A chat with…

A chat with

Raffles has taken an increasing interest in contributing to “his” blog. And as much as he continues to enjoy bringing you his restaurant reviews, an opportunity to interview the lovely Ian “Herbie” Hemphill has inspired him to go all Oprah on the blog with a regular interview section by him about food and travel.

I admit that at first I balked at the idea as this just sounded like a bunch of extra work for his already busy PA/mama/slave. But then I recalled the words of a very wise and successful woman who I admire greatly. It was she who, during a recent chat about some of Raffles more grandiose plans, said “Why not? Don’t put limitations on him.”

That stopped me in my tracks. Why indeed? So I’m not. In fact I’m actively encouraging his love of words and interest in the people who inspire him and his desire to share their stories.

Given he has literally just turned seven please don’t expect Parky, just honest and occasionally bizarre questions from a curious little man who loves to get to  know people as he eats and explores the world. Please indulge us… you might be surprised just how much people will share with an enthusiastic young boy.

GoPro Ambassador & Pro Skater Alex Sorgente with Raffles

Raffles chats with Pro Skater & GoPro Ambassador, Alex Sorgente

Alessandro Sorgente is a pro skater, GoPro ambassador and seasoned traveller. Alex, as he’s better known, is a force in international transition skating and ranks in the world top 10. The Florida-based, Italian-American 18-year old also packs an amazing attitude. Here, he chats with Raffles about travelling for sport, competitive skating, school and the importance of giving back. I’ve […] Read more…

Lunch Box Love with Lunchbox Dad and Sunraysia's

Raffles chats with… Beau Coffron aka Lunchbox Dad

Most parents would be familiar with Internet superstar, Lunchbox Dad Beau Coffron, he of the edible lunchbox masterpieces that make my kid’s sambos look spectacularly unappetising … embarrassingly so. San Francisco-based businessman and father-of-three Beau has been in Australia to help launch Sunraysia’s Lunchbox Love campaign and their healthy new range of delicious all organic juices, to encourage families […] Read more…

Raffles and Norway's Superstar Chef Erling Sundal

A chat with… Norway’s superstar chef Erling Sundal

It is not every day one gets their breakfast personally prepared by a Michelin trained celebrity chef. So when Erling Sundal, Norway’s culinary superstar and all round nice guy, fired up the brekky barbecue after a back-of-house tour of Sydney Fish Market, there was no holding Raffles back. In fact, not content with just eating Erling’s […] Read more…

Raffles & surfer Alex Hayes

Raffles chats with… Alex Hayes, Pro Junior Surfer

Popular Pro Junior surfer Alex Hayes has a legion of loyal fans on Instagram but the self-confessed shark fan is better known for his recent “shark selfie” that had the world’s media in a spin. The well-travelled and talented teen chats with Raffles about sports travel, competitive surfing, sharks, and that selfie… I think you are totally awesome. Not only […] Read more…

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