You are a passionate urban gardener - with spring around the corner, what are your top three tips & tricks to grow veggies & fruit at home?
I have started loving growing things in lockdown - it’s definitely something my mother instilled in my when I was younger and now it’s coming back to me!
My top three tips are to invest in flowers that are bee-friendly so you have a double win when planting, not just something beautiful but also useful for the environment, to start growing your own herbs to cut back on plastic and also just so easy as you can do that right in a windowsill, and finally make sure not to ever use anything with chemicals in your garden - that means no Miracle Grow, no pesticides, nothing that doesn’t come from nature itself!
Any other tips when it comes to living a more conscious and sustainable life?
I would say just remember that every single purchase you make is important - whether that’s choosing organic over conventional or buying a reusable coffee cup for your next latte. Little things matter and add up and that is also the easiest way to start off living a more conscious life.
What's your favourite home-cooked meal?
I have a very special pasta recipe I got from my friend Robert’s grandmother in Puglia - it’s a mixture of home cooked lentils, sautéed savoy cabbage with chile and garlic, then covered in olive oil. So good and such a hearty plant based meal - my husband and I have it once a week.
What's your mantra?
When I was four I told my father as I was climbing a tree that was too high for me and he told me to come down that, “everyone has to live their own self life” and I have stuck with that ever since as I kept on climbing up.
What are your favourite arkitaip-pieces?
I love the Gabri Wrap Top in black, the Xavi Bandeau Top in oatmeal and the Seppi Blazer in black.