“Plants turn ever so slowly, yet inexorably, toward the Sun” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers
“As soon as I walked through his door I felt a great energy. Julian was so warm and welcoming. He showed me his home, his yoga and meditation space and we chatted about life and things that drive us. It was pretty clear to me that Julian knows where he is and where he wants to go. He keeps busy with his endeavours but I was so glad he made the time to allow me to learn about and capture a slice of his life. Yoga and Entrepreneurship being a huge part of it, I wanted the image to reflect that. We discussed the concept and agreed to do the shoot in his studio. That smile was the same one that welcomed me into his home. ” – Camila G
Image by © Camila Gargantini
Julian Brass is the Founder and CEO of Notable, Canada’s leading online lifestyle magazine for driven millennials.
An Interview with Julian
Q. What is the best memory you have from a previous birthday?
A. The most memorable birthday I’ve been fortunate enough to have happened in 2015 when due to a really busy time at Notable I travelled across Canada non-stop, 3 cities in 3 days. I was able to celebrate with my close friends and family in Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto. It was a really unforgettable experience that I’m so grateful for.
Q. How about the worst? And why?
A. The year before I was stuck in a hotel room in Vancouver with food poisoning by myself. That was bad.
Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that surprised you most?
A. When I was flat broke starting up Notable I needed a new computer but couldn’t afford one. My father surprised me with a new computer and said something like, “this present is an investment in your future, build something amazing.”.
Q. Is there a food or dish that you insist on eating on your birthday?
Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?
A. To be amongst the people you love most.
Q. Do you have any traditions or thing you always do to celebrate a birthday? What is it?
A. Yes, I make sure to be mindful and grateful to have lived another year.