If you can't wait to start traveling, JourneeBox is here to help you tame your wanderlust a bit longer. This time your Journee takes you to the Riviera Maya in Mexico. And we've now got the full set of spoilers!
[updated post to include Spoiler #6, the last spoiler, on 2/15/2022]
[updated post to include Spoiler #5 on 2/11/2022]
[updated post to include Spoiler #4 on 1/22/2022]
[updated post to include Spoiler #3 on 12/28/2021]
[updated post to include Spoiler #2 on 12/21/2021]
Spoiler #1: Ah Cacao Chocolate Bars
Our Journee to Riviera Maya, Mexico begins with an ancient, adored delicacy: chocolate. Made from the seeds of the Theobroma Cacao cacao tree, the Olmec civilization was one of the earliest civilizations in Latin America and credited as the first to cultivate the cacao plant into chocolate well over 3,000 years ago.
Subscribers will be able to choose between two chocolate bars: either milk chocolate or Mayan dark chocolate.
Spoiler #2: Tulum Earrings and Mayan Sundial Necklace
Value: Necklace $55, earrings $65
Our Journee to Riviera Maya continues with an iconic sun necklace inspired by the ancient civilization of the Mayans. The sun played an important part in ancient Mayan culture, which included the worship of the sun god, Kinich Ahau. The Mayans were able to keep time using sundials which were incredibly accurate.
These earrings are inspired by architecture from the Mexican city of Tulum. Like these earrings, the architecture of Tulum features interlocking patterns using vertical and horizontal blocks.
Subscribers can select between an antiqued 18k gold or sterling silver finish. The earrings are the annual subscriber bonus item.
Spoiler #3: Wood Molinillo
Spoiler #3 features a molinillo, a traditional wooden whisk that can be found in Mexico, turning many a hot chocolate into a foamy treat. The molinillo can be used to make traditional Mexican drinking chocolate (or any chocolate bar that can be shaved then melted) into delicious foamy, whipped hot chocolate - yes, including the Ah Cacao chocolate we dropped in Spoiler #1. To use, simply place the handle between palms and rotate the molinillo back and forth.
Spoiler #4: Mexican Embroidered Face Mask
The Mexican Embroidered Face Mask is a vibrant mask featuring a traditional embroidery motif, which is characterized by large flowers in many hues. Colorful textiles have a long history in Mexico, dating back to pre-Hispanic times when cloth was dyed using local plants and embroidered by using the tip of the agave plant as a needle... This embroidery typically depicts the flowers, birds and animals that were local to that area. Traditional patterns varied by region, designs passed down from mother to daughter. These designs are also a reflection of the people who embroider them: they reflect the joy, beauty and struggles that occur in each community, while expressing the creativity of each artisan.
The Mexican Embroidered Face Mask measures 2.5 x 10 inches and is 100% cotton with silk embroidery.
Kevia will choose one of four colors for each subscriber--based on the colors the subscriber selects for the four customizable box items. Please refer to CDC guidelines re: mask usage.
Spoiler #5: Riviera Tote Bag
Inspired by traditional Mexican patterns and vibrant colors, the Riviera Tote Bag is perfect for a trip to the farmers market or grocery store, an afternoon at the beach, or for dashing off to meet friends. The Riviera Tote Bag can hold a beach blanket, a bottle of your favorite beverage and delicious snacks, a loaf of fresh bread and oranges, or a beach towel and a juicy page-turner.
This tote bag is durable, soft and machine washable. Dimensions are 13.5” x 14”, with a handle drop length of 10". You can select from the following two colors: Cream or Indigo.
Spoiler #6: Sabana Maya Blanket
Sabana blankets have a wide variety of applications. Recently, it has become popular to use them during yoga practice for sitting or standing postures or rolled up for support because of their substantial strength, softness and thickness. They are excellent for a picnic, at an outdoor concert, at the beach, or when camping. The beautiful patterns and designs make them a wonderful decorative item in your home as well.
This Sabana Maya Blanket makes a wonderful rug in your kitchen or living room, a durable table covering or lovely art piece when displayed on a wall. Of course, this blanket is also very comfy to warm up with on a cool night.
The Sabana Maya Blanket is 100% cotton and includes 40% reclaimed material. Some initial pilling of material can be expected. The dimensions of the blanket are 46" x 70". You can select from Colors: Indigo, Mocha or Merlot.
- Ah Cacao Chocolate Bar ($4.50 for one bar in the USA)
- Maya Sundial Necklace ($55)
- Tulum earrings ($65) --annual subscriber bonus item
- Wood Molinillo ($21)
- Mexican Embroidered Face Mask ($24)
- Riviera Tote Bag ($55)
- Sabana Maya Blanket
Without the Tulum Earrings (annual subscriber item) and blanket (Journeebox hasn't yet provided a value), this box adds up to about $159.50 in value.
What Else You Should Know
- There are four customizable items in this month's box (five if you're an annual subscriber): the Mayan Sundial Necklace, the Tulum Earrings (the annual subscriber bonus item), the Riviera Tote, the Sabana Maya blanket, and the Ah Cacao chocolate bar.
- New subscribers pay $6.99 shipping per box in the contiguous USA and $10.99 to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. However, current subscribers are grandfathered into free shipping for life.
- From the brand:
Thank you for your patience as we navigate rising freight times and costs for all modes (ocean, air, and ground)... The current schedule for shipping the new boxes will be late January/early February.
Shipping is now expected to take place in February.
The Box: JourneeBox
The Cost: $59.99 per quarter ($219.99 for Annual Subscription)
The Products: Six or more sustainable, free-trade products from a different location every quarter. You might find home and beauty goods, as well as apparel and accessories.
Are you going to the Riviera Maya with this new JourneeBox?