Christina Albe – Brand Manager, Kit & Ace
How do you like to start your day?
My first thought when I wake up is coffee. I make myself a cup at home and sit down to catch up with the news and social media.
What does your morning look like?
Not as relaxed as I wish they were! I make myself a cup of coffee and head for the gym. I’m really into Freeletics at the moment, it’s an app based out of Munich that assesses your fitness goals and current state of fitness to give you a custom training plan. I do their Gym app, which focuses on weight lifting. Then I hit the office for breakfast and emails.
Where do you like to go for lunch?
Toss up between Falafelicious in Box Park and Viet 86 for their amazing baguettes and pho.
What’s your favourite part of Shoreditch?
The people. Having spent so much time in Shoreditch building up Kit and Ace I actually know people on the street. Which is such a weird thought for a city like London! I love sitting at our Sorry Coffee bar in our Shoreditch shop and just watching the world go by.
What one place is a must-see/do for you?
Columbia Road Flower Market on a Sunday morning has become a ritual and a colourful escape in an otherwise grey city.
Where would you go for a drink after work?
I’m a pub girl, so The Owl and The Pussycat is my go to for a pint after work!
Where would you go for dinner?
Dishoom without a doubt. Their okra fries are to die for. Not to mention the atmosphere they create really transports you to another world, it’s pretty amazing.
Anything later-night that you like…?
The Ace Hotel host Supa Dupa Fly with DJ Emily Rawson a couple times a month. When I feel like getting down on the dance floor I head there for a night of R&B and hip hop jams – reminds me of my hometown of Baltimore.
Tell us your Shoreditch in 3 words
Community. Colourful. Eclectic.