She’s a Barbie girl living in… Tunbridge Wells

A REAL-life Barbie lives closer to town than you might imagine.  A local communications manager showed off her bright pink kitchen last week in the run-up to the release of the much-anticipated Barbie movie, which opened last weekend.

Lucy Saxton-Quinn, 39, proudly presented her uniquely-coloured kitchen fitted with flamingo-pink cupboards, rose-gold taps and pastel-pink accessories to match.

The PR lives in her two-bed maisonette in Tunbridge Wells with her husband, Jason, 58, an author and magazine editor (who gives his full approval) and dogs, Bonnie and Clive [sic].

Talking about her love for Barbie and the inspiration for her now-famous kitchen, Lucy told the Times: “As a little girl, I had Barbie dolls and the pink Barbie car.

“It’s such a mad, happy colour and you can’t help but feel alive when surrounded by pink.

“I wear pink at any opportunity, and Jason is a colourful character, embracing anything wild and wacky with his fashion.

“I’m planning to see the Barbie movie twice, once with Jason and once on my own for more ideas to add some ‘Barbiecore’ to our home.

“I fell in love with it even more when Jason was speaking at the Jaipur Literary Festival in India a few years ago. There was orange, pink and bright fuchsia everywhere.

“It inspired our wedding theme of Bollywood-meets-Club Tropicana in Kent in 2019.

Lucy said the reaction from people who have seen her kitchen has been really positive, with friends loving it and visitors being shocked by how bright it is.

She said: “The guy from the kitchen company who came to fit it thought we were joking when we told him it was pink, and when he unboxed the units he was so tickled that he asked if he could FaceTime his wife to show her.

“My friends describe our Tunbridge Wells home as a “cross between a disco and a Bollywood set”.

“The living room needs redecorating so, that’s going to be pink, followed by the outside of the front door,

“Our neighbours comment on the pink kitchen as they can see it when it’s dark and the lights are on, and say how cheerful it is.

“Life can be grey, but we have a happy-go-lucky attitude and don’t take ourselves too seriously.”

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