Brooke Testoni, creative director of luxury jewellery and handbag label, Rylan, is the ultimate style muse. She shares what iso-life is like at her Sydney home.


The Sinner (left); Bohemian Rhapsody (right).

Brooke, tell us — the best TV show/s you’ve recently binged.

The Sinner.

What film would you highly recommend to watch while pretending to work?

Bohemian Rhapsody. You can listen or watch, or both. The soundtrack is the best.

What book has helped you get to sleep during the quiet nights of late?

I’ve finally started The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson.

Name your go-to comfort dish to ease the worst feelings of existential despair.

I love Mexican. Home-made tacos or crunchy, straight-out-of-the-oven nachos with extra cheese, guacamole and sour cream. YES.

We all need new procrastination tools in these uncertain times, what exhilarating hobby have you recently added to your resume?

I have a son (toddler), so sometimes hobbies feel like a thing of the past right now (while always at home). I used to love art, so I’m hoping to get back to painting. We’ve stocked up on board games like Monopoly and Articulate. We love playing them at night with a wine when we have the time.

Increased mindfulness is essential in this climate — name your top tips for getting out of your head.

Eating the right foods and moving your body. I always know when my diet is not quite right or I haven’t exercised. It is crazy how powerful clean fresh foods and a bit of cardio is for your mind and mental health. I have also started using the Headspace app. It’s guided meditation, which helps walk me through the process.

Give a piece of advice to those trying to work from home.

Have a routine and start your day off right. I always make sure I go for a long walk with the dog, make tea, shower and get dressed in the morning. And, by dressed, I mean not hanging in a tracksuit all day. I always write a to-do list. There is a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day when you see those ticks.

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