It’s a big weekend both in the U.S. and in Haiti. Here in the U.S., of course, there’s the Superbowl, sort of an unofficial national holiday. In Haiti–or at least in the southern city of Jacmel–there’s Carnival.
When Three Stone Steps was in Jacmel about two weeks ago, we saw lots of preparations for the big event this weekend. Here are a few photos:
But, let’s swing back to last where when, in a fit of local Baltimore pride, I decided to have a papier-mâché raven made, you know, because that’s the name of our football team that just so happens to to be in this weekend’s big football game. (It’s like the Superbowl of football!) It turns out it’s far too expensive and cumbersome to ship, but I’m sharing it with you here because it’s a special piece for a special game.
Whatever you do, enjoy your weekend and Go Ravens!
I’ve been thinking about the Philippines a lot this week, not only because it’s our recycled ornament and dreidel ordering season–retailers can find out more here— but mostly because of news of the catastrophic floods in Metro Manila.
While the fair trade producer I work with is in Manila, there was a time when I traveled all over the country. My favorite place in the Philippines, and among the best travel experience I’ve had anywhere is on Camiguin Island. It’s an amazing place. Below are just a few of many, many photos:
in the event you forget where you are; the boats can just easily read “paradise”
typical view. really.
the island is know from lazones, a sticky and sweet and addictive little fruit
these lovely people, waving goodbye to me, resulted in one of my best travel stories ever. (I won’t go into it now.)
Whether you’re staying put or off on an adventure, have a great weekend.
Here at Three Stone Steps we’ve been so consumed with wholesaling our great recycled holiday items that we sometimes need to remind ourselves that it’s the middle of the (hot) summer. So, for today’s Friday photo, some summer play. (Ok. This photo is from the archives. It was taken in November. Of 2008. So, definitely not the summer, but we’re talking about the Caribbean.)
Here’s to a fun weekend.