Why is sustainability so important to you and your business?
For me, it’s about our children. And their children’s children.
What will the earth look like to them in the years to come? Will they know beauty? Will they share the same experiences we’ve had growing up – swimming in clean blue oceans, waking up to the sound of birds each morning, inhaling fresh air, drinking fresh water. Will sea life exist or our natural eco system survive?
All we know now is we exist in a world that doesn’t belong to us and it’s time to give back.
The most obvious way forward in achieving this goal is through education. Teaching our children the repercussions of consumption. Why we’re vegetarian, why we don’t use plastic, why we only eat fruits which are in season and why we recycle. Living sustainably in the most simplistic way, but the most effective in the sense that together we can raise an entire generation whose consciousness will move mountains.
What are your morning health rituals?
Water and apple cider vinegar first, then a turmeric and honey elixir. A bit of yoga with the kids and earthing for most of the day. We will catch a morning surf when in Byron and Bali, otherwise in Mallorca I fit in a 4km run most mornings.
We love following your travels as a family, how do you maintain a good work and life balance?
I work in short stints on the business doing admin, and find balance in nature, laughter, travel and family for the rest of the time. All fundamental elements for a healthy balance. But the biggest difference is made from having the right support around me. Lena and I know to to check in with one another or with friends regularly, without any distractions, so we can connect, laugh, cry, celebrate…and stay grounded.
Where feels most like home?
The word ‘home’ for me has evolved over the years, not as an address but as an internal sense of the word. It’s become more about the situation. If we’re all together, in a familiar place, close to the ocean, and everyone is healthy then that to me is ‘home’, wherever in the world that may be. It’s the journey. The journey feels like home. But right now we’re floating between Byron, Bali and Mallorca.
What has fatherhood has taught you?
Fatherhood has taught me that there are never enough answers to satisfy the curiosity of a five year olds mind. Also, a profound amount of emotional strength. To value time, and to appreciate the little moments we so often take for granted.
How will you be spending father’s day?
My dad is flying over, so there will be two fathers to celebrate. We’ve rented a LLAUT for the day, so we’ll sail around the north with the kids and take them snorkelling.
What’s on the horizon for Yoli & Otis?
A new menswear line! Watch this space.