Meet the team

At To Work or Play we are dedicated to building a strong presence through which we can drive support and inspiration for ad-curious folk, alongside offering lifestyle and wellbeing tips for city-savvy socialites.

Follow our musings as we cover all things work with the latest campaigns, design trends, career advice, brand reviews, industry opinions, and not forgetting our toolkit to help you get by. On the flip side, join us as we talk all things play with healthy living, style inspiration, interior ideas, travel guides and updates on the best bars, eateries and activities London has to offer. Whether you’re looking to stimulate your career or your social life, look no further.

Natalie Jahangiry

Natalie Jahangiry

Co-Founder,
Designer & Editor

Natalie is half Persian with a Geordie accent. Although small in stature, she makes up for it with a big personality! As a Graphic Designer you will often find Natalie gushing about her passion for all things creative and sharing her ideas with everyone and anyone who will listen. If she’s not decorating her house you will find her cooking up recipes from her foodie family or propped up in a cocktail bar around town.

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Vanessa Toby

Vanessa Toby

Co-Founder, Events
Manager & Editor

Vanessa is a keen traveller with no sense of direction. She has an insatiable love of fashion and a spare room full of shoes she has hoarded over the years. If Vanessa isn’t taking over the New Business world at work, you will find her trying out your new favourite exercise class. As a strong believer in the importance of a healthy work-life balance you will find her documenting mind and body advice and nutrition tips.

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Firuze French

Firuze French

Deputy Editor &
Content Manager

Firuze is headstrong but a fan of cute things. Although she’s a minimalist on the outside, she’s overly technical on the inside. As a design consultant, Firuze is always on hand to offer up advice on creative and technical trends. She’s a London lover but New York dreamer who loves the city lifestyle. Firuze considers herself an interior designer in training, DIY hobbyist and a lover of Michelin star dining for a bargain price.

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Guest Writer Team

Emily Eaves

Emily Eaves Writer

Emily is a freelance copywriter and lifestyle blogger. London based yet dreaming of beaches she loves new notebooks, long walks with her dog and breakfast meetings. Emily fully admits to eating out more than she eats in and gets itchy feet when she doesn’t have an upcoming holiday booked.

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Shirley Robinson

Shirley Robinson Writer

Since taking early retirement (Auntie) Shirley spends most of her time planning and booking foodie based holidays. When she’s in the country you will find her rustling up delicious concoctions in the kitchen, getting green fingers in the garden or competing in rowing competitions on the Wear.

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Emma Jane Palin

Emma Jane Palin Writer

Emma is a London based creative lifestyle blogger. She’s an avid lover of design and illustration with a soft spot for metallic interiors and probably every printed publication ever made! Emma’s currently doodling, writing, working in PR and fitting as much into 24 hours as humanly possible!

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Sophia Chettleburgh

Sophia Chettleburgh Writer

Sophia works and lives in London and recently began writing as a hobby in her spare time. Her interests include films, music and food. Although Sophia has only been writing for a short amount of time, she has written for an array of well-known lifestyle brands and popular publications.

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Charley Wicks

Charley Wicks Writer

Charley is a Leeds based copywriter, blogger and self-confessed grandma with a notebook addiction. She gets her kicks from creating cross stitch patterns and cradling a cup of Yorkshire Tea on the sofa with her cats and a book. Charley is a passionate traveller with an eye for photography.

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Holly Ashby

Holly Ashby Writer

Holly is a writer and illustrator who graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a Graphic Arts degree. She has a passion for social media and content creation, and is part of a creative collective ShellsuitZombie, who aim to help young people nationwide in the creative industry.

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Melody Michaud

Melody Michaud Writer

Melody is a freelance producer with a background working in digital agencies. Her keen fascination in product development comes from understanding human behaviour and how technology can help improve our lives. Her interests include writing, champagne and sausage dogs.

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Musings from a Guestmate: Our collective of weird and wonderful writers bringing you inspiring content. Whether it's discovering the newest pop up around town, telling you about the latest ad campaign, a Q&A session with an industry leader or trying out the latest fitness craze, they have your back.

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If you would like to write for To Work or Play please contact us on hello@toworkorplay.com.