Many moons ago a wise man gave me the following advice: “See, touch, taste, smell, hear and speak as much as you can. Spend time alone travelling out of the cities, research into religions, ways of life. Go with an open mind and a warm heart. Don’t cling to the past, but enjoy the present and fly towards the future.” I try to live my life like this, exploring - through travel, art, cooking and conversation - discovering beauty, stories, inspiration and friendship. I have lived, worked and travelled all over the world - from Bhutan to Brazil, Mongolia to Mozambique, Azerbaijan to Antarctica. But the country that soaked deepest into my soul is Japan, where I lived for many years. There are adventures to be had every day, and I am so happy to be able to share them here with you!