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Mexicali Blues: The First Trip, From Maine to Mexico

Mexicali Blues: The First Trip, From Maine to Mexico

"We found a location, we signed a lease, (but) we had no goods, no connections, and we didn't really know what we were doing..." - Eric

 

In Mexico, there’s a saying, “el que busca encuentra”, or if you search you will find. Eric and Pete started searching the markets in Mexico City for groovy goods, and the more they searched, the more they found...

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Mexicali Blues: Wanderlust, Fraternal Brothers, & a Dog Named Doobie

Mexicali Blues: Wanderlust, Fraternal Brothers, & a Dog Named Doobie

Eric Lipkin and Pete Erskine were fresh out of college, bright-eyed and bushy-bearded, and looking for the next adventure. “Eric was working in the restaurant business and I was selling real estate and delivering sandwiches in my 1973 Triumph convertible with my dog Doobie.” Eric had an idea, let's travel to Mexico, see what we can find, then sell it here in Portland, Maine...

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Tie Dye T Shirts: A Colorful Resolution

Tie Dye T Shirts: A Colorful Resolution

After the dust settles on a debaucherous end to the year, “New Year New You” kicks off with resolutions. Time to cut back on bad habits, pick up new hobbies, sharpen your tools (literally and figuratively), and prepare your mind, body, and spirit for the coming year. Whether you promised to party less, polar plunge more, or dance naked under the light of every full moon, we’re willing to bet your resolution isn’t as colorful as Topher’s was…

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4 Essential Eco Friendly Gift Wrapping Tips & Tricks ♻️

4 Essential Eco Friendly Gift Wrapping Tips & Tricks ♻️

We'll give you a hint... they involve the four R's ♻️, a little bit of creativity, environmental appreciation, artistic expression, and an ancient Japanese folding art form by the name of Furoshiki...

Toss in some repurposed silk sari fabric and you are well on your way to reducing your footprint and upcycling the holidays away in style ✌️

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Safe Drinking Water For Bokchamsido, Nepal 💧 Update: We Did It!  🎉

Safe Drinking Water For Bokchamsido, Nepal 💧 Update: We Did It! 🎉

At Mexicali we love community, we love culture, we love celebration, and we love giving back. The past thirty-four years of business have taught us that you, our ever-growing community, love all of these things just as much as we do. Through our combined efforts, with the help of the dZi foundation, you have already helped educate, inspire, and empower the communities of the Solokhumhu region of northeastern Nepal. Together we have created a ripple that has spread from Maine through the Himalayas.

We will be donating 100% of the sales of the Mexicali Traveler Water Bottle to the dZi Foundation to fund the Bokchamsido drinking water project...

 

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