Snowing in london and -1 in new york so sending you guys summer vibes from the @orlebarbrown sport collection instead 😎☀️🤙 big thanks to @therealobman @the_tld and the team for all the support, to all you guys for the positive messages and ladies, if you’d like to dress your guys well and lads if it’s time to step up your summer wardrobe the link is in my bio and check out my last story 😉👍 #partner
We spent last week in malawi, supporting the work of @weseehope , an amazing organisation that supports orphans & vulnerable children living in malawi, kenya, tanzania, uganda & zimbabwe. in a region ravaged by famine, a lack of rain and the devastation of hiv/aids @weseehope is the only hope for many young children who have lost their parents and have no opportunities in life. their work begins with pre-school, teaching basic education to the very young, moves into kids clubs helping older children and early teens with emotional & social support, graduates them into vocational training teaching skills like carpentry, tailoring, welding enabling teenagers to earn their own money & build a future for themselves and finally even helps adults who support these vulnerable children with a village investors program that teaches financial management, a structure to earn loans from their peers and collectively build businesses that will support their children & their community at large. many of these little children have watched their parents pass away, become completely isolated and been forced to deal with serious mental health issues alone... but despite all this they have hope! they laugh, they play, they have dreams, they have a culture so rich & warm that all it takes is a smile and a hug to remind them how special they are and how amazing the world is with the right people around you. smiling is free and so is caring about others and so in sharing these short clips from last week, i hope it puts a smile on your face in the way the people in malawi did on mine 😊
It’s good to be home 🇬🇧😊 walking the streets i used to walk, eating the food i used to eat and remembering all the things that make london my favourite city in the world. the first office i ever had was in waterloo, a one man space with enough room for a cardboard box (as a table) a phone (to cold call people) and when he wasn’t at university @tomjauncey sitting on the floor doing his “summer internship”. as time went by, school friends joined, clients were won & lost and i dropped out of university to build the business and start the journey. i walked through waterloo this morning and saw that old office where it all began, then saw this amazing photo by @withluke and smiled - it’s been 13 years since i took that office and time really does fly when you’re having fun 😉😎
Running, diving, swimming and sailing around ibiza with the awesome team @orlebarbrown for the launch of the ob sport capsule collection 😎🤙☀️ we spent a weekend shooting this video and the assets online & in their stores around the world are up now, so please let me know if you see them and what you think! even though there’s lots of exciting travel planned for 2018, there’s even more health & fitness stuff lined up so the shorts & tees from the collection will be with me everywhere i go :) friends in london there’s stores in harrods, mayfair, nottinghill, canary wharf & the city and international friends everything is online, with a link in my bio! i’ll also be hosting a talk & dinner tomorrow night from 7pm at the south kensington club 😉 as always, thank you for the support and i hope you grab a pair and have a good workout!
Last summer i met @therealobman and we launched a partnership with the company he founded and my favourite brand @orlebarbrown by creating a collection of limited edition beautiful destinations swim shorts. this year we’re doing it again but as so many people have been asking me about health & fitness, we’re doing it for a new summer sport capsule 😎 ob sport launches today and is a collection of shorts & tees designed for the beach but perfect for the gym, made from a lightweight, sweat resistant, uv protecting fabric that is perfect when you travel :) i’ll be sharing more over the coming weeks, including behind the scenes from the shoot in ibiza but please dm me, check out the link in my bio and @orlebarbrown to learn a bit more!
Touched down in malawi on a very special saturday, un world wildlife day 😊🌎🤙 this is the years most prominent wildlife event and i’m proud to be supporting my friends @world_wildlife to raise awareness of wildlife crimes and this years focus on protecting big cats 😎🦁 @beautifuldestinations made a short film in support that i hope you like :) the link in my bio is to a pledge form that takes 30 seconds to fill out, costs nothing and lends your voice to supporting @world_wildlife together we can make a difference! #bdteam #worldwildlifeday
Still one of my favourite memories from travelling: running around the snowy wilderness of lapland with a team of huskies born to run 😊🐺❄️ did you know that this saturday march 3rd is world wildlife day? the day is a celebration of the many beautiful animals & plants that share our world and a reminder of the importance of conservation and the need to step up our fight against wildlife crime. so much more coming on this from me in the coming months, supporting the amazing work of @world_wildlife #worldwildlifeday
Monday morning in nyc and it’s going to be a big week @beautifuldestinations hq! 😎🇺🇸 some big new partnerships around the world to announce, @coloramerica is back from new mexico, @teambrando starts on thursday and @nickevansbd @andyto and i head to malawi on thursday😉🤙 2018 is getting off to a very good start..... #bdteam (📷: @uwo awesome shot simon!)
Sunday vibes in the gulf of thailand 😎🇹🇭 @tomjauncey and i spent the morning with local fisherman, learning about their culture, eating their food and borrowing their long tail boats to go out into the islands and explore :) sundays in our house have always been for family so later this afternoon he’s coming over, @natalialalonde and i are preparing food and we’re going to plan our next big adventure...... africa 👊🦁🐼🐣 (🎵: needin’ you @djdavidmorales )
An infinity pool in the forest is just as good as one in the sun right? 😊🤙 fresh air, clean living and getting out into nature is about as good as it gets, especially for me living between new york & london, so a massive thanks to the awesome @braybraywoowoo for catching this shot- if you’re stuck in the office or just missing the outdoors he’ll show you a side of the world that will get you inspired 😉
Kicking off the week with an unreal aerial view of paris, which quickly became the top performing post on @beautifuldestinations for 2018 and almost the top performing post we’ve ever done 😊👍 as with barcelona last week, it is amazing to see talented creators capturing unique perspectives of places that have been seen so many times @sebastianmzh so awesome to see your work! happy monday!
After ten days of traveling in the uae it’s nice to be home in nyc and going back through old photos 😊 sundays are for family and this shot by @tomjauncey was after we’d run around the banks of lake kawaguchi trying to catch sunrise, save our drone from crashing into the water and hitch hiking up the mountains to find the perfect view of mount fuji. we stayed here all day, talking to tourists and local walkers, until the sun set and the lights in the trees guided our way back through the forest and to the bus back to tokyo 😊🇯🇵
Have you ever seen barcelona shot like this? 😊🤙 an amazing day to night transition in one of the most iconic cities in the world shot by @henry_do always inspiring to see creative people pushing the boundaries with their work and for a place i’ve seen so many times, i’m happy people can still create unique perspectives of the world 🌍😎
Where to begin..... 😊 what an inspirational few days the @worldgovsummit summit has proven to be, learning from leaders in government, technology, media and entertainment about the future of the world and the importance of global cooperation. did you know that the uae has a minister for happiness? a minister for the future? is appointing ministers in their 20’s to engage with young people and think about the future of the region through the lens of a younger generation too? i’ve spent the last 3 days listening, learning and sharing ideas about the positive impact sustainable traveling can have on people, culture and economies. opening your mind to different religions, having new experiences and listening to other people’s perspectives is the most important thing you can do to learn about the world we live in and i hope through @beautifuldestinations we can inspire more and more people to explore their surroundings, connect with each other and travel 😎🌍🤙 (this photo of dubai is by one of my favourite photographers @jordhammond 😉)
The calm before the storm....... from up here you can feel the energy of the streets of delhi as people go about their day to day- the difference this time is this was the night before diwali and thousands of people had streamed into the city, laden with marigolds to kick start festivities and bring a celebration of light and colour (a beautiful orange!) to proceedings 😊🇮🇳 this was the first time i’d been to india and i’ll never forget how kind the people were, how inviting their culture and how fantastic their food. tomorrow their prime minister, narendra modi is speaking @worldgovsummit alongside robert de niro, deepak chopra, christine lagarde, hh sheikh hamdan & many others and i could not be more excited to be invited to dubai to see them. the conference brings together world leaders to shape the future of governments discussing happiness, climate change, engaging youth and so much more 😎
Inspiring people to travel, connect with each other and have a positive impact on the world is our mission @beautifuldestinations and when i see images like this i’m reminded how important that mission is 😊 the islands of thailand are renowned for their beauty, their amazing people and their electric blue waters and @mblockk who took this photo has certainly inspired me to want to go back! i love asia and would love to hear any stories from people that have been or places they’d like to recommend! #bdteam
Good morning new york! the snow is falling today but last year for @tomjauncey’s birthday we flew over the city as the sun rose, hanging out of the helicopter cruising through the clouds 😊🤙 check @storyofsage’s face when i tried to lean out- priceless :) we had lots of harnesses so nothing to worry about 😎