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OUR STORY

 
 
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Our story begins in Africa; on a big farm in a small town. The vast space and idyllic weather meant never wasting a moment indoors. Weekends welcomed a stream of eclectic company, who joined us for long days on the lake and afternoon polo matches. Being surrounded by such beauty and excitement, one could not help but to become inspired. Our family’s love of exploration has taken us to remote and unusual places where we encountered diverse cultures and witnessed the rich and unique talents that the people of Africa have to offer. The vision for Calie Parese is to showcase Africa’s grace and beauty and encapsulate it in a timeless design, providing the opportunity to carry Africa with you, wherever your adventures may take you.

 
Catherine and Alice, ages 13 and 10, riding bicycles through Botswana.

Catherine and Alice, ages 13 and 10, riding bicycles through Botswana.

 
Catherine, aged 14, riding with the great migration across the Masai Mara, in Kenya.

Catherine, aged 14, riding with the great migration across the Masai Mara, in Kenya.

 
Alice, age 16, riding across Namibia.

Alice, age 16, riding across Namibia.