Over the next 6 weeks we are featuring a local entrepreneur, leader or inspirer in our community. Kicking off our ‘Monday Meets’ series we are opening with our one of our own – Olivia Scott, founder and director of The Raw Kitchen.
What did you have for breakfast today?
I was quite hungry after pilates this morning, so I had a bowl of oatmeal with protein powder, pumpkin seeds, LSA, walnuts, coconut yoghurt and berries.
How do you move your body?
I like to mix things up. At the moment I am doing a combination of pilates, yoga and high intensity workouts (Grit class) at Les Mills gym. I teach yoga so I like to make sure I have both strength and flexibility to demonstrate poses in class.
What is your favourite food memory?
There are so many from my childhood – my most fondest memory is a raspberry tart my grandma used to make in her cafe. It was a gorgeous crunchy tart crust with a berry coulis filling. She also made a beautiful hummingbird cake that I had the recipe for.
Who are you inspired by?
I am inspired by people living fearlessly and being true to who they are.
Where in the world is your favourite eatery and why?
My favourite eatery is either Masu by Nic Watt, because the food is fresh, and full of flavour! Or Ottolenghi in London, because his attention to the flavour of the food is inspiring.
What does your dream Sunday morning look like?
Early yoga, slow breakfast, beach, coffee, markets and walking the dog.
Where is your ideal holiday location?
Currently it would be somewhere in Italy or Morocco. The architecture is inspiring.
What is your most-used pantry item?
Raw cacao powder. A hot cacao in the evening is my ultimate weakness.
Who would you like to host for dinner?
My closest friends
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Trust your intuition over anything else
What would you tell your 20 year old self?
Work hard, stay inspired and trust yourself
What drives you?
Things I am inspired by – great design, architecture, food, nature, friends, and meditation
What food principles do you live by?
Balance is key, listen to your body, eat well and your body will give back to you.
What will you be doing in 10 years?
Probably the same thing, with a few more wrinkles, a bit more travel and experience
What is the best advice you have ever given?
Pay attention to what makes you happy and inspires you, and do more of that!