About Us


We came to Croatia with backpacks on our back and no idea that we would stay. Now, we have a wonderful son and a couple small businesses that we care about.

It’s been an interesting ride. From opening the first wraps and smoothies joint in Croatia to starting up a lovely retro laundromat in Dubrovnik. Along the way, we’ve run a bar dubbed by the New York Times as Dubrovnik’s ‘favoured drinking and hook-up spot’, the first legal hostel in Dubrovnik’s Old Town, awarded an Hoscar in 2012 as one of the best seasonal hostels in the world. In 2013, we converted nun's living quarters located next to the Cathedral into a small bed and breakfast and in 2015, we converted the B&B into boutique accommodation for people who love to travel in comfort and simple luxury but still seek adventure.

Our newest project is 'Life According to Kawa' - a boutique filled with wonderful things made in Croatia. Located in the breezy neighbourhood just outside Ploce Gate, we welcome you to drop by for a relaxed low-key atmosphere, jaw-dropping views, and helpful and friendly staff.

Cheers! Jon and Sanja