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. Together, their relationship was honest, full of adventure, travel and storytelling. At home, their door was always open for friends and family, for whom they also loved to host legendary parties. In my own childhood, many of my summers and holidays were spent with them. Where my Oma Hilde would teach me how to tend the garden, extract honey from beehives and make beautiful jams from freshly picked fruits.
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 throw a good garden party and go on far away road trips with! After over a decade working as a creative 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.