The one indulgence you would never forgo? An early-morning walk on the farm connecting with nature as I start my busy day: a type of walking mediation.
What are your essential lotions and potions? I am rather particular about what I use on my skin, as I have a super-sensitive skin. I am also specific in using products that have no chemicals and are not tested on animals. We have started to stock a brand called Handmade La Conner, which I am loving.
Which tech gadget couldn’t you live without? I am not big on technology; I’m a bit old fashioned — a hardcover book or the clacking of a beautiful old typewriter is more my thing. Having said this, I do love the worldwide web: the convenience and the connection it has brought with it.
What is your single most sentimental object? Recently, I acquired a vintage Moroccan wedding pillow in vibrant purples.
What is your drink of choice? Gin. I was on a trip to a little island in Greece, when the night air and the sea breeze led me to a restaurant that served rose-scented gin — heavenly!
When you eat out, where do you go? My go-to place at the moment is Salvation Café: the food is so fresh, and the vibe is super-relaxed. The Asian calamari is my absolute best — with a tall glass of Pimm’s on the side.
What was the last object that you fell in love with? While in Cambodia, we stumbled across a small ceramics studio that had embraced the use of Japan’s slip glaze. Each potter had a signature feel to their pieces; the ethereal nature of these pieces touched me deeply.
A watch brand that you love? I am on a reuse, repurpose drive: the world is so full of product and we continue to make more. I love the old vintage Rolexes with leather straps. Definitely on my list.
The last place you travelled to that captured your heart? Recently, I travelled to Cambodia: I truly feel that this has changed my life. The Khmer people are humble, and so keen to connect and share.
Which books can we find on your bedside table? I am reading The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama.
Do you remember the last meal that really blew you away? While in Bangkok, we stumbled on an antique shop that moonlights as a restaurant. We ate the best green curry, served with fresh herbs and greens.
Which musician really appeals to you at the moment? Anything jazz, especially Stan Getz, and anything on vinyl.
What’s your next must-have item? A massive Beni Ourain Rug from Morocco. I love the tactile nature, the colour, the pattern, and the knowledge that it has been handcrafted by a group of women in the Atlas Mountains.
What is the first thing you add to your grocery cart and the one item you’ll always find in your fridge? Basil and fresh veggies.
The best gift you’ve been given recently? I was woken early on Sunday by my six-year-old daughter: she had been awake for hours making me a paper crown decorated with glitter and flowers.
A gift that you’ve recently bought for someone? One of our leather, handmade-paper notebooks for my 16-year-old daughter.
What place inspires and rejuvenates you? I live out in the Cradle of Humankind on Monaghan Farm: the bush and nature refuel me.
An event that’s recently caught your attention? Georgia Black’s Littlegig Festival. Music, good food, and the sense of community.
The last item of clothing you added to your wardrobe? A gilet from Cambodia made by a community of women who acquire discarded fabric from large retailers. I love the story and the care for our future they promote.
Your favourite city? San Francisco, because I like to be at the forefront of innovation, and be inspired by pockets of design and experimental, like-minded people.