Getting to Know Sophie Elliott, Co-Founder of The Sette

Along with her pet Pomeranian, Lady Penelope, The Sette’s co-founder Sophie Elliott has eclectic tastes: her great loves include Bananagrams, early mornings and R. Kelly.

Written by The Sette October 24, 2020

PR guru Sophie is bright, brilliant and always on the move, so it comes as no surprise that she admits she’s slightly impatient – to get on her good side, you’ll need to be just as go-getting. When quarantine lifts, she’ll be jetting off to one of her favourite spots as soon as possible, whether that’s the South of France or Brazil – though she wouldn’t mind taking a luxe beach shack in Portugal for a spin.

Game, sette, match… what game really gets a dinner party started?

My family love word games and we regularly play Bananagrams when we are on holiday. It can get quite heated, especially as my brother and mum are super competitive. My mum actually has a habit of making up words and then gets very annoyed when we call her out on it. 

One of mum’s made up words…
Heart sette on… what are you really longing for, no matter how big or small?

To travel without quarantine!! That, and getting another Pomeranian so that Lady Penelope has a pal. 

Sette in my ways… what’s your worst habit?

I think I can be quite bossy… It’s probably best to ask Cloe what she thinks about that (or my boyfriend!). 

Sunrise or sunsette… which is your favourite time of day?

I’m a morning person through and through – I love when no one else is awake and it’s completely silent. I also wake up so early that I barely make it past 10pm at night, which gives me no chance to be an evening person anyway.

Ready, sette, go… what have you wanted to do for a while now?

Stay at the Fife Arms in Scotland and I’m finally going this week. I have also been thinking about driving again, although no one seems brave enough to get in a car with me. 

Sette the record straight… what’s something people might not know about you?

That I’m Irish. Having the EU passport is a major bonus. 

Sette teeth on edge… what really annoys you?

I’m very impatient so anything that takes longer than it should do slightly irritates me. 

Sette an example… what do you think would make the world a better place?

Treating everyone equally. 

Sette the scene… what’s your idea of a dream home, or the perfect gathering?

Dream home: a (super luxe!!) beach shack in Cap Ferret or Portugal. 

Perfect gathering: dinner at home with my closest friends, family and Lady P. Dinner would be early, obviously.

 

 

Lady Penelope!!
Jet-sette…. where’s your favourite holiday spot and why?

I love the Atlantic Coast in France, especially Cap Ferret, it’s totally unspoilt and quite rustic. The restaurants are very chilled and everyone cycles around. I also really love Brazil in the winter, some of my best friends are from there, the beaches are amazing and everyone is so relaxed. 

DJ sette… what are the top five songs on your playlist right now?

Quite a mixed bag…

Ignition – R. Kelly

The Weight – The Band

Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver

Vivir Ma Vida – Marc Anthony

Boa Sorte – Vanessa Da Mata & Ben Harper