Before we start, tell us a little about yourself. Many people may know you as a commercial lawyer, who happens to have incredible style. What has your journey been to date?
Thank you, that’s really nice of you to say! I’m a South African and I’m very lucky to say that I grew up in Cape Town which I think is one of the most beautiful cities in the world – no bias whatsoever! I moved to London just under 10 years ago, having settled in East London which is where I’ve lived in the time I’ve been here. I decided to move to London after meeting a friend on a tiny island off the coast of Rio over 10 years ago, we really clicked and I started visiting her in London over the years, enjoying the festival season in the Summer while doing so. I immediately fell in love with the city and after a few years I decided to just move here, I figured if it didn’t work out I could always go back home. Happily for me it did work out! After a couple of years I met this amazing man in the wee hours of the morning in the kitchen at an after party who, a few years later, I married. It’s true what they say about kitchens at parties!
It’s great to see you’re a fan of VIND! I assume you have a passion for wine and travel?
I think a love of wine is one of the key defining characteristics of anyone who calls Cape Town home given the amazing winelands surrounding the area, I was really spoilt for choice! I’m partial to a robust red but I definitely can enjoy a variety of other good wines. In terms of travel, I absolutely adore it – it’s something that was instilled in me from a young age and I’ve been very lucky to have been able to explore different parts of the world from backpacking in earlier years to a more discerning travel experience – as much as I enjoyed backpacking I don’t see myself staying in a hostel any time soon!