Janet’s Samoa Opens New Boutique Store at the Iconic Tanoa Tusitala Hotel

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Janet’s at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel

Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Samoa, 1st February 2017 – Janet’s, the renowned cultural retailer from Samoa, has opened a new outlet at the Iconic Tanoa Tusitala Hotel in Apia Samoa. The opening took place on February 1st and was made in partnership with Tanoa Hotel Group. Janet’s Tanoa Tusitala will offer guests of the Hotel both premium cultural products from Samoa and the Pacific as well as everyday convenience items to enhance guests’ experience.

Director of Janet’s Mrs. Janet Sablan remarked “we are very proud to have been invited by the Tanoa group to offer guests to Tanoa Tusitala the best of our Samoan and Pacific brands and products. Tanoa Tusitala is one of the pillars of Samoan Tourism. Janet’s and Tanoa Tusitala Hotel have a shared history and we have been involved in many projects with the hotel over our 28 years of operation. However, this new retail experience for Tanoa guests marks a new chapter for both Tanoa Tusitala and Janet’s and we are very excited”.

Janet's - Convenience, Food and Beverage Items

Janet’s – Convenience, Food and Beverage Items

The Teller of Tales

Tanoa Tusitala Hotel has long been a hallmark of Samoan hospitality and takes its signature ‘Tusitala” (teller of tales) name from Robert Louise Stevenson the great Continue reading

The Farm Girl from Savaii

Janet’s Spotlight Presents – A Love Pacific Story: Lumaava Tuna: The Farm Girl from Savaii

Elegant and soft spoken, Lumaava (Ava) has a smile that radiates friendliness and warmth. Although now living in Palisi, Ava is from the villages of Sapapalii and Faga on the big island of Savaii. Ava comes from a big family and has 5 sisters and 6 brothers, Ava being the youngest of the girls. On being asked to model for Janet’s Love Pacific photo shoot, Ava was proud that much of the organic virgin coconut oil used in Love Pacific body care products originates from her home Island of Savaii.

A Love Pacific Model

Love Pacific is a new brand of Virgin Coconut Oil body care from Samoa and Ava wanted to be a part of the Love Pacific Project from the moment she saw Janet’s call for models saying that “a lot of girls are dying to get the opportunity to model for Janet’s. Janet’s is well known especially for their TAV line of clothing …I wanted to be part of the Love Pacific Project and am happy for the opportunity.” Ava noted that by modeling she is fulfilling a dream that she has had since she was very young. “The Love Pacific model shoot was awesome. It was my first time doing a water photoshoot and very exciting. It was a good work out actually going through a range of poses and there was so much good energy”

Love of Modeling

Part of Ava’s larger motivation for joining the Love Pacific Project was her love of exploring new things. Growing up in Savaii, Ava would accompany her father on visits to the family farm and said of her family “my siblings would make fun of me that I acted as a model yet behind the scenes I was a farmer girl. My dad would say to me there is nothing wrong in wanting to be a model and a farmer and a university student at the same time and he is proud of the multiple roles I wanted to take on. I grew up as daddy’s little girl and I still am to this day.”

Whilst modeling has been one of Ava’s passions Continue reading