Family isn’t always blood

Words will never express the gratitude I have for all the families who support and assist with Olive + Splash. I am extremely fortunate to have met some of, if not the BEST people around and all through the journey of this small company. 

For the past 2 weeks I have trekked around Bosnia, Serbia, Prague and Switzerland gathering experience and inspiration for life and Olive + Splash. I mentioned in a previous post the opportunities and relationships that have been sewn through this company and how incredibly blessed I am to cross paths with some and keep others forever. I am so fortunate to be able to do what I love surrounded by the best families who become family. 

I was invited to meet the extended family members of some Olive + Splash team mates and experience their culture in the heart of their hometown of Bosnia and Serbia. I stayed on their amazing farm fetching water from a well for morning ‘Kafa’ and collecting fresh eggs for breakfast (doručak) and using google translate to join in conversation 🙈 The friendships formed will last a lifetime and I can’t wait to go back. 

After Bosnia and Serbia I flew to Prague and I am so happy to have seen the breathtaking architectural design and literally eat everything. Prague you are a beauty and I will be back. 

I finished my trip at the top of Zermatt, Switzerland (Thank you Mary). This part of the trip was particularly cool because I skied the most picturesque mountain and tested Olive + Splash’s base layers and new products at altitudes and climatic temperatures that it was designed for and I am happy to say our apparel performs in all environmental conditions. 

This trip would not have taken place in this manner, if it was not for the relationships formed through this small company. I am forever grateful and thank you for having me. 


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