Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

My London; Jason Lewis, Aka Satc's Smith Jerrod, Admires Penelope Keith, Is Friendly with the Folk at Soho House and Shops at Liberty

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

My London; Jason Lewis, Aka Satc's Smith Jerrod, Admires Penelope Keith, Is Friendly with the Folk at Soho House and Shops at Liberty

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Byline: JASON LEWIS

Home is ...

California.

Where do you stay in London?

I like the Dean Street Townhouse in Soho but I'll stay at Claridge's when I'm in town to present at the Glamour Awards at the beginning of next month.

What was the last play you saw in London?

The Importance of Being Earnest with Penelope Keith at the Vaudeville a couple of years ago. I love London theatre because you have such highly trained, decent actors.

What advice would you give to a tourist?

Look right.

Which London shops do you rely on?

I like Harvey Nichols and I think Liberty is great, too. I'm a couple-of-times-a-year splurge shopper. I'm more likely to get gadgets than clothes.

What's your earliest London memory?

When I was living in Paris, I came over to London for the first time and I didn't have enough money for a hotel so I just kept walking from bar to bar getting drunk. I stayed up all night and had a nasty curry. I met a homeless guy, we hung out and suddenly I was like, 'I gotta get to Trafalgar Square,' and he was like, 'You're bloody in it, mate.'

What would be on your tombstone?

I always liked Mary Frye's funeral poem which starts, 'Do not stand at my grave and weep'.

What are your guilty pleasures?

Food and sex. But I hate feeling bad about good things.

What are you most afraid of?

Not living my life to the full and thinking that life is just about getting ahead.

What would you do if you were Mayor of London for the day?

I would walk all around the city with the Crown Jewels on my head.

What's your life philosophy?

Leave more good than bad in your wake.

What animal would you most like to be?

A hawk or an eagle because I love flying.

What was the last album you downloaded?

Joyful Rebellion by the hip-hop artist K-os.

What would you save from a fire?

My dog, a Rhodesian ridgeback, because she's big enough to bite me and she would if I didn't save her. …

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