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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Introducing New Summer Hours at Beachcombers Bazaar!

Wooo Hooo! Summer is here! Time for BBQ’s, swimming, summer festivals, trips to the beach, henna body art, and other summertime fun!

Starting in May, Beachcombers will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Our summer hours will be…

Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 6:00
Saturday 12:00 – 4:00
Sunday & Monday Closed

We have plenty of fun activities scheduled for the summer so be sure you are on our email list, and check the local events box to get invites and hear all about it!

A quick preview of what's going on this summer with Beachcombers Bazaar...

May 23 Advanced Henna Technique Class
June Simply Henna 101 (henna basics)
June the start of College Park’s Second Saturdays
Our monthly Henna Guild meetings
Tons of new products including some private after-hours sales by invitation for those folks on our email list.

Here's to a GREAT Beachcombing summer!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Store Closed Monday April 27- Thursday April 30

I apologize for any inconvenience, but
the store will be closed April 27 – April 30
while we are at a business convention in North Carolina.
The store will re-open Friday May 1.
We are always looking for ways to improve our business and the conference gives us an opportunity to do that.

You may not know, but Beachcombers Bazaar is a family business. It’s just my other half, Asad, and myself. We occasionally have Jazzy (daughter) help out along with additional family and friends that we bribe and beg, lol!

Luckily, it’s not all work and no play! We have a very good friend that lives in North Carolina that we get to stay with. We have not seen Anita since she moved to North Carolina three years ago, so we are excited to see her!

While we are gone, the Orlando store will be closed, and we will still be taking online orders, but shipping will be delayed until we return. Emails will take longer than normal to answer during this time, so please be patient.

If you need a henna tattoo while we are away, I suggest you visit our local henna artist page here...

Thanks for your patience!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Earth Day Birthday Party benefiting The Gulf Restoration Clean Water Project

I am happy to be donating henna tattoos at the Earth Day Birthday Fundraiser sponsored by Gary Lambert Salon this Sunday, April 19th, 12:30 – 4:30.

Celebrate and raise money for Earth Day! The event that will raise money for Gulf Coast Restoration Clean Water Project. There will be food, fun, dancing and laughing!!

Food: Flemings Steakhouse and Outback Steakhouse.

Entertainment: Performances by Florida Tribal Dance and Henna Tattoos by Jody of Beachcombers Bazaar

Fun: By the Gary Lambert Salon!

There will be a silent auction and cash bar.

Sunday, April 19
12:30 – 4:00

1841 Edwin Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32789

$20 Donation Ticket purchased at the Gary Lambert Salon or call 407-628-8659
RSVP 407-628-8659

All proceeds to be donated to Gulf Coast Restoration.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Weddings, Henna, and More!

Wow! We've had a busy couple of weeks! We had two weddings on Saturday April 4. Unfortunately we could only attend one, so we attended Asad's brother's wedding. Family first!

The wedding combined two cultures and traditions and that is always fun! I had a great time doing henna on the bride Thursday evening. Jillian is a bit shy so I did a more subtle design that was not overly large, but still lovely. As tradition dictates, I hid the groom's name in the henna for him to find on the wedding night.
Friday was the Mehndi Party! We got to dress in traditional salwar kameeze and there was great food including my favorite, samosas with mango chutney. The sisters got together to steal the grooms shoes and force him to pay us to return the shoes. This is an old tradition that is always a highlight of the party!

The guests took turns applying henna to the hands of both the bride and groom while wishing them luck and blessing them with money. The money collected during this portion of the ceremony is donated to the charity of the couples choice. I'll have to find out what charity they selected.

In order to combine the two cultures and traditions some combining had to be done, so the nikah (Islamic wedding ceremony) was also preformed during the mehndi party.

Saturday was the traditional American wedding ceremony and reception at a lovely hall in Mt Dora. It was beautiful, as you can imagine.

The wedding we had to miss was our friends' Angie and Shaun who got married in a castle in St Augustine and held their reception at the San Sebastian Winery. The pictures are stunning and everyone seemed to have had a great time!

The bride and bridesmaids all wore khussa during the reception! Ange said by the end of the night her corset was killing her, but her feet were in great shape, lol!

The honeymoon is in Hawaii so Angie stopped by for some honeymoon henna before the trip.
Congratulations to both happy couples!

I hope your henna imparts the blessing of love, happiness, and FUN!