JULZ FOSTER! PLEASE TELL OUR READERS A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR CAYMANIAN CHILDHOOD - WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO GROW UP IN PARADISE?
I actually split my time growing up between Florida and Cayman. Summers and Christmases were spent here running around with my cousins and working at Foster's. We'd spend weekends out at Cayman Kai eating mangoes, snorkelling, playing on the sandbars, fishing, and just enjoying life in the sun!
FOR THE LOVE OF WORK, TELL US WHAT DO YOU DO ON ISLAND?
I'm the Marketing Senior Manager for Foster's. It’s an amazing position because not only do I get to be part of such a great organization, but my team and I are constantly crafting connections between brands and our customers. We have fun exploring the infinite ways to creatively tell stories that matter to people and encouraging them to step outside their food comfort zone to try something new. Plus, we get to see and hear from the people that make Cayman such a special place every day.
YOUR INSTAGRAM IS GORG. WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO TAKE SUCH WONDERFUL PICTURES?
Everything, really. I’ll raise my hand and be the first to admit I spend too much time on my phone, but I make it a point to stop and just look around. There is so much beauty around us that it’s easy to spot a cool angle or a colour that brightens your day. Capturing beauty isn’t some hard to master technique; if you’re feeling what you’ve captured, then it’s Insta worthy.
Images available as premium postcards at select locations across the island with more locations being added all the time. You can purchase them directly through Julian by reaching him on his Instagram handle @iamjfoster
YOU'RE CLEARLY A DOG LOVER, TELL US ABOUT YOUR CUTIE AND WHERE'S YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE FOR DOG WALKS?
My sweet boy! I fell in love with Remy at an event for Jeep and the Humane Society a couple of years ago, it was love at first sight. He loves long walks down the beach in South Sound or North Side, chasing leaves and tennis balls, and giving me the side eye when he hears me calling him but pretends to not. He’s also super into laying around the house [just like his dad].
AN ISLAND BOY MUST HAVE A FAVOURITE SPACE TO HANG OUT ON HIS DAYS OFF? TELL US YOUR TOP 3 PLACES YOU ENJOY AND WHY?
Would you judge me if I said my couch? Outside of that though... I’m always up for a snorkel with the turtles at Spott’s, a coffee at Bay Market (so delicious and affordable!) or a drink at Seafire. FAVE THING THOUGH - spending the weekend up at Cayman Kai. It's like a whole other world out there - so relaxing and peaceful.
BRUNCH SHOULD NEVER BE MISSED, NAME YOUR FAVES!
Ritz, Kimpton or Marriott! The Ritz’ food is top notch and the free flowing Moët seems to make all your troubles go away [at least until Monday]. The Kimpton has stellar views, my favorite dessert station, and delicious handcrafted cocktails. The Marriott’s vibe is unmatched and no matter who you go with you always have a great time.
WHAT ABOUT A GOOD COCKTAIL, OR COLD BEER? WHERE DO YOU LIKE TO HANG OUT FOR THE PERFECT SUNSET?
There are so many options! Da Fish Shack, Coccoloba, Sunset House, Tillie’s.
LASTLY AND OF COURSE, TOURISTS NEED GUIDANCE. AS A CAYMANIAN, WHERE WOULD THEY NEED TO GO, NO QUESTIONS ASKED?
No questions asked? Stingray City, Botanic Park, Blowholes, Cemetery Beach and The Crystal Caves. Hit those spots and you'll get to see an amazing mix of the beauty this island has to offer.