St Albans Tastes is a concept, an idea, a project, a plan, an enterprise, sprung out of love for food, music, design and, most importantly our community and the hard working, clever people creating brilliant things to see, touch, taste, smell and hear.
“Things that make you go Eek. Things that make you cry. Things that can overwhelm you with emotion and lead you to action.”
We live in one of the greatest cities in England. A community that has a heart for art, a tastes for the delicious, a collective conscious that reaches out to help, support and promote each other, and a community that is not afraid to stand up and speak out for what is right.
St Albans Tastes celebrates everything, the good, the bad, the pink, the teal, the purple, the grey and the black, the darkness and the light. Because out of this miasma we see the beauty in the creativity of our community.
“We watch as St Albans comes together to support those without or who need help.”
Integral to this are our local businesses who face many challenges, including significant increases in business rates and Brexit uncertainty. Loss of independent businesses, which are the life blood of our community, will lead to increased unemployment, loss of tourism and a loss of what’s good and vibrant about our community. Our independent business community, working together with our macro community are key in supporting our local charities.
As central government continues to tighten the screws on local government funding, depleting the amount of money available for needed social services, we have watched in admiration as our local businesses step into the void. From fashions shows and theatre raising funds for The Crescent, to our independent pubs, restaurants and local businesses who together raise several hundred thousand pound each year for local charities. We need to support our local independent businesses. Helping them, helps St Albans remain the vibrant, caring, sharing, giving community we all know and love.
“We are lifestyle, music, food, art, clothing, textiles, books, culture, podcasts, video, business branding, events & promotions.”
St Albans blows our mind. We want to shout about it, we want to tout everything delicious it has to offer, we want to share it’s beauty, character, people and soul with the world. Plus, well, a gal’s got to make a living in order to spend her dosh locally, so there are interesting and beautiful things from St Albans and beyond that we want to share with you via our Simple Syrup Emporium online, pop up and market shop where we sell #gorgeousthingswelove.
“We want to put a big spoon into the bowl that is St Albans life and taste it all.”