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Science Museum, The High Low and brunches in Lisbon: Top 10 with copywriter Anna Whitaker

25.10.19

For this week’s Top 10 we caught up with Anna Whitaker, a super creative copywriter and friend of The Peep (see her great journal issue here).

Anna has worked with the likes of Gail’s Artisan Bakery, Rowntrees, and Nandos. But most recently she founded ToyDrop, an online portal for stylish, eco-conscious parents with a focus on raising awesome humans.

Here are her Top 10 answers:

My favourite place to be is
In the sea on a warm day

My favourite object is
Embarrassingly my iPhone. I’m an addict, what can I say?!

The last gallery exhibition I visited was
Wonderlab at The Science Museum. It’s an easy win for a kids’ day out and much less crowded than the rest of the museum.

I’m currently reading
Too many books! Mainly non-fiction at the moment, including ‘French Children Don’t Throw Food’ by Pamela Duckerman, ‘The Montessori Toddler’ by Simone Davies and ‘The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read’ by Philippa Perry. Basically a self-help library for new parents, which is almost impossible to get through as a new parent!

I’m currently watching
‘Forever’ on Amazon Prime for a bit of light relief after Chernobyl. 

I’m currently listening to
Podcasts. I only recently got into them and now can’t miss an episode of The High Low, How to Fail by Elizabeth Day or Ctrl Alt Delete with Emma Gannon.

My favourite website is
I spend so much time on my own site toydrop.co.uk that I’d probably have to say that. It’s all about raising awesome humans through play and I’m constantly inspired by all the people that contribute. It’s Instagram handle is @toydropmag

The last restaurant I went to was
We recently got back from a holiday in Lisbon, where the brunches were to die for. Café Janis and Comoba were particular highlights.

My dream project would be
Working with a children’s charity to develop tangible ways to help more children get more time playing.

My favourite thing about my job is
Every day is different. One day I’ll be writing copy for a huge corporate client, the next I’ll be on a high fashion photoshoot and the next I’ll be researching the coolest new concepts to hit the world of play. There’s never a dull moment. 

To see more of Anna’s work, visit her website here.

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