The name Hilde comes from my Oma (grandmother). Her birth name was ‘Hildegard’, but everyone simply called her Hilde. For 57 years, she shared a life in love with my Opa (grandfather) Horst. Their relationship was full of adventure, travel and storytelling – their door always open for friends and family. In my childhood, many summers and holidays were spent with them, where Oma Hilde would teach me how to tend the garden, care for flowers, others and host a good party or two.
It’s through these lasting memories, my love of my Oma, and her story that I have chosen to name my business after her – ‘Hilde’.
My name is Anne Ladegast-Chiu.
I grew up in the German countryside near the Baltic Sea and in 2013 moved from Berlin to London for love. I am married to a wonderful man with whom I love to escape into nature and go on far away road trips with! After over a decade working as a creative producer and project manager within the media industry, I have combined both my passions and natural talents in what is now Hilde. I love stories with a passion and embrace the virtues of kindness and diversity.