Because Magazine’s Little Black Book is far more than your average city guide. An insider directory to London, as seen through the eyes of our friends in fashion, beauty, fitness, food and the arts – all of them, experts in their fields – it’s your go-to Where’s Where for niche and noteworthy recommendations to help you navigate and use our Capital at its best. This week, co-founder of organic and sustainable fashion haven, Rêve En Vert, Cora Hilts takes us to her favourite eatery that shares in her mindful philosophy. 

"Eating well is just easy and beautiful there."

Where… I recently discovered the Daylesford Cafe in Belgravia (44B Pimlico Road, SW1W 8LP) – I’ve been spending so much time around there due to our Pop-Up. The daily soup with home-made bread and a smoothie is my go-to.

Why… The food is all locally and ethically sourced, and they have so many plant-based options that eating well is just easy and beautiful there. It’s heaven for a foodie, with a little side shop of fresh vegetables and breads etc. Many times, I’ve picked things up for dinner while I’m eating lunch.

Because… I was brought up on the seaside of Maine in the States, and I remember my mother always talking to me about the importance of nature. I think that has resonated with me as something extremely necessary to protect, especially as I have moved into bigger cities. As I have been running Rêve En Vert, my passion for sustainability has only grown and developed; I feel very privileged to run a company that makes me feel very connected to what I have always wanted to fight for. 

For Cora Hilts, sustainability has never been a bandwagon upon which to jump.

Because, to the co-founder of Rêve En Vert – known in the biz as the style insider's destination for mindful sartorial choices – an appreciation of nature has always come as, well, second nature.

Dreaming up her platform while studying for a Master's in Environmental Politics and Sustainability at King's College London, Cora's drive to change the status quo of the mainstream industry far preceded much of the current conversation around ethical and cyclical fashion.

Now, Rêve En Vert champions designers – across fashion, homeware and beauty – that share in its ethos, from Mara Hoffman and Yoli And Otis to Kure Bazaar, Sana Jardin and Bar Jewellery.

From URL to IRL, Cora recently celebrated her brand's first long-term Pop-Up space in London's ever-developing Belgravia. So, we couldn't think of a better time to discover exactly where she's lunching around her latest stomping ground.

Sustainability meets style. Click here to discover Rêve En Vert, or visit the Pop-Up from Tuesday to Saturday (10:00-19:00) until 11 April, 2019 at SMUK London, 20-21 Eccleston Yards, SW1W 9NF. 

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