How do you like to start your weekend?
Always on a Friday night! Food, drinks and friends essential.
What’s your favourite thing to do on a Saturday morning?
S L O W is key. Make pots of tea, spend time with my wonderful partner, market breakfasts and coffee with friends.
How do you like to unwind?
I walk, a lot, everywhere, every day, I walk.
What are your essentials for a well-spent weekend?
A short list. Family, friends, food.
What’s something you’ve been meaning to do on the weekend but haven’t got around to yet?
Finish renovating my house …
What’s your favourite thing to do on a Sunday evening?
Right now, the woodfire at home is pretty central to all things ‘to do’ at night … so patting the dog and playing cards with my six-year-old in front of the fire.
What are you looking forward to next weekend?
Eating my way around Sydney’s food trucks … bloat.
What are you reading at the moment?
Do you really want to know? Helsinki Street Eats … anything work related! I must get back to reading novels.
What inspires you?
Play. We don’t play enough! My son reminds me how important this is, every day.
What was your childhood dream?
To be a carpenter (not the band).
What has been your greatest achievement?
I see life as a whole lot of small achievements, so I guess my life is the culmination of those. To be honest, I am uncomfortable with the word ‘GREATEST’. Street Food Australia is definitely the ‘BIGGEST’ project I’ve undertaken …
What is success to you?
I think success is doing whatever it is you do, and sleeping well at night, taking your friends with you, and tackling problems with integrity and creativity.
What are your words of wisdom?
Live a humble life. You have more space to play and more power to make decisions if you don’t have the bank breathing down your neck … buy less, do more.
Only a local would know … a chicken can beat a bush turkey in a fight.
FAVOURITE WEEKEND SPOT TO:
Perk up … Ugees Espresso, West End
Relax … Taking a long walk on Nudgee Beach
Dine … Makanan Indonesian, West End
Indulge … The End for a single-origin brew
Shop … Northey Street Organic Market, Windsor
Catch-up … At home
Be inspired … I love catching a show at Brisbane Powerhouse – performers inspire me!