I know, technically I'm a bit late in welcoming summer.
It's just that we've been so busy with so many fun things here at Lotus Lake- like these AMAZING bracelets from Puravida bracelets.
These bracelets are handmade in Costa Rica, and provide over 140 jobs to Costa Rican Artisans. Here's a bit of the story about how this amazing company started...
"While traveling through Costa Rica on a college graduation trip, friends Griffin and Paul crossed paths with two bracelet artisans named Jorge and Joaquin. The colorful handmade bracelets seemed to capture the essence of their journey. At the time, Jorge and Joaquin were living in poverty. They slept with their family in a single crammed room with three beds. After seeing this, Griffin and Paul asked Jorge and Joaquin to make 400 bracelets to take home with them. No one would have expected for this casual encounter to grow into the successful partnership that it is today.
Upon returning home to San Diego, California, Griffin and Paul placed the bracelets in a bowl at a local boutique. Within days the bracelets sold out and everyone was asking for more. Griffin and Paul soon recognized the significance of these simple string bracelets. It was more than just an ordinary friendship bracelet… it was a movement symbolizing the simple things in life.
“Pura Vida” is Spanish for “pure life”, a Costa Rican philosophy that encourages the appreciation of life’s simple treasures. Slowing things down, celebrating good fortune, and refusing to take anything for granted embodies this laid back lifestyle. “Pura Vida” means choosing to live life to the fullest. It’s more than just a saying... it’s a lifestyle."
Stop by Lotus Lake Gifts to check out some of our latest summer finds, including Puravida!
412 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317