Minimalistic describes my holiday packing. The only thing I really need is swim shorts as I’m a bit of a sun worshipper and spend a lot of time on the beach and in the sea. I have a few pairs in different colours with extra pockets (something I really appreciate).
My style these days is very laid-back. I’ve always been that person who’s underdressed, but I do take more interest in fashion as I’ve gotten older. I love James Perse, which has a great shop in Santa Monica. It does the basics well and has nailed simple, tonal dressing. I’m a bit of a sneakerhead, too. I have quite a few pairs of Nikes and Jordans. My son is also really into sneakers so we like collecting them together.
I get my hair cut at Mesut Barber in Cowes. There’s nothing better than a Turkish barber. Mesut is a real character and takes grooming seriously. There’s even a pool table and bar in his shop. I’m also partial to a hot ear wax these days. Afterwards, I’ll stop at Corries Cabin for fish and chips – somewhat of a local institution on the island.
Relocating from LA to the Isle of Wight was a culture shock in the best way. In LA you do everything in your car, whereas in Cowes I barely use one. The film and TV industry has really embraced remote working so I can do most of my work from my laptop in Cowes. I’m enjoying that way of living – it’s much more relaxed. Now, my life revolves around simplicity, but I love being part of a thriving community. It’s also only a couple of hours from London, so I can jump on the ferry and head into the city for business meetings or pop into the Tate.
With his wife Sara, Peter recently opened Foresters Hall, a boutique hotel in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Check it out at ForestersHall.com