London, United Kingdom
Jemima, 27
Journalist for Show Media Agency
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a bit about Jemima

What are you working on these days?

I’m a journalist at a creative agency in London, and I write about art, design, travel, style, watches and restaurants.

What drives you mad these days?

Narrow-mindedness. And selfie sticks.

What makes you happy?

The sun, good food, positivity and being spontaneous.

When was the last time you cried?

It was so long ago, I can’t remember.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

The music I listen to really depends on my mood and what I’m doing at the time, but a new artist I really like at the moment is singer/songwriter Dua Lipa.

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

A brilliant German film called ‘Victoria’ directed by Sebastian Schipper, starring Laia Costa and Frederick Lau. It’s a thriller set in Berlin and shot in one continuous take.

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

I tend to shop around the King’s Road, as there’s a real mix of shops ranging from designer boutiques to charity shops, and Chelsea Town Hall often holds vintage and designer sales on a weekend.

What’s your go-to café in London?

Colbert on Sloane Square is my go-to place for anything from breakfast meetings for work to dinner with friends. It’s a classic Parisian cafe and great for people watching.

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

I love taking detours along Pimlico Road to window shop in the amazing art and antiques galleries. There’s everything from antique furniture to contemporary art.

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

I once took the river boat down the Thames as part of my commute home from work and it was a fantastic way to see the city. Definitely beats getting the tube!

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

I’m inspired by lots of different people for different reasons, but my two ultimate heroes are my parents. I’d take them for a lavish picnic at Primrose Hill on a sunny day.

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

I’d go for a wander around the Saatchi Gallery.

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

Maison Assouline on Piccadilly sells the most beautiful coffee-table books, but not everyone knows that, above the book shop and the Swan Bar, there are rooms filled with curiosities that the Assouline family have collected on their travels. Its a fascinating place where I can spend hours exploring.

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

I’d start the day with an early morning walk along Chelsea Embankment, and I’d end it by going for drinks at Oblix at the Shard for spectacular, panoramic views. I’d try to prolong the day for as long as I could, and see as much of the city as possible.

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

It would have to be the Royal Borough (Kensington and Chelsea) as it’s my local neighbourhood.

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

I try to be open-minded about trying places I wouldn’t usually step foot in, as sometimes you have the most fun in the places you least expect!

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?

I’d go for champagne at the Connaught bar in Mayfair with a few of my best friends.

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?

Running in Battersea Park or Hyde Park – it’s my thinking time.

When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?

Cocktails at Jak’s bar on Walton Street in South Kensington is a fun place to start, then I’ll see where the night goes from there…

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