It's hard to believe that another year is in the books! This year we had to opportunity to travel around Virginia, DC, Maryland, and North Carolina. We started the year with the launch of fly by B.Birdwatcher earrings and collaborations with Khreativ Soy Kandles and Wellevance. I loved working with both talented girl bosses and if you haven't checked out the collabs, make sure to visit the Collaboration tab. We had our best day of the year in March at the Pathway's Natural Living Expo! We were so busy the organizers had to stop our sales one whole hour after the event had closed! What a Blessing!
During the spring, we prepared for our busy season of yoga festivals and added a few new yoga studios to our partnerships. I visited Arizona and picked up some new gemstones while other's added to the #IGotStonedIN campaign. The beginning of summer started off incredibly amazing where we returned to some of our favorite festivals like Oneness Festival and Smoke and Vine, where I almost stepped on a not so pleasant snake!
We had the great opportunity to participate in new summer festivals like Heartful Fest in Richmond and for a few weeks we took up residency on the DC Wharf Waterfront in the MadeInDC tents! It was wonderful meeting tourists who took our stones across America!
In 2018, we worked in Richmond, VA more than in previous years and of course the people of Richmond showed their support! We met awesome peeps at the Jazz Festival, Peace, Love, RVA festival, and our pop-ups around town.
The whole of 2018 I was focused on my October journey to South Africa. It was a homecoming that I had waited 43 years for filled my time there soaking in new cultures and of course hunting for new gemstones. Unintentionally, I collaborated with a jeweler in South Africa to create a mantra band. You never know when or where you will meet a kindred soul to help grow your brand!
The Holidays are always fun for me because I know for each bracelet purchased for a gift someone on Christmas day will gain joy from their gemstones and learning about their energies. So again, I thank you all for our success in 2018 and I look forward to seeing everyone again in 2019!