My Stuff - Simon Mills

What is your name: 

SIMON MILlS

 

What is your occupation: 

WRITER & EDITOR, WALLPAPER MAGAZINE

 

How old are you:

52

 

Where are you from:

YORKSHIRE

 

Where do you live:

NOTTING HILL & THE COTSWOLDS

 

What is your favorite sport:

SKIING, CYCLING, HIKING

 

What is your favorite ski mountain:

I REALLY LOVE THE PORTES DE SOLEIL IN THE ALPS AND ALTA BADIA AREA OF THE DOLOMITES BUT I AM HAPPY ANYWHERE AROUND THE MONT BLANC MASSIF.

 

What is your favorite ski run:

 SCHILTHORN. MAGICAL.

 

What is your favorite hiking trail:

THE COPPER CANYON WITH A MULE TRAIN - EPIC VIEWS, TARANTULAS, SCORPIONS, RATTLESNAKES AND THE OCCASIONAL ENCOUNTER WITH THE LOCAL TARAHUMARA TRIBE.

 

What is your favorite running trail:

CHECK IN DESK TO DEPARTURE GATE - I AM ALWAYS LATE FOR PLANES!

 

What is your favorite bike ride:

ANYWHERE IN THE ALPS OR THE DOLOMITES.  I LIKE A BIG CLIMB UP VENTOUX, GLIBBER, MADELEINEE, ALPE D'HUEZ.  THE ROADS IN IBIZA ARE BEAUTIFUL AND VERY QUIET IN THE MORNINGS TOO.

 

What kind of skies to use:

DREAMING OF A PAIR OF ZAI SKIS!

 

What kind of poles do you use:

KERMER

 

What kind goggles to you use: 

OAKLEY

 

What is your favorite ski shop: 

the PATAGONIA store in chamonix

 

What is your favorite bike shop:

rApha cycle club

 

What is your favorite restaurant:

london has a really extraordinary food offering these days. le caprice and j sheekey are always wonderful.  sundays with my girls at pizza east on PORTOBELLO road.  but nothing beats some chease from a rucksack up in the mountains.

 

Favorite airline:

british airways, of course. but once i got to fly on a chartered CONCORDe from nyc to nice with 30 victoria secret models. that was fun!

 

What is your favorite hote:

belle rives in juan les pins.  also dar seffarine in fez is incredible.

 

Heli, Cat or Skin to the top of the mountain:

hELI!  TELLURIDE WAS PRETTY COOL.

 

Gadget of the moment:

a 1980 landrover series iii

 

Who is your favorite artist:

donald judd, cy twombly, joseph beuys, mat collishaw, francis bacon, frank stella.  too many to list!

 

What kind of watch do you use:

iwc portugese

 

Who is your hero:

PRINCE

 

Who inspires you:

my daughters, laurie and madeleine

 

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