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Monday, November 30, 2009

Art from the Heart: Rachel Anzani

Woo Hooo! A new artist just in time for the holidays!
Rachel's paintings are fun, colorful, and magical! If you are looking for something to make you feel good every time you look at it, "Art from the Heart" is for you.

Rachel's one-of-a-kind paintings feature bright fun colors, hints of henna inspirations, and, of course, hearts! They are currently displayed at our Orlando store and are available for sale.

Stop by for a look!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Buy $100 Gift Certificate, Get $100 for yourself!

HUGE Gift Certificate Special
Right Now!

Buy $50, $100, or more in gift certificates,
Get an equal amount for yourself!

Free gift certificate is good at $10 a month for as long as the amount lasts. For example, buy a $100 gift certificate and get a $10 certificate each month for ten months!

This is a great way to give a great gift and it's actually free to you. You get all your money back!

Gift certificate special available online or at our Orlando store.

~ While Gift Certificates Last! ~

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to your and yours!
We hope you have a lovely safe holiday.

We have much to be thankful for...
  • A wonderful core of repeat customers
  • A new local community to enjoy
  • A fantastic group of local artists to work with (Susan, Brenda, Rachel, Violet, and more!)
  • Small family-based suppliers that work with us to create custom items
  • Lacey and the entire Florida Tribal Dance community
  • A smart beautiful daughter that graduates this year
  • Close friends & new friends
  • Family
  • Good health
  • and so much more!
The store will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 so that we can enjoy the holiday with our family. Online orders will be shipped on Wednesday the 25, and again on Monday the 30th, when we resume normal shipping schedules.

All the best to you and yours!
Jody & Asad

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bajidoo Bangle Demo Pictures!

What a FUN workshop! A HUGE thank you to Brenda for hosting this great demo/class on her Create-Your-Own Bajidoo Bangle kits. The end results were FANTASTIC!

Yes! We will have another, but we will structure it differently. It will be more like a henna class where you will have to RSVP for a seat. Instead of working form a specific kit, all the art and decoration will be a la carte to give you more flexibility!

If you want to be notified of the class, sign up for our email list and CHECK the local Events box.

Check out some pictures below...

Class begins!

Checking out the product.


Woo Hoo! We've gotten started!

Celia's final bangle using Urban Goth art.

Nadia and Samantha's final bangles. Flower power with Henna Fusion!

See you next time!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November 2nd Saturday On the Drive

Create-Your-Own Bajidoo Bangle workshop...
Mini-Performance by Florida Tribal Dance...
40 Days and 1001 Nights screening by Yip Podcast...

WOW! What a GREAT Saturday!

The workshop lead by Brenda for the DIY bangle kits was positively awesome! It was the first one so we learned much to make the next one even better! More pictures will be posted tomorrow.

Florida Tribal Dance is always a treat to watch! Silver Sage, the student troop preformed. It's tough to believe they are students, because they are AWESOME! If you have not taken Lacey's classes, you really need to give it a try. Check out her website for class times and find a beginning dance class that fits in your schedule. Try just one class and you will be hooked! All ages, styles, body-types, and experience are welcome. Don't want to go alone? Bring a friend or shoot me an email. I'll be happy to go to a beginning class with you!

Laura performed a solo after the Silver Sage performance. She is incredible! The control! The technique! The stage presence! Whenever I see Laura perform it reminds me of what fantastic performers they are for parties. Hire them for a holiday party and your guests won't stop talking about it until you have them back again!

Mary and Tammy of Yip Podcast performed some improve tribal style and pulled out some new moves I hadn't seen before! Super cool! Nina and Erika joined them for a second dance.

Around 9:00 thing started winding down as people pulled up a blanket and folding chair to enjoy a free screening of Tamalyn Dallal's documentary "40 Days 1001 Nights". Sposored by Yip Podcast, Mary got permission form Tamalyn to show her film. It's a peek into everyday life in the Islamic world and it's really a must see.

A HUGE thank you to everyone that made this event such a success!

I hope to make these events a regular occurrence! Stay tuned for details on the next one!

Don't forget about "Go Green for the Holidays" this Thursday!


Friday, November 13, 2009

Go Green for the Holidays in Orlando!

We are thrilled to participate in this year's annual "Go Green" Holiday Shopping Event in College Park!

Organized by the Artistree co-op and Infusion Tea, this year event features a tour via eco-friendly pedi-cabs to local College Park businesses for...
  • One Day Only Sales
  • Local Finds
  • Holiday Previews
  • Refreshments at every stop
  • The first 50 RSVPs get free Goodie Bags
  • Drawing for a MASSIVE gift basket
  • and more!
As always, we have some special surprises for you!

Support local businesses, meet new friends (and brings some you already have), and have some pre-holiday fun!

To RSVP, call 407.999.5251 or email info@artistreeco-op.com!

Go to our events page for other event information.

See you there!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Re-Opening of Divine Mother Earth!

One of our very favorite shops has completely re-modeled, added new products, and is have a Grand Re-Opening this Thursday!

Divine Mother Earth is located in Sanford at...
307 E First St, Sanford FL 32771

The re-opening will be at Sanford's monthly Alive After Five event (on the 2nd Thursday every month) this Thursday (after 5 of course!).

Divine Mother Earth is where I get those gorgeous flowing skirts you see me wear in the shop. Rhada, the owner, has a wonderful eye for buying. You will find organic teas and herbs, fabulous clothing, Tibetan artifacts, ethnic jewelry, and so much more!

It's going to be a party so put it on your list and stop by! We'll be there!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This Saturday Local Orlando Event!

Join Us This Saturday!
For The November 2nd Saturdays On the Drive we have a feast of fun for you!

Get things started with...

7:00 FREE Create-Your-Own Bajidoo Bangle Workshop!
Brenda of Bajidoo bangles has found a way to allow us regular folk to create gorgeous handmade bangles using original Bajidoo art!

The above bangles are the finished product YOU will create! REALLY!

The workshop/demo is free and if you want to follow along, you can purchase a kit for only $19.99. I have 12 seats available if you wish to actually create a bangle with Brenda. Email me to RSVP as soon as possible and I'll reserve a seat for you.

8:00ish Mini-Performance by Florida Tribal Dance
This alone is worth a trip to the event! Silver Sage will be performing for your pleasure. Consider hiring Florida Tribal Dance for your holiday or New Years party. Laura will be there to answer your questions about what they offer.

9:00 "40 Days 1001 Nights" Screening in our back parking lot
Bring a blanket or folding chairs, a snack, and settle in for a screening of the musical documentary, 40 Days 1001 Nights, One Woman's Dance Through Life in the Islamic World. We'll show the film on a screen in our back lot and offer discussions and thoughts with each other. Mary and Tammy of Yip Podcast will be our organizers and hosts for the evening!

2nd Saturdays is a monthly event put on by local College Park Businesses.
For more information see www.OnTheDrive.org.

Saturday November 14
6:00 - 9:00
Along Edgewater Drive in Downtown College Park Orlando

See you there!