It's almost impossible not to have heard about the phenomenon that is Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love - a best selling memoir and now a major movie starring Julia Roberts. While I enjoyed the book, and am looking forward to seeing the movie, I have to admit I was quite disappointed to see all the commercialism surrounding it. With Eat, Pray, Love themed products popping up everywhere from lip gloss and spa treatments to clothing and home decor, it seems like every other vendor wanted to capitalize on its success.
I was pleasantly surprised, however, to see Elizabeth's own real -life shop, Two Buttons Imports which she runs with her husband José Nunes. Together they showcase beautiful treasures from around the world in their large New Jersey showroom.
Here you'll find authentic handmade pieces each individually sourced by the pair on their extensive travels - largely through Southeast Asia. From an eight foot Buddha carved from stone, to the bright sparkly bracelets and scarves from India, theirs is a collection dedicated to celebrating and showcasing beauty objects and art.
So if you've found yourself, like so many, caught up in the spirit and story of Eat, Pray, Love and wish you could continue the experience, why not take a peak at their treasures here?
Or if you're in the area, stop by the shop to say hello to Elizabeth herself.