(Image c/o Pinterest)
There are some amazing people out there doing amazing things. Ashley is one of those people. With a familiar case of wanderlust and adventure, this lovely lady spent eight months traveling the world and exploring all it had to offer. During her travels, she went to Nepal where she was introduced to the Women’s Skill Development Organization (WSDO) and was taken by the people and their work.
This organization in a non-profit celebrating the country’s beautiful traditional handicrafts, providing training to underprivileged women in order to help them learn to become self-reliant. They learn how to perfect their crafts and key business skills that will help them sell their products and thus better their quality of life. Ashley fell in love with this group and decided to set-up her own business to help and spread the word. Bringing products made by the women of WSDO, Hand Woven…With Love From Nepal carries these handmade goods for a wider audience.
From totes to make-up bags, wine carriers to passport bags, Ashley has a wonderful collection of goods at very reasonable prices that help make a difference as much as satisfy some retail therapy. She has been kind enough to offer Thrill of the Chaise readers to win a large tote bag and matching make-up bag! They are durable, fair trade and really stunning works of art with a lot of heart.
For your chance to win, ‘like’ Hand Woven…With Love From Nepal on Facebook here and leave a comment below with your name and contact information. A winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, May 13th! Explore the entire collection here…some perfect Mother’s Day gifts there, if you ask me…
(All images c/o Hand Woven…With Love From Nepal)
If you follow me on them social medias, you may have noticed that I took a last minute trip over to my true love, London, to manage a video shoot for GUESS Watches. With the help of a couple of my very best friends (one behind the camera and one in front), along with a pretty stunning team of hair, make-up, photography and blogger greats, we created a three part series that we lovingly call Timeless Beauty. For this edition, we created three different make-up looks inspired by our new collections of GUESS Watches and set out to teach YOU how to recreate the looks on your own!
First up, inspired by our denim and blue collection, the denim smoky eye with Emma:
Next, get that perfect rocker chic look complete with glamorous chain detail watch with Natasha:
Last, but certainly not least, is our rose gold collection brought into a day to night look with Chloe:
Thank you so much to the entire team who made the shoot so amazing! Especially make-up artist Mariam Jensen and videographer Mike Osaer, who dedicated a hella lot of time to help me out and made the shoot nothing but tons of fun. And keep an eye out…we shot the next installment of Timeless Beauty last week in NYC and it’s pretty cool indeed!
Listen, tacos are awesome. And admittedly, sometimes I forget tacos exist. Just because they fall off my radar on occasion. Like any craving, tacos then barrel back into my life like a very aggressive food-based ninja. Don’t be mad at me, tacos, it’s not you…it’s me. Please never change.
Anyway, I’m tired and talking crazy so I’m going to cut to the chase. If you ever get punched in the face by needing a taco, there is a brilliant website to come to the rescue. Taco Emergency can be found at www.taco911.me and will save the day. Click ‘Find the closest taco’ and this site literally gives you your latitude and longitude stats (which is kinda cool in itself), along with the closest place for you to order and enjoy tacos.