Who are you and what do you do?
I am Lucy Tweed and as per my instagram bio @everynightoftheweek I am a Sydney food & event stylist by day; Cook, Mgr & HR to family of 5 24/7.
Styling has been my career for the past 20yrs (or so… I count in 5s now).
I style events, private and corporate, I style lifestyle, editorial and advertising and I style food, both still and moving images.
All of these have somehow related to food, with the odd soiree into a bedding commercial (which can loosely link to food I guess… use your imagination).
I have partnered with incredible people to broaden my work and experience more layers of work, including founding a one stop styling company with Jane Frosh called Cool Edies for several years which brought wonderful brand collaborations and giant gigs, but also an excessive amount of laughter and love.
But my passion for food pulled hard.
ugh, how many people talk about their passion for fucking food!?, lets call it an addiction. more fitting. I think about food the moment I wake up, and not because I am paid to… I squeeze other thoughts about food in between the ones I am contracted to ponder. Imagine a heroin addict said “my passion for junk..” um no dude…it’s addiction.
Hopefully there won’t be an intervention any time soon as I am currently working my ass off to turn ENOTW into something broader, not just a fun instagram page.
Stage 1 is my cookbook. Contract signed, on shelves Aug 2021!!!
What is the most practical thing you own?
Fridge. It is tho’ right. We often don’t own our ovens if we rent. we can operate without a car. or even a washing machine thanks to the laundromat.
100% the most practical thing I own and have always owned is a fridge.
What a great invention.
Next I guess it would be lip balm. Only a fraction less practical and necessary as the fridge.
What must you have in your bag before you leave home?
Phone, keys, computer brains (hard drives - which are way more important than those blue books you get to document your kids growth in stages when they are born… I found my third child's acting as a backstop for the narrower books on an open bookshelf, preventing them for being pushed jagged like into the shelf), usually some kind of list (note, to feel brilliantly accomplished, always start a new “to do" list with a minimum of 4 completed tasks, arrive at your occupational destination, cross them off and begin what can ultimately be a success of a day) and often a small bag of surprise activities, like nail polish or tweezers.
Which travel destination is next on your bucket list?
Team trip, Greece. or Italy. somewhere rich in wonderful history. although at this stage I’d be equally excited to enter an airport lounge because of the anticipation.
What products or brands are you loving at the moment - fashion, homewares or beauty?
TBH, my local shops. I’ve turned to them more during covid than before, probably because supporting small business felt like the right thing to do. Plus it felt safer than the supermarkets and their product hoarding clientele.
My local shops and small farm produce is really the only thing I can afford to stay loyal to atm.
I’ve been chewing through old makeup stashes and reconsidering wardrobe items that are shoved to the back, kinda to save cash, but also I can't justify the expense when there is literally no where to go.
I am currently weaning out of inactive wear too, which has been a covid staple for many. It’s a bittersweet farewell.
homewares, hmmmm, I’d have to say my new Wüsthof Crafter chefs knife. It’s beautifully soft and easy, incredibly sharp, and no clunky heel. I love it!
What are you reading, watching or listening to?
Reading: Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe - It’s an incredible journey to go on and one I think we all (australians at least!) should.
Listening to: My Favourite Murder, a true crime comedy podcast with Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff. It was the background to a USA road trip I did with my sister last year and I find it immensely comforting to hear the women’s voices chatting.
The subject is a bit grim, but I believe they do a huge amount for true crime and awareness.
Watching: Schitt's Creek, again. Worth every ounce of sitcom awkwardness and cheesiness. I’m searching for this satisfaction again and again… The Duchess comes close. Ratched is a visual feast until someone's head gets chopped off… try not to eat crunchy bone soup when watching this. I didn’t take care and it was a difficult half hour.
Which bag would you reach for - the classic neutrals or the statement metallic gold or silver?
Neutrals instinctively! But maybe I need a gold bag?
Which is your favourite bag from the Bahru collection and why?
I currently use the Paris tote in French Navy, but I've been eyeing the Rome tote in Caramel as my next one.
You can follow Lucy's hilarious and informative Instagram @everynightoftheweek and keep an eye out for her new book launching soon.