This year’s installment of our annual segment on businesswomen who have paved their own way celebrates the talents and accomplishments of seven outstanding entrepreneurs who are reaping the rewards of doing what they truly love.
Karen Anne Murray hails from Birmingham, England, but her training as a chef has taken her around the world. Her tearoom, Eddison & Melrose, in Monterey, California, features traditional English fare—with just a little something different.
Long before New Orleans native Julie Neill founded Julie Neill Designs, she discovered inspiration in architecture and in well-designed spaces. Today, her chandeliers and other lighting pieces are sought-after by cultivators of good taste the world over.
When Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone, armed with a lifelong love of fragrance, traveled from her native French Canada to the tropical paradise of Bermuda, she discovered The Bermuda Perfumery, and that it was for sale. Today, it is her blissful pursuit.
Anit Hora’s New York City-based beauty line, Mullein & Sparrow, harnesses the plant-oriented therapeutic principles of Ayurveda. Truly unique in the world of luxury self-care products, it is the sole vegan Ayurvedic line.
What began as the refurbishment of a single dresser—and its immediate subsequent sale—led to Meg Piercy’s now 8,000-square-foot Chicago workspace and to her thriving business, MegMade.
Isabelle Abramson’s intricate designs are painstakingly hand-carved, and a single piece can take up to a month to complete. But this precision is what Isabelle Abramson Porcelain pieces are known for—that, and their exquisite beauty.
Proprietress of the domestic arts Melanie Marshall has found career fulfillment in her lifestyle shop, Happy Pretty, where one can find the products of this multitalented woman’s many pursuits—including interior design, event styling, photography, and floral arranging.
Text Cynthia Reeser Constantino
Read more about these seven talented women recognized for turning passion into profits, in our January/February 2017 issue.