Maria is an artist, passionate about design and beauty. Her passion for art and travelling has been her life’s inspiration. Maria started sewing when she was a child, taught by her grandmother with whom she mastered all the traditional Portuguese sewing techniques. Together, they made entire dolls wardrobes as part of their childhood games. After majoring in art and architecture, she worked as an architect for many years before venturing into children fashion. Maria João opened a small boutique in Porto showcasing her creations for babies and children. Maria, a mother of three girls, is now a full time designer, fully dedicated to create collections with the utmost care and affection.
Luisa believes in her dreams and brings them to life. Her professional career started at 20 years in the hotel management business before falling in love with one of her family’s business, winemaking. Luisa now leads one of the foremost wineries in the Douro Valley, producer of some of the most iconic wines of the last decade. As a mother of two girls, she founded a non-profit organization that aims to foster educational opportunities for less fortunate children in the Douro Valley. Because she had the opportunity to learn about many cultures around the world, Luisa is a very creative person and a marketing expert that understands the magic world of children.