Posted on 25 August 2016

I never would have thought our dream of opening a boutique with our style of children's clothing would gain so much popularity in other parts of the world.  My husband and I are both of Croatian descent and are the first generation in our families to be born here in the United States.  Most of my childhood summers were spent on the beaches along the Adriatic Coast in our quaint small town with my very large extended family.

"No I cannot forget where it is that I come from
I cannot forget the people who love me
Yeah, I can be myself here in this small town
And people let me be just what I want to be"                         

- Small Town by John Cougar Mellencamp


It's hard to describe the feeling you get when that airplane lands and all that anticipation you have built up seeing your grandparents again along with all of your cousins and friends you've made spending summers there.  The smells infiltrate first and you know you have come to your other home where life is just a bit different.  Today, with our children, we try to continue that tradition of summers spent on the beaches of the Adriatic Coast hoping to keep that heritage alive.  This summer was yet another memorable one spent in Croatia with family and friends. For me, it's always a time to recharge, get back to your roots and come home with a renewed enthusiasm.

The beauty of having an online boutique and a social media presence is that your family from around the world can experience that same dream with you.  This summer I brought some of my favorites from Kamari Kids with me as gifts for family members and was overwhelmed by how appreciative and excited they were to receive them.  The rocker style definitely fit the lifestyle of any family member we visited.


When I returned home, I got a very touching facebook message from my husband's cousin in Croatian thanking me for all of the great clothing and how she has been following our journey on facebook and instagram from the start and couldn't believe the quality of the clothing she received and how much better it was in person than what she could have imagined only seeing it online. She sent some pictures of her daughters rockin' Kamari Kids and commented on how they can't wait to go back to school to show their friends their cool new threads from the US.

 Klara (left) is rockin' our Lauren Moshi Gumby Zip Up Hoodie and Jagged Culture Robot Shortsleeve Dress. Katja (right) is in our Kana Quilted Jumpsuit.

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