Many of you are interested in the origin and history of Mayrena and ask me where this name comes from. So today, I explain you its origin!
1. Mayrena, a family story
Mayrena is first of all a family story. Perhaps you have already come across the site of the Mayrena hotel instead of mine? It is the hotel created by my older sister Aurore. We both founded our companies at the same time, strongly inspired by the name of our father's company which is also called Mayrena... We can say that we have come full circle!
The Mayrena Hotel is located in Eu, Normandy, the town where I grew up and where I spent my childhood. Eu is a small town in Normandy located on the border between Picardy and Normandy, on the coast. A stone's throw from Mers-Les-Bains and Le Tréport, where the landscape is shaped by cliffs, pebbles, and nature.
The Hotel Mayrena is the former hotel of the train station, next to it and therefore very convenient to come and spend a few days in the area. One year of work was necessary to resuscitate the old hotel of the station, to modernize it while keeping the charm of its external facade. The hotel now has its own bar and restaurant, making it a super warm and welcoming place to stay!
Mayrena is also an old family name, since forgotten, which represents our Spanish roots and thus once again this true attachment to our family history.
The name Mayrena evokes femininity for me with its Latin sounds that almost remind me of an Italian or Spanish name and embody a strong and sweet woman at the same time. I love how easy it is to pronounce in all languages, which makes it a universal name!
2. Made in Normandy
Mayrena creations are inspired by the equestrian world, which is also a family passion. When choosing the name of the brand, it was obvious for me to choose one that would bring together these different aspects.
I grew up surrounded by horses and the equestrian competitions my family participated in. I have always been fascinated by strong equestrian symbols like the horseshoe, the bit and the stirrup. Today, I still have my workshop in a box at my dad's house and I come back regularly to make your bracelets, cuffs, necklaces and custom orders.
Normandy is a place that soothes me and nourishes my creativity with its incredible landscapes and colors.
PS: If you are not familiar with the equestrian world, here are some explanations:
- The horseshoe has a rounded shape. It protects the hooves of horses. It is also a good luck symbol that many people hang above the doors of their homes.
- The horse bit is a piece of harness that is slipped into the horse's mouth to direct it and control its speed.
- Finally, the stirrup allows the rider to support himself while riding and to keep a good balance.
Now you know everything about the origin of Mayrena!