London, United Kingdom
Adrianna, 31
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a bit about Adrianna

What are you working on these days?

Working on practicing full presence and awareness to every single thing I do. Brushing my teeth, making dinner, talking and listening to people.

What drives you mad these days?

A few simple things really; people who chew with their mouth open and people who cut in line and know it.

What makes you happy?

Seeing people who completely embody their power and essence, and celebrate themselves without apology. Their entire body lights up and it is such an infectious experience, you can’t help but be inspired and happy too!

When was the last time you cried?

When I felt fear brought on by rapid growth, and after the tears I laughed – hysterically. This can, and has been, a really common experience, and I don’t hate it. I like a good cry.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

LCD Soundsystem, Andhim, Nicolas Jaar…

What was the last movie you watched and was it any good?

I think it was Gone Girl… so long ago and it was ok, anyway the book is infinitely better.

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

Always charity shops. My wardrobe is one of the ways I express myself and I prefer to create an outfit and wear something with a feeling and story. The shops I love to dig through are all of the Traid Outlets. But when I can, I LOVE raiding my Mum and Dad’s wardrobe… oh my goodness, there are some amazing 80’s pieces in there!

What’s your go-to café in London?

My local caffeine hit… Brickwood Cafe, Clapham Common When I’m central it is either Timberyard Cafe, or The Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, Carnaby Street.

What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through in London?

Sounds super cheesy, but I love wandering through Soho. I could get lost in this neighbourhood all day long (and have done).

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in London but never actually do?

Walk aimlessly throughout the city at night time/ early morning. When it is empty and quiet and it feels like it belongs to me.

Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?

I would take Bob Marley to the Sky Garden where together we would rise above the hectic pace of the city, sit amongst the stars and the greenery and feel like we are floating above the world.

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?

Dancing… XOYO or Fabric. Or Rug up nice and warm and just go outside! And/ or be that person who goes dancing in the rain, with a smile on their face. (Londoners be like what?)

What’s that place in London you feel like only you know about?

My secret spot in London…Story Coffee, St John’s Hill. It is a super new cafe, without wifi so you can really unplug and it has a fucking brilliant flat white (and that is coming from an Aussie!). There is also a wonderful little spot in Clapham Common, a little man made pond that has small, individual piers, where I go to sit and meditate after a morning walk around the Common. It is magical in the Summer time.

If tomorrow was your last day in London before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?

Friends, a cycle adventure to a new park, a picnic blanket, music, food, Morning yoga class at Union Station Yoga, brunch a milk in Balham, hire a bike and ride around the city and lounge on a deck in Green Park, dash over to Brick Lane and smash a curry, cycle along the canals, stroll around the Tate Modern, go dancing at Fabric. (This is a sunny day which never ends right?)

Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

Most likely Brixton.

What’s the spot in London you wouldn’t be caught dead in?

Chelsea…. (eyes rolling back in my head). And most of West London.

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