My name is Candice and I am a portrait and event photographer based in Dulwich. I have lived in the area for around 10 years and feel lucky to live in such a vibrant and ever-improving area. 

How long have you lived in the area?

I have lived in Dulwich for a total of 10 years. I originally moved here in 2007 and after working abroad for a few years returned to Dulwich in 2017. 

What brought you here?

I grew up in the borough of Lewisham and so would often pass-through Dulwich on the bus I loved the vibe of the area; it always seemed village-like and cool so it landed itself on my wish list of places to live 

What has changed most during that time?

The area has become more urbanized with lots of new shopping and grocery options I particularly love all the new restaurants and cafes that have popped up in the last few years 

What do you most value about the area/street you live in?

I live on a side road that is very tranquil and my apartment has a great view of the London skyline 

What one thing would you change? 

An underground stop would be great

What’s the one thing you couldn’t do without? 

As I often work remotely the fact that most bars and cafes in the area have a good wifi connection is brilliant.

Do you know your neighbours? 

Yes, I have very friendly neighbours who often organise social events on the resident’s group chat.

The most famous person you’ve seen or met?

The most famous person I saw in Dulwich was James Nesbitt when celebrating my birthday in a local curry house.

Describe your perfect weekend?

Saturday would be going for a bike ride in Dulwich Park then having an alfresco coffee and eating macaroons at Boulangerie Jade. Sunday maybe a trip to East Dulwich Picture house and after some window shopping and a pistachio ice-cream from Oddono’s.

What is your favourite place to eat? 

I would recommend The Real Greek in Dulwich Village; I am a vegetarian and it has some great vegan and vegetarian options. They do a really tasty jackfruit wrap and the hummus and flatbread are delicious.

Coffee or tea? Where? 

Coffee, Americano to be specific!  My top three places are; Boulangerie Jade, Gail’s Bakery and The Dulwich Clock Café.

What’s your favourite place to go for a drink? 

The cocktails at Yama Momo are exotic and taste amazing and I really love the décor.

The best kept secret…Not sure it is a secret but really looking forward to the opening of Joe the Juice in East Dulwich. 

Where’s your favourite place to walk? Dulwich Woods.

What is your favourite shop? Meet Bernard on North Cross Road. 

What was the last thing you bought there? Orange aviator sunglasses.

If money was no object.. I would always be travelling-first stop the French Riviera! The book I’m reading at the moment.. 

The Definitive Cocktail book-getting ready for the summer nights and soirees.

My perfect holiday.. A week in the Amalfi coast, I used to live in Italy and has always been on my bucket list. It has an unparalleled panorama and Italian food not to mention ice-cream is amazing.