Intro from LUX:
D'Arcy Dineen - even his name is a rock star name. I (Keri) first met him when he was a model on a shoot, the guy is charismatic, very hip and is one of Australia's Cool Guys.. he is completely in love with his beautiful other half Ida which you'll read below..
He's the photographer of most of our pics on our website - super talented, taking them on film and Ida is the model in them, a complete love affair you want to follow.
I'm from Noosa, Australia. Happy to help, always lost, rarely rich but having fun. My name is D'Arcy.
What is it that occupies your time at the moment - work/pleasure?
As of late I've had the pleasure of working strangely enough. Last year, I spent 6 months floating around Europe with my Danish lover after we spent 13 months apart. We had a fair few experiences we needed to catch up on so you can imagine the piggy bank post reunion.
Do you have a store / website / social pages that people can get to know you more?
What is it that makes you content?
Surprise surprise...being with Ida. You've always got your token outlets like surfing or camping but being content and comfortable starts with her.
Do you consciously try to be content or is it something that just happens naturally?
Over the years I've realised that constantly comparing your life to what you see online is particularly damaging. I found it hard to be content when you're constantly exposed to greener pastures. Once I started focusing on getting to Ida, nothing else mattered. Ironically, online was our best form of interaction but the blinkers were on and social media was off. Focussing on what was in front of me...15,459km away (actually) Now that we're back together again, being content comes as naturally as the wind.
What books / podcasts / playlists do you recommend at the moment and why?
How can you go past The Inspired Unemployed boys. They frequently make my day with their terrifyingly accurate portrayal of the average quarter lifer navigating their way through these strange times.
Can you share any tools in your tool belt that you use at the moment that bring you back to your centre?
I've never been much of a planner but for once in my life I've set goals for this year and to my surprise I'm slowly ticking them off one by one. If I start to drift away, I remind myself that I'm exactly where I need to be and to be grateful for that fact.
What are you excited about at the moment?
Moving! Ida and I are finally moving to a beach house 200m from Sunshine Beach on the Sunshine Coast. Due to the rental crisis here in Noosa, it's going to send us broke but we'd give anything for some peace and quiet...(Love you Mum and Dad but...)
Anything up and coming you want to share?
You'll have to wait and see.
Have you used LUX Products? If yes, which ones and what do you have to say about them?
I'm a sucker for the Quartz Infused Aura Spray. To the point where I'm told to stop and leave the room. So I'm not sure what's more calming, the scent or my exit. The whole Skincare Range was offered to my little guinea pig Ida and she adored the Bakuchiol Serum along with the Rose Gold Toner used just before makeup in the morning.