Alexandra Dudley loves a good story.  In her debut book, ‘Land and Sea’, the author, artist and entrepreneur uses her love for narrative to take readers on a culinary journey and bring her recipes to life.    Alexandra takes much of her inspiration from memories in her mother’s kitchen and her Dutch and German heritage.  She has a relaxed approach to cooking, using wholesome ingredients and making the most of leftovers.  

A talented content creator, Alexandra has worked with brands including Fevertree, Belazu and 100% Natural Foods.  She holds a BA in Fine Art from City and Guilds of London and her artwork includes paintings, illustration and thread work. 

We had the pleasure of getting to know her better...















 What does a typical day look like for you?  

My days vary hugely. I could be cooking for an event, styling a shoot or even hosting an event. 


Describe a memorable moment in your life.    

There’ve been many but one of my favourite moments was the first time I saw the Louvre. I was with two school friends and we’d clubbed together to buy tickets for a mutual friend to take her to Paris. We arrived late afternoon and it was already getting dark. The Louvre was all lit up and there wasn’t a soul there. It was truly magical. 

Talk me through a hobby of yours

I love to make art and draw. I often draw when I am at home.

Alexandra Dudley

Who or what inspires you? 

A lot inspires me. In food, it is often through travel or eating out that I am inspired. I love eating the food of different cultures and pairing elements with local ingredients I can get at home. In art, I am usually inspired by my own feelings as well as little things i might notice. It could be a lemon or a fish. 


Do you collect anything?    

I collect ceramics. I love buying hand made goods and love the element of craft in pottery. I have a shelf at home reserved for all my ceramics and I've just had to expand to a second shelf. 




























Where did you grow up?  

I grew up in London but spent a lot of time in Norfolk by the sea. My granny lived there and now my father is based there. I also spent a lot of time in the Swiss mountains. 


Have you moved around?    

I lived in Switzerland briefly when I was 13 for almost a year.  We lived in a town, which I didn’t love as much as London but I loved being so close to the mountains. 

 

What is your work space like?

At the moment, very messy. I try to keep my kitchen table for eating and use a small desk in the corner for writing and working. The last few months have been incredibly busy though, and my kitchen table has become somewhat of a dumping ground. I often work in Soho House too, or coffee shops to get some distance between my work and home life. 

Artist stood in front of paintingAlexandra Dudley

  

For more information about Alexandra and her work, follow her on instagram here or visit AlexandraDudley.com.

 

Alexandra wears the Classic Beret in Black.  Currently in the Chidora Winter Sale. 

Photos: Alexandra Dudley