Twist Collective asked our contributors to tell us the story of the best surprise of their lives. Click on their pictures below for their answers, and for the links to their individual websites.


Clara Parkes

I've had a lot of surprises in my life - bumping into a Tucson neighbor on the platform of Victoria Station, tasting an avocado and discovering that I actually did like it - but nothing so significant that it deserves to be labeled the "best." I can, however, tell you what the biggest and not necessarily happiest surprise of my life has been: tomato aspic. I was 9 and the memory still haunts me to this day.