Christmas Local Pop up 30th November 2023
Fireson Brewing Company is an independent local craft brewery located at Palm Beach Aruba. We specialize in creating unique, handcrafted beers in small limited batches that reflect our passion for quality and innovation using only the freshest ingredients!
We are excited to host our second Local Pop up, a collaboration with different talented local small companies. The second edition will be themed Christmas, so you can feel the Christmas vibes as well as shop early and locally for your Christmas gifts.
We are passionate about providing a platform for other local creators to come together, connect and inspire one another.
Come join us for an afternoon of shopping, food, drinks,
networking and enjoying the amazing creations of our local community.
Below a little story of each participants so you can get to know them better...
Arital was born in the winter of 2022 in Turnhout, Belgium when a student from Aruba was doing his exchange program. Drawing inspiration from Europe's captivating streetwear culture and the vibrant contemporary art scene of Aruba and the Caribbean, Arital curates unique pieces that reflect a harmonious fusion of diverse artistic influences, bringing an air of sophistication to your wardrobe.
Arital, a name derived from the fusion of "art" and "digital," embodies our unwavering commitment to embracing artistry in the digital era. We are passionate about empowering individuals to embrace their artistic passions, starting with our thoughtfully crafted clothing designs.
The Arital lifestyle is where artistry thrives in the digital era, and contemporary allure meets timeless sophistication. We welcome you to step into a world where creativity knows no bounds, and authentic self-expression takes center stage.
Desinger: Ronaldinho Zara
Aruba Life Organics
Arubalife Organics is a skincare brand that offers safe and effective products for both the skin and the environment. The founder's wellness and zero-waste journey began over a decade ago when she became pregnant with her first child. The brand's philosophy centers around using minimal, pure, and organic ingredients in their skincare formulations to create safe and eco-friendly products that are effective for all skin types. Their goal is to inspire customers to adopt a healthy and eco-conscious lifestyle.
In addition to their product offerings, Arubalife Organics also conducts DIY workshops for skincare enthusiasts, where they teach people to make their own skincare products using natural and organic ingredients. Arubalife Organics is passionate about promoting wellness and sustainability and continuously strives to create innovative products that cater to their customers' needs while maintaining their commitment to using environmentally friendly practices.
Designer: Julienne Heronimo
Cos di Cabey
What started as a simple request by a friend turned into a colorful obsession with handmade hair accessories.
Growing up with curly hair, I had absolutely no idea on how to love and care for my curly hair. I was teased and bullied because of my short curly hair and grew up hating my hair.
With that as an inspiration I run the Cos di Cabey platform as an inspirational and feel-good space for all hair types with focus on curly hair.
I create (sew) quality hair accessories that help maintain healthy hair, such as satin scrunchies, satin sleep bonnets, satin hair curlers and satin pillowcases.
My love for sewing has been around for a while, but after taking a few classes during 2020 it bloomed into a full time obsession of discovering my talents.
Designer: Janine M. Lacle
I started out sewing baby shoes (Kyokis) on the couch with my leg in a big cast as I had just fractured my knee cap. It took my mind of things. Sewing cute baby shoes gave me the chance to express myself creatively which was very much needed during that time. I had a blast combining colors and patterns and became obsessed with prints and implementing trends into baby kicks. As I started posting some of my stuff on social media people responded with great enthusiasm which gave me the push to take this more seriously.
When I finally got the confidence, I dared to dream bigger. I dropped out of medical school (yikes) because I realised that creating truly makes me happy. I needed to follow my heart and do this for a living.
Then I found a new medium: Polymer Clay. I grew out of sewing and the baby world, and found my true calling in making earrings! I slowly transitioned into making it my full time job. And now I make earrings when my kids (Kyano and Oaklee) are sleeping or at school.
I feel like this is only the beginning! I have big dreams. If you have big dreams, don't let fear or imposter syndrome stop you from chasing them! Just start already (let this be your sign)... even if you feel like you are not ready.
Designer: Stephanie Tjon Ajong
Just 2 girls as busy as can be, who know they can always make at least 1 more accessory.
LaVin started 2 years ago when the world tested us in the worst and yet in the best possible way.
It was a random afternoon when a funky, cute bracelet caught our attention. The only bad thing was that this was not obtainable on the island.......yet!
Busy Kiana and Michella with full time jobs, deadlines and more, decided to add one extra thing on our to-do list. We would sell this cute collection... because in our minds if we liked this so much, so would our friends... and luckily they did.
LaVin is an outcome of the good effects of Covid. In the beginning we always said that LaVin is an adventure that will continue as long as it continues to be fun.
To our surprise it was not only fun. It was and still is a connection, a responsibility, a passion, a fun time on Thursdays and so much more.
We have discovered now that what satisfies us most is knowing that someone is able to wear something completely personalized, which means that this is not just another accessory. It has a meaning to it. It brings you back to a person or a moment just by looking at it.
The satisfaction of knowing that we are able to bring this feeling to someone is much more than fun, it is rewarding.
So for this reason, we are 2 girls who are always able to make 1 more accessory for the one who needs this.
Designers: Michella Vingal & Kiana de
This small business first started out as just a simple art account on instagram. Then I started getting comments like " why aren't you selling these designs " and then I thought you know what? Why not. After that this simple art account went from just designing for fun to becoming an online small business. At the beginning it was just phone cases, then came creating beaded jewelry pieces and now designs on cup as well( soon to be more ). All made by me. I've come a long way and couldn't be more excited for this amazing event highlighting an important part of Aruba which is our local handmade items market.
Designer: Kasey Quandt
A timeless design aesthetic, refined craftsmanship and meaningful inspiration are at the center of the Rexa Bizou brand.
The company was founded in 2015, by designer Rekha Croes-Daryanani — born in Curaçao — after she followed the love of her life and now husband to start their new family life in Aruba.
Born July 18, 1982, Designer Rekha Croes-Daryanani was raised in a jewelry business environment, with her father being a jewelry store owner and goldsmith specialized in jewelry-making. Although she grew up around her father working his jewelry torches — making jewelry pieces from start to finish — it wasn’t until he passed away when she was 25 years old that she identified and pursued a desire to continue his legacy.
Carrying on her fathers’ legacy, Rekha began her career as a Jewelry Designer in Aruba designing for Rexa Bizou - a handmade accessory line that carries both the designer’s casual line and her luxury line.
“My inspiration comes from my passion to inspire beauty and growth, as well as, the places I love to visit. I want to use my talent to influence and inspire others with meaningful messages so that besides purchasing something beautiful for the eye, they also acquire something significant for the heart and soul. And significance deserves to be adorned in beautiful gemstones and timeless designs. I have a love for crystals because of their beauty, finesse and manageability. I use Swarovski crystals and other types of crystals, combined with gold filled stainless steel.”
The entire Rexa Bizou line is handmade, so you will never find two pieces alike. They may have a similar design and pattern, but there is never an exact equal outcome. “Handmade products have a-lot of love, dedication and craftsmanship in every piece, they are unique and made for the person who ordered it. We don’t keep a stock, each piece is specially made when ordered. In bakery terms, we say: Fresh from the oven.”
Desinger: Rekha Croes
I am a very creative person and I love arts and crafts. As a child, I used to sit and watch my grandma make various crafts and I was inspired to do the same in my own unique way. When I experienced a burnout, I started crafting to make some income and it quickly grew into a passion project.
I am dedicated to creating crafts with our language, Papiamento, which is widely spoken in the Caribbean. Our products range from stickers, notepads, washi tape and other stationaries. My goal is to have more crafts with our language for the fellow stationery and journal lovers to motivate them in their daily work and to inspire them in our own native language.
Designer: Ceara Ras
We are a small family-owned business making quality Ponche Crema since 2016. We truly
believe that the fondest memories are made when gathered around the table, so naturally we
love everything F&B! From trying new recipes, to improving already existing ones, from sweet
to savory, sour to spicy, we love it all. In 2016 our passion for the culinary arts catalyzed an
exciting experiment of making our own Ponche Crema, which ultimately turned into an amazing
adventure and the creation of:
We’pa Ponche Crema©
Ponche Crema is a unique and indispensable dessert drink during the Holiday Season here in
Aruba. It has become part of our Aruban tradition to raise a glass of Ponche Crema when
gathered with family and friends. So cheers to mood changing foods!
We offer six flavors of this staple drink: Pistachio, White Chocolate, Vanilla, Red Velvet,
Caramel and Coconut, in two different sizes 1Ltr or 350ml.
Visit our table at ‘Fireson’s Christmas local Pop Up’ for a free tasting and a chance to buy yours.
Creators: Frederick and Juwaiya Kelly
Since little i always loved seeing my grandmother making lil shoes and hats and much more. I was always interested in learning how to. But never got the chance to do so. Until recently… My friend wanted to try something new as a hobby and there is where I fell in love with the art of Crochet. Slowly I started sharing my art with my friends and then decided to make an instagram page: @whimsicalknot_aua . I am still fairly new at this but I am still learning.. one stitch at a time.
Designer Naomilaine Tromp