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Photography credit: cover and above Stacey Andrews Photography


LOCAL BUSINESS FOR THRIVING COMMUNITIES Welcome to the LEIGH ON SEA local business guide. Small businesses are not only the backbone of our economy but also they are vital to our high street and local communities. Supporting them benefits everyone. You, as the resident, and them as the providers of local products and services. And so we have curated the best businesses from Leigh on Sea, sharing their stories in a hope that next time when you pass by their shop, cafe or premises, you think of those stories and pop in to say hello. Equally, this applies to the various services your local businesses provide, from beauty, flowers to gardening, web design and accounting. Everything you need is on your door step!

Karolina Barnes, editor-in-chief Estila Magazine *

* Quarterly print publication supporting, and telling the stories of designers, independent brands and creative entrepreneurs. Visit for more information.



Stand out from the crowd with TIN DESIGN Tin Design first launched two years ago primarily as an e-boutique. Differentiating itself from the high street Trudy, the brainchild of Tin Design, selects products that are not only beautiful but also stand out from the crowd. Some of the pieces are almost tongue in cheek and eccentric, making interiors much more fun. Since the success of the website, Trudy has now opened a quirky little shop just off Leigh Broadway, showcasing lots of interesting pieces from mirrors, art, antiques, ornaments and lighting.

CONTACT: | IG @tindesign |




Feel great Inspired by Scandinavian design, Store Thirty 3 showcases a unique and contemporary selection of lifestyle, homeware and fashion designers including House Doctor, Bloomingville, luxury clothing brands such as Soaked in Luxury and Coster Copenhagen, and stunning jewellery from Black & Sigi. Nestled in the heart of Leigh on Sea, Store Thirty 3 is a shopping and experiential destination that will leave you inspired and empowered.

CONTACT: | IG @storethirty3



Let’s DIY with BONI-VEE HARDWARE Boni-Vee Hardware store is Leigh on Sea’s answer to all your DIY needs. The shop provides all aspects of DIY and maintenance from replacing a screw to interior colour advice, and with over 20 years of experience in electricals and general building services, you are in good hands. With a full paint colour range and Leyland & Johnstones paint mixing machine, you will be able to find the perfect match to your dream colour at competitive prices without losing the quality. Open 7 days a week with local free delivery.

CONTACT: 111-113 Leigh Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex SS9 1JH | tel.: 01702 472785


with SAGELOVES Let SageLoves be your gift guru and source all those hard to buy for gifts that you always struggle to find. They collaborate with unique and quirky independent brands to bring you exclusive discounts that you will never find on the high street... be it an anniversary, birthday, new baby, Christmas or Christening SageLoves is your girl! Sign up to the SageLoves Membership Club to benefit from some serious gifting expertise now!

CONTACT: | IG @sageloves |


The power of giving



A touch of style with HEATHERBIE OF LEIGH Heatherbie Of Leigh is in memory of Debbie’s late mum Heather who’s dream was to one day have her own boutique. Debbie’s vision is to bring class and style to everyday life, adding a little touch of glamour and luxury to your wardrobe and is now open at 59 Broadway West. Offering a selection of international brands sourced worldwide, including Day Birger, Religion, 360 Cashmere, Anonyme, Dea Kudibal, Mos Mosh, Hunkydory, Wyse, Crime London, Parker Smith, Becksondergaard, Mercy Delta and Wildfox. Inspired by the fashion capitals of the world, Debbie has an eye for detail and has created a little oasis of chic and you can be sure to find something special, so pop into Leigh’s latest fashion destination and browse in the relaxed surroundings of the boutique!

CONTACT: | IG @ heatherbieofleigh




Classic companion Thoughtfully produced leather goods with an understated style in mind. Weald is a fashion accessories label that makes high quality leather bags using traditional techniques. Keeping a close eye on the details, integrity is hand stitched into each and every bag we make - no factories or sewing machines are used in the making. Classic, functional and long-lasting, they create timeless designs that you’ll love for a lifetime.

CONTACT: | IG @wealdhandmade |



A perfect fit with COCO-BOO Luxury lingerie shop Coco-Boo will be launching in May, offering the finest handpicked lingerie, loungewear, swimwear and hosiery from the most sought-after designers in the UK and Europe. Offering specialist ‘fit by sight’ bra fittings and a personal shopping service, they’ll also be the exclusive Essex stockist of beautiful global brands such as GINIA Australia, Katherine Hamilton, Lise Charmel and Simone Perele. Coco-Boo’s ethos is to offer the highest professional, personal and totally client focused luxury shopping experience.

CONTACT: Sign up for exclusive offers at | IG @coconutsandbooty 10



Contemporary accents Based in Leigh on Sea, Black & Sigi is a contemporary jewellery label that was founded by two sisters Clio and Athena Sigismondi. They create bold and intricate statement jewellery pieces that will make you stand out from the crowd, always. Known for their signature wrapped techniques entwined with semi precious stones and crystals, Black & Sigi’s ethos is simple, ‘create unique and beautiful pieces that will withstand the test of time’. Inspired by life, experiences and love, the collections feature unusual and highly original shapes and colours. Express your individuality with contemporary accents!

CONTACT: | IG @black_and_sigi | 11


Shoe heaven with HEELS BOUTIQUE With a passion for shoes and spring in the air, Heels Boutique has this season’s must-have styles and trends that will make you the envy of all fashionistas! From gorgeous ankles boots, statement embellished sandals, show-stopping stilettos and that go-to-wedge sandal, they have a style for you. Founded by Vanessa Townshend, Heels Boutique is the little hidden gem for all shoe lovers, situated along Leigh Broadway, showcasing a number of exclusive brands including Alpe, Bruno Premi, Gioseppo, Tamaris, Uzurii, and Vaness’s own signature label VANESSA London. Come and get your perfect heels! | IG @heelsshoeboutique

CONTACT: Unit 6 Clements Arcade, 9 - 11 Broadway, Leigh on Sea, Essex SS9 1JPA tel.: 01702 472200


with EMMA ALLARD BEAUTY Emma Allard set up her business 6 years ago and it has gone from strength to strength. Based in Leigh on Sea, she offers a range of beauty treatments including semi permanent brows, LVL lashes, HD Brows, spray tanning, waxing, threading and nails. Emma’s ethos is to work closely with her clients to achieve amazing results which are tailored specifically to their needs.

CONTACT: | tel.: 07809 758207 | IG @emmaallard123 FB: Emma Allard


Look and feel beautiful



Not only for a special occasion with CLAIRE LOUISE DAVEY Claire Louise Davey is a professional Make-up Artist who started her career at the Jemma Kidd make-up school in 2008. Since then Claire has worked with some of the industry’s leading hair and make-up artists and has attended some of the most prestigious fashion events including London and Paris fashion weeks and The Clothes Show Live. Claire has extensive product knowledge, helping her chose the right product for your skin and look. She is fully qualified in High Definition Airbrushed make-up ensuring your make-up lasts the whole day and evening. Claire works from her home studio in Leigh on Sea where she is also a Master HD Brow stylist. Claire is available for freelance work, as well for as Evening, Bridal and Special Occasion make-up. For an appointment please email Claire on the email address below.

CONTACT: | IG @ clairelouisedavey |


with HANNAH MISSEN Hannah is a fully qualified and insured freelance manicurist covering Leigh on Sea and surrounding areas, providing you with treatments in the comfort of your own home or location of choice.


Perfectly manicured

Trained by industry, award-winning and recognised by CND Essex Nail Academy, Hannah specialises in CND Shellac, nail art, manicures and pedicures using only the best available products on the market. Her aim is to provide a bespoke nail treatment experience, taking time and care so all clients feel relaxed, while getting a professional and friendly service.

CONTACT: | IG @ hannahmissennails



Beautiful locks every day with DEXTER HAIR Dexter Hair offers a second-to-none professional salon experience that is personal yet tailored to each individual client. Their staff cover all aspects of hairdressing from the latest colouring techniques, up-to-date cuts and styles of current trends to classic and custom men’s barbering. Collectively, Dexter Hair has nearly 45 years’ experience in the industry, so you can be sure that you will receive the most professional service.

CONTACT: | 45 Broadway West, Leigh on Sea, SS9 2BX 16 tel.: 01702 714001 |

with RUBY AND WILLOW KIDSWEAR Cool, quirky kids boutique nestled in the happiest place in the UK, Ruby and Willow Kidswear is stocking a mix of new and pre-loved clothing and accessories for children. They specialise in sourcing unisex, organic kidswear from small independent labels. Founded by two working mums, Nicky and Claire, Ruby & Willow Kidswear is a new joint venture with an affordable, cool, trendy online store. Whether you’re looking for a perfect gift for birthdays, new baby, babyshower or just to treat that special little person, Ruby and Willow is your go-to place!

CONTACT: | IG @rubyandwillow | tel.: 01702 781565


Because kids are cool



For the adventurous & playful with MR WOLF Mr Wolf ’s story began in 2013 when Alexandra Cobb started designing children’s wear inspired by her 2 fun-loving little girls. Alex wanted to create a wardrobe for children that was not only fun & playful but also comfortable and timeless, made in soft jersey and made to last so they can be handed down from sibling to sibling. Mr Wolf ’s unique collections are for 2 - 11 year old boys and girls of mainly gender neutral clothing and aimed at the adventurous & playful, creative but always stylish kids. A new Baby Wolf collection was launched in winter 2017 for age 6 - 24 months, so even babies can be stylish!

CONTACT: | IG @mr_wolf_kids


with FLORENCE & BUNNY Florence & Bunny is a luxury handmade kids dress up brand inspired from a whimsical by gone era. With the aim to spark children’s imagination through play and expression, all products are made from tactile and textured premium fabrics and trimmings. The newest collection ‘The Enchanted Forest’ consists of sequin embellished crowns, wands, tulle ruffled capes, textured tutu’s and lace fairy wings and is the starting point to a journey of magic and fun through the imagination of our smallest humans.

CONTACT: | IG @ florenceandbunny tel.: 07917194232


A journey of magic



Let’s celebrate with OTHERLETTERS OTHERLETTERS offers a gorgeous shiny edit of all things stylish and cool for a modern celebration. They make bespoke banners and cake toppers in their studio in Old Leigh and have everything else for an awesome party including tableware, tassels, fans, honeycombs, balloons, cards, candles and so much more. They love a challenge and so if you have a special party theme in mind, they would love to help.

CONTACT: The Old Foundry 66 High Street, Leigh on Sea Essex SS9 2EP IG @otherletters |


with CANOPIES AND CANAPÉS Zöe and Emma are two mums with far too much creativity and experience to spend their days treading on Lego and hoovering up Cheerios! For many years, they have been designing and producing memorable & stylish events, packed with impact, originality and unrivalled attention to detail. Whether it’s an intimate dinner party at home, a corporate conference or a lavish wedding abroad, they oversee the whole process, from an initial chat to understand your vision through to post-event aftercare.


Magical moments

With seven children between them, aged from toddlers to teens, they are also experts in creating the most magical and imaginative children’s parties. Let them breathe life into the event of your dreams, leaving you with the freedom to enjoy every moment!

CONTACT: | IG @canopiesandcanapes 21


Gifting with flowers with REBECCA LUCY FLOWER GIRL Locally trained floral designer Rebecca Lucy creates bespoke bouquets, arrangements for any occasion from weddings, funeral to birthday, parties and special occasions. Working from her quaint studio in Chalkwell, Rebecca is passionate about flowers and floral arrangements and can cater for all your floristry needs.

CONTACT: | IG @rebecca_lucy_flowergirl




A weekend break Suenos Guesthouse is the ONLY 5 star rated accommodation in Southend and surrounding areas. Situated on the seafront, this award-winning highly recommended boutique B&B has five luxurious rooms equipped with top quality hotel facilities. They offer a locally sourced homemade breakfast and excellent service with a friendly welcoming atmosphere.

CONTACT: | tel.: 01702 584180



Telling your story with ANNA SOUTHGATE PHOTOGRAPHY Natural, honest images that emotively tell your story. Candid and creative photography for your family, small brand or wedding. Anna believes photos belong in the hands of your grandchildren, on your walls and in memory boxes; not locked behind screens. Anna is offering a free guide to planning photography for your small business, which you can find on her website.

CONTACT: | IG @instannnnagram


with STACEY ANDREWS PHOTOGRAPHY Stacey Andrews is a photographer based in Leigh on Sea specialising in food, travel, portrait and landscape photography. Stacey is passionate about capturing the natural and organic essence of each subject which is at the heart of Stacey ‘s work and style.


Capturing the essence

CONTACT: | IG @staceyandrewsphotography



A happy brunch, happy you with BRUNCH CO Owned by two local best friends Hamid and Dan, Brunch Co had the goal of creating a family-like environment where people felt welcome & comfortable within the first minute of entering. A strong passion for food & people, alongside a happy team, are what they feel has got them off to a great start. Creating a happy environment for their staff is a priority for Hamid and Dan. Staff are the backbone of The Brunch Co - happy staff, happy customers : ) What makes The Brunch Co? Take the ‘Brunch’ lifestyle from Australia, add a cool Joe & The Juice like vibe, then pair that with Mediterranean / Middle Eastern influences on food & hospitality. At Brunch Co offering people a new and personal experience as a whole is extremely important.

CONTACT: 1-17 Alexandra Rd, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1PW




Serving the community The new Saltwater Café nestled close to Chalkwell beach at the beginning of Southend seafront is a place where family and friends can meet up, enjoy the view in a safe environment for all. The community spirit of the café runs throughout all aspects of the business. From sourcing local and ethical brands to the use of biodegradable packaging, Saltwater café wants to be at the heart of its community. Enjoy their tasty breakfasts to vegan speciality foods and enjoy the beautiful surroundings our beautiful town has to offer!

CONTACT: 111 Chalkwell Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS0 8JJ | tel.: 01702 477702 | IG @saltwaterbeachcafe 27


Staying healthy for better tomorrow with TRULY MADLY HEALTHY The aim of Truly Madly Healthy is to simplify the way you look at exercise and diet. Through experience and tried and tested healthy lifestyle and diet, Jemma embraces and creates plans and advice to suit each individual lifestyle. Working from her home fitness studio, Jemma can work to different needs through different packages created for every stage of your healthy journey. Jemma also has written a book with over 130 simple, delicious and nutritious recipes for all the family, which is available for purchase on her website.

CONTACT: | IG @trulymadlyhealthy 28



Keeping fit BalletBeats was formed by Laura Lansley out of her love of all things dance and her 15 years of specific ballet training. Laura is a Level 3 Personal Trainer, HIIT and Bootcamp coach based in Leigh on Sea. BalletBeats is a progressive ballet-focused strength class using a mixture of your own bodyweight and light weights. Laura designed the programme to push your body to its limits and it has been developed to target core strength as well as improving mobility and posture, all using real ballet training techniques that you will not find as part of other traditional fitness classes. These techniques are performed over a 45-minute training session backed with funky tunes to keep you motivated. Come and join the fun!

CONTACT: | IG @@lansleylj | FB: laura.lansley.7 29


Empowering experiences with DO IT LIKE A MOTHER Do It Like A Mother was founded by Keri Jarvis. Since 2013, she’s been working to educate and equip pregnant women and new mothers through hypnobirthing and mindset tools, empowering them to improve their experiences. She’s a straighttalking feminist and believes that women deserve better than they get at this pivotal period of life. She also mentors other mothers in business, and the newly opened studio by Chalkwell Park is home to a growing, cohesive community.





Learning everyday Love Leigh Books was born from the love of introducing books to children and sparking their joy and connection to the pages through fun and creativity. The books available are from birth right up to teens, whether it’s a sensory book for a small baby or sitting with your toddler with a sticker, pop up or lift the flap book. The range of fact and fiction books are immense! From learning about the periodic table to reading Anne Frank, such a wide range is on offer with a brand you can trust. If you love books, you can join the team and spread the book joy!

CONTACT: IG @loveleighbooks



Feel good in your own skin with COASTAL COACHING Coastal Coaching is a dynamic local company run by Tanya, who is a personal and business coach. Coaching is a way of empowering you to be the best possible version of yourself in all areas of your life and can bring about profound change for the better helping you to be more fulfilled at home and work. Her vision is to help people develop and works closely to help them make important decisions about the direction they want to take in their lives and their businesses. Tanya can help you look at things including work/life balance, vitality, assertiveness and help you with building self-confidence and motivation.

CONTACT: IG @ coastalcoaching | FB: coastalcoachingltd | tel.: 07967022345




Escape to your garden Earth Designs’ aim is to provide clients with a garden space that reflects their lifestyle and personality, making their work stylish and innovative without being intimidating. From their creative no-nonsense, ‘down to earth’ garden design consultations to after care packages, Earth Designs offer a total, ‘concept to creation’ design and build service to their clients. Founded by husband and wife team, and having worked in London for the past 15 years, Earth Designs are proud to be at the cutting edge of garden design. From courtyards to country gardens, they have a varied and dynamic style with which they strive to produce something unique and personal. Having featured in several high-end lifestyle magazines and currently, a columnist in Modern Gardens Magazine, Katrina - the Creative Director is sure she can provide you with the oasis you dream of. Earth Designs is a full member of BALI and APL, giving you a piece of mind that all construction works will be carried out to the highest standard.

CONTACT: | 64 Leighton Avenue, Leigh on Sea, SS9 1QA tel: 01702 597 587 |



Building brands, not just business with GROW CO The Grow Creative Co is an optimistic creative agency who believe in producing outstanding work. Based in Leigh on Sea , they believe in producing work that has the ability to be iconic and is much more than just a templated solution to a website or a dull, uninspiring logo. Grow Co supercharges businesses with passion, charm and creativity, and turn their clients into fans who will want to share the experience with their friends. Your business should be beautiful, engaging and fun and they want to help you make your business work. Their clients are SME’s without blinkers. Businesses that want to be more than just a name and list of services - to stand for something in the mind of their consumers. Their clients are forward thinking, have a sense of humour and a positive outlook on life - because only then they will understand why Grow Co can make their brand GROW.

CONTACT: | tel.: 01702 552918 34

with KCA Accountants


A trusting partner for your business KCA Accountants has always aimed to be a different kind of practice; an alternative, fresh approach to accounting offering a personalised, supportive service with clear sounding advice. KCA provides a complete range of services to entrepreneurial start-ups and small to medium-sized companies and businesses. Services and expertise provided are entirely flexible to reflect the unique requirements of each client, thus giving a wholly individual service. KCA is proud to have many long-lasting and rewarding partnerships with local companies in Leigh on Sea and the surrounding areas, so please call Keith or Gary for a chat and see how they can help you and your business.

CONTACT: | IG @kcaaccountants | tel.: 01702 808285 35

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ESTILA Shopping Guide - Leigh On Sea  

Welcome to the first ESTILA Shopping Guide highlighting local creative businesses. We are passionate about telling the stories of designers,...

ESTILA Shopping Guide - Leigh On Sea  

Welcome to the first ESTILA Shopping Guide highlighting local creative businesses. We are passionate about telling the stories of designers,...