Head of Experiences, Host at Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate, Author, "Life On Lava" & Azores Business Consultant


About Me

In 2018 I packed up the corporate world, 5 dogs and moved to a place few knew of, to open a boutique hotel in the Azores. As we set up this business we grew it into 3 separate business units, Hotel & Accommodation, Experiences & Tours and Business Services.

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Host at Solar Branco 1885 Eco-Estate

A boutique guest house located in the Azores. Featuring a citrus garden, outdoor experiences and the world’s largest private gin collection


Enjoy the Outdoors

A fully restored heritage building, surrounded by Azorian farmland. Translated from Portuguese, literally meaning "a large, white manor house."

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Gardens, history & tours

Enjoy the history of the the islands told through citrus and gins from around the world.

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In the collection

Visit The Gin Library and sample some of the finest gins from around the world, surrounded by the world's largest private gin collection.

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The Gin Library

Over 12 years while in Hong Kong, I carefully curated one of the largest collections of gin in the world. While beaten to the Guinness record by the bar Atlas in Singapore, I can still claim the largest private gin collection in the world.

Come and enjoy an exclusive gin tasting, and if you bring a craft bottle not in the collection your experience is free.

Gin Azores

Experiences in the Azores

An example of some of the personalised experiences we have for you - The very best the Azores has to offer

Life On Lava - Blog

In 2018 I left the corporate world having worked for some of the largest brands in the world, from NGO's to Formula One. This is the story of the life changing move from Hong Kong to Sao Miguel in the Azores with Mrs B and our 5 rescue dogs.

Everyone dreams of giving up the daily work grind and drinking gin all day, read if that is the reality or not at Life On Lava

Life on Lava blog Azores

Consultancy & Business set up

I'm not here to give you you advise, I'm here to give you knowledge. That is the difference between free and paid services. Setting up a business no matter your experience isn't easy nor quick and The Azores is no different. Coming here as a new resident has its challanges. My services are simple: Get you set up quickly, efficiently and save you money.

I can help with everything from recommending the right estate agents (and who to avoid) to lawyers and accountants, as well as marketing and social media support.

I provide advise, assistance with visiting key government offices, the widest contact notebook on the island and the ability to get set up quickly, avoiding costly mistakes. Drop me an email to discuss more with any questions or comments you have.

Or read more about my experience at companies such as KPMG Consulting, Red Bull, Kellogg's, Samsung, Motorola and more here.

Contact Me

"Hello." While the Internet and social media are great, sometimes it's nice to talk in person. So please feel free to reach out to me at for any questions or comments you have. If you want a reply as fast as Usane Bolt, Whatsapp me +351 919 076 779

I live in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores

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