Libby O'Donovan

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 February, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 February, 2008, 12:00am


Fragrance: sandalwood essential oil. 'I also love this perfume I got in Berlin, which is fig-based.'

Getaway: Port Douglas, in the far north of Australia. 'I literally sat under a coconut tree and wiled away the hours.'

Festival: WOMADelaide and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. 'I love all festivals really. They bring together wonderful performers in the live environment.'

Songwriter: Joni Mitchell. 'I like intelligent singers/songwriters who have something to say.'

Reading: Lonely Planet Guide to Hong Kong. 'Useful, but it didn't tell me I was going to be in a crammed bar drinking endless cocktails last night.'

Dish: bean scenario. 'It's a vegetarian dish I created. It's basically everything in the kitchen cupboard - and beans.'

Costume designer: Alexis George. 'She's an Adelaide designer who does all my stage outfits - beautiful, well-made pieces.'

Shopping: vintage shops. 'I'm not much of an early-adopter, looking for the newest thing. I prefer finding my own style, in my own time.'

Charity: 'I'm passionate about the community and getting to know my neighbours. I also support Amnesty International and Pink Ribbon breast cancer research.'

Three things you'd take to a desert island: 'My partner, a puzzle and a beer.'