This is where we at

Holybelly is the business school we’ve never been to. Every single day at HB is a new lesson. The way I look at it there is no one way to run a business but only your way, doing what feels right every turns of the road. I was going to write a lengthy blog post […]

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If it ain’t broke…

We all know the saying “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” and I, personally, am a big fan of that saying. If it works, if people like it, if it tastes good, don’t change a thing. Routine doesn’t have to be a rude word. Consistency, which matters to me more than anything else, is […]

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We got mugs!

We always wanted mugs for Holybelly but for some reason it didn’t feel quite right to get them right away. I think having your branded mugs on opening day can look rather tacky. People don’t know who you are, what you’re up to, why would they want to fork 12 euros for your mugs or […]

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We’re out of here

Hot damn looks like we made it through our first “year”! Technically it’s been 270 days since we’ve opened our doors for the first time but for us, it sure does feel like a proper year and friends, what a ride it has been. Sure, I knew deep inside that everything was going to be […]

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Let’s rewind a little

All right, Holybelly has been in business for 3 real months now and I’ve been meaning to post some before photos for a little while. Now that we’re all used to the look and the vibe at the Belly I thought it’d be fun to rewind a little and take you guys back all the […]

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Quality parents

It’s funny because when you file for unemployment in France you’re given a little form to fill up and they ask you what you want to do and then if your family is supportive of your project. Well for us it’s always been a major yes. Whether it’s mine or Sarah’s parents they never questioned […]

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Hitting the halfway mark

September! Wow, that came fast! Well things are moving along nicely at Holybelly. Tiles are down, walls have been neatly covered, kitchen is getting installed, electricity and water are brand spanking new and we are getting a little bit more psyched everyday. Seriously, just walking in the space and seeing what we’ve modeled in 3D […]

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The super slow month of August

Paris in August is like a French spin-off of “The Walking Dead”, minus the flesh eating zombies that is. Empty streets, closed shops, not a sound… Everybody’s gone down south to get a tan, cashing on those 5 weeks of paid holidays they fought so hard for. France is already a pretty slow moving country […]

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Travaux – Day 4

It’s decisions making time at Holybelly! The more we expose the space the better it becomes. The kitchen has been completely re-thought to be even more open, sexier and more efficient. All the ceilings, walls, floors and beams have been scrapped down to their original state. It feels like the shop has almost doubled in […]

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Demolition – Day 1

It’s a strange concept to spend a lot of money on a place and then as soon as you get it, spend a lot more money on some guys to come in and demolish the crap out of it. It is also the most satisfying thing that happened to us since we started this little […]

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