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Japanese Anime! My other half has introduced me and I think the storytelling, character-building and artwork in them is incredible
Who was your first Celebrity crush?
Peter Andre circa 1996. Oh those curtains.
90’s Nostalgia. After a few gins I have my playlist ready and love to sing badly and dance around the kitchen – probably alone as I have cooler playlists for when I have company! This usually begins when cooking and using wine (sometimes I put it in the food).
Schadenfreude, please do not fall over into any ponds on your wedding day. I blame my Nan for this inherited humour.
Introvert! I do enjoy socialising and meeting people and can gather a crowd, however, I need time to recharge my batteries after a day of it.
What is your biggest fear?
Jellyfish and wasps.
What inspires you?
Art, life’s events, music, films. See my Pinterest to feel the vibes!
Joaquin Phoenix in Joker, wow. Jack Nicholson’s smile melts my heart and his voice is so iconic. Olivia Coleman in the Favourite was just fantastic, and I loved her awkwardness on stage, blowing a raspberry down the mic when receiving her Oscar! I love Uma Thurman’s kick-ass ability. Bill Murray’s charm. Tom Hardy (just because), and Cillian Murphy playing the badass in Peaky Blinders.
Directors / films?
Hayao Miyazaki for his gorgeous studio Ghibli features. Wes Anderson for the cinematography and absolute eye candy. Quentin Tarantino for the Americana fix. Ridley Scott for my visit to Blade Runner dystopian world. Sofia Coppola to escape to that bar with Bill Murray in Lost in Translation.
What are your favourite cultural activities?
Eating! Wandering around areas of national beauty, visiting quaint towns, art galleries, festivals for music, literature, film, design or food. Drinking cocktails in jazz bars. People watching and drinking coffee in city cafes. Watching great film with salted popcorn. Shopping in London.
Neil Gaiman. See my shoot fan based on his poem ‘All I Know About Love’!
What is your favourite drink?
This depends on my mood. Elderflower and sparkling for when behaving. Champagne with canapé’s, Red wine with most food. I adore Lychee Martini’s or Mojitos. An Espresso Martini is my favourite fuel for parties.
My dissertation was based on fairytales, and too hard to pick one. Definitely the old Brothers Grimm and folklore. Angela Carter published a beautifully illustrated hardback of ones she had collected and they were indeed gritty! If you like them too, check out this thatched roof cottage I stayed in!
Time of the day?
When I have nothing to do, morning is my favourite. Specifically when I’m having my black coffee, listening to the radio and the day ahead is full of possibilities.
What is your favourite way to pass time?
What is your favourite candle scent?
Skandinavisk’s Skog (Forest).
Where’s your favourite place to take an out-of-town guest?
Food around London’s Borough Market, then up to the Shangrila’s Bar in the Shard to watch the sunset over the city with a cocktail or too.
Do you have a tattoo?
Yes! I have an arm sleeve which is a working progress and one on my neck which is usually hidden by my hair.
Lots! Jazz, folk, big band, psychedelic surf, grunge, funk and soul, acoustic, blues, tech-house, techno, house music, classical, 90’s nostalgia, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s etc etc. I just love good music, I couldn’t narrow it down a genre.
Spaghetti any day, Italian, Curry, Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, Sunday Roasts, Chinese. I dislike Sushi and shellfish. The reason I love buffets so much is that I love a little bit of everything. Food seriously excites me and my dopamine shoots through the roof, so a buffet brings me high after high. I get very hangry if I’m hungry so my camera bag usually has a supply of nuts and nibbles to keep me on form on full wedding days.