It’s a tough job organising all of our products here at Cox & Cox, but our Merchandiser/ Quality Control extraordinaire Sam does a brilliant job. She organises all of our products to add stock as often as possible, and makes sure everything is in tip top shape. We sat down with Sam to find out what she loves about working at Cox & Cox >
What do you love about Cox & Cox? I love the brand and what it stands for: beautiful, useful, quirky items for the home – every corner filled with inspirational ideas. I feel so lucky to be working in such a creative environment surrounded by gorgeous things and to be working with like-minded people. It really is a great little company to work for with masses of potential and I hope to be on its journey for many years to come.
What was the last book you read? The Vanished Man by Jeffery Deaver – I love detective thrillers and this one is a real page turner! It’s about the art of distraction with lots of twists and turns. The perfect holiday read – I highly recommend it.
What one item could you not live without? My phone – am loving that you can now do so much on one device – the advance in technology never ceases to amaze – Spotify is my new favourite app
Favourite Cox & Cox product and why? Oh no please don’t make me choose! That really is a tough question because I quite literally love it all… I guess though if pushed I would have to say the Naked Wire Lights – they are so beautiful and can really transform a space, inside and out, into something truly magical
Favourite place? There is a small town on the West coast of Wales called Aberaeron. I have been going there every year over the August bank holiday weekend since I was little and now I continue the tradition with my husband, children and friends. We camp on a farm with direct access to a pebbly beach, about a 5 minute walk from the centre which is filled with brightly coloured houses, quaint little shops, a pretty harbour and plenty of eateries. On the bank holiday Monday there is a carnival procession in which we take part with dancers dressed up in bright colours, floats and a traditional jazz band. The theme each year is made up of different colours and a variety of costumes ensue. Come rain or shine it’s lots of fun, starts off at the harbour and parades its way around the town stopping off at practically every drinking hole – it’s basically a chance to get into fancy dress and go on a glorified pub crawl! Full of fond memories it’s my favourite place for sure.
What would be your last breakfast on earth? It’s got to be a full English – smoked streaky bacon, good quality pork sausages, fried egg, hash browns, mushrooms, black pudding, and baked beans together with a hefty helping of Nicolas Vahe Porcini Ketchup – that sauce tastes amazing!
What makes you happiest? Food – I love cooking and can often be found poring over a good recipe book, planning my meals for the week ahead. I also love going out to eat and will come up with any excuse in order to ‘do’ lunch or dinner out!
What are your plans for 2014? Holidaying with the kids – this year we’re checking out Butlins, and going to Marmaris, Turkey with friends. Also my year wouldn’t be complete without going to a couple of music festivals…
Who or What is your biggest inspiration? My Granny Babs was a big inspiration to me – she wasn’t your regular ‘blue rinse’ nan – full of fun and much younger than her years – her motto was 6 o’ clock – wine o’clock. I concur.
What did you want to be when you grew up? I remember once thinking it would be fun to be part of a Circus!