Anyone who knows Alex will tell you this: She goes above and beyond to spoil her guests. And while kitchen parties may be her specialty—it took years of grinding it out on the corporate & consulting track in New York City before honing in on what she really wanted out of life.
But let’s back up. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Orlando, Florida, she always dreamed of traveling the world. And when she met her now husband, Jesse, and moved to Barcelona, Spain in 2017, those dreams became her reality.
Two years, twenty countries, and three wine certifications in the bag (WSET 2, WSET 3, and CSW), her unrelenting wanderlust and love for wine and the backstories behind the labels turned out to be a recipe for something great: a female-owned company that champions other inspiring women, sprinkled in with a few of her favorite things. Cooking, entertaining, cocktails, conversation, and pieces that tell a story—or what Alex likes to refer to as, stuff with soul.
That’s the magic that is Pass the Salt.
There’s big box business and then there’s little box business. At Pass the Salt, we’re all about the latter. Based out of LA and dreamed up by Alexandra Glass, Pass the Salt is a proudly latina, female-founded brand that puts women artists first. We seek out some of the best small businesses in local communities around the world that create meaningful, made-to-last pieces we can all get behind.
Whether we’re digging through the markets in Oaxaca or spending time getting to know local Mexican artists, these handmade gems bring a taste of the local flavor home to you. We hope you love using them as much as we love supporting the highly skilled hands that make them.
Put the plastic down and slowly walk away… We’re no one night stand and these aren’t your hit-it-and-quit-it pieces. We see the value in throwing down for thoughtfully made products you can use over and over again; the kind that’ll make you smile every time you break them out.
Great food, great drinks, and conversations that you never want to end. It’s a gathering place of sorts, where we can eat, sip, hang, play, and forget about the stress from our days.
And it’s with this sentiment in mind that Pass the Salt was born—a labor of love that came to life at a time when we’re craving connection more than ever. At a time when backing local craftswomen over big corps feels more important than ever. At a time when honoring different cultures from all corners of the globe feels more essential than ever. At a time when “shop small” is beginning to take on a bigger, more significant meaning as we march ahead in these uncertain times.
Whether you’re ordering in or putting your chef skills to the test, we’re here to simplify hosting. And our M.O.: When in doubt, make the details count—and support some cool brands and artisan hands along the way.