My West London Life

Amy Nairn, Personal Chef


Personal Chef Amy Nairn on her favourite restaurants, high-profile clients, & cooking to impress!

Where do you live and why?

Having grown up between Islington and Scotland, I’ve lived in Parson’s Green most of my adult life. I love village atmosphere, the mix of ‘country’ pubs, young families, and its proximity to the King’s Road.

How did you get into cooking, is

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Tony Hindhaugh, co-owner of The Parson’s Nose


Tony Hindhaugh, co-owner of The Parson's Nose, on west London foodies & cooking in Ukraine!

How did you get into butchery? Was it something you always wanted to do?

I have always had a strong interest in food and wine. I used to run a gastro pub company and I have also owned and run a vineyard in South Africa. I was a private chef in the South of France for a couple of years and I am a food TV director…….so… Read more →

Liz Benjamin, Circuit Society


Liz Benjamin of Circuit Society Bayswater, on fitness, motherhood, & never giving up

How did you get into fitness? Had it always been your thing?

I have loved fitness for as long as I can remember. In my teens and twenties, I used to go to the gym or run multiple times a week and during my pregnancies, I did low-impact workouts. It was only after my children reached the terrible two’s that I got… Read more →

Dr Joshua Van der Aa, Harley Street


We chat to Dr Joshua Van der Aa, the youngest cosmetic doctor to have his own practice on Harley Street

What brought you to London and why?

Like many people, I moved here for work. I got a very tempting job offer incredibly early in my career that was too good not to go for: I pretty much packed my things immediately and moved!

How is life in London different to Belgium? Is there anything you miss about home?

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Actress & Comedian Juliet Cowan


Juliet Cowan on motherhood, being a TV veteran, & her new show at The Bush Theatre!

Do you live or work in west London?

I live in west London. All my children were educated here. I consider it my home. My favourite thing about the area is the people. It is such a mixed area with so many people involved in the community, close second is the parks and trees.

What’s your favourite thing about

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Ellie Webb, founder of Caleño


Ellie Webb, founder of the alcohol-free drink, Caleño, on catering for younger generations & why they're drinking less!

Do you live or work in west London?

I used to stay in West London quite a lot when my sister lived there, and currently, all of Caleño’s sales team are based in West London, so I’m there a lot!

What’s your favourite thing about the area?

I usually find myself between the city of Bristol and west London… Read more →