INTERVIEWS

 
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FRANCESCA DE LA FUENTE
POMELO CASA FOUNDER

For Pomelo Casa

I grew up near Granada in Southern Spain, surrounded by these ceramics. My mother would buy them from the local market, filling the kitchen with the beautiful plates, bowls and jugs.

 

From Spain, I then moved to London before finally settling in Los Angeles, working in interior design. I was surprised that LA reminded me so much of home; Spanish casita-like houses with terracotta roofs and great rounded windows, and evenings spent outdoors, stretching into the night...

ALEXANDRA DUDLEY
PODCAST HOST & CHEF

For Beaufort & Blake

Self-professed ‘serial dinner party host’, Alexandra Dudley is a voice of authority on all things food and entertaining. With a relaxed approach in the kitchen and a focus on zero waste cooking, it’s no surprise that her debut cookbook ‘Land & Sea’ was a success. She’s also podcast host of the brilliant ‘Come For Supper’, in which she interviews artists, authors and chefs, including the likes of Bake Off’s Prue Leith and comedian Ed Gamble. Alexandra shares her tips, kitchen catastrophes and silver linings. 

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JAMES GOULD-PORTER
ISLAND POKÉ FOUNDER

For Beaufort & Blake

Inspired by time spent out in Hawaii as a boy, James Gould-Porter founded Island Poké, bringing the fresh, raw fish rice bowls to our shores. From street food stalls, fast-forward five years and Island Poké now has fifteen locations across London and France. A far cry from lack-lustre meal deals and overpriced wraps, Island Poké is leading the way for delicious and healthy grab-and-go lunches. He tells us about the highs and lows, and the importance of rolling with the punches.

TESS NEWALL
DECORATIVE ARTIST

For Beaufort & Blake

Based in the rolling hills of East Sussex, surrounded by clucking chickens and rustling apple trees, you’ll find decorative artist and set designer Tess Newall working away in her studio. From exquisite, whimsical lampshades to large scale murals and studio sets, her hand-painted designs radiate joy. She discusses her meandering career journey and finding inspiration in the everyday.

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