We had the good fortune of connecting with Melissa Bloomfield and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Melissa, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind my success is never giving up and continuously bettering my craft. I enjoy making people happy and I play a huge role in my brand as I am also my brand. Phylantrophy is a big part of what I do
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am the CEO of Mel’s Tree Eats Jamaica’s Leading Cannabis Edibles Brand and also the curator of Buds & Brushes Ja an ongoing event that Gives Back to various charities across Jamaica.
What sets Mel’s Tree Eats apart from other brands is the consistency of amazing products that always leaves a smile on your face. Awarded Best Edibles by the Ganja Growers Association of Jamaica.
What sets Buds & Brushes Ja apart is Buds & Brushes Ja is a journey – a unique freestyle trek into the realm of Puff & Paint. We amalgamate food, wellness and steaming with live music, live art and camaraderie >>> an atmosphere that allows ones to Unleash their Creativity >>> joining our invited visual artists >>> creating live art on set throughout the show. A highly elevated air of community, harmony and much-needed therapy in these times. Participants exit the experience elated, having made brand new BBFs #BestBudsForever.
Since launching October, 2019, Buds & Brushes Ja has hosted some truly great talent. In recognition of #420, April 20, 2020, in spite of the pandemic, we boldly made our rst virtual footstep. Julian Marley, Xana Romeo, Vanessa Bongo, Cali P, Ija and other gifted ones performed live from isolation in their homes across the world. The energy was amazing. People tuned in from Jamaica, TheGambia, Cayman, The UK, The Bahamas, Sweden, USA & Canada. The reviews remain overwhelming. To date, over 100 talents have shared our global journey, making Buds & Brushes Ja a great platform for known as well as budding artists to engage worldwide audiences. With the exception of Antarctica, we have hosted (((LiVE))) performances from every continent. We are grateful to have had heavy-hitters such as Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore of Third World and noted Jamaican business leader Zachary Harding give of their time and talent. Product and social media support from local dispensaries Itopia, Sensi and Jacana, as well as from emerging Jamaican brands and international brands such as Hoi Polloi, EventHi, Toketivity and Vanguard Media (Just to name a few) has also shown lots of support in order to help spread the word about Buds & Brushes Ja and has help made a real difference
Philanthropy is an integral part of our purpose. Part proceeds from each paid ticket go directly to various charities via 876Volunteer. We have helped single mothers and donated to The Marie Atkins Shelter, as well as SOS Children’s Village. The Ebenezer Home for Mentally Challenged Males, Eve For Life, GirlsFirstJA and The Dear Child Foundation are among the other recognized efforts we continue to work with. The tremendous strides made since braving the elements just over two years ago belie the fact that Buds & Brushes Ja is a budding brand.
I got to where I am professionally by NEVER GIVING UP and always thinking outside of the box. Also by doing things that make me happy, not for the money but for the love.
Was it easy?
I wouldnt say it was hard.
The lessons I have learned along the way is that you never know unless you try. Trust in your gut and keep going.
I would like the world to know how much giving back means to me and this brand is curated so I can do so and with the help of YOU all we all collectively are making a change in the lives of the needy.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Kingston Dub Club Fleet Street
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?