Favourites with Yolande Ellis | Elle + Riley Cashmere

We catch up with co-founder of Elle + Riley Cashmere, Yolande Ellis, who tells us of her current favourite things and what she does to relax.

Most weekday mornings before hitting the office, you’ll find me at Cafeteria on Drake Street. We usually have our morning meeting there accompanied by the best coffee in town.


On the weekend it’s back to Omaha and, after visiting the Matakana markets to source my weekly produce, I usually join friends for a long walk around Ti Point.


We mostly entertain at home with friends so a weekend usually consists of cooking for a crowd. I love making large salads and beautiful meat on the barbecue. My current favourite recipe books for inspiration are Ottolenghi and Chin Chin.


We recently got a new addition to the family, our dog, Duke. So there’s plenty of walks and playtime at the moment!


My go-to lip colour is Nude Kate by Charlotte Tilbury.


For skincare I use the Xcell skincare range. My favourite serum to keep my skin glowing is Alive Lactic Acid as well as the Illuminate Eye Serum made of liquid crystals, this keeps my skin bright and fresh looking.


I wear minimal eye makeup so I love Kevyn Aucoin Mascara and brow pencil. These are my daily essentials.