We make a good team, right? Our families say it, our friends say it, our clients say it.
But it was far from love at first sight. I thought Sam was ocker and inappropriate; he thought I was stuck up and high maintenance.
On a trip to Portugal with a group of mutual friends, curiosity got the better of me and I (accidentally) plunged my index finger into a creamy round of Queijo de Azeitão (cheese made from raw sheep’s milk). It turns out I’m not afraid to thumb my nose at table manners once in a while.
Our mutual love of cheese dissolved those initial judgements and we became friends… and then some. We knew early on that we were destined to be partners in life and in love but we never thought we’d become partners in business too.
We lived to eat, proceeding to eat and drink our way around the world. For the most part we were happy but we definitely weren’t healthy!
After tying the knot in 2012 and moving back to Australia, it was as if someone flicked a switch. We traded pub crawls for beach walks, and cheese platters for coconut yoghurt. Our quest for vitality was fuelled by our desire to live a long and healthy life together. Our careers were steadily eroding our bodies and minds and, when we stood back to evaluate our lifestyle, we could see our trajectory clearly. It wasn’t pretty.
We are part of a groundswell of people who are demanding more from life than the 9-5 grind; who are challenging the entrenched belief that our bodies ‘fall apart’ as we age, and who refuse to believe that any ONE discipline or lineage holds all the answer.
We believe vitality is our birthright, which is why we’re so passionate about health and wellbeing; we don’t just want to look good, we want to feel good too! It is this passion which drives Vitalita.
We’re excited you’re joining us on this journey of discovery. We don’t just want YOU to look good, we want YOU to feel good too!
Oh, one more thing. Although our food choices may have shifted, our passion for food and our desire to experience local culture through food is not likely to abate. Stay tuned!