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Ich Bin Kentishtowner: Natasha Boon, 21, Flower Stall Owner

'My career has taught me that I love to work with the public'

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atasha Boon was born and brought up in Queen’s Crescent. Although she lives outside Kentish Town now, she took over the flower stall by the canopy last year and commutes in each morning. In a first for this column, Natasha handwrote her answers to the Q&A and emailed them to us. We liked the results so much – when did you last see anyone’s handwriting, after all? – we’ve published the pages exactly as they are, along with a selection of images from the iconic stall.

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22 thoughts on “Ich Bin Kentishtowner: Natasha Boon, 21, Flower Stall Owner”

  1. Elizabeth Sowula

    Natasha is great – she really helped me out buying last-minute flowers for table settings for our wedding last year. Always a pleasure to buy from!

  2. I love seeing her flowers, she is always so bubbly & friendly. It makes me feel so much happier walking around KT with the flowers stall & Bean About Town, fantastic happy combination. Love buying her flowers 🙂

  3. Natasha’s always the first person that I see coming back from my trips exiting the tube. For me she’s the quintessential Kentish towner. I love how friendly and bubbly she is. I always pity her for being surrounded by all the drunks and drug addicts, though. But I think she’s tough enough to help herself 🙂

  4. Really lovely piece. Good reflection of what Natasha is like and I do take my hat off for her drive and hard work to set up a business loved by the community. We are regular customers.

  5. Wow, I’ve grown up with Natasha and to see that her hard work has’nt gone unnoticed is amazing! She inspires me to work harder!!! Not only is she a funny and bubbly girl, but she has a heart of gold.. It’s a blessing to know her and she sells the most beautiful flowers. GO TASH! 😉

  6. Loved reading this ich bin again. Sad that she can’t afford to live in Kentish town as an adult after her whole life. Makes me worry for my own kids.
    Love her stall and smiley face!

  7. I’ve bought flowers from Natasha’s stall on a few occasions, they’re beautiful and last far longer than any others I’ve purchased elsewhere and they’re great value. Kentishtowner has become my must read for local information 🙂

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