I was born in Yorkshire and moved down to Cornwall in my twenties. In 1975 Rick and I started up The Seafood Restaurant and we developed the business from there. My work now is focused on creating stylish and relaxed interiors around our businesses in Padstow. I take inspiration from my travels around the world and am always in search of new ideas to keep the restaurants and accommodation looking fresh and inviting. I currently work on a consultancy basis to share my knowledge and expertise in interior design.
Favourite places: Italy is my favourite country of all. I love the Amalfi coast, the towns of Positano and Amalfi itself, as well as Rome and Florence. My grandfather was Italian, and I love the food and everything about it. You can sunbathe then go and see some good art. It’s just very civilised. I also love to ski in Zermatt, and I like India. We used to take the children to Goa when they were very little, and I’ve also been to Rajisthan and would love to go back.