London, United Kingdom
Natasha, 28
Founder & Ceo of AucArt
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a bit about Natasha

What are you working on?

My final dissertation, and my exciting new art-related digital platform!

What drives you mad these days?

Social stratification, nepotism and violence.

What makes you happy?

Achieving personal goals, being in the presence of great art I connect with, and traveling.

When was the last time you cried?

Last night. The academic essay I was writing totally drained me.

What is playing in your earphones nowadays?

Aurora – Half the World Away and Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now.

What was the last movie you went to?

Sleeping With Other People directed by Leslye Headland. It wasn’t great…

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

COS or vintage. Not too often though, shopping for clothes kind of bores me.

What’s your go-to café in London?

Shoreditch House. There’s everything you need. Comfortable couches, separate seating areas depending on the vibe you require, a superb roof terrace with a great view (and a heated pool for pre/post meetings).

Where’s your favourite street or neighbourhood to wander in London?

Hampstead. It’s by far my favourite neighbourhood in London. It’s scenic, cobbled side streets and original street lamps, boho cafés, great crêpes, beautiful architecture. Not to mention the exquisite Heath, for wild earthly walks to unwind during the weekend.

What do you LOVE to do in the city but never actually do?

I love sitting on the top of Primrose hill, but haven’t the time in recent months.

Who’s your hero and where would you take them out to eat or drink in London?

I’m lucky to have had many inspiring people in my life I would consider personal heros. That is a really tricky question. I’d say one of my first ballet teachers. When I was a young child she taught me to become the lady I am today, along with many other things. Ms. Doreen Winkree. I’d take her to The Dorchester for afternoon tea.

What would make a perfect day in the sun for you?

Sailing boat in the middle of a clear, waveless ocean – (land within vision) listening to Frank Sinatra with family and friends.

It’s raining for days and you’re sick of staying at home – where would you go?

Rain doesn’t stop me from leaving my home! I’m a Londoner.

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

I’d spend it finishing whatever I have left to finish at the time, whatever that may be.

What’s the place in London you’ll never be caught dead in?

Tacky old pubs that smell of sweaty feet.

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