We travel to New Zealand's Bay of Plenty, where we join Christina MacPherson and her friends for a long lunch amongst the orange orchards. Having grown up first in the Pacific Islands, then onto England, the often-travelling Christina shares here what home means to her and where she finds inspiration in her daily life.
You’re an avid traveller and have lived in many countries throughout your life; how was it exactly growing up as a child of the world?
"As a kid it never really seemed different to me, it's just how we were. We tend to think the grass is always greener, and there were definitely elements of my childhood that made it tricky to integrate as we moved from country to country, experiencing different cultures and social norms. But I would never change it - I think it made me open to all kinds of experiences, and had a hugely positive impact on how I view the world."
Where to next?
"We are road tripping through Tasmania for a week! And then end the year in Japan."
As a creative, what inspires you the most?
It changes daily. It could be a song, a passage in a book, the streets of a foreign town, walking through bushland, a little twinkle in a person's eye.
What grounds you; how do you know you're home?
I think I'm a pretty grounded person as is, there's never a time I think what I do or who I am is worth more time than anyone or anything else. And that's easy - Tom is home.
Your lunch is divine! Can you share any thoughts on hosting?
Delegate! For this, my beautiful friend Monique who owns her own healthfood cafe Wildones put on the spread which we eagerly got stuck into. It's so fun decorating a home or a table and have your friends come and enjoy it. I also think by just keeping the tunes and drinks flowing, everyone will have a good time.
What makes the perfect summer party?
A great playlist, a balmy afternoon, and people who make you feel at ease.
How do you unwind?
When we're not travelling and shooting, I put myself into a little routine. I exercise daily, swim in the ocean, and have slow, lazy coffee mornings that lead to a day of creativity. I also read all the time - sometimes a book a week - and I limit phone time to when I only need it for work.