A coffee with Jade
Crafting compelling design-led descriptions for discerningly different homes is something our in-house wordsmith is great at. Anyone who meets Jade instantly feels like they've made a new friend, so a sit down coffee was bliss this morning.
First and foremost why did you choose to work with Mr and Mrs Clarke?
Like all good creative collaborations, it started with an Instagram scroll. I had been following Mr & Mrs Clarke for a while and LOVED that they were creating something different in the real estate space. I love design so I felt compelled to reach out to Paul and Alex about working together and how my own experience in editorial content for the design sector could bring a new ingredient to the mix.
Favourite type of property?
I have always loved that classic Victorian Terrace vernacular and its original features, but I also wouldn’t say no to an Edwardian.
Your Mr and Mrs Clarke highlight so far?
I’m the new kid, so I know the highlights will continue to roll, but writing up a listing for an INSANE Mid-Century house that is such an iconic statement of the period. I can’t wait to see who buys it.
Where’s your favourite town/city?
Rome, for the food, architecture and atmosphere. The city is magnificent and the street food… let’s just say Supplì and leave it at that.
A little more personal…
Tea or Coffee?
Coffee (never instant).
Early bird or night owl?
Early bird and I power down at 10pm. It’s weird how the clock chimes like an off switch for me.
What 3 items would I always find in your fridge?
Greek yogurt, parmesan and leftovers from last night’s dinner. Leftovers get executive parking in my fridge – it’s always better the next day.
What was your first job?
A waitress in a golf club serving Sunday dinners. My first job as a graduate was as a broadcast assistant for local radio, but I’m too giggly to be on the airwaves.
Last series you binge-watched?
Schitt’s Creek, I’m on cycle 2 of the entire series. I just can’t stop.
Which website do you visit the most?
Probably Nigella Lawson’s, if her books haven’t already provided me with the answers. The woman never steers me wrong. Well, apart from her pronunciation of microwave – ‘meecro warvay’.