Jan 29 2014 | AyaPapaya Line | Hoop Dance

Why I love what I do . . .

Right now I’m “working” in Hawai’i sharing AyaPapaya and selling clothes and adornments at a hoopdance retreat.  Yes, there’s entire retreats based on the art of hoopdance, and many of us are even professional hoop dancers, or teachers.  It’s a treat to work amongst friends, and get to spend some time on the island snorkeling, lounging by the pool, watching the sunrise over the ocean and soaking under the stars in the hot tubs. In this ideal working environment, I had an encounter last night which mirrored and reaffirmed why I love creating adornments and clothing.  I had a small table of goodies out during a dance party when a woman who was not from our retreat came over and tried on some dresses.  We had an instant connection, she told me that I was the version of herself she wanted to be when she was younger.  She had dabbled in fashion, but stepped away ... READ MORE