Traveling sets us on a path toward the unfamiliar. It’s one of the few times that having no idea what to expect feels incredibly liberating rather than anxiety inducing. When we first went to Laos in 2008, we had a purpose (researching hyperlocal handcrafted #sustainablefashion
) but no real plan. What’s your travel style? Are you a planner or a “wing it” type of trip taker? .
If you like itineraries, @geomagazin
has the most beautiful spread on where to go and what to do/ eat/ shop in #Laos
: http://bit.ly/geoarticle22laos including our Dome Earrings 😍 worn by #EmmaWatson
. Laos-bound voyagers can shop our collection locally at @queendesignlao
in Luang Prabang and @HoueyHong
in Vientiane. As always, each piece supports @minesadvisorygroup
’s life saving work and the Dome Earrings Emma wore have helped clear over 7,000 square meters of contaminated land .
We hope 🤞 to show #EmmaWatson
and her team around our “second home” one day 🤩
Last two posts ➡️➡️ we made some suggestions about our favorite spots in #LuangPrabang
. In #Vientiane
, where our Country Manager Manivone, silversmiths, and weaving partners are based, our routine usually involves some combination of: @kungscafe
for mango breakfast smoothies, noodle soup and sweet chocolatey Lao style coffee //#pvovietnamesefood
for ground pork, bean sprouts and greens in yellow “pancakes” // #thelittlehousecafe
for afternoon coffee break next to the always buzzing temple #WatSimeung
where you’ll feel the vibration of the gongs // followed by a dinner of chicken in pandan leaves topped off with coconut infused sticky rice overlaid with sweet mango the color of sunshine 🤤😀 // and sweet dreams at @ansarahotel
is a must for exotic fruit juices and smoothies and did we mention it is a woman owned and woman run business?!
Emma’s stylist cred: Rebecca Corbin Murray and 📸 cred: Michael Dumler