Women-owned businesses are thriving in Southie – and each business has a distinctive tale of how they got their start and what they have to offer! Check out local specialties, support these female entrepreneurs, and become part of the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit of women shaping our neighborhood!
Velo Vodka — A Southie Mother & Daughter Duo
In 2018, mother-daughter duo and Southie residents Colleen and Riley Eyges thought about why people aren’t drinking better vodka to avoid those bad hangovers. They decided to disrupt a man’s world of liquor spirits and created a gluten-free, ultra-premium, smooth vodka: VELO Vodka. This Southie-born vodka is so exceptional it’s even been featured in Forbes, NY Post’s Page Six and Boston Common Magazine!
Where can you buy a bottle nearby: Love Child, Dorgan’s Package Store, & Grand 10 Distillery! Check out some of the drinks on the Fat Baby, Loco, Serafina, & Pazzo on Porter menus, which feature VELO Vodka!
Buttercream Boston — Talented 2 Southie Sisters
Sisters Amy and Kristin took a leap of faith in November 2023, when they took their hobby of decorating and baking cakes and turned it into their own business. Their creations are chic, fun, gorgeous, and delicious (you can fact-check this by checking out their amazing pics @buttercreamboston on Instagram). To indulge in their culinary wonders, place your cake orders online, available exclusively for pickup in Southie! If you miss the window to order online, don’t worry- you can experience a unique twist of their treats by trying their cake jars, now available at btone Fitness in Southie!
Stay tuned for some upcoming community cake-baking classes this spring, where Amy and Kristin will share their expertise and passion with the Southie!
SPARK by Simone — Elevating Personalized & Permanent Jewelry in the Neighborhood
Step into the world of SPARK by Simone, an oasis of women-owned jewelry that is both simple and luxurious! Specializing in permanent jewelry, SPARK will be popping up at some of our go-to Southie locations like Castle Island Brewing for Galentine’s Night Feb 12 from 6 – 9 and B/Spoke Studio Feb 18 from 8:30 – 1 in Southie. Revolutionizing the jewelry scene, they ensure each piece is hand-welded and cut to your preferred fit, with no clasps to fuss over! Choose from high-quality 14K solid gold, gold-filled, or sterling silver chains and revel in over 50 chains and 100 charms, ensuring the best options for permanent jewelry!
Stay tuned for another one of SPARK’s pop-up events coming soon at The YAHD!
Sweets by Cella — Innovative & Adorable Lunchbox Cakes in Southie
Marcella Natale is a Boston native with a passion for baking and a SERIOUS sweet tooth. Lucky for us in the neighborhood, we can get her adorable and indulgent treats so easily! Sweets by Cella has creative mini lunchbox cakes you can check out on insta @sweetsbycella and conveniently order online! If you’re looking to elevate your Val/Valentine’s Day celebrations with these delectable creations, they’ll be available at another one of our beloved women-owned businesses, Lovechild! Check out ordering options at Love Child here!