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Baroque Pearls


Pearls are the only gems that don't have to be cut, pressurized, or put through a machine in order for their beauty to be revealed. Instead, baroque pearls develop through the sublime pressure and process of evolving in a sea shell. When harvested, pearls present themselves as both beautiful and complete. My love of [...]

Herkimer Diamonds ~ Ice, Ice Baby


Herkimer Quartz "Diamonds" are the high energy seekers of the crystal world. Unusually transparent with a brilliant sparkle, they manifest pure, solid Light and are powerful amplifiers of spiritual energy. As perfect conduits of the universal Life Force, they are exceptional healing crystals, and are used in meditations, dream and vision work, and advanced [...]

What’s in a Name?


I stopped in my tracks upon learning of a new perfume that's about to drop called, Mothafuqueur. Someone has their tongue in cheek. When creating names for Anu Essentials Perfumes, the first thing I consider is the type of scent I'm building. Is it floral, oriental, woody, or fresh? The essences used to create [...]

Anu Essentials Hair Care is Back!


It is my heart’s delight to announce the return of the full line of Anu Essentials Hair Products. I never imagined this day would come again, but it is here!  After many months of going over design concepts, colors, fonts etc. it's finally all done, ready and waiting for you. Thank you, to all [...]

The Comfort of Yin Yoga


Sometimes it’s a small shift that can make all the difference in your ability to be inspired. My inspiration came via a growing yoga practice called,  Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga is comprised of classical Hatha (fundamental) yoga poses that are held for extended periods, anywhere from 2-5 minutes for each pose. This form of [...]

Agadir and Essaouira ~ Cities by the Sea


  A shot I took of a remote ocean view in Agadir Leaving the remote village of Tinouainane was bittersweet. We had bonded with our hosts and enjoyed their hospitality, but after being there for five days, we were ready for a new adventure.  Taroudant was our first stop on the way [...]

The Claudio Bravo Palace


After five days in the mountains of the sleepy village of Tinouainane, it was time to leave for the bustling city of Agadir. On the way to Agadir, there was a planned stop in the province of Taroudant, where the Claudio Bravo Palace resides. A native of Chile, Claudio Bravo was an internationally celebrated [...]

Nature at the Claudio Bravo Palace


The care, nurturing, and respect of nature adds an element that is unparalelled. The entrance of the Palace has only native plant life that can withstand the heat and direct sun The threshold to the garden looks like a painting. pathways that lead to gardens A slight [...]

The Hand of Fatima


Hands create. Hands provide. Hands are sacred. Hands heal. I love hands. Perhaps it’s because I used my hands for countless hours, many years and some decades doing hair. It could be that the practice of yoga deepened my appreciation and gratitude for the blessing of hands. That is why the Hamsa has sent [...]

The Myriad Faces of Morocco

2018-08-09T17:42:13+00:00Anu's Adventures|

Mention that you’re going to Morocco to anyone and it seems their eyes get wide and a look of wonder comes over their faces whether they’ve been to Morocco before or have always imagined going there. The idea of Morocco has that special effect on people. So when Poet Lauréate of North Carolina, Jaki [...]