Pip Edwards always looks effortlessly cool in her signature athleisure look, all thanks to her own luxury activewear brand, P.E Nation.
Ahead of the curve, P.E Nation launched in 2016 to offer fashion-forward activewear that customers would want to be seen in beyond the gym setting. Mixing sport performance with a luxe fashion edge, P.E Nation’s colour-blocked aesthetic is instantly recognisable. Pieces offer an unparalleled fit and are so supremely flattering, you’ll want to wear them again and again, whether a gym class is on your daily agenda or not.
Based in Bondi Beach, Pip makes time for travel whether it’s for work or play: “Travel is important to me for real life inspiration. To really feel the energy of a city, to feel and see how they do what they do, and what’s unique to that marketplace. Yes we have never been more accessible and connected in a global sense through social media, and the internet being so visual, but nothings beats feeling and seeing in real time.”
Armed with her AirPods and a selection of her activewear pieces, we delve into Pip Edwards’ travel psyche.
What’s been your most memorable trip and why?
I have had many memorable work trips, family trips, and friend holidays. I have been a regular traveller throughout my career and whenever I can add on an international holiday I do. My most memorable trip was making it to Greece for a friends wedding – just wow. It was so magical, and to be there for a special moment to celebrate love was everything.
Where or what is your escape?
If I can’t lay on a beach soaking in the sun, I am skiing down a powder slope. I’m extreme that’s for sure, and very dictated by the activities of the season.
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If you could go anywhere tomorrow it would be…
Most definitely Wanaka, New Zealand. Cardrona Alpine Resort is my happy place.
What’s your idea of a luxury holiday?
A five-star resort in the South of France with access to a super yacht.
Where do you get your holiday inspiration?
Instagram or Pinterest.
My top bucket list destination is…
Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes. Also La Fontelina, Capri.
If you could sit next to anyone – dead or alive – on a long-haul flight, who would it be?
What’s on your travel playlist?
How do you switch off?
Coastal walks, sunbathing on the beach, having an incense ritual, and drinking tea.
What is your jet-lag recovery tip?
I stay up the first night, all night, which helps me get back in sync. Alternatively take loads of melatonin and magnesium.
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What is your suitcase stalwart?
A Nike lifestyle trainer, like an Air Max or a React. I mainly train in lifestyle trainers as it means I can also wear them casually for a street style look. I also always pack a pair of Gurkees sandals. They are so easy to slide on, and they are the ultimate holiday flat: whether it’s around the pool, or hanging at the beach.
What is your number one packing tip?
I think I need the tips! It’s so crazy given how much I travel, but I am yet to see an improvement in my packing skills.
What is your most treasured purchase from your travels?
Fashion pieces become sentimental as they are a reminder of where I was, and what I was doing.
Where is home and what are your must-do’s for any tourists visiting?
Home is Bondi Beach, Sydney. The Bondi to Bronte coastal walk is a must. The Hermitage Foreshore walk is also incredible, which starts in Rosebay.
First thing that comes to your mind…
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Masks and Apple AirPods.
Packing: roll or fold?
I do both: rolling T-Shirts, dresses, and skirts, and folding jeans and activewear.
Inflight book or inflight film?
Movies and Bloody Marys all the way.
Music or podcasts?
Time filler on a long-haul flight?
A Netflix binge.
Holiday tipple of choice?
Beach or City Break?
Beach any day of the week.