With the holidays approaching, it is time to start making a list and checking it twice. I know where I plan to do some of my shopping:
|Bali and Java*|
Recently, NOVICA gave me $100 to spend at their site in exchange for this review. I was impressed from the get-go. Actually, when I arrived at their website, I was like a kid in a candy store. I thought I would never decide how to spend my money because everything is so unique and beautiful. And the $100 afforded me many choices because the prices are so reasonable.
Finally, the work of Nestor Yana, an artisan of the Andes, caught my eye, and I bought one of his alpaca wool ponchos. Here is the description, from the NOVICA website, of his "Warm Earth" poncho:
A vision of elegance and cozy warmth, this cloak is imbued with Peruvian chic. Nestor Yana designs this piece based upon the traditional cloak of the Andean highlands. The cloak features a delicate floral border crocheted by hand. A matching scarf is sewn to the cloak, which fastens with four ornate buttons.
|I love the feminine details.|
|It is so soft, warm...|
|Shopping with NOVICA is more than a pleasure...|
it's a cultural experience!**
Or better yet...
...bring the artisans' work to your community by hosting a home party through NOVICA Live!
Hosting a NOVICA Live party is fun, fast and easy. Get FREE NOVICA gift certificates, jewelry and half priced gifts as you indulge your friends with fun, guilt-free shopping. Here are some other great hosting benefits:
- It's easy - send invites, provide refreshments, and your NOVICA Live Home Party Consultant does the rest!
- Give guests an armchair travel experience with our regional explorer DVD.
- Get handcrafted treasures shipped direct from global artisans to your door.
- Benefit artisans through each party with a microcredit loan to the artisan of your choice. ***
If you decide to host a NOVICA Live! party, pretty please, invite me!!
Disclosure: I was given a $100 NOVICA gift certificate in exchange for this review. I have not been otherwise compensated. All opinions are my own.
*Thank you to NOVICA for providing photos from http://www.novica.com/.
**Photos of the Warm Earth poncho and gift wrapping are the property of Olive Plants (http:homeschooldawn.blogspot.com). I would like to send a very special thank you to my sweet and lovely (inside and out) friend, Chloe P., for modeling!
*** from http://www.novicalive.com/host.cfm