Updated: Apr 5
This week, for our latest installment of Meet the Team, we've turned the tables on our social media manager Sophie for a Q&A. Sophie grew up in Bath, and moved back to Wiltshire at the start of 2020. She works freelance for a number of businesses, and for lifework she manages our social channels and writes our newsletter.
You live on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, what are your hot recommendations?
I live about 45 minutes from lifework, close to Tisbury. The countryside there is seriously beautiful with amazing walks. In no particular order I would recommend: my favourite pub, The Compasses, breakfast at Sol Bakery, a walk on the Fonthill Estate, stopping for coffee at Bird & Carter, taking in an exhibition and lunch at Messums, incredible fire food at Pythouse Kitchen Garden, and The Newt (though tecnically Somersert) for the garden inspo.
Your job is very digitally focussed, how do you detox and connect with the real world?
The beach is just about close enough to get to after work, but unlike the rest of the lifework team, I'm a summer swimmer only, so biding my time until it's a bit warmer! Ringstead is my favourite, but Lulworth cove is also beautiful in the evening when the crowds have gone home. Also, I learned to quilt on zoom during the second lockdown, and I'm now fully addicted. It's slow and very therapeutic! The American museum has an incredible collection of 250 quilts for anyone interested.
You manage lifework social media, when not using Instagram for work, which accounts do you love?
It's an ever-rotating list, but some perennial favourites:
@commentsbycelebs | a farmer and a quilter @farmandfolk | @rudyjude for island life goals | @evanrosskatz and @raven__smith for your (essential) pop culture commentary and @jasonselvig of The Good Liars, who is so good at trolling trolls.
What are you binge-watching at the moment?
I've binged, I need new recommendations, help me out! But recently: Yellowstone, and all of it's wild west spin-offs, The Last of Us, The Strike series, The White Lotus, Daisy Jones & The Six. I could go on, I'm a telly addict.
You moved back west from London via New York, what do you miss about city living?
Not as much as I thought. Mostly the music, but it's good to have a reason to see friends in London. Last year St Paul & the Broken Bones was a highlight, and the next one coming up, The Milk Carton Kids. They are brilliant, and also hilarious live, so highly recommended.