He is an adventurous little guy.
She is an energetic little lady.
This is our little family and together,
We are eager to host you.
After six years of working in the restaurant industries of Dubai, Barcelona and The Netherlands, Maarten was searching for his next adventure.
In 2016, he packed up his belongings, including his 50-year old Volkswagen van, and moved to the island of Aruba.
He had built the vintage red van with his father. LOLA, as they named her, was used as a coffee bar in the Netherlands.
Once in Aruba, Maarten and LOLA would pull up to parking lots and sell smoothies and acai bowls to the adoring public.
Passersby would stop to admire the eyecatcher and, in no time, Maarten began to receive bookings for LOLA to appear at beach parties, weddings, birthday parties, corporate events and even divorce parties!
One day, as Maarten was setting up LOLA at a culinary event, he heard a cheerful voice asking for the owner of the red VW van.
Jacky, the little lady behind the voice, happened to own a Silver VW beetle of her own and was thinking about painting it in the same retro red as LOLA.
As they talked paint color codes, they also swapped digits and a romance was born.
Their love for vintage cars was not the only thing they had in common.
Aside from a similar taste in music and a burning desire to travel the world in a van, Maarten learned that Jacky was a passionate culinary artist who strongly believed food should be fun and exciting. In 2016, she obtained a Culinary Arts degree with a specialization in Vegetarian & Vegan food.
Having worked as a bartender and waitress at the Sopranos Piano Bar in Aruba, as well as a line cook at the award-winning Kitchen Table by White, Jacky had gained both front and back of the house experience in the hospitality industry.
The two quickly realized that if they were to combine their passion for hospitality, something magical could happen.