“I adored my time at British Vogue, where I was able to combine my love of fashion, and tactile textures and where my creative juices flowed… But as they say, all good things must come to an end and following the birth of my second son, I was craving creativity in my own right and thus Romeo + Jules bespoke stationery was born” – that’s GRACE Collective member Jennifer Grant, reflecting on going out on her own and chasing her dream, when we interviewed her last year...
Last week, she celebrated her first birthday. One year since she launched Romeo & Jules. One year since she took the leap and went for it. Anyone who has ever launched their own business or stepped onto a different road will know what a huge milestone this is. So we thought we’d take a peek at what happened at her chic first birthday celebration in London and also ask her to answer The GRACE Quiz.
What do you do?
Stationer, Romeo + Jules
You just turned one - congratulations! Sum up your business journey?
Side-hustle turned real deal was my initial approach. But now that we are one, my sights are setting higher!
What makes great stationery?
For me, it’s a combination of elements, beautiful printing methods like letterpress, a vibrant pattern or embellishment and a statement envelope to bring a smile to someone else’s pile of post.
Harrison is six, Oscar is four and Archie the dog is nearly two!
London is my adopted hometown for the past 12 years.
Coffee or green juice?
Exercise of choice?
Wine or meditation?
Meditation in the morning and wine in the evening.
Book on your nightstand?
Currently about seven seeing how I am forever buying books, but the one on the top of the pile is called Super Attractor.
The last podcast you listened to?
Album on repeat?
Moon Calendar to fulfil my obsession with the stars and the moon.
Top mum hack?
Batch make meals for the freezer like bolognese sauce and lentils for lazy day meals.
Favourite parenting book?
Favourite baby product?
I’m past those days now, but I still love Aden + Anais products. And my boys adore their super soft blankets still.
Top kids’ label?
Mini Rodini for sustainable kidswear with super fun patterns and colours
Most clicked website?
A great new friend named Georgina who doesn’t take this mothering journey too seriously and can laugh at her moments of #mumfails.
Favourite nighttime ritual?
Following kids bedtime, lighting my favourite candles and pouring myself a glass of wine.
School pick up uniform?
I’m either in a dress or ‘leisure wear’ which are basically my pj’s. There doesn’t seem to be anything in between for me!
Go-to workday outfit?
My days vary quite a bit so flat boots worn with a dress are my autumn into winter go to’s. Allows me to go from school drop-off’s to meetings with clients quite easily.
Dress up a look with … ?
Red lips. I’m obsessed with Pat McGrath Labs Matte Trance in Elson 2.