Andaz Hotels Feature Local Artists With First-Ever Online Holiday Bazaar
In the season of giving, nothing is more satisfying than knowing your gift is appreciated. Now, Andaz Hotels are ensuring online shoppers that their thoughtful presents will bring smiles near and far with the first-ever Andaz Holiday Bazaar. The boutique hotel group has partnered up with local artists from around the world (think trendsetting cities like New York, London, and Shanghai) to create an eclectic collection of items for purchase on Joyus.com. Not only will your loved one take pride knowing that the hip-hugging Alexander Campaz dress you bought them is one of a kind (seriously—only one was made), but you can take solace that all proceeds from the sale will be donated to Women for Women International (WfWI), a nonprofit organization helping to rebuild the lives of women in war-torn countries like Afghanistan and Rwanda.
Aside from the charity factor, we’re also impressed with the products themselves. Some of our favorites range from dainty heart necklaces by Dutch jewelry line Caterina Occhio (top) to marginally creepy Occult Jam (London), which blends scotch whiskey and Abraham Lincoln’s 1865 funeral crepe to taste (center). For beauty fanatics, Lydia Mondavi’s skin care line, 29, is enriched with grape seed extract from California’s Napa Valley vineyards. A full inventory of items for sale can be found here.
As with all orders on Joyus, you can have the site giftwrap your purchase so it arrives on the doorstep of the lucky receiver with pricetags removed, ready to be placed under a tree—or excitingly unwrapped.
Maria Pedone is on the digital team at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @mariapedestrian.