TD Studio Swap : Dom & Eli

Dom Parsons : LDN > SF

 

What did you find the most interesting working in SF?

San Francisco is an incredible city with wonderful people. The Ducks across the pond made me feel right at home.

The city's vibrant culture made my daily walk to the studio inspiring. I'd start my day bright and early, with a coffee in hand and a head full of ideas.

What was the best food you ate while in San Francisco?

Oliver took me to try Burmese food for the first time, and it was amazing. The Mexican dishes were also really delicious, and I can't forget about the garlic fries. Too much to choose from!


What did you see that inspired you the most on your trip?

The bookshops and record stores were a personal favorite. I discovered an awesome vintage gig poster shop on Powell St. called SF Rock Posters and Amoeba Records on Haight St. was a definite highlight. I could have happily spent days getting lost in the bookshelves and record crates. The Bay Area is a real creative hunb, spanning music, art, fashion, and design.


What was the weirdest phrase/slang you heard and didn’t understand?

Karl. It’s what some of the locals call the fog!


What’s the number 1 tip you’d give someone visiting San Francisco for the first time?

It’s colder than you expect (thanks Karl). I shouldn’t have packed so many pairs of shorts. Rookie mistake.

Eli Walters : SF > LDN 

 

What did you find the most interesting working in London?

It was interesting how familiar I felt with TD London as soon as I stepped into the office. Although I had never been to London and barely knew anyone there, it felt like just another day at TD, which was comforting! 

After a week or so, I quickly developed a dangerous dependency on tea. 

What was the best food you ate while in London?

I had a meal at Towpath on Regents Canal that was nearly perfect.

Honorable mentions:

“The Best One” sandwich at The Black Pig in Borough Market.

Sunday roast at The Culpeper.

 

What did you see that inspired you the most on your trip?

I was inspired by the diverse cultural influence London has. London seems to be a culmination of culture from places all over the world. You can see it throughout the city in the forms of food, style, accents/languages, etc… 

 

What was the weirdest phrase/slang you heard and didn’t understand? 

Cheers is the Shalom of London—

Want to thank someone? Cheers.

Want to say goodbye to someone? Cheers.

Want to cheers someone? Cheers.


When in doubt: Cheers.

 

What’s the number 1 tip you’d give someone visiting London for the first time?

Get ready to fall in love with London. There is something for everyone there. It’s a special city—one that I hope to visit again soon!

Oh, and bring an umbrella. It’ll rain. 

 

 

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