I’m a (now-ex) student and creatively minded person – I used to say “blogger”, but I don’t do as much of that anymore, though I should update my site more often. I just finished a postgraduate law degree here in London and am an apprentice at the Business of Fashion, and I like taking photos in my free time.
Mexico City! Or a road trip in Japan; can’t get enough of it.
My Contax T2 (and film), a good book (currently reading The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie) and a hat (my current favourite is a black crochet one).
The chef René Redzepi, because he’s a master forager, so at least I’ll eat well while waiting for people to rescue us.
One of them would have to be getting a hammam in Marrakech – we went into the spa thinking it’d be relaxing, but were stripped down and scrubbed raw. It was hilarious!
All of my favourite travel photos are of the people I travel with! It’s hard to choose one favourite.
I don’t usually shop much when I travel, but I always try to buy some cheese when I’m in Paris – comté is my favourite.
I’m a bit of a crazy travel planner and like to cross-reference a bunch of sites, especially when it’s about restaurants. Everything from Eater and TripAdvisor to Suitcase Magazine and Condé Nast Traveler – still shocked that Bourdain is gone... RIP. I also screenshot everything on Instagram in case anyone I follow posts something I’d like to see.
Plan everything and sign up for cheap flight alerts – I’m also signed up to this flight mailing list called Jack’s Flight Club, which is great.
It’s usually got something to do with restaurants.
I tend to over-pack, so I’m the worst person to ask! I like to have contingency-plan items.Is there an activity you always do when you go somewhere?
Very cliché, but I try to walk a lot in all the cities I visit.
We had a terrifying car ride during the Morocco trip on our way back to Fez from Chefchaouen – no street lights and we were going so fast, so it’s a miracle we made it back in one piece.
Jeans and sneakers.
Marseille and Provence! And Portugal at the end of the summer.
Lines at the airport (sending serious side-eye to JFK).
Two days in Japan - our onset hotel only had Wi-Fi in the lobby, so we didn't bother.
Let’s see: China, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK, the US and Vietnam. I think that’s it?
Japan – for everything, but especially the food. I also know that my parents would see it as a great excuse to visit all the time.
How privileged I am, generally, to be able to experience it all.
This feature originally appeared in the July/August print issue of #legend