The one indulgence you would never forgo? Coffee – can’t get my day under way without at least two good flat whites or cappucinos.
The grooming staples you are never without? I hate to admit this one but I have become totally dependent on a good styling wax.
Your all-time favourite gadget? My Garmin Forerunner GPS and training
The single object you would never part with? That has to be my sunglasses – my Persols and Ray-Bans are the favourites. Once you get used to wearing good sunglasses, you feel naked and lost without them.
Your favourite drink? A good blended Scotch whisky.
The restaurant you frequent most often? The sushi bar at the Codfather in Camps Bay.
Your personal style signifier? Denim pants with a blazer.
The last thing you bought and loved? My Oakley Airbrake ski goggles with Prizm lenses – they don’t fog up and life just looks better in all conditions.
Your favourite timepiece and why? I have two favourites – my TAG Heuer for smarter wear and my Oakley 12 Gauge for casual wear. I love how solid and chunky it is.
An unforgettable place you’ve travelled to in the past year? A surf trip to the Maldives with family and friends and spending hours in the water with my son.
The book on your bedside table? I am trying to learn Italian so I have Italian
books next to my bed, in my office and in my briefcase. Always close.
The last meal that truly impressed you? The Taste Kitchen in Woodstock – I keep a rolling reservation.
The last music you downloaded? Jamie Cullum, Interlude.
The thing you are eyeing next? A new bicycle – always a Giant guy.
The one thing you will always find in your fridge? My wife calls it “green juice” – our juicer runs daily.
The best gift you’ve given recently? I gave my wife a watch for a special birthday.
And the best one you’ve received? A Weber gas braai – after years of being anti the convenient gas solution, I am now the biggest promoter.
The place that inspires you and why? The ocean. I find the solitude of paddling a surf-ski in the ocean or surfing in uncrowded conditions a grounding and humbling way to experience nature and exercise at the same time.
A recent special “find/discovery”? I have never drunk gin before and got exposed to craft gin recently. Loving the Hope on Hopkins gin I purchased recently, which is being distilled in Woodstock.
The last item you added to your wardrobe? A couple of shirts from Massimo Dutti.
Favourite city and why? Cape Town – I simply never tire of returning home and never stop appreciating the beauty and lifestyle it offers. After years of travel, no place has tempted me to change where I stay.