We first met in fifth form at Wentworth College – Ryan was being introduced to our English class and someone needed to take him to science, so being super kind I volunteered. We quickly became friends and then he asked me out at a party one night – and I said no! Then spent the following three weeks was wishing he would ask me again… Luckily our school ball came around and he asked me – that was nine years ago. Ryan would say I chased him.
Tom Dixon Quartz at Simon James – The new family of Quartz candles from the esteemed British design house have refined and musky aromas of ambrette and pink pepper and vessels created from a gob of translucent milky glass, pulled, pressed and stretched into an unexpectedly complex and unique container.
Illustration by Sarah Larnoch
We met in 2013 when I photographed Ed at the restaurant where he was sous chef, while documenting a special event dinner. A few weeks later our paths crossed again at a barbecue and the sparks flew as we washed dishes. We were pretty much inseparable after that and have now designed our lives so hospitality hours won’t keep us apart. This winter we’re opening a restaurant together, so our marriage is as partners in life, love, friendship and business.