Liquid Gold Products was founded by Stavia Blunt in 2012. Stavia is half Greek (mother) and half English and was born and raised in Kenya. Her name 'Stavia' is an anglicized version of 'Stavroula' (the female equivalent of Stavros) - which was her maternal grandmother's name, after whom she is named.
The opportunity for Stavia to immerse herself in her Greek roots, and to showcase some of the many wonderful things that Greece has to offer, came as a result of a dramatic re-think of her previous life path as a career Neurologist!
Having become disillusioned with the lack of emphasis that current Western medicine places on diet and lifestyle, she took a sabbatical to spend time in her mother land, Greece, researching the traditional Greek diet. This led to the idea of starting a business aimed at promoting the key ingredients of the super-healthy Greek version of the Mediterranean Diet. Stavia spent two years travelling around Greece learning about traditional methods and products, and meeting many wonderful people along the way.
Whilst the initial focus was on olive oils, honeys, herbs and other culinary delights, gradually the portfolio has increased to include some superb indigenous wines, a vast range of natural care products, exquisite hand made jewellery and knives, various crafts, and gorgeous Cretan Ceramic Pots.
The Liquid Gold Cave is managed by Anna Siemasczko (left in photo), with assistance from Eleftheria Karipidi (middle) - shown here with Stavia on one of our Cretan Cookery Days - and Sadie Russell on weekends.
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Visit our Greek Shop, the Liquid Gold Cave in Richmond