Italianos

As a bonus for a slight absence from the audience, Coffee_Me will introduce you two coffee companions. I only knew Cesare personally, I have been passing by the restaurant he works at and popped by to have coffee since the restaurant is Italian, how can one resist a good coffee. I had the pleasure of Italian hospitality and meeting the chef too. It was interesting to see how it is all being set up before the opening for lunch, so many preparations and details to be considered unless one is familiar with the job they’d know, as for me the one that is friends with catering business as a consumer was a moment of respect, admiration and gratitude.

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is an amazing restaurant manager, like an amazing one, he takes care of you so nicely as if you are at home with your family, only in that case if your family is nice:)) Studied Electronics and dreamt to go to Australia. But somehow London turned out to be closer. London does has this tendency, to catch us in its nets, usually for love reasons! Cesare collects wine, I know of it but never seen the collection, wink wink! I prefer red!:) With love for job one does usually finds the way of demonstrating it, and on one of the occasions Cesare expressed it by creating the most expensive cocktail in the world that made to the papers .It  was served for Grace Jones with some ingredients of alcohol that was made from the previous century of the century that I was born which isn’t the one we are living in and with vintage champagne and golden leafs stuff. For me an old gin and tonic combination is the best cocktail made, herbal and healthy, apparently:)

Likes: Family // Dislikes: Failure

M-I-C-H-E-L-E  – The Chef

3F3B5932It’s always such a great pleasure to meet people, because I love people. Meeting Michele was brief but also exciting as chefs are such mysterious persona’s they visualise their passion and vision in food and our taste buds are the admirers of their work.

Michele studied hospitality but his dream was to become an actor or a singer, the road of life leads him to a chef assistant job in a hotel. Few years later he starts working in Sandler Restaurant in Milan. While working there, the restaurante gets its first Michelin star. Congratulations, for chefs it’s equivalent to an Oscar for an actor or Nobel Prize for the Scientist, isn’t it?!

After Milano, next destination was Singapore where he lived and worked for some years, widening his horizons and skills. Upon his return to the Sandler’s restaurant, gets the second star. In a free time this happy looking person likes to dance:)

Likes: Travel // Dislikes: Bad Food

To be looked after by Cesare and to eat the food by Michele you can so in London’s restaurant Enoteca Turi. I have a feeling I have skills of the advertising agent, if I didn’t choose photography I’d probably be on the billboards advising you to try this product and I think I’d be very convincing!:)

Alexandra The Great

3F3B7606Coffee_Me is of course as usually over the moon excited to introduce you it’s across the table coffee companion. I truly love them all!

With this lady we were laughing so hard while revisiting her career paths as we ought to live through them  sometimes to remember how exciting they are.

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Upon finishing her degree in EBS that was the final destination of her studying experience after she did so in Germany and U.S.A., the beautiful lady here wasn’t sure what she wanted to do in her life. I mean we happen to have those questions after we finish studies and hmmm what’s next?!:) not all but some for sure!:) Alexandra goes to work in Media PB to sell advertising: Travel to Russia. She was accompanying the football supporters of Arsenal and Chelsea teams to the football matches in the cities they took place. Needless to say that it was fun times for her but she gets bored of it and starts to look for next job opportunities. She opens an online shop and sells scarfs from Nepal, business goes well and successful but desire to move forwards and explore new possibilities, she goes into Private Banking: Asset Management. After some time she feels urge for colour, texture and creativity, starts a little business on the side: selling bags. She trades them in the bank and at other offices of other businesses in the building. At this point we were on the floor from laughter.  As of course I had all sort of imaginative pictures in my head how she walks around with this pieces and offers them to her colleagues and other office workers.

 Moving on further Alexandra’s adventures career paths, the girl goes back to selling scarfs and moves to another job and new position. Head hunting, drives the  company to number one supplier in private banking for Russian market in London. By now you’d expect: ‘And she lived happily ever after!’:) but nope:) I mean happily but moving forward:) Alexandra opens her own head hunting company and now she also has started her new online business luxurious bags to rent online. Watch this space as its coming to live very very soon and I would love to share the useful website link for the ladies or even for men and their ladies, wink wink:)
Likes: olive and purple colours // Dislikes: Cold

Viva La Vida!

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Coffee_Me and it’s second blind date. It’s been incredibly inspiring meeting all the uniqueness of personalities of all my coffee companions. I feel so blessed that I have a chance to get to know each of the personas and tell their incredible lives of different backgrounds and journeys.

ANIA

The moment I meet these ‘strangers’ it feels like meeting an old friend, we talk and share and I have an incredible opportunity to travel their life paths in spirit.

Ania has this funny feeling about buying clothes in the shops and since she was 16 she makes her own: sewing, knitting whatever its is to put those materials together. She then has a dream to go to London and study in Central St Martins and to become a designer. She works hard and puts herself into studies in the university of dreams. Where they pretty much die out since everyone is going there for reputation and hoping to be next Alexander McQueen or Stella McCartney.

And what happens to these dreamers?! Do they create new aims and happy places and march to their successfulness?! Or they just stop imagining and get on with their lives?! I think it depends on personality but the stamina of this lady is focused or I might say experimental:)

While she is full time working in a retail shop in order to bring her realisations to life, she writes and self-publishes a book “Vagina Diaries” (such a taboo word in our society for some reason, no matter how free we are and confident with ourselves, when we hear V-A-G-I-N-A it makes us giggle or even get offended. Nope, not me, those that know me personally are familiar with my affection for genital conversations:))). It’s a diary written from her private (lets call it the neutral way to make this reading experience to everyone easy:). Through this book Ania gets in connection with her private and its feelings and emotions and even educate each other. Now she is working on her second one and is planning to launch it soon once she finds a publisher. Very daring but how many of us do dare?!:) I mean just do as we feel. Walking through our fears, perceptions and expectations: brings us to new dimensions and experiences. Ania’s main passion is knitting and she does it well, very well and sells her pieces online and you can find her under this Instagram page(@electriknan). Ania also gave me to listen to some dance remix where she talks over music with her ideas of happiness. And I’m sure that is probably least that she tries herself in and probably there would be more to tell me but my time ran out and I had to rush. I think I should have to be continue option too:)

Likes: shoes // Dislikes: rudeness