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Rebecca Tay

Editorial director, fashion writer, digital gal and frequent traveller

The Canadian fashion journo moved to London in 2011 and has been editorial director at THE OUTNET nearly ever since. She’s interviewed names ranging from Alexa Chung and Diane von Furstenberg to Cindy Crawford and Matthew Williamson, and her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph and ELLE Canada. She makes a point to try and take a little trip at least once a month – Ibiza is definitely a favourite destination.

Rebecca's Top Tips:

  1. Dover Street Market on Haymarket is one of the most incredible shopping experiences ever (be sure to check out the J.W.Anderson ‘playground’), while Liberty is always a good place to bring visiting friends – so iconic and British, but with a really contemporary buy.
  2. Kensal Rise is my neighbourhood, and with Queen’s Park and Notting Hill both within walking distance, it’s easy to stay local all weekend long. Bel and Nev is my favourite, tiny little coffee shop (the couple who own it opened it after years cheffing at Polpo and Bocca di Lupo), while Parlour is a good option if you need a bit more space.
  3. Chinatown can be a bit intimidating if you don’t know where to go. If you love dumplings and noodles, you won’t regret going to Leong’s Legend – but my favourite is Baozi Inn (yes, the Chairman Mao décor is a bit much, but the dumplings in garlic and chili oil are delicious). For cheap and cheerful dim sum, Joy King Lau off Leicester Square is the best, though New World is one of the only places that does cart service, if you prefer to point and pick.