One of my nearest and dearest, Karen, called me this morning. We’ve been playing phone tag for a few weeks now and it was so nice to hear her voice, talk some trash and catch up on what’s been happening in her world. One thing I love about Karen is that she will always pick up the phone to call. Just to say hi. Just to check in. And that is such a rare thing these days.
Sometimes, I think that things like Facebook and Twitter and text messages and Instagram and The Internet in general are such a curse! Sometimes it just feels like all these devices and ways to connect with each other are actually doing the opposite. Disconnecting.
But then just as I’m getting nostalgic, remembering a simpler time pre-mobile phones and Facebook and The Internet, a beautiful little connection is made and I discover something I never would have and then it all doesn’t seem like such a curse after all.
I saw my friend, Nato’s, pic on Instagram, of these madly hot wrist ties … one comment lead to another and the following week a pack of beautiful bracelets from Pura Vida (meaning Pure Life in Spanish… I like that alot) were sitting on my desk. And the reason I got so excited about these little bad boys is the wonderful story behind them. A couple of friends travelling around Costa Rica after graduation picked some up from a local who was hand making them to help support his family. And as the story goes, they took these hand crafted bracelets back to The States, which became an almost instant hit, and can now be found in over 500 stores around the world and counting. Not to mention that every bracelet purchased helps provide full time jobs for local artisans in Cost Rica with Pura Vida being apart of the 1% for the planet movement. How nice is that ?!
As you could imagine there was a bit of a fight in the studio as to who got what and now we are all well and truly decked out in Pura Vida and loving it!
Check out their full store HERE and fall in love a little bit.
Peace & Pure Life