A little more about me.
What’s your day job?
I’m a creative copywriter.
Who/what inspires you to cook?
A combination of things; travel, my favourite chefs, books, street food, restaurants, my mum and often just my imagination. I try not to limit myself.
What camera do you use?
I use a Canon 700d with various lens’. To edit photos, I use Photoshop, VSCO Cam and Afterlight.
What country have you visited that has the best cuisine?
This is a hard one! My family are Jamaican, so for me I’ve always enjoyed traditional Caribbean food which is pretty amazing. I’ve travelled to a lot of places from Europe to China, but I’d love to go to India, South America and Morocco as I cook and eat a lot of this kind of food. I love the intense spices and vibrant colours.
Have you ever lived abroad?
Berlin stole my heart in the summer of 2014. I lived there for a few months travel writing, meeting wonderful people, (trying) to learn German and exploring the city. It has the hippy culture and gritty aesthetic of east London, but the effortless style and trendiness of New York’s city slickers all rolled into one. For a city so big and diverse it was never overcrowded or suffocating. Berlin mingles so many elements perfectly well yet holds its own. If you’re into history, art, pop culture, music and fashion – it’s a must.
What made you start NWC?
Other than my love for good food and baking? Friends and social media. Friends would tell me countless times to start a blog because they wanted cooking tips and detox advice. And as someone who browses Instagram and blogs daily for my fashion and food fixes, gradually they’ve built my confidence to start my own online corner.
What other social media do you use?
Mainly Instagram for personal use and of course this here blog. It’s my little escape from reality & place for visual inspiration. Follow me for regular posts.
What’s your favourite thing about London?
Ah, where to begin? I love the food, the continuous buzz, the light, the street style, the creative freedom – I could go on. One of my favourite things to do is discover new places to eat and shop, though. Whether I’m enjoying Shoreditch nightlife, thrifting my way through Brick Lane on a weekend, or people watching around the city, I’m always happy here. I will never be fully detached from my hometown in the Midlands though. “Home” is good.
Have you ever wanted to write a recipe book?
Yes, I’d love to! It’s still on the bucket list.