Monday, August 16, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love, Shop

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.

{Photos: 1- Tom White for the New York Times; 2- all images, two buttons imports}


Diana Mieczan said...

I love her and I had a look around that shop...its amazing how many stunning treasures they have there....Cant wait for the movie...but as you said I think commercial aspect is way too much:)


Tamara Nicole said...

What a great shop!!! I LOVED that book, can't wait to see the movie. Love this

Dancing Branflake said...

I love that you blogged about this! I loved that she started a shop with her husband and I love that she's still writing. Such an inspiring woman.

escapade said...

DM - I know sometimes all the commercialism and over-saturation surrounding even great projects and events can just be a bit much, it's a little off-putting at times

Tamara - I'm looking forward to seeing the film too, I think it will be a lovely escape + bit of fun!

DB - definitely, what I love most is that she's following her heart and her dreams. Just goes to show how far that can take you...

Anna said...

I didn't realize she has opened a shop either. Thanks for sharing this. I, too, just blogged yesterday about the promotional packages now being offered here in Bali to promote the "Eat, Pray, Love" success. You can check it out here:

From Bali With Love,


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