My London Life…
Hectic to say the least. Even more so since the store has opened. However I knew this would be the case and it’s 100% worth it. I love the London buzz and everything that comes with it. Having my store in London is so important to me because it’s where my clients are but also where I love spending time.
Where the heart is – so for me that’s London. It’s also my grandmother’s house where I live now – opening my shop meant giving up the luxury of living alone while I get finances in order for bigger and better moves for the future of the company. On the plus side, I get to spend more time with my family and make the most of little moments which make a huge difference to my grandmother who isn´t as able anymore.
My fave place in London with the gents…
I feel like I´m slightly on the older side of clubbing these days, so tend to go to bars now when it´s time to let my hair down. London is exciting because there are always new places popping up and these vary even more depending on the season so it´s nice to keep things varied and try out different places. I can´t complain about a great British pub either. Although I like a beer, or the odd Old Fashioned, I also keep drinking to a minimum and focus on my health.
Where would you recommend for a first date…
This would always depend on the person – I think it´s good to suggest places based on their likes, it shows you´ve been listening at least! In the Summer, rooftops or garden bars and restaurants are ideal. In winter, somewhere cosy with a fireplace is always nice, Covent Garden tends to set the mood well in winter!
Favourite place for escape…
I should probably escape a lot more but with the business I´m kept on my feet and in London. London has great parks which are amazing in the summer, so tuning into nature is always a nice way to have a few moments of peace. On my last trip to LA I did a lot of hikes which allowed me to enjoy some incredible views – I think the perfect escapes are always abroad and probably where you have a little less access to wifi.
Who is your idol?
This is a tough one because there are many people who inspire me and I try to take the best from all of them and shape them into one persona. But. if I had to mention just one and from the hair industry it would be Vidal Sassoon as he created a true legacy through his work and put a spin on the whole meaning of ladies hairdressing. He inspires me to do something similar in the men´s grooming world.
Best meal you´ve ever had?
This is a tough question. I´ve had some incredible dishes in my lifetime and I love food and trying new things.
What do you collect?
Football shirts. I have over 25 (the majority of Liverpool).
Favourite mode of transport?
Being driven, or driving. Who really likes the bus or the tube?
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” –Norman Vincent Peale