Camille Hearst is a Director of Product Management at Hailo in New York. She spends time between both #NYLON cities.
What’s your historical London and New York connection?
I lived in London a couple of years ago, from September 2012 to August 2013, working for Google. I moved to New York in October 2013 and am still here.
Describe your experience in London as a New Yorker.
Moving back to the States after living abroad for a year was in some ways just as jolting as when I arrived as an expat in London. The things I notice are the little details – the dairy in the US is nowhere near as fresh and delicious as in the UK. The news I’ve flipped on in the mornings tends to be hyper-local, while in London I felt I always got a truly global view. The thing I notice the most though are the prices. Only a Londoner accustomed to the pound could think of New York as cheap!
How can New York and London better engage with each other?
The arts and culture scenes in both cities are amazing and world-class. I’d love to learn more on a regular basis about theatre premiers, tours, art installations and other creative shows that have debuted in one place and are touring in another. I think the cross-pollination of attendees, tweets, Instagrams, and more would be fun to explore.
Favorite NYC secret spot:
Cornerstone Cafe – Breakfast spot in East Village.
Favourite London secret spot:
Delhi Grill – Indian in Islington.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Right here in New York! Vibrant, international, diverse, culturally sophisticated, progressive, and fun; I think it’s the most amazing city on the planet.
In flight entertainment:
- What’s playing in your headphones right now? The Weeknd.
- And what are you currently reading? Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.