Hi and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Bespokist Society Guide to London 🙂
Many thanks to the author and to Rachel @ Rachel’s Random Resources
Celeb vegan hairdresser Juno Marshall tells The Bespokist Society about his incredible cat, Darby.
When I opened Darby’s I was desperate to create a vegan hair salon where people could finally have their hair cut without feeling like ignorant murderers. Little did I know I would end up changing society forever.
Darby and I met when he was only a kitten. I was in a really dark place after realising I’d eaten some butter ghee and we started looking after each other. For me Darby’s veganism has always been a very personal choice of his. He’s simply never shown any interest in meat and has always been quite happy to gobble up whatever fruit and veg I have lying around (mushrooms and swiss chard are his favourites!).
It was only when he started bringing other neighbourhood cats into the salon for snacks of cauliflower and beetroot that I realised that Darby was actually becoming a vociferous advocate of a vegan lifestyle. He can be very persuasive and although I can’t speak his language, I can often see him engaged in heated debates in the streets. He has also started becoming highly political and while I don’t necessarily condone his actions, I did feel a pang of pride when I discovered him and his pals had ambushed the local artisan butcher and scratched his trousers.
Now that – thanks to Darby – the vegan message has spread through the cat (and now even canine) communities, the salon has become something of a symbol of tolerance and kindness in a crazy city. We’ve had a lot of amazing vegan celebs through the doors but sadly it’s also had its downside. Darby has been the victim of anonymous death threats (we believe that Whiskas and Pedigree Chum could be to blame…) and recently we experienced a hate crime when someone dropped a haribo gummy bear by the hairdryers.
Darby however has been my rock and has been utterly unshakeable in his commitment to our cause. I couldn’t be prouder 🙂
The Bespokist Society Guide to…London
“sparse… some glaring omissions” FoodPorn London
“only page 23 is of mild interest” http://www.londonpetlover.com
“Wow!!! A genuinely bespoke city guide!!!” Tommy Sponge, Chairman, The Bespokist Society
You have in your hands one of the most curated city guides ever created. As the first travel book produced by the hugely influential Bespokist Society, this handy guide takes you to a London you’ve never seen: a London of challenging Etruscan restaurants, edgy branding parlours, emoji hotels and hidden Icelandic communities; a London where 8-ply toilet paper is a thing.
On the way, meet an eclectic band of inspiring Londoners – from scriveners to socialites via urban wordsmiths and coffee preachers – and see why London is now the global epicentre of Bespokist consciousness, community and culture.
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The Bespokist Society Guide to London is a work of fiction written by born and bred Londoner, Jeremy Liebster. Somewhat surprisingly, Jeremy is also a city lawyer – formerly at DLA Piper and now a General Counsel within a large private equity group. Jeremy is utterly obsessed with travel books and although he might poke fun at urban fads, hipster fried chicken is his guilty pleasure. He also has an unusual interest in clothes hangers.
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