Dirtea • During their 20s, brothers Simon and Andrew Salter were running a series of start-up businesses. “When we turned 30, we hit a chronic burnout, had insomnia, anxiety and were overworked". Following a chance encounter with a tea master, the brothers were introduced to mushrooms as a form of natural energy and discovered more about the incredible health benefits of the four most researched medicinal mushrooms in the world. These include Chaga with its 3.5 million antioxidants (with one teaspoon the equivalent of eating 600 blueberries), which works wonders for the skin and immunity, to Lion’s Mane for its ability to benefit memory and focus. The rest is history. Tap the link in bio to learn how @dirteaworld and other innovative plant-based businesses was born…

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Meet Chevvy 👋 • For the next in our #PeopleofSelfridges series – where our unique community of customers are sharing their stories and style inspirations – we meet photographer Chevvy to talk about skateboarding and how his research is influencing the way he dresses. “Today the look I’m going for is skater-wear meets Regency. I think the way I dress reflects my inspirations at the moment. I’m looking at a lot of Regency-era-inspired artwork and I also have a skateboarding background, between the ages of 10 and 18 I was skating every day. “The best thing that I’m wearing today is this jumper that I got from the women’s section – like, ‘why wasn’t this in the men’s section?!’ I think in the future we’ll be wearing a lot of clothing that’s upcycled or recycled and more scientific bio-based clothing.” – Chevvy

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Meet the Mamas • For the Mother’s Day special of our #PeopleofSelfridges series – where our unique community of customers will be sharing their stories and style inspirations – we’re celebrating motherhood in all its forms – from the dog mums to the mother figures and the soon-to-be mums. Scroll along to meet fashion blogger Pascale – mum of two children and a dog – to discuss her personal style, celebrating Mother’s Day with her family, and how she’ll be spoiling her own mother… “I would say my personal style is classic with a twist – trench coats and dresses, I used to be known as ‘the dress girl’. From what I’m wearing today the bag is the most special to me, it’s pre-loved and I bought it in Paris after a few glasses of champagne with my friend.” “This Mother’s Day we’ll be celebrating by going to Ascot on a family race day, and a few days later I’ll be taking my own mum to a spa, so we can relax and spend time together. Now that my kids are a bit older, they’ve started making me coffee and breakfast in the morning on Mother’s Day, but you really can’t beat a homemade card!” – Pascale Banks

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