Following the resounding success of our first Interactive all-female Artisan Market last December, Ladies Who Lunch/Chicas Who Chat is proud to announce the second installment on Sunday, March 11th from 10 am to 6 pm at Alumbra on Beach Road in Tulum. An organic extension of the growing conscious sisterhood known as Ladies Who Lunch/Chicas Who Chat, the market was conceived to showcase local female artists, clothing and jewelry designers, purveyors of organic food and skin products, wellness practitioners, chefs, and more.
In addition to the remarkable talent represented, the LWL/CWC Artisan Market is further distinguished by its cool jungle vibe, exciting live entertainment, eclectic food court (featuring Turkish cuisine to Tapas, Mexican standards to Crepes, and much in between!), and wellness area offering massage, biomagnetism, tarot, kin maya, and crystal readings. An organic wine/artisan beer bar and an organic coffee station will also be onsite.
But perhaps the most pronounced difference between this and other markets — and the reason to support this event — is our dedication to community and benefaction, with 20% of vendors’ rent and all sponsorship donations (from LocoGringo and Colibri Boutique Hotels) earmarked for charity. And finally, we are honored to provide free space to local non-profits, enabling them to promote, disseminate information, and garner donations and volunteers.
ARMY OF LOVE BEACH CLEAN-UP – The Army of Love Beach Cleanup is a rapidly growing movement of concerned Tuluminatis who organize weekly group Beach Clean-ups. The goal is not only to bring awareness to critical environmental concerns – both locally and globally – but to mobilize towards eradicating these problems. 984 256 0717. https://www.facebook.com/LCDAOL
LOS AMIGOS DE LA ESQUINA (LADLE) – A non-profit learning community that provides positive tools to children through recreational activities to accomplish integral development on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. With a focus on Art, Wellbeing, and The Planet, the Mission is to empower and improve the quality of life of children in Tulum. The program encourages inclusion, sociocultural exchange, raise of consciousness, cognitive and socio-affective. As such, all children from any social background, culture, race, religion, gender or skin color are welcome to participate.(www.ladlemx.org Instagram & Facebook )
MESTIZA PET PROJECT – Mestiza Pet Project was founded by Andrea Gallo, an ardent animal welfare proponent, in response to the homeless dog epidemic in Tulum. Andrea lives in Tulum and has been rescuing, fostering, socializing, providing health care, arranging international transport, and re-homing street dogs in Tulum for eleven years. Her Costco dog food campaign provides home delivery of high-quality dog food to local pet owners, with proceeds donated towards feeding abandoned animals. Once a month, she and Sanara – where she teaches yoga – earmark all proceeds to this initiative. (Facebook: Mestiza Malas & Pet Project; Instagram: @mestizamalas;
Donate: PayPal: [email protected]; Venmo: @Andrea-Gallo-6)
MOVIDA MAYA – A new and important Tulum non-profit whose mission it is to increase the capacity of indigenous youth, whilst preserving their cultural identity, to build a sustainable future for themselves and contribute to the livelihood of their communities. http://www.movidamaya.org; [email protected]
NO MAS PLASTIK/TULUM RECYCLES – No Mas Plastik is a group of concerned people fighting to protect our oceans. A forum for finding out facts about the unwise use of plastic and how we can live better Tulum Recycles is a volunteer-run community organization dedicated to cleaning up Tulum and encouraging recycling through its convenient free weekly home pick-up service (on Thursdays). (Contact: +52 984 142 5615; Facebook: TulumRecycles)
Started by Suzan Crane in July 2016 as a vehicle to “meet cool women,” the first of the group’s monthly lunches was attended by a scant 13 people. In January 2018, the gathering attracted 66 women with a waiting list. The Ladies Who Lunch/Chicas Who Chat Tulum facebook page is growing at an astounding rate with women who live full or part-time in the area using the forum to network, communicate, help, support, and organize charitable projects. The goal of the group has evolved into something way more proactive than simply meeting for lunch once a month. Our members are involved in many initiatives including animal welfare, recycling, beach clean-up, children and indigenous concerns, and more.
We now exist as a diverse and ever-evolving group of strong, passionate, interesting, beautiful, and talented women ranging in age and cultural backgrounds who are bound by the common thread of humanity and sisterhood… and positively impacting our community.