Hey, welcome to my world!
I want you to get to know me a little better so here’s a snippet of who I am and my story. My name is Maya Radhika Lakhenpaul and I am a London and lifestyle blogger, content creator and YouTuber working within the entertainment industry.
I am also a Chartered Marketer and I am CIM qualified. I love exploring London, fashion, exercise, cooking delicious food and I have a big passion for mindfulness. Yes mindfulness. I attended a course about a year ago and it really has transformed the way I think and my day to day life. This is something that has played a huge role in my life and something I look to instil in everything I do.
I was born in Hammersmith, West London and I grew up in London. Born and bred in London this is a city that I adore and a city I know inside out however there are always new things to experience here and so much that does go on. I once heard the quote “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford” and I couldn’t agree more.
Being a creative person, I also found myself working in marketing in the fashion industry and this allowed me to channel my love of clothes with my creativity and working on campaigns and shoots have been a dream! Now, I’ve been lucky enough to take this experience and develop my own YouTube, Blogging, Instagram and Amazon Show which has allowed me to work with some amazing brands.
I’m often asked what running a YouTube Channel actually entails. I create all of the content ideas for my channel, source storyboards and work with my videographer to film and edit on Final Cut Pro. The next step is uploading, scheduling and releasing it for you to watch.
As well as everything I’ve just mentioned I also attend daily meetings, go to evening events and work closely with the agent I am with. Oh, and keeping my Instagram and Twitter up to date! I’m simply ‘Maya Lakhenpaul’ on all platforms apart from YouTube which is called “Lady London”.
So, What Can You Expect To See Here?
YouTube – Lady London
In August 2017 I wanted to showcase my favourite London haunts and I created my first YouTube channel called “Lady London”. London is the backdrop for the channel and this channel covers major events happening within the city as well as showcasing the best markets, fashion, culture and the marvellous world of theatre including The West End and fringe productions. You can expect to see my recommendations and tips you wouldn’t necessarily find in a London guide book. The channel also focuses on interviewing influential people such as The Mayor of London, Fashion Designers and Entrepreneurs.
One highlight has been having access to the YouTube space studios in Kings Cross and I am very much looking forward to producing more content in this creative space. My YouTube channel teamed up with Rough Runner and I produced a series of this over a course of 6 YouTube videos.
Amazon Prime TV Show
Producing YouTube videos for a year now has taught me how to put videos together and create content. With this knowledge I have now recently started to produce my own TV Show on Amazon for their prime members. I will also be keeping you up-to-date with the content creation that I will be producing for Amazon. I will be working extremely hard on this content as the team of people that publish these videos in each country watch this before the videos go live. This will ensure that I produce better quality videos and gain a new audience. My TV Show will be about up and coming people (music producers, designers, actors etc) who are trying to make it here in London. However, I will still be working on my (YouTube channel – Lady London) and producing informative videos about London for the channel.
One of my favourite things to post about is fashion so I’ll be showing you some of my favourite outfits from a variety of affordable as well as high end brands. I love seeing all the different trends and incorporating my own personal style. I will be producing lookbooks and a lot of content about the different styles and which ones I like. Beauty and wellness is something that I also love and you can expect to see me writing about my favourite products and retreats in this blog.
Travelling is a huge passion of mine and I feel it really does open your mind and I love to experience new cultures and how different people live. I will take you on my journey of different places I visit and give you an insight to my different travels.
I have been a vegetarian my whole life and provide the best places to eat if you are vegetarian or vegan. You can also expect to see me writing about my current favourite restaurants around London, other parts of the UK and abroad. I love discovering new vegetarian or healthy places to eat so I will be covering that on here, but I will be talking about a range of restaurants that are perfect to visit for an occasion that anyone would love.
I’ll be creating a few simple recipes here and there for you too, so keep your eyes out for those!
It has been a busy few months but I wouldn’t change any of it for the world. I’m looking forward to “updating my blog frequently”. I really hope you enjoy reading my blog and keeping up to date with the posts.
From London with ALL of my love,