2012 alumnae Louisa Stevenson-Hamilton and Livia Boumeester are opening their first restaurant site in Parson’s Green in September this year. Inspired by their time living in and travelling around the Canadian West Coast, they are bringing these elements to ‘West 4th’ a brunch restaurant and wine bar. Expect superb Bloody Mary’s and sockeye salmon Eggs Royale in the mornings and come for truffle mac and cheese and a carefully curated wine list in the evening. Find them at 175 New Kings Road, SW6 4SW.
What career did you envisage for yourself when you in the Sixth Form at Downe House?
Louisa: I’d wanted to be a vet for most of my time at Downe, but during Sixth Form I realised that wasn’t the route I wanted to end up going down. After that I had no plan at all! I decided I’d just make it to uni and work it out from there.
Livia: I knew I wanted to study Psychology at university and thought I would head into a career based around my degree, potentially as a child psychologist. I found my degree fascinating and went straight into work for a children’s charity.
Read the full story in the summer edition of Cloisters.