Belgravia is home to some of the most successful businesses owned and operated by women. What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than a visit to some of these irresistible brands?
It is easy to see how each of these women have created brands that come straight from the heart! From food to fashion to interior design, they have broken many a glass ceiling and have ensured that they are an inspiration to everyone who visits.
The brainchild of two Colombian sisters, Valentina and Juliana Boleno, Morena is nestled in Eccleston Yards and invites you to indulge your senses with freshly roasted Colombian coffee and an all-day dining restaurant, serving Latin American inspired dishes and cocktails with a contemporary twist. A great way to treat friends and family to a slice of spice, Morena will warm your heart with great dishes, exotic ingredients and a true Latin American welcome.
10-11 Eccleston Yards, London SW1W 9AZ
This neighbourhood restaurant is housed in a former power station and coal store and is now a multipurpose space featuring a restaurant, bar, coffee kiosk, retail store, events space and photography studio. Founded by Jemima Jones and Lucy Carr-Ellison, who created the highly successful catering company, Tart London, the menu is inspired by their favourite people and places – with an emphasis on seasonality and sustainability.
3-4 Eccleston Yards, London SW1W 9AZ
As a child, Peggy always knew that she wanted to become a cake designer. In 2010, she opened her eponymous boutique bakery in Belgravia with the mission to sweeten everyone’s day. Peggy and her team have won awards and are passionate about creating edible works of art, which take you from everyday indulgences to special occasions. The result? Effortlessly instagrammable and impossibly yummy cakes and confectionary – the ultimate treat.
116 Ebury St, London SW1W 9QQ
Natasha Rufus Isaacs and Lavinia Brennan, founders of Beulah had a powerful dream. To create a brand as a force to fight slavery and empower vulnerable and previously trafficked women so that they can become economically independent. They have termed their business model – the Freedom Model – built to enable all women in their supply chain to gain sustainable employment by incorporating traditional techniques like hand weaving and embroidery into their collections. Responsibility extends throughout the value chain and they place a strong emphasis on collaborating with partners, suppliers and customers to achieve a greater impact and swifter change.
77 Elizabeth St, London SW1W 9PJ
Having been at the forefront of women’s fashion for almost three decades, founder, Jo Hooper has always been passionate about offering workable solutions to the ever changing lives of women. NRBY clothing responds this call and offers a range for those who need more from their outfits than being just suitable for a 9-5 existence. NRBY takes this challenge and turns it into an opportunity – guided by the Japanese concept of one mile wear – clothes that are made of natural fabrics, which will look and feel good and will take you through your day – from home to nearby and sometimes beyond.
34 Elizabeth St, London SW1W 9NZ
Founder Carolina Bucci is the 4th generation in her family line of jewellers, who is passionate about creating intricate, distinctive jewellery. She became the first woman in her family to oversee her family’s jewellery dynasty, after she had finished studying jewellery design in New York. One of her first pieces to be launched was the Lucky bracelet, which was worn by Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, which propelled her to world-wide fame. Today, the brand is a feast for the eyes. With a dizzying array of bracelets, earrings, necklaces and pendants, this is the perfect choice for the perfect gift or a special treat for yourself.
22 Motcomb St, London SW1X 8LB
Rose Uniacke has been dubbed The Queen of Serene by the Sunday Times. An interior designer, designer of furniture and lighting and an antiques dealer, she has combined her strengths to create wonderful collections that speak to the traditional and the contemporary. Her belief in combining old and new is clear to see and displayed alongside a growing range of furniture and lighting designed by Rose, is a finely balanced selection of elegant antiques. A visit to this establishment is very much recommended for anyone who values what they collect for their home – Rose’s passion for interiors is palpable and her pride in her design projects means that she leads with her heart, truly getting to know her clients and understanding their needs and desires before she puts her magic into action.
76 Pimlico Rd, London SW1W 8PL
Founder Fiona Barratt-Campbell, who was born and raised in Northumberland, was influenced by the rugged landscape, which surrounded her during her formative years. Along with the inspiration of Roman influences in the area, she brought this inspiration and her love of texture to FBC. With furniture, lighting and accessories to choose from, expert craftsmanship is at the core of the design process and Fiona employs a myriad of textures and technologies inspired by the wilds of Northumberland. The combination of the modern with the traditional is developed with her team of selected artisans and craftspeople, most of whom hail from the north of England.
66 Pimlico Rd, London SW1W 8LS
Founder and creative director, Gemma Martinez de Ana named her luxury interiors brand after the Roman Goddess Bona Dea – The Good Goddess. Gemma has used her passion for design and l’art de la table to create a brand that collects together the very best items from around the globe. For luxury tableware, glassware, and exquisite pieces, Bonadea is an emporium of established luxury brands from incredible artisans, craftspeople and creative studios and is a one stop shop for everything your home could possibly desire.
20 Pimlico Rd, London SW1W 8LJ