Digital / E-Commerce Manager Xanthe has a way with words, in fact, she is a bit of a lexical goddess. Whether it’s writing a creative blog or something a little more off the wall for social media. Xanthe is our go-to girl.
When Xanthe isn’t creating trendy social media posts or helping the team with day-to-day tasks, she takes a healthy interest in fashion. Always immaculate Xanthe treats every day as if life is the catwalk. If you want some sound fashion advice regarding frame style, she’ll tell it as it is. We chatted to Xanthe about what makes her tick and here are her resposes.
Xanthe, tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am Sheryl Doe’s youngest daughter and I am the Digital / E-Commerce Manager with Allegro Optical and and I recently got engaged to my lovely man Simon (YAY!). Now a lot of my free time at the moment is taken up with wedding planning.
What is your role within Allegro Optical?
My Role within Allegro Optical is as a Digital / E-Commerce Manager which includes a wide range of things from doing data entry to stock takes to writing blogs. I also recorded review videos reviewing our frames which you can view here.
How has your role changed since you joined Allegro Optical?
When I first started my job was data entry part time. Whereas now, I’m full time doing a much wider range of jobs. I love how day to day, week to week, it’s different, no month is the same and I’m learning new skills all the time.
What do you like about your job?
I like how it’s a family business and knowing the harder I work the more it not only benefits me, but also my family and future family members prospects. We all work as a team at Allegro Optical and even if we’re not related we all support and help each other.
What do you do in your spare time?
When not working as a Digital / E-Commerce Manager I’m a very keen crocheter, although my skills only go as far as blankets, cuddly toys and hats. I thoroughly enjoy reading murder mysteries, my top 3 favourite authors would be Agatha Christie, Linwood Barclay and Martina Cole. If you don’t find me tucked away in a corner with my head in a book or crocheting a blanket, you’ll find me in the kitchen baking chocolate cupcakes, Victoria sponge or Brownies.
What are your plans for the future?
I’m planning to run a 5k in 2020, but I am the least fit person you can imagine. I refuse to even run to catch the bus. I’m both excited to start training and get fitter, but i’m apprehensive as to what I’ve gotten myself into.
Where is your dream holiday destination?
I recently took a dream holiday to New York so I’m ticking that off the bucket list. I would say my new dream holiday would have to be, to take a road trip through Italy beginning at Genova going by Venice through Rome and ending in Naples. Enjoying all the rich and wonderful food and scenery.
What is your favourite book?
My favourite book would have to be Murder On The Orient Express simply because it was the first proper book I ever read as I’m dyslexic and struggled to ever read more then a 100-page book when I was young and so I never enjoyed reading but when I began to read Murder On The Orient Express it gripped me and made me want to read more and so that book will always have a very special place in my heart as It opened the door to my love of reading.