The Story Of Ian
Ian is the quintessential French Bulldog – thrilled with life, happily playing with Bouncie the Jack Russell, ‘talking’ to Vanessa each day (he is VERY vocal) and sharing breakfast snacks of toast in the mornings. Like all super smart dogs, he knows where the dog biscuit barrel is and chances his luck with everyone that visits (and all employees) to get a treat! That being said, Ian is on a strict eating programme to keep the weight off his legs and is fed only the best top quality dog food.
The French Lemon and Ian
Shortly after Ian was adopted, Vanessa Ralston and Kara-Leigh Baker proposed to start a company. The original idea was to create something ‘lemony’ as lemons are always clean and fresh…. The brain-storming began…..Perhaps something inspired by a fresh GnT? How about lemon food products (creamy lemon fudge, preserved lemons, lemon cordial, lemon salt to name of few)? While getting ideas for lemon products, they ‘fell into’ the enormous category of bath products and craft soap.
Business Idea Sorted
Now to come up with a company name. Brainstorming continued… and while detailing the values of what the business stood for, who was standing there? Wiggling his tail with a smile on his face and his favorite toy at his feet? Ian, of course.
That was it – French Lemon was born with Ian’s beautiful face being the face of the brand.
The French Lemon, Vanessa, Kara-Leigh and of course, Ian continue to thrive on the journey that they are on. Meeting incredible people, keeping the values of the brand alive and every single day, doing what they love with French Lemon inspiration.