Where do you live and what do you like best about it?
I live in Haggerston in east London. I work in the area, too, so it’s a very comfortable set-up, and it has a community, village-style feel. I can walk down the street and see people I know. I’ve always lived in the east and I love it.
If money were no object, where would you live?
Probably in Primrose Hill; I love the views over London from the top of the actual hill on Hampstead Heath, and I have some friends in that area.
Which city is your favourite shopping destination?
Probably New York. I go there a lot for work, and I research there a lot. I love the vintage stores there and the Chelsea Market is fantastic first thing on a Saturday morning. The characters there are very colourful and will chat to you.
Where do you like to shop in London?
Beyond Retro for the great vintage and Topshop because I buy things from there all the time.
Do you have a favourite local café or bar?
Bistrotheque has just opened up another bar; it’s airy, open and does fantastic cocktails.
Where do you head to celebrate?
I go partying in east London, and the venues change from occasion to occasion. The area has the most exciting bars and clubs.
Where do you like to walk?
I love walking along Regent’s Canal. Things change so much as you explore it, from really chic waterfront cafés to quiet secluded spots where you can wind down with a book. It’s great to take in by bike, too.
Are there any hidden spots you don’t want out-of-towners to know about?
De Beauvoir Square in Dalston is very pretty in summer. It’s an ideal place to escape to with a cup of coffee and spend five minutes in nature when you need to get away from the city grind.
Which person from London do you most admire?
Mary Quant. She revolutionised fashion and she defined the King’s Road in the 1960s. I love reading about that period in the city’s history, it’s fascinating.
Where do you head for inspiration?
Anywhere. I’m travelling to St Andrews in Scotland soon and am excited about exploring there. There are some craft and textile galleries I want to take a look at.
What can’t you live without?
An obvious answer, but it’s my phone. My entire life, from appointments to To-Do lists, is on there.