The Rurbanist: Q&A with Toby Huntington-Whiteley
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Toby Huntington-Whiteley needs a daily workout and a good night’s sleep
Where’s home to you?
It will always be Devon. It’s where I grew up and my parents still live there.
Where do you go to lose yourself?
I love to escape to my family home near Bordeaux. It’s in the middle of nowhere and days revolve around dog walks and the next meal.
To work out. When I can’t fit it in, I really notice the difference in my mood.
Secret place for a good night out?
My local pubs, the Wolfpack and The Alice House, in Queen’s Park.
What never fails to bring a smile to your face?
FaceTiming my little nephew Jack, he makes me laugh.
What item in your wardrobe do you wear the most?
My gym kit, which I wear daily for work. When I travel, I’ll be wearing my favourite Love Brand swim shorts and linen shirts every day I can.
Last book you read?
The Daily Stoic. It gives you daily insight and exercises to help with day-to-day life.
Most valuable piece of advice you’ve received?
Not to take myself too seriously.
What brings out the worst in you?
Lack of sleep is a killer for me. I really can’t function properly if I don’t sleep well.
What was the last song you listened to that made you dance?
I only dance when I’m drunk, so I can’t remember, but I can tell you the last time I was out drunk; watching the Formula E race in Monaco earlier this year. We ended up in a very fancy club – it was an incredibly fun and messy night.
I love playing Backgammon and always take a mini board with me when I go on holiday.
What would really improve your life?
A dog. I’m desperate to get one but I can’t justify having one in London and having a busy work schedule. Especially as I would love a Great Dane.
I make a mean aubergine parmigiana.
Where was the last place you ‘discovered’?
I was in Ibiza early this year shooting a swimwear range for Love Brand & Co. We were driving all over the island finding amazing beaches and small fishing villages to shoot. I loved it so much I’m going back out later this summer.
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