Can you tell us your story so far?
I was born in Paris, raised in Montmartre. In 2010 I left Paris to study hospitality and business in Switzerland. From there I moved to Barcelona, then New York and finally Miami. A good friend from university had told me a lot about Portugal. So about six years ago I came to check it out and my family and I ended up relocating to Lisbon.
Moving to Portugal was one of the best decisions of my youth. I had been looking for a new space where I could be close to nature and live with a greater sense of freedom. At this point I had always worked in hospitality, and had a dream project that I wanted to develop with an emphasis on combining my passions- food, art, culture, and wellness. With my partners Vilena Fridovskaya and Marc-Antoine Schaetz we started working on this project in April 2019 and after few space hunting we discovered this abandoned building in Rua Da Boavista. And thats how Boa Lab was born, a platform and community for sharing creativity.
Before Boa Lab was a reality, my time was (and still is) primarily dedicated to food & beverage. When I met Nicolas Martinez, a talented chef from Colombia, we started hosting events around Lisbon which is now transitioning into a juice & healthy snack bar called Ruda. Its located in Campo Mártires da Pátria and the emphasis is utilizing whole foods & seasonal local produce, a shared passion of both Nico and I.