Cláudio Cardoso: The Chef

[VIDEO] Cláudio was born in Johannesburg, South Africa to Portuguese parents. When he was 6 years old, his family decided to move back to Lisbon. Since a young age he’s been interested in food. While growing up, he used to spend his summers in the North of Portugal with his grandparents and he remembers that…

Mariana Degener: Miss Journalist

Mariana has consistently managed to juggle her career and education. At university, she regarded as important – and necessary – to hold a part-time job. “I can’t stay put. I didn’t have a moment to waste, but invariably handled to fit in a coffee with friends.”, she specified. In Portugal, graduating in Journalism didn’t (and…

Vanessa Dinis: The Chicken Run

Vanessa has been in London for 7 years now, working in Information Security. She couldn’t tell us more about her job, otherwise… She promised it wasn’t for MI5, or that she was the new Jane Bond. We’ll never know. When submitting her application, she assumed to be “punching above her weight” and was caught by…

David Martinho: A long-term plan

As any London immigrant tale goes, David’s starts with “I wasn’t planning on staying here for long but…”. He came for an internship but stayed for what are now eight years of a solid community, stable career and a family-to-be. However, and diverging from other stories, the plan is to stay even longer. “Going back…

Henrique Maia: Photographing England’s sights

Henrique has the coolest camera I have seen: an old school Yashica-mat, which he dearly named “Chica”. It draws some attention, even though we are meeting in front of a photographic institution, Calumet Photographic, a rental store, where he worked for 4 years. He currently tours the country as a commercial buildings’ photographer and has…

Tânia Serrano: The dating coach

Tânia is hyped and energetic, works three jobs and doesn’t even drink coffee. From planning events with the Queen’s cousin to bartending 12-hour shifts, she is “up for anything”. For example, she is currently coaching men on how to be more successful in dates. But events is what she is passionate about.  She calls London…

Catarina Santos: A potential nun turned actress

  Catarina Santos is a musical theatre actress and runs her own performing arts school. All her childhood and teenage years led up to it, starting from ballet classes at age three, to acting in soap operas at age seven and being part of the school’s choir and theatre group by 16. Attending a Catholic…