The ultimate jetsetter, Elle Macpherson is constantly on the go and if you’re looking for lust-worthy travel, beauty and wellness secrets, she is your muse! 

Your most loved vacation destination?

Australia! I love Byron Bay. Surfing with dolphins and catching up with my friends there. In Sydney, I love Bondi Beach, especially the Bondi to Bronte run. It’s a favourite. I also love the Northern beaches, Palm beach and Avalon for its wild Aussie expanse and the simplicity and beauty of Cronulla beach. Harbour Island, Bahamas is also a special place for my boys and I. 

Favourite hotel?

The Roxy Hotel is my home away from home when I am in New York City, which I will be a lot now that we have opened our WelleCo flagship store in Soho.

On your bucket list?

Cuba, Argentina, Kakadu Australia, Tasmania, Northern India. 

Top spa?

I like any dermabrasion cleansing thing, but I’m not a spa girl. I’m more of a wellness girl. It’s not about beautifying, but it’s more about wellness and being tonic, toned, and moisturized with soft skin. One of my favourite places to go is Hippocrates in Florida – raw vegan and lifestyle refreshing is their specialty. I also love Chenot in Austria, Cal-a-Vie in San Diego.  

Your vacation style?

Hippy chic meets surfer girl. 

Your beach read?

I love a good biography and nonfiction although I just read The Slap, by Christos Tsiolkas, which I loved. 

3 Packing essentials?

Without fail my WelleCo NOURISHING PLANT PROTEIN Travel Set. It is my go-to snack and means that no matter where the day takes me, my body has all the nutrients it needs.

I always have sunglasses in my handbag. I believe style isn’t about fads that come and go. It’s about finding something that suits you and works for you. Persol and Tom Ford are my go-to. They’re equally great on a beach holiday or a trip for business. 

I also try to remember to wear broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen every day, especially when out on the reflective ocean sun. La Roche-Posay makes good sunscreens, and I also like Invisible Zinc, which is a physical sunscreen. 

Your packing advice? 

Hand luggage! I use Rimowa cabin bag and feel so free if I can fit everything in for a week travel. It means planning and choosing only my favorite things that mix and match. It’s so refreshing not to have too much stuff. 

How do you get ready for a beach holiday?  

Exfoliating, moisturising, and hydrating are key for getting my body ready for the beach. Because skin is the No.1 detox organ, I prioritise exfoliating once a day. I dry brush from the toe up for circulation and I love our WelleCo Japanese Salt Scrub.

On my face, I sometimes use a glycolic wash cleanser by NeoStrata and SANS (ceuticals) have a great organic exfoliation. I also like a deeper exfoliator from time to time like the Dr. Sebagh one, which is efficient and yet gentle. Or I use a Dr. Brandt one that is like a face polish.  For hydration, I use all organic products where possible. SANS (ceuticals) have a wonderful body oil and Indian Hicks products are perfect for traveling. When my skin is very dry I use Creme de la Mer for my face. I love Lucas Papaw on my lips and cuticles – it’s very moisturising and very Aussie!

The one beauty product you can’t live without?

I always start my day with 2 teaspoons of WelleCo SUPER ELIXIR Greens. It is formulated with 45 unique botanicals that balance the body and give my skin a radiant glow. It was formulated with Dr Laubscher PhD and our leading Australian formulators who looked at the average imbalances of an adult and thought about what specific ingredients she could include to support and balance all 11 systems. Some of the key ingredients are horsetail and omega-3 for hair, skin and nails, probiotics and prebiotics to support the entire digestive system, and shitake and maitake mushrooms that when combined, are great for immune function. Her considered approach has made the SUPER ELIXIR the ultimate multivitamin.


What fashion trend will you be rocking this season?

I always feel inspired by classic French girl chic.

What is your airport style?

Jeans, flats, a cashmere scarf that acts as a blanket, an Isabel Marant t-shirt and a Hermés Birkin or Debonair basket bag. 

Do you have any beauty tips for flying?

Being properly hydrated when traveling makes a huge difference to health, energy, vitality and immune system. It helps cleanse the digestive system, ignite my metabolism and buffer excess acids. I keep my regime super simple and always nourish my body from the inside out.  For me, beauty comes from the inside out – so first things first – SUPER ELIXIR Greens – I always have the travel sachets in my makeup bag for quick pick me ups.

I ramp up my water intake as well and slather on Dr Sebagh Rose De Vie Serum.It is my go-to when travelling. It is packed with natural rosehip oil and leaves a very fine film over the skin. I also pack Lost Explorer skin care products, the packaging is ‘perfect travel size’ as well as being super-efficient skin care. 

This season’s 3 wardrobe musts?

Gosh I haven’t thought about that yet – I’m still on summer holiday. 

What’s swimwear trend is a must this season?

I don’t tend to follow trends, especially when it comes to swimwear. My constant go-to is a bikini by Melissa Odabash or a Norma Kamali high cut one piece bathing suit.  When I want to cover up, I wear surf leggings. Roxy makes a good pair that are very thin material. I team with Isabel Marant slides, Majorcan handmade leather sandals or authentic French espadrilles and my wide-brimmed ‘Elle’ Cowboy hat by Melissa Odabash.



 Elle x