When GLAM founder Janette Miller came to us with an idea for a new vegan dining space, we were so excited to take on a project that stretched the conventional ideas of vegan dining.
(Left) Owner, Janette Miller and (Right) Chef, Todd Erickson
After attending the highly anticipated opening of GLAM last month, we asked Janette about where the idea for the restaurant came from and what her favorite part of the process was. Read on to learn more.
The scope of the project was all encompassing - from coming up with the name to determining the color palette. And we loved every minute of it.
I'm a huge advocate for animals and the environment and wanted to bring a new vegan option to the community. I felt the timing was right in Miami since more and more people are becoming interested in incorporating plant-based foods in their diet. But I also knew it had to be presented in an new, unexpected way since there are so many preconceived ideas about what vegan dining is.
My background is in interior design, so I'm a creative person by nature. I wanted something modern and forward, yet warm and not too over-the-top that it would only appeal to a limited audience.
To begin with - the name is spot on. Jacober created a name that encompassed my vision to a tee. The acronym is modern and hip, and the words "green living animals matter" describe the concept in a straightforward way. I think the design element is a personal reflection of my style. They understood my aesthetic and went with it, creating something that inspired me even more.