Design guru Neale Whitaker, as seen on The Block and Love it or List it Australia, has a long and illustrious history in the food magazine scene. He's also published his own food book titled "The Accidental Foodie". In this episode with Gary Mehigan, Neale discusses how his father's death changed him, his career highlights and the long and winding road called life.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The always stylish Neale Whitaker joins us in the Cuppa Of Life Cafe
CUPPA OF LIFE VIRTUAL CAFE
Hear from one of Australia's favourite interior designers Neale Whitaker London-born Neale Whitaker may be best known as the stylish judge on Nine’s Logie-winning smash hit series The Block and as Co-Host of Lifestyles Channel’s number one series Love it or List it, but he also boasts a hugely successful international publishing career. Neale has edited some of the most respected lifestyle magazines in the world, including Vogue Living, Vogue Entertaining + Travel, Belle, Delicious and Food Illustrated. His extensive knowledge and experience have made him a respected and popular media personality in Australia.Like to watch the Cuppa Of Life Cafe Live? Book your virtual seat at www.cuppaoflife.comWant to make a donation to todays episode charity partner? https://cuppa-life-virtual-cafe.raisely.com/
Today I’m chatting with Neale Whitaker, interior design connoisseur, well known as the debonair host of Australia’s most popular home television programs, The Block and Love It Or List It. Also former editor for Vogue Living and Belle magazines, there is a certain air to Neale that demands respect. But beyond his elevated style and tasteful presence, it’s his charm and compassion that is so engaging. We talk about meditations, renovations, and other permutations but we also discuss kindness and how it’s Neale’s style to bring that home.View Neale's home style at https://madeleinepark.co/podcast/2020/4/21/neale-whitaker
Over the years Neale Whitaker has become a household name, gracing our televisions with his elegance, sophistication and impressive eye for style.Neale is probably best known for his work as a host and designer on Love It Or List It Australia, and for the past decade as a judge on the renovation juggernaut that is The Block.However Neale's creative career hasn't always been in interiors, nor in fact in publishing where he has spent the best part of his recent working life at the helm of major publications such as Belle magazine, Vogue Living and Delicious.Neale's journey so far has been filled with passion and intrigue and a healthy dose of adventure along the way.In this episode, Neale takes us back through his life in the UK following the loss of his father at a young age and into his formative years as a young man in a country emerging from a dark time.In the 1980's as the UK was discovering its new identity and breaking free from a repressive government, Neale was also on his own path to self-discovery and recounts some of the highs and lows of that time.Neale shares his story with his trademark wit and charm, answering some of my burning questions about what really goes on with those reno shows.You can find Neale on Instagram here and be sure to tune in this week to the final episode of season three of Love It Or List It Australia, available to watch or stream on the Lifestyle channel on Foxtel.We would love to hear your thoughts on the episode so make sure you tag Neale and The Curious Life Podcast in your posts on socials!
This week's guest is a titan of Australian media, Neale Whitaker. We delve into his past, from his early days coming into the publishing world in London to what brought him to Australia. Find out which magazine he launched in Australia, it's one you might not expect from a renowned interiors guru. Plus we explore his time at Belle magazine, Vogue Living and his move from the page to the screen. Neale gives us some very solid advice when it comes to The Block and we talk about his future and what else is on the horizon for him, it doesn't sound like Mr Whitaker is slowing down any time soon. A deep conversation into to a fascinating figure in the industry. For more info and images from Neale and to see our edit of our favourite pieces from The Block, check out the House of Style Journal at https://www.houseofstyle.net.au/journal/2019/episode03/nealewhitakerFollow us on Instagram at https://instagram.com/houseofstylepodcast
A judge on The Block takes Mediaweek behind the scenes on the hit show. Neale also previews the new season of LifeStyle’s Love It Or List It with Andrew Winter.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
TEA WITH JULES: Neale Whitaker on fighting fear, finding confidence and what he wants to be remembered for
TEA WITH JULES
If the word ‘dashing’ could morph itself into human form-it would come the shape of Neale Whitaker.When you invite the former editor of Vogue Living and Belle Magazine, into your freshly built house, it comes with a mixture of sheer terror and equal amounts of curiosity for what his opinion might be. When he entered the kitchen I went into a minor meltdown about if we had put the dishwasher and the bin in the correct position in the kitchen! As we all know from Neale's legendary position as judge on The Block-these sorts of things can rob you of some costly points. Once I realised I wasn’t in fact on an episode of reality TV, but having one of the loveliest humans to grace the planet for a tea and a chat, I was put instantly at ease by Neal’s charm and charisma. His knack for interiors and style is unmatched but his deep level of thinking and firm grip on reality makes for beautiful conversation. We go deep on life matters and Neal reveals his truest heart. We talk about fighting fear, building and loosing confidence, the moment he realised he was gay and what he wants to remembered for. This chat got me good. I was blown away by Neal's wisdom, calm nature and his genuine want to impact others for the better. He even offers some incredible relationship advice! I have been focusing on the subjects of self worth, self confidence and what success means to people in this series of Tea with Jules. Everyone's answers have been very helpful to hear and Neal's thoughts are no exception. I will take what he said and apply them in my own life. I sincerely hope you love this chat as much as I did – both Neale and I didn’t want it to end – but he had to catch a flight – so I couldn’t let him miss that!It's a tear jerker - you've been warned!
The big name behind Vogue Living magazine and judge on The Block, Neale Whitaker shows us what he believes are the greatest inspirations of style, his favourite spaces and shows us what he considers to be the greatest additions to the world of style.
The Life of Neale Whitaker from Belle to Vogue to Judging on The Block
On interviewing Neale Whitaker I found myself speaking to a man who is as humble as he is successful. A true professional with all the traits of a remarkable man and none of the BS that comes with success. Neale started his career as a PR agent working with real life Ab Fab Edina, Lynn Franks. It is in this role that he honed his love of publishing and his stellar magazine career as the Editor in Chief of both Belle and Vogue Living has turned him into a publishing darling. Neale's spot as a judge on The Block on Channel 9 has cemented him as a household name and he has proved to be generous as a judge and mentor. In our interview he chats candidly about gay marriage, confidence and depression. As a style guru and household name Neale offers an insight into a world of beauty and shares his love for his partner David and two dogs Ollie and Otis. This interview, I am proud to say, was one of my career highlights it’s a must listen.