Greetings friends of BethKaya! It’s been a bit too long since my last check in before the holidays. Great News: We cleared all of our store inspections at last! This means we can start prepping and planning for the grandest of openings.
They’re back ⚡️
This has been SUCH a long road for me as a person to get to this point. Finally moving in and stocking the shelves with all of my favorite brands, it’s incredible. Stretching into new designs and birthing some new wonderful tones to fall in love with. Happy to be working with a great crew who is assisting with the pace and you will meet them soon on a bio page here but also in person at the store and in person at our events.
Speaking of events – We LOVE the Asbury Park Bizarre ! We signed up to do the Valentine Market! Details Can Be Found HERE and below.
Store Opening Dates Coming Soon! Stay Tuned for all the fun brands we are bringing in and the latest designs from Beth! Stay Warm!
Tension is so high you can cut it like a knife through hot butter.
At this point you might know I am closing BETHKAYA down the first week of February for a health hiatus. I am getting to the “resigned” place I need to be but will miss this day to day. I realize it won’t be forever and I know that coming back refreshed, with new perspective will be a blessing. Recovering from surgery and my family is super important to focus on.
The process of getting to this stage has taken a toll. It’s brought a lot of feelings to the surface. A chronic condition teaches you a lot. There’s no replacing these lessons but I’ve coped with those feelings in different ways.
At first I felt so determined to heal myself and broke up with everything that everyone says is bad for you. Food, People, Habits – then I went on a crazy juice cleanse that spurred a lot of healthy choices. It was too polarizing perhaps because it crashed hard into a spiral of Klondike bar abuse. The balance is always hard to strike, the climb is always happening at the same time.
“For the benefit of the flowers, we water the thorns too.”
SELF CARE is a constant concept that is floating around because I see a lot of BROKEN people walking around trying to break other people. We all need to take care of ourselves, we can lean on supports, ask for supports but the crux of everything comes back to whether or not you are taking care of yourself. After my fascist diet crashed I found myself eating sweets constantly. Pie, Cake, Ice cream and even EVEN fast food! What happened to my resolve?
The thing about fast food is that there is a particular flavor you know. Perhaps since from childhood, and it’s something comforting & familiar. You’re getting exactly (hopefully) what you set out to. It’s rare in life to be able to nurse that need, or have that control. I know it’s really important to be aware of when this needs to come into balance but also to live a little too.
It’s saying to yourself I can be healthy and also indulge sometimes. For me I know a piece of pie here and there is ok. The next couple days leading up to the surgery I will be mindful of my diet because I know that will be a key component to feeling well in the days after surgery. But for one night, it will be belligerently about burning calories (dancing) while having desserts too!
Next FRIDAY 2/3/17 I am hosting this party:
Flier By Chris Rockwell
I am looking forward to this so much and am very thankful to the friends who are helping to put this together! Also I will be making A HUGE announcement about the future of BethKaya. If you come use hashtag #SWEETSNBEATS so I can see your event media online!
Also I would like to wish my dear friend and Self Care Cafe partner Michelle Russo a Happy Birthday! FEEL FREE to shower her with those sentiments at the party!
A little more about the event –
This started as a house party concept but I realized…
… I didn’t want people in my house before surgery! 😀 So this concept came on strong and I am flowing with it. There are a lot of amazing, talented people in the community and they also happen to support the BETHKAYA label. Thank You for that!
In historic Lakewood NJ’s beautiful STRAND THEATER, we will come together over a massive dessert bar, music, dancing, entertainment, raffle prizes and of course some BETHKAYA merch!
Jason Portizo – http://www.djjthomas.com/ – DJ, Sound Engineer
Matt Raspanti – https://www.facebook.com/mattmattbobatt – Musician
LEX REX – https://www.facebook.com/lexrexandthedragons/ @lexrexandthedragons – Musician
Chris Rockwell – https://www.facebook.com/chris.rockwell.owns @Mrchrisrockwell – Musician
Marielle Cannon – @mariella_elise – Belly Dance /Performance Artist
If you would like to RSVP (preferred but not required) or be added to the private event page, email me at BETHKAYA@gmail.com
I hope to see you there!
Also – till next friday I am running a 20% Special in the ETSY shop on orders over $25 – Use Code: CLOSINGPURGE20 at checkout!
This was a pretty big past few weeks – sorry I haven’t been able to check into the blog as much. Doing a LOT of work on the self – the whole past year being “under the weather” and now being better – able focused – able minded, you emit that. So a lot of crazy change, opportunity and duds have come my way and this is a huge time for me as a business. I am growing and want to do that in all the right ways. I just went to the annual Edison Gem Show – and grabbed some new babies and ran into some familiar faces. My friend Amy from Faerie Blessings was one of those faces! Her daughter called me “Beth Bath and Beyond” – isn’t that adorable? Hence the title! All of those crystals will be rolling out soon.
Also that week I went to see David Gilmour at the Garden last week and it was EPIC. I brought some crystals up to the nosebleeds where we were and these crystals and I left super happy and shredded by guitar. Remembering the passing of my dear friend Steve this time and how much he loved Gilmour, sometimes those events become sacraments & passages.
I am in full swing production of my summer collections. I have a lot of exciting vending events coming up in the warmer months and have a little retail spot residency brewing – I will keep you posted on those. Feel free to check out my Events tab on the website to see whats up there.
This is a double layer of faithful grace soap and moringa soap – my two shop best sellers, together in harmony. Married by Himalayan Pink salt, Moringa & moonstone – the two contrasting soaps and scents meet up in a beautiful dual purposeful synergy. Use the moringa side for the face and the shea side for body!
There are several “beach tones” also and this scent is one of them but it deserves its own listing. SURFSIDE is warm, with a hint of a madagascar vanilla paired with coconut hues and finished but a burn of copper. I am going to feature products this season with this scent – soaps, scrubs and fragrance solids.
I’m really enjoying the local poetry scene lately with my friends. It’s always a great time to explore your vocabulary and language styling and the stylings of others emotions via their words. Good wholesome, emotional fun! Loving more of a gothic boho look these days too – these leggings under my black on black usual are from FreeSpiritLoveShop by Mallory Wingo. They are slaying it with my beloved combats!
Heres to the onslught of summer! Keep me posted with fun events!
Here is my second installment of Customer and Collab Love from some amazing individuals who take the time to shout us out on social media! I try to catch all the shouts but there just isn’t enough instagram space to do you justice. So here are some photos I saved up and love – we would love to see more and will keep sharing and spreading the love. If you are an artist, I feel like you have a inside compassion for other artists so it’s no coincidence that many of my customers are also creatives! Please check out the tags on all of the photos and open a door to explore! Enjoy!
Brigitte from ShopIntentionalb in Bradley Beach, NJ Displays Her Sampling
@pantheratigrisdd shows her spirit love all the way in the UK! Thank you!!!
Goodies From goddess of light @moonstone_lovexoxo
@Chrissiloohoo817 shares her little surprise MOAI tart!
Intraloveart sharing her beautiful candles, a bethkaya stamped cuff and stamped bracelet by Elle Sending Out Love
@seedessentials shows how the Tibetan Quartz Starts to Reveal Inside of our Lemon Twinkle Soaps
@hoodXhippie ‘s (amazing orgone artist) little starseed lounging up in her Bindi from the BK Boutique. More imports from my beloved suppliers soon! These come from the lass who we buy our henna from in India!
Artist @KyaraCreations Beautifully Displays Her Array
Thank you @etsyhunter for featuring this Metatrons Cube Orgone Necklace
Artist @xiolabluefox donning her little crystal watch extra she got in her perfume package.
Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With Strings Are Our Favorite Things!
Artist @sageravenrose shows the glow of her BethKaya Gem and Botanical Perfume Oil Through a Himalayan Salt Lamp
Artist @PinealVision Displays her Orgone Medallion she won from a BK Giveaway.
Wood Worker @Jdrewsilvers displays his assortment of BK offerings for Men.
Artist @coastalgemshop shared her buggy love!
@miyo0215 shares her perfume love all the way in Japan! Thank you Miyo!
Greetings from Portugal! La_Gypsette shares her custom BK Creations! Love your Photos Lady!
Greetings from Portugal! La_Gypsette shares her custom BK Creations her handsome man stole from her ! ;)
I am wearing a vegan suede wrapped quartz from one of my favorite customers and designer at DizgarX Designs – And a beautiful Necklace from @handcraftedbyMelissa
Artist Love from @solarsimulation
Loot Share from @Jessvictor
@hjuno07 sharing her Baltic Amber Healing Necklace we Offer for the Littles!
@hjuno07’s starseed happy as can be!
Lovely Musings from Artist @mal_wingostarrjewelry showcasing products from several artists! @coastaldreamer @emmyeffdesigns @solarsimulation @adrianasotojewelry @bethkaya @jdrewsilvers and more!
Lovely Musings from Artist @mal_wingostarrjewelry showcasing my oils on display by @jdrewsilvers and products from several artists as usual! We love her!
Lo_CalO710 shares her bounty! Thank you!
@chimerarielle shows off her MOAI orgone statue _ thank you!
Artist @seedessentials shares her handmade aroma diffusing bracelets on top of one of my rarer specimen orgonite castings with one of @ellesendingoutloves lovestones
Thank you so much for the love and photos! I try to save them all if I see them and you never know when they will show up here! You all take amazing photos and have such shining hearts to support my work and share it with the digital world. You keep my work a moving exhibit and translate it again and again in your own way. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
Repost of @rosstacreations bk goodies – witch hazel crystal infused toner to the skin rescue!!! ❤️thank you for the beautiful photo!!!
Gorgeous customer photo from @fortheloveofom I love her and you guys take the best pics!! Sold out of my sweet lemon parade buggy soaps w Tibetan Quartz points inside again! Time to pour more! She got matching perfume and also warm vanilla and coconut with matching Quartz point organic lotion! In love with this!! Thank you for sharing! #natural #holistic #beauty #spa #bybethkaya
Beautiful customer photo from @gbossphoto of her #seedoflife (by @woodwearbyandrea ) and #Orgone necklace #bybethkaya – thank you for sharing!!!
Orgone and Intentional Gift Sets – Also Collaboration with Woodwear by Andrea – Photo By Geraldine Vallecillos
#Regram from @mal_wingostarrjewelry again! I’m sorry but she keeps putting my products in such incredible photos and I think she and a few others have turned into #BKbeauty junkies! Several custom blends here, including shop fav #faithfulgrace also one of my energy intention totems, some perfume sprays, hibiscus blush and an orgone actually a peer made with my own clippings from my jewelry work (as I tend to do with others). These are resting on crystal organizers by @jdrewsilvers that are just devine.
Lovely photo from Saturday auction winner @christalthepistol – just beautiful!
THANK YOU for your love and support! These photos are beautiful! I save them all! Keep sharing them you never know when you’ll see it pop up! Love, Beth
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