It’s been 6 months since we last met with the blonde beauty Christy Osborne, the writer behind ‘American Girl in Chelsea’. The busy mum-of-two stopped by our office in Covent Garden for a coffee to chat with Your Coffee Break about what she’s been up to lately.
In-between spending quality-time with her adorable 3-year-old daughter and her one-year-old son, California-come-London girl Christy manages the social media for a London based beauty brand. “I’ve decided to start a social media company called “Hashtag Haute” which is a boutique social media company for beauty, fashion, and lifestyle brands,” she explains.
Despite juggling toddlers and developing her website, Christy still manages to find time to keep fit and flawless, and is currently loving RealRyder cycling at The Lomax Way, our go-to gym in Chelsea. She also admits to walking everywhere:
“In L.A. you need a car no matter where you are going, and there is so much traffic. I love the freedom of not having to need a car.”
Last time we met with Christy she was planning her 30th birthday bash, and it sounds like she had a Sex And The City-esque celebration that many women would dream of. “I had my best girlfriends with me…We spent the weekend partying, eating, and hanging out at the spa in the Trump Soho.”
Upon her return to London she arrived home to a homemade cake from her husband and children.
Yep, this girl seems to have the enviably perfect balance of work, friends and a fun family life, but her life in London is hugely different to what is was in the States; it must be strange to see the lifestyle that she now has, in comparison.
“I love London. I don’t have any plans to move back to Los Angeles anytime soon. Although, I do need a bit of sunshine!”
Whilst Christy’s children have been born and raised here in the UK, they have regularly visited her homeland, giving them a rare insight into two very different ways of living. From cobbled streets to sandy beaches, their mixed heritage gives them an early advantage in seeing a different angle to the world and an amusing one at that: “My daughter loves the beach. The other day she was running around in her knickers (here in London), and I asked her why she wasn’t dressed for bed and she replied “I’m in California at the Beach. It’s hot here and I don’t need my pyjamas!”
So with a beautiful family and an already successful business under her belt at the ripe young age of 30, what’s next in store?
“We’ve just launched our app and it’s available in the iTunes store, so that’s very exciting. I’d like to make ‘American Girl’ into a Travel-book, and host a few networking events to get other ex-pats together. Let’s hope that I can find the time to do it all!”
Make sure you check out Christy’s ‘Little Pink Book‘ for loads of handy tips ranging from beauty to diets. From where to get the perfect highlights, to the best sushi in town, she has you covered for any girlie emergency that you may have!