Editer was an online style publication; no longer online. Interview by Sophie Dening. Photography by Shini Park.
'Kensal Rise is a fantastic pocket of London, like a little multicultural village right in the city which has all the perks of urban living with the community spirit of actually knowing your neighbours both young and old – we even have a milkman (Hello Ken!) and we can't go for a coffee without seeing friends we've known for years. I meet people all the time who've lived around here all their lives and wouldn't dream of moving, such as broadcaster Gaby Roslin, actor Tamsin Greig and writer Zadie Smith – it's a community where the local curry house knows what you're ordering before you sit down, you're on first-name terms with your local coffee shop and you actually care about campaigns such as saving the local library. There are cool boutiques for fashion and gifts, hip hangouts for evenings out but also old-fashioned corner shops and delis for all the essentials and green spaces such as Queen's Park itself and also Roundwood Park in Harlesden.'