This past spring, we took a trip down to Havana with our good friend Hermes Mallea, a Cuban American architect and board member of the Finca Vigía Foundation. This foundation's mission is to provide the research and technical assistance necessary to restore and preserve Ernest Hemingway’s home and its contents at Finca Vigía. We had seen photos of the storied estate, but couldn't pass up the opportunity to visit in-person, especially with an all-access pass to the vault of Hemingway artifacts (including some familiar-looking longbills).

During our visit to the estate, dinners at paladars, happy hours with Havana Club rum on ice, and our glimpse into Havana's night life, we got a true sense of what makes Havana special and Hemingway's impact that lingers these many years later.

We developed a capsule collection of hats and apparel inspired by Ernest Hemingway's time in Cuba, but that remains as relevant as ever today. 15% of sales from this collection will benefit the Finca Vigía Foundation to support their ongoing work.

Learn more about the Finca Vigía Foundation here.