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Gather&See Girls: Alex Head

 We are very excited to have the lovely Alex Head as our latest Gather&See Girl, a talented chef who set up Social Pantry. 

When did you set up Social Pantry?

I started selling sandwiches when I was 15 and that grew into a small catering company which officially became Social Pantry in 2011.

What or who inspires you?

One Grannie's cooking and the other Grannie's green house.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Don’t worry if you fail, at least you have tried; without mistakes you will not get anywhere in life.

What advice would you give your teenage self? 

Relax, slow down and enjoy everything.

What makes you angry? 

Technology.

What makes you happy?

A fresh mint tea and block of dark chocolate on a cosy night in!

What’s your favourite restaurant?

I went to the Typing Rooms, Bethnal Green recently which was incredible – they had the most delicious sourdough and marmite butter. Mouth-watering. 

Where’s your go to place to relax?

My niece's Wendy house where she makes me tea.

Latest discovery at home or abroad?

The Pig Hotel in Brockenhurst, the amazing restaurant has a ‘25mile menu’ - insane food which is sourced from incredible suppliers.

Where is on your travel hit list for 2016? 

Japan is calling.

Which city in the world would you love to live in for just 1 year?

New York the buzz is pretty addictive (and needs a Social Pantry Café!).

Which is your favourite piece on the G&S website at the moment? 

This is the hardest question!

The Once Upon A Time cardigan is stunning, super elegant but cosy, I love the Things in Common Culottes, I used to rock culottes when I was about 10 and want to give it another shot! Promise, last one….if I could trust myself to not get it dirty the Lola Wool Dress would be in my wardrobe.

What is your personal style? 

My friends would say questionable; I like to think edgy!

Who is your fashion hero / style icon? 

My Auntie, Beatrice Von Tresckow Business role model and serious hottie!

Which item of clothing do you most treasure? 

My Grannie's old multi-coloured, sparkly cardigan, handmade in the 80’s…yes…with the shoulder pads.

What is your 'can't live without' beauty product? 

My Nourish Argon oil night serum.

Why is shopping ethical important to you? 

Feeling confident in what you wear is so important and knowing it is well sourced and well made by people who are loved is so important to me.

What’s next for Social Pantry?

After a busy April of press days for lots of brilliant fashion brands, a summer of weddings is ahead and then perhaps another cafe.

socialpantry.co.uk

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