Emma Firth is a London-based writer for British VOGUE, ES magazine, ELLE UK, W, Stylist and more. She previously held staff roles at Financial Times and Marie Claire and was an editor at style biannual HUNGER. Her work often explores the multifaceted nature of pleasure through essays from kissing and erotica to swearing. She is also an advice columnist for fashion designer Christopher Kane’s sub-collection and creative platform, More Joy. Out of (WFH) office she can be found overthinking, getting lost whilst listening to Aretha Franklin, indulging in a 1970s pop culture trip, and calling her mother.
What does a journey mean to you?
The best ones are like a dream, no beginning nor ending.
Which country or location most inspires you?
New York City. It’s the most romantic place to roam around (the fact it’s where When Harry Met Sally – one of my favourite love stories on screen – happens to be set no doubt feeds into this). I would spend an entire blissful day at the Strand bookstore.
Where would you go back to and why?
Copenhagen – my 90-year-old grandmother is Danish, and my mother lived there in her early 20s before she had me, playing music in smoke-filled bars (different time!). I’ve been there briefly for work, but I’d love to explore the culture more freely.
Top insider tip for London?
Visit St John’s Lodge, a secret garden hidden in Regents Park. It’s my happy place.