My 5 Favorite Things: Sarah-Jane Crawford

By Rana Good

TV host Sarah-Jane Crawford has graced the airwaves of MTV, Channel 4 and BBC, reporting from illustrious events like the European Music Awards’ red carpet and interviewing a legion of celebrities including Eva Mendes, Scarlett Johansson and Usher. Recently Crawford has expanded her repertoire of talents, shooting her first feature film It’s a Lot, doing voiceover work for brands like Max Factor and Nintendo, as well as DJing all over the world. With such a busy and varied schedule, we wanted to know more about what the British beauty likes to see and do in her free time. Here’s what she told us.

1. Sunday Activity: I get some preparation done for my 1xtra show, maybe record a mix and then I’m off to the gym. I go to a place called the Library Gym in Notting Hill – it’s based around a new concept of working out, requiring that I only do twenty minutes with a trainer of high intensity resistance. Once I’m in the area and feeling guilt free, I’ll chill at a gastro-pub like the Elgin for some food or maybe E&O. When I’m at my place in Kent, my boyfriend and I often go for a jog around the village and then a Sunday film at home.

2. Nightclub: Amnesia in Ibiza, and my favorite night there is Cocoon on a Monday that runs through the summer season. It’s run by tech-house DJ Sven Väth. One of the tables in the VIP area looks directly down onto the decks through some glass flooring. The dancers are so elegant and stunning that they look like something out of a film, and every so often a massive dry ice cannon blasts the euphoric crowd. The night ends as the sun rises and it’s the most amazing experience of about eight hours in one place.

3. Bar: Bar Marmont,  part of the Chateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. It’s got a cool candle-lit vibe, with a cute garden area out back. The decor is like a shabby chic vintage living room and there is always an interesting person at the bar to get talking to.

4. Vacation: Cook Islands. It’s one of those places you can imagine representing paradise on earth. You fly into Rarotonga and then take a small domestic plane out to one of the smaller, more remote islands like Aitutaki where they greet you with a flower garland at their tiny, one-room airport. Once you’re there, you can take day-trips out on a boat to visit the uninhabited Islands. It’s the islanders who are so special; they’re beautiful and kind with such a loving energy. I was last there for work, doing some filming and I couldn’t help but feel that it wasn’t work at all – it was incredible.

5. Tour Stop: I love Hong Kong. I DJed there recently at the newly opened Boujis club and it was mind-blowing — a bit like Vegas in the sense that you can party until sunrise if you want to. There’s such an incredible contrast between the  skyscrapers and the stunning mountains, and many of the workers go on treks before they hit the office in the mornings, as opposed to just the gym. I did things like visit Kowloon to experience the amazing skyline of Hong Kong Island at night, and travelled up to Oxygen the highest bar in the world from sea level on the 118th floor of the Ritz Carlton.