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Blog – Jessica Douglas

Blast from the Past 🚀

Hi friends! It's National Best Friends Day, and as some of you may already know, we have actually been best friends our whole lives—literally. We've shared so many amazing memories along the way, which have of course inspired everything that goes into Alben Lane. We thought in honour of today, we'd share some of our favourite pictures growing up together :)   Starting off strong... Here is Jess holding Becca as a baby. This is what we mean when we say we've known each other since Day 1, LOL. Our mom's have been as inseparable as us, so we've been this close ever since we can remember. A blast from the past wouldn't be complete without our other sister. Jess' sister Leah has put up with the two of us for 24 years, and we couldn't do this without her!  Clearly we enjoyed picnics back then as much as we do now.         Here we are reviewing very important docs with Pete, Becca's dad! We were practicing for Alben Lane, even in 2005, lol. He's helped us endlessly with the logistics and strategic planning of AL, and we seriously would not have been able to do this without him. We wouldn't be able to without all 4 of our parents' support—they've helped us with everything, from market setup to storing extra materials, to putting up with us being stressed (or just chaotic when we're together 😅).   Aaaaaaand, to finish off on a funnier note... Here we are, eating snacks as always. There's nobody else in the world either of us could do this with.  Happy Best Friend Day 💖

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Blog – Jessica Douglas

BTS From our Beach Product Shoot 🏝

One of our favourite things about owning our small business is taking our own product photos! We love to get lifestyle type shots and get out into different places for our photos. This past summer, we needed some product photos for Secret Beach so we spend a day at Conrad's Beach. We picked up an amazing vegan charcuterie box from Lush Living and (of course) wine! We packed up the car with blankets and pillows and set off for a dreamy picnic... little did we know that the WIND had other plans for us.    Turns out what was a beautiful warm sunny day in the city was a cold windy day at the beach... We got some gorgeous photos, but our charcuterie box filled with sand and so did our wine glasses and our eyes lol :) The photos were worth it, and it was so nice to get out of the city, breathe in the salty sea breeze with each other. Sometimes the two of us get so wrapped up in running the business, we forget to slow down and enjoy every moment of having such a cool thing to do with your best friend. Note to self, next time, bring warmer clothes. Please enjoy this snap of Jess trying to take product shots.

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