When did you join onefinestay?
And what is it that you do?
Moving from the guest services team (where I was lucky enough to visit lots of the fantastic onefinestay homes and see first hand what a great time the guests have) to the Host Relations team, I’m now seeing things from the ‘other side’ and work to help ensure that our hosts are happy and everything runs smoothly.
Where do you live in London?
Just off Holland Park Avenue in Notting Hill – though at the moment my house is being renovated so I’m confined to one room kitted out with portable oven, kettle and…that’s about it. Camping in London loses its charm pretty quickly so it’s lucky there are so many fantastic places close by I can escape to!
Where would you like to live in London?
Anywhere as long as I could live in a mews – tucked away with cobbled streets and around the corner from a great bakery would be perfect.
What is your favourite type of tea and why?
After being a staunch believer in no nonsense English Breakfast, after a recent trip to Morrocco I’m afraid I have become a bit of a mint tea addict.
Who would be the guest of honour at your dinner party?
It would have to be Joanna Lumley – growing up watching Ab Fab (many attempts were made to imitate the Patsy ‘beehive’.never to great success) I would love to while away an evening over a glass of champagne (or six)
What is your favourite word?
‘Suuuper!’. Perhaps not my favourite word, but I’ve been told I say it quite a bit. On reflection, maybe it’s something I should wean out of my vocabulary – it’s even starting to annoy me.
When did you last get lost?
Yesterday. A good sense of direction is not a quality I have, so I prefer to see it as discovering a new way to get from A to B.
What was the best experience you ever had on holiday?
It would have to be swimming with wild dolphins on Lamu Island in Kenya. My sisters and I were taken out in a rickety boat by a local guide. He pointed to the water, we hopped in and he began to whistle quietly. After a couple of minutes of nervously treading water, I looked down and seemingly out of nowhere had arrived about six dolphins, who then swam along beside us for about twenty minutes before disappearing as quickly as they had appeared.
What is your favourite spot in London which you wouldn’t find on a map?
The Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens. Everytime I walk past it, memories of family dog walks on Saturdays along with croissants and fresh orange juice come flooding back (I’ve blanked out the sibling fights that inevitably came with it..)
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