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      TRAVEL TIPS FROM PETE & KIM: HOW WE PACK & PREP TO WANDER THE WORLD

      TRAVEL TIPS FROM PETE & KIM: HOW WE PACK & PREP TO WANDER THE WORLD

          Mexicali Blues co-owners Pete and Kim Erskine have been traveling around the world to responsibly import the groovy goods we sell for over 25 years! They’ve honed their packing and trip-preparation skills along the way, and share some of their best tips here—-just days before they take those bags and fly away on […]

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      A BUYING TRIP FOCUSED ON GIVING? ONLY AT MEXICALI BLUES!

      A BUYING TRIP FOCUSED ON GIVING? ONLY AT MEXICALI BLUES!

      Pete and Kim get ready to renew our commitment to our artisans and their communities in 2017. At Mexicali Blues, we’re spending January focusing on renewal, with a magical, mindful, month-long recalibration of our bodies, minds, homes and relationships.  And we want you to come along! Traveling is a wonderful way to make everything feel […]

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      POSTCARDS FROM PETE & KIM: BALINESE CULTURE & THE YOGA OF LIFE

      POSTCARDS FROM PETE & KIM: BALINESE CULTURE & THE YOGA OF LIFE

      “On a recent drive with our friend Made, he was explaining to Carly about the Balinese culture something that really struck a cord with me. He was describing the daily rituals of offerings. Every day they stop all else and focus on making offering baskets to place around home and businesses to give thanks to […]

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      POSTCARDS FROM PETE & KIM: LOI KRATHONG FESTIVAL IN BANGKOK, THAILAND

      POSTCARDS FROM PETE & KIM: LOI KRATHONG FESTIVAL IN BANGKOK, THAILAND

      “On our last night in Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River we were fortunate to celebrate in the Loi Krathong festivities. I was even lucky enough to make my own Krathong with a slice of the trunk of a banana tree, banana leaves, flowers, a candle, and incense, along side of a new friend, Eric […]

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      SHOPPING IS FUN WHEN PRICES ARE FAIR:  HOW WE PRICE PRODUCTS AT MEXICALI BLUES

      SHOPPING IS FUN WHEN PRICES ARE FAIR: HOW WE PRICE PRODUCTS AT MEXICALI BLUES

      Customers sometimes ask why an item in our store costs what it does. And that’s a great question! When you are importing handmade, one-of-a-kind objects from all over the world, pricing can get complicated. So we keep it super-simple. We set our prices to always give the best value, and those prices always reflect our […]

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      TRAVELING IN THAILAND DURING A TIME OF NATIONAL MOURNING

      TRAVELING IN THAILAND DURING A TIME OF NATIONAL MOURNING

      We’re writing to the Mexicali Tribe from Bangkok, Thailand, where we have just begun our autumn buying trip—and only a couple of days into our travels, this trip has already become one of our most memorable.  Thailand, our “Land of Smiles,” is shedding many tears today. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thailand’s venerated and beloved head of […]

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