Quintessential Haiti Items

Have you ever gone down the rabbit hole of information around visual imagery in relationship to recalling of familiar events? If you haven’t, it’s worth your while. One of our first experiences with this in our business is from a painting we procured during our construction phase of our restaurant in 2011. A man randomly came and sold us a painting that he was gifted. The painting remains unsigned and we have never been able to identify the artist. But this painting has hung in our restaurant since we opened our doors 2013.

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We’ve named her Eloise and she’s been in the subject of many selfies over the years. We’ve noticed that particularly diaspora will come and pick out all the various peculiar symbols in the background. The focal point of the painting is an older Haitian woman with lots of wonder in her eyes. But she’s surrounded by very symbolic Haitian imagery, a three-legged stove, a walking stick, sugar cane etc. Every time we look at it, we find new imagery.

This lead us to really understand how powerful the imagery is in our culture is, so we’ve harkened back to that for a lot of product development. Particularly for our line of iced -teas, we pulled directly from imagery in Eloise.  Do you notice the drums in the Apre Dans bottle, the three legged stove in the Zizirit iced tea?

What imagery reminds you of Haiti?  

It's all in the Name

It's all in the Name

One of the questions we get quite often is the origin of the names of our product lines. In keeping with our Authentically Haiti mission, there is a lot of care and time put into our names. Our hope is that the name is the final touch that will tie together the Haitian ingredients and imagery.

The Devil is in the Details

The Devil is in the Details

We are aiming for a date of April 4, to have our products in 4 retail locations and to have our stock ramped to fulfill 2 months of orders. Needless to say, the devil is in the details and it’s the little details that take the longest. 

Lights, Camera, Action – It’s Photo shoot Day!

Lights, Camera, Action – It’s Photo shoot Day!

It’s photoshoot day! After weeks of planning, developing creative briefs, speaking with photographers and videographers, finding models. Photoshoot Day is finally here!!

Our models, are mostly friends that have agreed to fake laugh, pose awkwardly to get the best lighting, and day drink all in the name of good marketing! We are shooting at three locations all in our wonderful hometown, Croix-des-Bouquets: 1) a factory that produces moonshine (Klerèn); 2) the green blue waters of Lake Azeui, and 3) our restaurant.