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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lake Eola Downtown Art & Living Expo

How much fun was this past weekend's Art & Living Expo? What a fantastic FREE weekend event.

This was Beachcombers Bazaar's third year at the Orlando festival and it was hoppin' as usual. We saw many clients from previous years and got to let them know about our new Store in College Park, Orlando.

We created our own little "Karma Row" with the YOU Health Center to our left and World Henna (Zulay) and The Henna Studio (Ena) to our right. To the left of the YOU Health Center, we discovered a new friend, Jeanette of Missing Pieces who was offering those super cool little folding purse hangers. I bought two purse hangers! One for me and one for my mom.

A Magi Belly Dance provided belly dancing fun both days and had an energetic booth near the stage where Susan had her Eyegasm Mineral Powders available!

Looking forward to next year! See you there!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ena of The Henna Studio at Beachcombers Bazaar

Today was a good day! Ena, of The Henna Studio, stopped by the store to do a henna tattoo on a henna newbie, and that is always fun!
She did a lovely medallion on the right foot which looked great next to bright pink pedicured toes with a little gold toe ring.

I was lucky enough to have Ena give me a great Valentine henna design on my RIGHT hand. You henna artists out there will appreciate how nice it is to have someone do henna on the hand that you use to draw henna. That hand is always naked!

Good news! You can look forward to Saturday henna mehndi appointments here at Beachcombers Bazaar starting in March with Ena and other henna artists on occasion.

Here's to much more henna at Beachcombers Bazaar!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Goodbye & Good Luck, Mariko!

The Orlando henna scene is losing one of her best loved henna artists. Mariko, of Henna of Soul, has left for Vermont. Mariko will be missed and missed often here in Orlando.

The beautiful state of Vermont is about to inherit a rich henna tradition in both talent and energy. I know that Mariko will do well in Vermont, and she'll have a wonderful time bringing henna body art to an area that doesn't have as much henna as we are used to here in Florida.

We'll all have to gather our positive energy and send it Mariko's way to help ensure her easy transition and success. Expanding the scope of henna and the blessings, good feelings, and artistic expressions henna conjures is a great thing. We now have a thread that extends all the way up the East Coast connecting us all and binding us closer as henna lovers.

Luckily, Mariko has many friends and family here in Orlando, so she will be back for visits! We will be sure to make time for Mariko when she is in town for some henna tattoos!

Orlando has a wonderful selection of talented henna artists, but Mariko is still leaving some big shoes to fill. If you are considering sharing your henna art with others, now is the time! Henna is a good thing for everyone and we all need more good things in our life!

Join me in wishing Mariko the very best of luck and sending our love to her!

Good Luck, Mariko!

Much love,