Wish you were there? Karren Brady’s daughter Sophia Peschisolido continues to soak up the sun in Dubai after jetting abroad for ‘work’
Escaping to sunny skies, warm temperatures and blue waters is a frustratingly distant dream for anyone enduring lockdown in Britain.
But this is how businesswoman Karren Brady’s daughter Sophia Peschisolido has been spending the past month – soaking up the winter sun in Dubai.
The 24-year-old has shared scores of pictures of herself wearing bikinis in the Middle Eastern holiday hotspot.
Living the dream: This is how businesswoman Karren Brady’s daughter Sophia Peschisolido has been spending the past month – soaking up the winter sun in Dubai
Many of the photos are adverts for fashion brands including PrettyLittleThing and Boux Avenue which pay ‘influencers’ such as Miss Peschisolido for posts.
She was one of a number of social media and reality stars to flock to Dubai before the third lockdown began. Trips for work purposes were within the rules.
Tory peer Baroness Brady, 51, was also in Dubai last month, with her daughter.
She told the Daily Mail she had travelled there for business, leaving Britain on December 18 and returning ‘shortly afterwards’.
Sun-kissed: The 24-year-old has shared scores of pictures of herself wearing bikinis in the Middle Eastern holiday hotspot
She said that ‘no rules have been breached, by me or any member of my family’.
One picture Miss Peschisolido put on Instagram from last month shows her walking up the stairs at luxury restaurant Bagatelle Dubai with the caption: ‘Mum getting the angles in lol.’
Although it was uploaded on Christmas Eve, Baroness Brady explained that ‘bears no relation to the dates I was in Dubai or the date the pictures was taken’.
After Dubai was added to the travel corridor list in November, it became a playground for influencers keen to escape restrictions at home and seek out photo opportunities for their sponsorship deals.
Many have faced a backlash for posting pictures of themselves sunbathing and enjoying nights out while Covid cases in the UK soared and people faced more and more curbs on their lives.
Work: Tory peer Baroness Brady, 51, (pictured receiving a CBE with Sophia in March 2014) was also in Dubai last month, with her daughter. She said that she had travelled there for business
Miss Peschisolido has been in Dubai since at least December 22, although there is no suggestion she broke Tier Four rules to fly out. She did not respond for requests for comment yesterday.
In November Baroness Brady wrote an article for The Sun urging readers to be ‘sensible’ with regards to visiting family members amid the pandemic.
The multi-millionairess, who took her seat in the House of Lords in 2014, wrote: ‘This virus doesn’t know it’s Christmas. It won’t take a week off just so we can get together with our various beloveds.’
Last night she told Mail: ‘I went to Dubai for business on the 18th and returned shortly afterwards, my children did not travel with me.
Sizzling: Sophia was one of a number of social media and reality stars to flock to Dubai before the third lockdown began. Trips for work purposes were within the rules
‘I have not breached any Government restrictions, to suggest otherwise would be totally incorrect.’
Under the current national lockdown, people are banned from going on holiday and can travel internationally only for work or other legally permitted reasons.
The United Arab Emirates was removed from the UK’s travel corridor list last Tuesday, just days ahead of the decision to close all corridors amid fears of new strains of the virus.
All travellers returning to the UK now need proof of a negative test and must quarantine for ten days, unless they test negative again after five days.
Covid: In November Baroness Brady (pictured with Sophia) wrote an article for The Sun urging readers to be ‘sensible’ with regards to visiting family members amid the pandemic