A Summer of Luxury | Holiday with… G. F Smith’s Margaret Sweeney

Today on a Summer of Luxury, we ‘Holiday with…’ G. F Smith’s Director of Business Development Margaret Sweeney, for whom a holiday is spending time with family, and switching off completely from the pressures of work.

What is your favourite holiday destination?

As long as my husband Charlie and our daughter Dara are with me, add a little sun with a breeze coming in off the sea, turn off the phone and I’m happy anywhere.

What is your top tip for surviving the summer heat in style?

Linen, loafers, and the fresh, summer-evoking scent of Jo Malone’s Lime, Basil and Mandarin.

Have you ever had a lightbulb moment related to your business or career while taking some downtime?

Downtime for me is just that – family, friends and relaxation. So, although a work lightbulb could go off, it would have to shine very brightly to get my attention.

What is your holiday read this year?

I’m reading ‘Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls’ with Dara – it’s all about strong women through history brought to life for a teenage audience. You’re never too young, or too old, to know the world and that all its opportunities are for everyone.