"I nominate Susie because she is the hardest working person I know!"
- Jessica Sutton
// Q+A //
1. What do you love most about living in London?
My neighbourhood- Lower Clapton - a great sense of community is forming, with lot's of people opening their doors to new shops, cafes etc - a sense of people doing it for themselves to enrol those around them.
2. When I have a creative block, I go to:
Get a strong coffee, take five, and then try and approach things from a different angle.
3. Describe your favourite travel experience ever.
It will have to be a couple of holidays that involved road trips.
California Road Trip- the scenery was beyond what I expected in terms of diversity- from the visit of the Big Sur to the epic scale of Yosemite and the rolling wine regions.
A highland Scotland road trip was another all time fave- the Isle of Skye has to be one of the most levelling and calming places.
4. On board a flight I can't live without:
Sleep. It's the one time I can totally switch off, putting the phone and laptop away.
5. Jess asks: what is your dream event location?
There are so many incredible places - this is a tough one, but I'll have to go for natural scenic settings...
- A beach on a remote island of Scotland on a sunny day of course!
- Sagano bamboo forest in Japan.
- A boat party on Lake Hillier in Australia. A bubblegum pink coloured lake that's surrounded by paperbark and eucalyptus trees...
Purely thinking location + not logistics here!
6. My top 3 go-to sites are:
1. Style me pretty - for the wedding planner in me.
2. This is colossal - for inspiration.
3. Studio DIY - for a bit of fun crafting.
7. What are the secret ingredients for throwing the best wedding?
Know your couple and reflect them- making sure there's plenty of the fun factor!
8. Describe your ultimate party with no budget.
Perhaps high up in a cloud forest in Costa Rica, with suspended dining amongst the tree canopies, surrounded by wildlife + nature - feasting on forest finds.
9. I would love to collaborate with ( ) on ( ).
Kinfolk - one of their dinners.
10. How can we make more art + less war?
With reduced investment in the arts in the UK, it's about fostering better resources and funds so the arts world is properly supported and able to reach its audience far + wide. Art is a universal language that can be a really powerful + healing too.
Thank you Susie, it has been a pleasure x