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Beauty Interviews

Dawn Russell on Kissing the Butler, the Secret to Perfect Skin and Making Brownies Healthier


Last time we chatted with American-born Lady Dawn Russell (yes, she’s married to an English lord, but too down to earth to be fussy about titles), she told us all about her road to health and recovery and how that led to inventing the effervescent, nutrient-packed 8G Essential Greens Booster. Now, she’s giving us a peek into life at the family estate, Woburn Abbey, her expert travel and skincare tips plus how to make any brownie recipe better for you.

Woburn Abbey
Woburn Abbey & Estate

People Magazine profiled you earlier this year and said your life and visits at Woburn are like a real-life Downton Abbey. What do you think about that?
It’s a family at the end of the day, just like any other family. So yes, there is formality and titles and a beautiful home, but there are also the same dynamics and daily routines of any other family.

What’s the biggest unexpected adjustment you had to make transitioning from living in the states to living in England?
I quickly learned that being punctual is imperative, the UK is the most punctual country and one always has to be on time. I also learned that the more you pick on someone, the closer you are as friends. And to never kiss the family butler. The first time I met Roger (the family butler) I gave him a kiss goodbye and quickly learned to tone down my American affections.