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Johan, 38
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What are you working on these days?

After leaving bar-tending a few years ago, I now run a web-shop selling accessories for men. Ties, Braces, Male Suspenders. Working from home in East London is great and I often take a little break and head up to Broadway Market to stretch my legs and to pick up a coffee at Pavilion.

What drives you mad these days?

People who don’t show respect and people who litter. Drives me bonkers. When I’m on my Vespa I also get a bit frustrated with cars. Crazy how fast they always have to get to places.

What makes you happy?

My fiancee and 2 cats! It’s amazing what a couple of cats in a home can do.

When was the last time you cried?

I’m not much of a crier so it was ages ago at my Grandparent’s funeral. They died within a couple of days of each other so it was a joint funeral. It was beautiful.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

Matthew E White and Major Lazor.

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

I went to see Captain America Civil War. I did enjoy it a lot. Now I’m looking forward to going to see The Junglebook. I’ll let you know my thoughts on that too.

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

Usually online. London can be a bit much sometimes so shopping from home is great. On occasion I need to go and try things on though, as I don’t seem to get any smaller. 😉

What’s your go-to café in London?

A place called Tapped and Packed on Rathbone Place in Fitzrovia. It’s owned by a friend of mine and great spot for a coffee and cake. All home made.

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

I like to wander along Regents Canal. It can be a bit busy with cyclists during morning and evening so take a walk when people are at work.

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

Theatre. A fantastic art-form but I have only been once but need to do it more often. You can find cheap tickets to some fantastic plays if you are lucky.

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

I would love to take Eddie Izzard for some tapas at Barrafina in Soho. He’s an amazing and brave man who stands up for his beliefs. He deserves a free dinner.

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

I would head to one of London’s great galleries or museums. Hours can be spent and loads to be learnt.

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

If I tell you it won’t be secret anymore. One day I might tell you.

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

Oxford Street. Herds and herds of tourists doing touristy things like walking very, very slowly and stopping right in front of you without any notice.

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