49 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
EP 10: LIVE | The Girl in the Cafe LOVE WHAT YOU DO on Lusophonica Cafe & Radio w/ Vanessa Ford Executive Producer, model
Happy International Womens Day! Today I’m chatting Chatting Vanessa Ford, executive producer, director, model and now childrenswear designer Vanessa Ford. Vanessa is the COO of all-female led company Kukua for the childrens series Super Sema - the first black super hero girl cartoon for kids! Listen to our LIVE Lusophonica Cafe & Online Radio conversation in Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal where he gives so many insights into her life, process and values. Songs based on: Song 1: What is the perfect song to drink coffee/tea to? Song 2: What is the song that represents or reminds you of your most challenging time in your life? Song 3: What is the song that represents or reminds you of your most victorious/happy time in your life? Song 4: What song reminds / represents either Portugal Or Home? Due to copyrights the songs have been edited out but you can listen to his playlist here on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0OWwNASLWeJ5my6UjYWJ9i My Outro song that has "coffee" in the title or in the lyrics is: Black Coffee by Sarah Vaughan Get in touch with Vanessa on Instagram: @tribe_ford You can find her cute kids clothing range here: @minimonroeofficial and to watch the Super Sema Series here: @Super Sema or https://www.supersema.com/ Thank you to Lusophonica.com thegirlinthecafe.co.uk - for all videos, updates and more ❤️
35 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
EP 9: LIVE | The Girl in the Cafe LOVE WHAT YOU DO on Lusophonica Cafe & Radio w/ Robert Geller - Fashion Designer
Today I’m chatting to Robert Geller, who has had an incredible international fashion design career, winner of the prestigious CFDA fashion award, also designing for the likes of Marc Jacobs, Kanye Wests Yeezys and Lululemon's latest mens and womens range as well as his own brand Robert Geller. Listen to our LIVE Lusophonica Cafe & Online Radio conversation in Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal where he gives so many insights into his life, successes, challenges, process and values. Hopefully I'm improving on my music transitions too! ;) Songs based on: Song 1: What is the perfect song to drink coffee/tea to? Song 2: What is the song that represents or reminds you of your most challenging time in your life? Song 3: What is the song that represents or reminds you of your most victorious/happy time in your life? Song 4: What song reminds / represents either Portugal Or Home? To get in touch with Robert on Instagram: @RobertGeller Due to copyrights the songs have been edited out but you can listen to his playlist here on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7qejea00XSGgGKiyf4fJ7q?si=b31509f744e04ec7 My Outro song: One More Cup of Coffee - Cover by The White Stripes (1999) Original by Bob Dylan https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7qejea00XSGgGKiyf4fJ7q?si=b31509f744e04ec7 Thank you to Lusophonica.com thegirlinthecafe.co.uk - for all videos, updates and more ❤️
34 minutes | Jan 3, 2022
EP 8. LIVE | The Girl in the Cafe LOVE WHAT YOU DO on Lusophonica Cafe & Radio w/ Reuben Miller - The Mill Cafe LIsbon
Hi All! Thanks for your patience and Happy 2022! The following few podcasts are coffee and conversations from a weekly live radio show I did very recently at Lusophonica Radio and Cafe, LIVE from Cascais, Portugal. They were very inline with Love What You Do, Do What You Love Podcast, so I decided to upload them here. Apologies for break... the Pandemic was productive, but I wasn't able to keep adding to this until now! Thank you for your patience and support. I know people have been contacting me and asking when I'll be continuing. So here is the first, hopefully of many. I'm excited to bring you these conversations, because each guest really shares some great insights into career and life in general. The sound quality improves too. So bare with it! Today I’m chatting to Reuben Miller from The Mill Cafe, Lisbon head roaster and barista - LIVE on Lusophonica Cafe & Online Radio LIVE in Cascais, Lisbon. I make a few tech mistakes, but hey! It’s my first time doing live radio and I’m driving too! Songs based on: Song 1: What is the perfect song to drink coffee/tea to? Song 2: What is the song that represents or reminds you of your most challenging time in your life? Song 3: What is the song that represents or reminds you of your most victorious/happy time in your life? Song 4: What song reminds / represents either Portugal Or Home? Due to copyrights the songs have been edited out but you can listen to his playlist here on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3tRrfN6CBBolppwUolyK2W?si=300e7c73aa25483a Thank you to Lusophonica.com thegirlinthecafe.co.uk - for all videos, updates and more ❤️
66 minutes | Dec 8, 2019
Ep 7: Elsie Rutterford & Dominika Minarovic from BYBI Beauty
After starting Clean Beauty Co a goto blog aimed to educate and empower people to make their own beauty products and be more invested in what goes on their skin Elsie and Dominika launched BYBI in February of 2017. Having been recognised as natural beauty thought leaders and innovators in the UK, are both trained skincare formulators, have published a book called Clean Beauty, have been mentioned in various leading women’s magazines, and are stocked in a plethora of reputable online stores as well as physical stores like Boots, Harvey Nicols and make up giant Sephora in Australia. In two short years they have taken a once niche segment to the mass market with their 100% natural, vegan, cruelty free skincare products providing transparent and innovative high performance products. Hear how two friends that have created a successful business partnership and learn how they turned something that they were passionate about into a thriving business, doing what they love. This episode is really interesting, because they talk about some of their massive failures and how they handled it. We talk about how they balance pitching for seed funding, what that is like (which I found really interesting), and how to overcome mental challenges and relationships in running your own business. Keep listening to hear an inspiring and insightful perspective from two entrepreneurs who aspire to continue to attract female talent and become the worlds leading sustainable skincare brand – you don’t want to miss this! Learn about who these two incredible women are and how they got to where they are today.
54 minutes | Oct 20, 2019
Ep 6: Andrew Clarke - Top London Chef, St Leonards Restaurant
Andrew Clarke is chef-director at the St Leonards and Brunswick House restaurants in London. The food he creates are delectable pieces of art. After an abrupt social media ‘hiatus’ at the beginning of the year Andrew, took some time to focus on his restaurants and gather some introspective. He has come back online and in life, fighting - being the latest recipient and winner of the “Innovation Award” at The Craft Guild of Chefs Awards this year and a nominee of the Estrella Damm National Restaurant of the year awards. A self proclaimed 'reluctant' chef, Andrew shares how a pivotal life-changing incident lead him on a journey through mental illness that taught him how to deal with and succeed despite such setbacks. It’s no wonder that he is also the founder of a very successful "Pilot Light campaign" which was born out of his direct experience devoted to combatting the stigma surrounding mental health in hospitality specifically and having a profound impact. You don’t want to miss this episode – to get in to the mind of a determined person who not only creates some of the UK’s most beautiful and innovative dishes, but also has a passion to help others who struggle with the ever increasing pressures of todays society through his own experience. I hope that you can apply some of his wisdom to your life, career and doing what you love!
59 minutes | Sep 15, 2019
Ep 5. Mark Ordesky - Hollywood Producer
Mark Ordesky is a film and television producer and former Hollywood studio executive. He’s probably best known for executive producing the Oscar-winning LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy – during which Mark spent the better part of five years in New Zealand supporting his friend Peter Jackson’s historic vision. While earning his chops at indie studio New Line Cinema in the 90s and early naughts, Mark acquired or executive produced over 60 films, including the company’s first Best Picture nominee (SHINE) and it’s first Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival (Lars von Trier’s DANCER IN THE DARK). Mark also helped introduce Jackie Chan to U.S. audiences with the breakout hit “Rumble In The Bronx” while simultaneously championing films from cinema icons such as Terrence Malick, David Mamet, John Waters and Liliana Cavanni! Now for a second act, he co-runs his own independent production company (called Court Five) – making film and TV content for traditional Hollywood studios and broadcasters as well as global streamers like Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon. All this gives Mark a long view on the challenges and opportunities facing creators today. He jokingly refers to Hollywood as his “Bruce Wayne life” because, as Batman, he has a side hustle documenting his preparedness lifestyle design at http://readyissexy.com/. Considering that earthquakes are a regular feature of Los Angeles and Mark’s adopted New Zealand, it’s not surprising. You don’t want to miss this episode.
30 minutes | Aug 17, 2019
Ep 4: Celeste Wong from The Girl in the Cafe: SOLO ROUND
I’m so psyched about this podcast because I recorded this in LA and its my first solo round! In this episode you’ll find out a little bit about my background, and how I learnt that challenging myself to open up has been instrumental in my career. You’ll hear how what I learned in one part of my life in (Specifically in hospitality) that I could apply to other parts of life too. I firmly believe that challenging your self development is extremely important if you want to feel fulfilled in your work, within your self and in your relationships. All of these things are really important to me! You do not want to miss this episode! So get your cuppa coffee, and lets get in to it! Don't forget to rate and review this podcast on Apple Itunes so you can hear more of this content and you can find all the show notes and links via https://www.thegirlinthecafe.co.uk/podcast
53 minutes | Jun 8, 2019
Ep 3. Kim Ngo from Food and Lycra
In this episode we talk about how the pressures of city work life and how being negatively body conscious was taking a toll on her health and well-being. Kim talks about how fitness and exercise was initially a major struggle! But it saved her from unhappiness and ultimately taught her the power of self-love over self-hate in sustaining motivation and achieving success. Kim shows through her story, how important it is to know what your life philosophy is, in order for your business and personal life to succeed, grow and truly feel fulfilling. She shares some practical ideas on what she did to prepare for her shift from a job as a chartered accountant to a master trainer at 1Rebel and a nike trainer, whilst co-founding increasingly popular platform Food & Lycra. With a Vietnamese cultural background, we relate how filial piety can add to the pressures of an “unconventional” career and of course we talk about food and her attitude towards it! Listen to this episode for more insight into how you can open up possibilities for yourself…
55 minutes | May 24, 2019
Ep 2: Sarah Akwisombe from No Bull Business School
In this episode we talk about what success and entrepreneurship means to her and how redefining it regularly is key in helping you achieve your goals. Sarah gives practical tips on how to make £10k more a year, what you must do before you start any brand or business and the realities of running a business with your husband. With her refreshing, no bullshit approach to life and business Sarah also identifies the key problems she believes is really holding women back from pursuing what they love…. Listen to this episode for more of her straight talking gems and experience!
47 minutes | May 9, 2019
Ep 1: Tara Viggo from Paper Theory
In this episode we talk about rejection, grit, what to do when you are disillusioned about the very industry you held up so high? We also talk about how your ideas, intentions and beliefs mean nothing if it’s not backed up by your work and every area of your life through ACTION. Listen to this episode for more of her great storytelling…