Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there. We adore Aurèlie Bidermann‘s Do Brazil bracelets and thought it was about time we graduate to the ultimate “grown-up” friendship bracelet. With a curb chain bracelet and some embroidery thread, we’ll teach you how to make your own woven chain bracelet. And one for your bestie too, of course.
I’ve just returned from Wild & Scenic, a 3 day environmental film festival and the largest of its kind. One of my favorite films was Waste Land, the winner of Best of Festival. Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores” – self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. If you have a chance to watch it, please do. It will move and inspire you!
With my one year wedding anniversary exactly a month away, I thought I’d share some images of San Miguel de Allende, a small colonial town in which my husband and I were married. San Miguel de Allende is nestled in the Bajio mountains of central Mexico and is known for its narrow cobblestone streets, buildings painted every color of a desert sunset, carved doors with unique brass knockers that open into grand courtyards, tinkling fountains and lush gardens. All of its magical charm makes it one of my favorite places in the world and I highly recommend a visit if you haven’t already been.