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The Essential List: April Hogan


Here Be Dragons' head of new business April Hogan has unveiled a glimpse into her life, from favourite musicians to workplace essentials

The Essential List: April Hogan

There's no doubt about it, April is a true dragon through and through. In addition to having successfully taken on the responsibility of being the Head of New Business at the Here Be Dragons lair, she's also a fearless leader — and she keeps on slaying the game. All. The. Time. 👏

Now, April reveals all of the things that keep her motivated and inspired... and, let us tell you, she's certainly got a taste for the extraordinary.

From workplace essentials to dream projects to preferred leisure activities, this is April Hogan's essential list.


Place of birth: Dublin

Hometown: Shankill, Co. Dublin

Staycation: Two Counties Farm, Gillingham

Vacation: As long as it has a beach I’m happy

Pet: Dog (or horse if I’m being really honest)

Place of work: Here Be Dragons

Place of workout: Canal for running, Psycle for everything else 

Side project: Opening and running a pub with my mates, which will probably never happen

Mode of transport: Walking

Bonus travel essential: The TikTok Ryanair bag


Artist: My aunty Catherine

Musician: Beyoncé

Film: When Harry met Sally

Series: Girls

Commercial: Anything by Guinness

Music video: Beyonce, Formation

Video game: Aladdin on Sega Mega Drive 

Board game: Monopoly

Book: Wuthering Heights

Podcast: My Therapist Ghosted Me

Newspaper (off or online): The Guardian

Magazine: Vogue

Bonus culture essential: The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin

Food and Drink

Breakfast: Eggs, always eggs

Restaurant: Rochelle Canteen or Noble Rot

Cheap bite: Pizza for under a tenner at Commercial Tavern 

Working lunch: Sadly it's probably Pret

Favourite dish: Anything potato based

Signature dish: As above

Snack: Peanut butter on a spoon

Guilty pleasure: Dairy Milk (but specifically the one from Ireland)

Bar: Army & Navy, Stoke Newington 

Booze: Guinness obviously (!)

Not booze: Lemon San Pellegrino 


Phone: iPhone, usually with a smashed screen

Computer: Mac

TV: My friend’s very old one 

Pen / pencil: Not fussy

Where you document an idea: Notebook

Casual clothing: Jeans, jeans, jeans

Smart clothing: No chance

Footwear: Trainers or docs

Watch: Apple

App: Citymapper

Favourite social media feed: Instagram 

Morning grooming / makeup essential: Never leave the house without wearing SPF 50

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Here Be Dragons, Fri, 09 Jun 2023 16:04:37 GMT