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a bit about Sydney
What are you working on these days?
I'm in my final year at uni, and I'm chugging on figuring out next steps. Hit me up if you're interested in employing a War Studies undergrad!
What drives you mad these days?
Politics. It's a part of my degree, which plays a part in my growing frustration.
What makes you happy?
Laughing, eating great food, and travelling with friends. Ideally all together!
When was the last time you cried?
I recently watched Dunkirk and definitely shed a couple of tears.
What’s your latest musical obsession?
What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?
Sing Street. I loved its energy, and the music has a permanent spot on my Spotify playlist.
When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?
AllSaints, & Other Stories, and COS!
What’s your go-to café in London?
Fernandez and Wells, which is attached Somerset House.
What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through in London?
Primrose Hill. Walk through the park and watch all the dogs run by, sit down for brunch at Greenberry's Cafe, and then walk throughout the neighbourhood in search of London's historic blue plaques.
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in London but never actually do?
I'm getting better about it, but I need to take better advantage of London's fantastic theatre and music scenes.
Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?
I really admire the author, Han Kang. I'd take her to Nopi for lunch and then Monmouth Coffee to talk all about her work and her interpretation of Korean culture, history, and the nuances of human nature.
If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?
Spoil myself with a coffee and a new book at Daunt bookshop in Marylebone and then pop over to the Everyman Theatre in Hampstead.
What’s that place in London that you feel like only you know about? Where’s your secret spot and what makes it special for you?
The Old Dairy Cafe just off of Conway Street. It’s my ‘secret’ spot because it’s only really known to people who frequent that area. But hands down, they make the best coffee, chocolate chip cookies, and quiches in London.
If tomorrow was your last day in London before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?
Say goodbye to all of my friends, walk around all of my favourite neighbourhoods, and eat at one my favourite restaurants.
Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?
What’s the spot in London you wouldn’t be caught dead in?
Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, or Camden on a weekend. The crowds swallow you up and it’s like being in a mosh pit.
You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?
I’d probably go scream about it with a couple of my closest friends at a cafe called the Fleet Street Press.
What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?
Cafe and restaurant hopping with my closest friends. It's particularly thrilling when we're exploring a new pocket of London.
When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?
Meat Liquor. I’ve made a lot of great memories there with some incredible people. The atmosphere is intense, it’s packed with people, greasy food, and had super loud music. When I’m in the mood for a serious caloriefest and a Bloody Mary that packs a punch, it’s my go-to place. Then I'd also really like Book Club near Old Street!