WE CAUGHT UP WITH OUR RESIDENT ‘HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS,’ THE SUPER TALENTED MISS LEILA RAOUFI OVER A GLASS OF FIZZ…
What’s been your favourite Schloss moment to date?
I performed the toast at midnight on NYE 2016 and watching everyone’s faces cheering followed by an explosion of confetti was really exhilarating. I got a bit choked up during the countdown to be honest!
What’s your favourite Schloss supper?
I love the grilled salmon with pickled orange and beetroot it’s so fresh and tangy.
What’s it like to be part of our Haus Of Schloss entertainment team?
It’s a wonderful, wild collaboration. We’re like one big family sharing and exchanging ideas. When it’s show time and we are all creating energy together and sharing it with the crowd – it’s priceless.
What song best describes you?
Jump In De Line by Harry Belafonte
Where would you go in a time machine?
I’d like to go back to the 1940s for the hot jazz, amazing bias cut fashion, cabaret, victory rolls and a rocking red lip.
Who is your celebrity crush, dead or alive?
I’m crushing on Alexander Skarsgard at the minute. I like Scandinavian/Viking types.
Are you any good at accents?
I was always naturally good at accents, it’s about being a mimic. I guess I’m just a silly parrot.
What’s your creative inspiration?
I’m an avid traveler and always immerse myself in the culture of other cities I visit, from museums, theatre and live music. It inspires me to have a global imagination.
If you were a cocktail what you be?
Espresso martini. I’m dark and mysterious but smooth and soft on top
What’s your average Monday?
Mondays are wonderful, especially when you work weekends, I sleep late and slug out on the sofa watching movies with my cat.
Tell us something about you that Schlossers might not know?
I’m half Persian half Welsh. 100% Mancunian!
CATCH LEILA AND OUR ALL-STAR HAUS OF SCHLOSS ENTERTAINMENT TEAM PERFORMING THROUGHOUT THE WEEK, EVERY WEEK.
LIVE MUSIC. DANCING ON TABLES. UBER-DEBAUCHERY.
LADIES & GENTLEMEN…
IT’S SHOW TIME!