Gemma Ralph is the Deputy Editor at Hospitality Interiors magazine. A self-confessed foodie, fairy light fiend and lover of all things cosy, she has taken a few moments away from glam interiors to ask the infamous Sunny Bird PR questions for Journalist of the Month…
1. What are the 5 words that best describe you? Perceptive, odd, bookworm, nosy, romantic
2. What magazine do you love reading and why? Women’s Health – I sit and read it cover to cover every month because it has so many in-depth and inspiring articles.
3. What is your favourite book? This question is my nemesis, I LOVE all books. I’d have to say Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf as she is my absolute hero, but if I could sneak a cheeky close second in it would be Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.
4. Which song makes you dance? Any song that comes on when I’m 5+ drinks down…I’m definitely not a natural when it comes to dancing!
5. What has been your best career moment? I count myself lucky any time I get a sneak peak of new interiors, sometimes when they’re still building sites. A highlight would definitely be touring Mondrian London with Tom Dixon and hearing all about his inspiration and vision for the project – I’m so privileged to be part of such an interesting and creative industry.
6. What advice would you give your 20 year old self? Don’t devote so much of your headspace to other people and their opinions of you.
7. Where are you happiest? Probably when I’m in a restaurant with good food and drink.
8. Who would be your number one dinner guest be and why? I’d say Bill Murray – he’s immensely talented, doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously, and I think he would have some epic stories to tell … also I might have a slight dad-crush on him!
9. If you could have any superpower, what power would it be and why? I think I would choose the ability to time travel – I’ve always felt like I was born in the wrong era, so I’d love to travel back in time to experience different periods and historical events.
10. If you had to ask us one question what would it be? What would you say is the most rewarding element of your work?
The team all had the same answer – seeing the coverage they’ve achieved come out in publications and online – our favourite was of course in Hospitality Interiors!