have some exciting
collaborations coming up in 2019, which I can’t talk too much about just now, but I am delighted
with what’s in the pipeline.

Both Emma Lou and Oliver Proudlock can be found on Instagram via:

@emmalouiseconnolly / @proudlock

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