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Lucy, 31
Digital Advertising Consultant
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I am a Digital Advertising Consultant for an ad tech company. We work hands on with clients to get them the best out of their digital advertising initiatives and ensure they are reaching their customers online in new and unique ways. I love it because I am constantly challenged and get to work with some great brands and people. Being in digital, you feel that you are at the forefront, which I love.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Sex and the City, they gave us unrealistic expectations about salary and living arrangements in NYC but they were so lovable and fashionable! Girls, which is the millennial version of Sex and the City. Seinfeld is hilarious, Kramer is my favourite and I can do a great impression of Elaine dancing!

Name some spots in London that are good for a Tinder date.

If you take your date to the top of the Shard for some champers at sunset, you are getting a second date. Any of the food markets like Night Tales or Street Feast is a really cool setting and you can discover new foods and drinks together. I always suggest doing something active like renting some Santander cycles and riding through High Park and having a picnic is so fun and romantic.

Who’s your hero and where in London would you take them out for a serious hang?

My hero is my maternal grandmother, she has always taught me to be a strong woman by leading such an exemplary life. I can't wait until she comes to visit me in London and when she does I will first take her to see all of the different flowers in Queen Mary's Garden as she has such a green thumb. I'd then take her for a proper tea at somewhere cool like Sketch, because shes super trendy. Then I'd end the day with seeing a show, perhaps The Mousetrap as she is a big fan of Agatha Christie!

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I'm obsessed with Skinnydip for accessories. I have an unnecessary amount of phonecases and matching passport holders and/or portable chargers. For clothes I mostly shop on ASOS but love Sugar and Style at the Boxpark Shoreditch for unique finds. I hit up Donna Ida in Pimlico for all of my denim, and frequent the Burberry and Matches Fashion outlets in Hackney.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

I'll tell you which areas in town I'll always be caught in - Primrose Hill, Kentish Town, Hackney, Highbury & Islington, and Chelsea. Also, Soho/Covent Garden because I work there and its pretty fab!

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

I have been dying to go and visit God's Own Junkyard which is basically neon light heaven and I still haven't been!

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in London that you particularly like?

We once discovered a coffee shop under the Hackney Central arches that has become a favourite of mine - Dark Arts Coffee

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in London? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Hakkassan for my 29th birthday, I was treated for my birthday so luckily I don't know how much the bill was, but we had a tasting menu which was divine!

Where can you get the best cocktail in London? Which one do you like?

Bob Bob Ricard, press for champagne!

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

If you are in London you must go for a proper afternoon tea. There are themed teas for all personalities. I recommend the Alice in Wonderland themed tea at the Sanderson or the Pret-a-Portea at The Berkeley Hotel.

What are the London spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Shop at Portabello Market, graffiti hunting on Shoreditch High Street, take in the sites around Southbank and go on aThames River Cruise, and eat your way through Camden Market

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Bali, I just got back from my honeymoon there and it really was paradise. I almost didn't come back to London. The food, the shopping, the people, and most of all the sights! Waking up in a villa with an infinity pool that overlooks the tropical rain forest is an experience I will never forget!

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