Anna Wintour Is Just Like Us, Unplugs With Family In The Country

03/02/2015 02:48 pm ET | Updated Mar 02, 2015

When you think of Anna Wintour, many words come to mind, but gardener and animal-lover are not among the top few. Until now.

In British journalist Alastair Campbell's new book, “Winners and How They Succeed”, Wintour offers some insight into how she has achieved mass success in the fashion industry, as well as some details on her very private life, as excerpted by the UK’s Sunday Times. Her best professional advice is somewhat shocking -- she recommends that "everyone should get sacked at least once" -- but what really took us by surprise is how she unplugs. The editor-in-chief of Vogue explained:

"I don’t have a high-powered life out of work. I like to go to the country for the weekend with the kids and the dog and play tennis. I am very good at turning off. I don’t like the city at weekends, I have a garden I adore, a life that is very private — and the polar opposite of all of this.”

It may be hard to picture Wintour outside the tents at fashion week, but we've found some pics you've probably never seen, which show the editrix in a new light. Special thanks to Bee Shaffer's Instagram account for these gems.

Happy Mother's Day!!!

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Me and the birthday girl.

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Happy Mother's Day!

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