Catching our breath!
Since our re-unification, it's been a whirlwind of things to do and maintaining the business overseas (in some ways, the way we are connected to each other via technology has been such a helpful tool to keep the ship moving forward). If you've been keeping tabs on us via Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook - you know we've been quite the busy bunch.. Let's give you all a quick rundown of what has happened since our last blog...
Like many cultures, when you visit, one of the first places you have to go is see your family. So many evenings, lunches, or random coffee/tea dates have been spent visiting them.
In the mornings, we've been fitting in some additional training/brainstorming sessions with some of the famous pastry chefs we have been honored to study under. The schedule has been tiring to say the least.
We've also had time to check out some of the local talent to see what the latest offerings are and the updates on packaging. Some impressive stuff.
What we are very proud to say is that the feedback we've received (upon showing our goodies to them) is that they are very impressed with our product and the presentation of our cookies. This has been tremendously encouraging! Being soo far from Morocco, you start to think you may have ventured too far away from the authentic approach; but we've been assured that our goodies are on par with the best of Morocco. :-)
But part of this trip is for us to get reconnected to Morocco and get inspired by the sights and sounds - so we can bring you back even more goodies for you all to delve in to. As a result, we've been traveling a bit.
First stop was a day trip to Assilah. It's an artsy, quaint, and picturesque Moroccan town off the coast of the Atlantic. It's a perfect place to take a stroll through the narrow white alleyways, while catching its beautiful sunset. We had a great time and got a lot of inspiration on future packaging and design.
Going forward, we are going to attend our final training sessions with the masters, then try to organize a longer trip to the south - to see what the vibe is down there for Moroccan desserts. We'll let you know how things pan out.
As always, we'll keep you posted via social media on all our daily events.
Talk to you all soon :)