Meet the MacCulloch family, now answering to The Barefoot Bandits. In the last few months of being back in New Zealand, I've been working on a magazine and Allie (mum) showed up in my life very much unexpectedly, a whirlwind of minimalist design, enviable wardrobe and utter hilarity as our brand new senior designer.
We churned out four, I dare say, beautiful magazines as part of the team and then she dropped the news. She was leaving.
She wasn't sick of us (not that she has admitted to, at least). She's off on a grand adventure with her sweet family to live their dream and travel the world. Allie puts it this way - "We are getting rid of our 'things' and re-discovering ourselves for who we are, and not what we have." Starting here in New Zealand, they are road-tripping the country and then have a one-way ticket to Europe where their only firm plans are to buy a caravan. From there? Who knows.
Did you catch the Golden Globes last night? It's the year for dreamers. It's the year for bravery. More on that soon. But in the meantime, these guys are doing just that. So thank you, MacCullochs. Thanks for saying the big Yes to your dreams and making them happen.